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The Facility for Refugees in Turkey is hosting a one-week online film festival, starting on World Refugee Day, featuring films highlighting the lives of refugees and available to stream throughout Belgium from 20 June to 26 June. Films include documentaries and live action productions, including short, -medium and full-length entries.
Today, the Commission announced €20 million in humanitarian funding to be provided in Algeria, Egypt and Libya. The funding will support the most vulnerable people affected by the region's political and protracted crises; the over four-decade-long Sahrawi refugee crisis in Algeria, the volatile Libyan crisis, and the refugees and asylum seekers in Egypt.
The leading global forum on development cooperation, the European Development Days (EDD), will begin tomorrow to reflect on the road to the UN Biodiversity Conference (CBD COP15) in Kunming in October and the Glasgow COP26 in November 2021.
Neighbourhood and Enlargement Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi is participating today in the Tirana Summit with the Western Balkans leaders. They are discussing the implementation of the Economic and Investment Plan, put forward for the region by the Commission last autumn, as well as looking ahead at the Berlin Process Summit with the Western Balkans on 5 July.
The European Commission welcomes the European Parliament's decision to adopt the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI) – ‘Global Europe' for the period 2021-2027.
The final judgement in the case of Ratko Mladić by the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT) brings to an end a key trial in Europe’s recent history for war crimes, including genocide, which took place in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Council today decided to strengthen the existing restrictive measures in view of the situation in Belarus by introducing a ban on the overflight of EU airspace and on access to EU airports by Belarusian carriers of all kinds.
Visiting Brussels on 4 June 2021, His Excellency Mr Kais Saied, the President of the Republic of Tunisia, held talks with His Excellency Mr Charles Michel, the President of the European Council, Her Excellency Ms Ursula von der Leyen, the President of the European Commission and His Excellency Mr David Maria Sassoli, the President of the European Parliament.