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28 July 2015, Tehran - "Europe and Iran used to have very strong ties, not only culturally, geographically but also economically, on trade. On this in particular I think it is important for me personally to stress here that when sanctions will be lifted, hand in hand with the implementation of the agreement, you can expect major attention from the EU investments, business area, and this is also going to be important. But we also share a region, we 'share' the Middle East, the Mediterranean region from two different sides, from East and from West, somehow we are neighbourhoods."
27 July 2015, Brussels - Christos Stylianides, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, travelled to Iraq's Kurdistan region this weekend, meeting key government officials and humanitarian partners. The Commissioner's visit is the second to Iraq this year as the humanitarian situation is proving to be one of the most rapidly escalating crises in the world.
20 July 2015, Brussels - The EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy Action Plan reinforces the EU's commitment to human rights and focuses on empowering local actors and civil society organisations. All EU Member States stand united in taking it forward.