This afternoon, the North Atlantic Council decided to appoint Mr. Jens Stoltenberg as Secretary General of NATO and Chairman of the North Atlantic Council, in succession to Anders Fogh Rasmussen. Mr. Stoltenberg will assume his functions as Secretary General as from 1 October 2014, when Mr. Fogh Rasmussen’s term expires after 5 years and 2 months at the helm of the Alliance.
Children make up half the population in developing countries.
Around 100 million children live in the European Union.
The lives of children the world over are affected daily by EU policies, legislation and actions.
All EU Member States are parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and have clear legal obligations to promote, protect and fulfill the rights of every child in their jurisdictions.
The Lisbon Treaty makes the promotion of children’s rights an explicit objective of EU internal and external affairs and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights requires that the best interests of the child is a primary consideration in all EU action.
It is time to translate these commitments into concrete results for children!
The European Parliamentary Labour Party and veteran MEP, Richard Howitt has disagreed with the Bulgarian President of the Party of European Socialists over the effectiveness of sanctions and the basis of their approach to dealing with the Kremlin.