The Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2005

The Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2005

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CFSP Statement
Declaration by the Presidency on behalf of the European Union on the political situation in Togo after the death of President Eyadema

Date of release : 09-02-2005

Policy area : General Affairs and External Relations


The European Union has received news of the death of President Eyadema.  It offers its sincere condolences to the President's family and to the Togolese people.

The European Union is following political developments in Togo with concern and supports the declarations made by the United Nations, the African Union and ECOWAS calling for the democratic process to be observed.  The EU condemns any violation of the constitutional provisions governing the provisional exercise of power, which it regards as a coup d'état.  It calls on all politicians and State institutions to work to ensure a peaceful transition towards a democratic system.

The Acceding Countries Bulgaria and Romania, the Candidate Countries Turkey and Croatia*, the Countries of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidates Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro, and the EFTA countries Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, members of the European Economic Area, align themselves with this declaration.

* Croatia continues to be part of the Stabilisation and Association Process


Last update of this page on : 09-02-2005