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we support its full implementation. The EU strongly condemns the ongoing terrorist attacks claiming so many lives of civilians, including a member of the close protection team of the EU Police Mission in Afghanistan. We look forward to the opening of Chapters for Serbias EU accession as soon as the necessary conditions are in place, particularly Chapters 23 and 24, which will tackle the core issues of rule of law and fundamental rights and Chapter 35 which is linked. That is also why we commend the level of engagement and dedication whereby the IOM and its Director General continue to contribute to enhancing the understanding of good migration governance a migration that is safe, orderly and regular, which benefits migrants as well as host. The study, which measured Jewish people's perceptions of discrimination and hate crime revealed widespread fear of Antisemitism on the internet and of victimisation. In this respect, the EU fully supports the decision of the Director-General to have the FFM continue its work and considers it very important that the DG brief the unsc on the findings of the FFM in coordination with the SG as necessary, pursuant to unsc Res. Edward Nalbandian to the Permanent Council today and thanks him for his presentation. We will continue to draw on this expertise within the EU, as well as to support osce engagement in other parts of the region. The EU concurs with the view of the mandate holders that there is an urgent need to develop a systematic approach to the issue, including by identifying more effective and rapid mechanisms in situations rape a gay where protection gaps exist and by establishing a high level mechanism. In particular, the work on human rights and multi-ethnic policing is crucial. In line with the objectives of those Resolutions, rape a gay and as a further step in defence of the international non-proliferation regime, the EU adopted additional autonomous restrictive measures. Out of this number, an estimated.7 million were newly displaced. We express our condolences to the families of the deceased and we recall the imperative of full implementation of the Minsk protocol and the Minsk memorandum. I would like to thank the Director-General for his briefing today. We note the recent court hearings in Moscow in the case of Nadiia Savchenko, including the hearing on 11 November concerning the decision to place Savchenko in the Serbsky State Scientific Centre for Social and Forensic Psychiatry for a psychiatric examination. The persistent significant ceasefire violations and their spill over, in particular onto government controlled areas north-west of Luhansk and north-east of Mariupol, continue to claim lives and damage civilian infrastructure and private houses.

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