The European Union has ordered everyone in the world to abolish the death penalty. This coming from the European Union that allegedly doesn't believe in one power handing out rules on the global stage.
May interest you to learn that last week, Ireland voted NO to an EU treaty: the EU has announced that the result will be ignored, and the treaty will go through anyway. So these people can lecture you?
Screw the European Union, and screw everything it says and does.