EU welcomes the release of journalist Peter Greste, but calls Egyptian authorities to release his two colleagues as well, a spokesperson of High Representative for Foreign Policy said in a statement.

“The release of Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste, detained for 400 days is a positive step taken by the Egyptian authorities.

His colleagues, Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed however, remain in custody and we call for their release.

Freedom of expression is an essential element of a democratic society. Journalists must be able to work in a safe working environment,” the statement said.