選舉管理委員會選舉主任日前以參選人政治聯繫-香港眾志的綱領倡議民主自決，指周庭無法擁護《基本法》，取消眾志常委周庭參加立法會港島區補選的資格。歐盟對外事務部在香港時間今天凌晨發表聲明，指因候選人的政治立場而禁止其參選的做法，與《公民權利和政治權利國際公約》的權利相抵觸，冒上損害自由開放社會聲譽之虞（risks diminishing Hong Kong's international reputation as a free and open society.）。
Statement by the Spokesperson on the decision to bar Agnes Chow from running for a Legislative Council by-election
The decision by a Hong Kong returning officer to bar Agnes Chow from running for a Legislative Council by-election on the basis of her political affiliation, subsequently supported by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, risks diminishing Hong Kong's international reputation as a free and open society.
The protection of civil and political rights in Hong Kong is an essential part of the implementation of the "One Country, Two Systems" principle, which the EU supports. Barring candidates from standing for election because of their political beliefs is in contradiction with the right under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, whose application is guaranteed in Hong Kong by the Hong Kong Bill of Rights, to stand for election without unreasonable restrictions.