“Europe United” does not end at the EU’s external borders. What is more, Europe’s strategic sovereignty is unthinkable without close ties to the Western Balkans.
According to the United Nations, Yemen is currently experiencing the largest humanitarian crisis in the world. The conflict has taken the country to the brink of collapse. Today, the international community is holding a pledging event to address the humanitarian emergency.
The federal cabinet today approved a law that aims to extend the mandate for the Bundeswehr mission in Afghanistan. The German Bundestag is now set to vote on this proposal.
Today, Foreign Minister Maas and his EU colleagues will meet US Secretary of State Blinken for the first time in a virtual format. Topics on the agenda include the situation following the coup in Myanmar and consequences of Russia’s conduct and breaches of the law.
The German Government will be providing the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT-Accelerator) with an additional 1.5 billion euro of funding in 2021. Most of this sum will go to the vaccine platform COVAX, which is procuring and financing vaccines for developing countries.
The anniversary year celebrating 1700 years of Jewish life in Germany, #2021JLID, begins on 21 February. The Federal Foreign Office will showcase the anniversary by means of a wide range of projects abroad, thereby raising awareness of the long and significant tradition of Jewish life in Germany.