After a very busy and turbulent year, German foreign policy is setting its sights on what lies ahead: coronavirus, regional conflicts, climate change mitigation and many other issues requiring urgent attention.
Following a difficult year in EU-Turkish relations, there are currently some signals of détente coming out of Ankara. Foreign Minister Maas wants to encourage Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu to continue and to consolidate this constructive path.
In concluding a comprehensive agreement, the EU and the UK have opened a new chapter in their relations. During intensive negotiations over a period of almost one year, the future relationship between the EU and the UK has been successfully reshaped.
COVID‑19, the EU budget, the rule of law, the climate – over an eventful six months, Germany’s Presidency has strengthened the European Union both internally and externally.
From gynaecological medical care for victims of ISIS to “Cartoons for Peace”: Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian are today honouring 15 individuals from around the world who have shown a special commitment to human rights.