Today’s Foreign Affairs Council will focus on the situation in Myanmar, relations with Turkey and the EU’s new human rights sanctions regime.
The EU operation EUNAVFOR MED IRINI has helped to enforce the United Nations arms embargo against Libya since 2020. In addition, the operation is tasked with investigating illegal exports of oil as well as combating human trafficking.
Call for applications for a prize awarded by Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Italian President Sergio Mattarella in recognition of the municipal partnership between Germany and Italy.
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.
Particularly on social media, hate speech corrodes the culture of debate and the solidarity among internet users in our open societies. These challenges and potential counter-strategies were discussed at the virtual conference held on 18 February 2021.
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.