While many people in Germany are still busy clearing up after the catastrophic flooding, thousands of professionals and volunteers in South-Eastern Europe and Turkey are fighting countless forest fires. Amidst all the emergencies, Europe is demonstrating its solidarity across borders.
At their meeting, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs agreed sectoral sanctions targeting the Lukashenko regime. The EU also offered the Foreign Minister of Iraq its support for the reform process in his country.
Today’s Foreign Affairs Council will focus on the situation in Myanmar, relations with Turkey and the EU’s new human rights sanctions regime.
Under Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the EU member states are now, for the first time ever, holding discussions via video conference about the state of the rule of law in specific countries. The aim is to improve their common understanding of this issue.
At today’s virtual meeting, Minister of State Roth will liaise closely with his counterparts from Lisbon and Ljubljana on key policy areas of the EU Council Presidency. A joint statement will lay down the Trio’s agenda in this regard.
Foreign Minister Maas is meeting with his French and Polish counterparts in Paris. Afterwards, Poland’s Foreign Minister Rau will visit Berlin.