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.
The situation in the eastern Mediterranean is tense – the Foreign Minister is travelling to Cyprus and Greece to explore solutions with his interlocutors
Today’s meeting of EU Foreign Ministers will also focus on the path to normalisation between Serbia and Kosovo, the Indo-Pacific region and Latin America, as well as on strengthening multilateralism
While in Slovakia, the Foreign Minister also takes the opportunity to mark the end of the Prague Spring 52 years ago.