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.
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.
For Heiko Maas, the most important item on the agenda today in Brussels is the approval of a new EU human rights sanctions regime – a key aim of Germany’s Council Presidency.
The EU Foreign Ministers have three big topics to address today at their virtual Council meeting: What will happen now in transatlantic relations? How can the EU help strengthen multilateralism? How can the Middle East peace process be restarted?
Estonia, France, Germany, Poland, Portugal and Slovenia have together drawn up a non‑paper that contains proposals for the EU’s future cyber diplomacy.