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.
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.