Borrell chaired the Foreign Ministers meeting in Brussels for the first time today as the new High Representative of the EU. Foreign Minister Maas pledged to support him in strengthening the EU’s external relations.
Municipalities, companies and research institutions from both countries are working together to develop sustainable solutions for the energy supply in the German-Dutch border Region.
Germany, France and the United Kingdom are working closely together with regard to Syria, in the fight against ISIS and on Iran. Foreign Minister Maas is meeting his colleagues in Paris to discuss current challenges and courses of action.
Regional security in the Persian Gulf and the future of the nuclear agreement with Iran, the JCPOA, were the topics at today’s EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels.
On 28 October 2019, the European Union decided unanimously to extend the withdrawal period under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union to 31 January 2020 in compliance with the request submitted by the UK Government.