The European External Action Service (EEAS) represents the European Union around the world and is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. The Foreign Ministers of the member states are sending their congratulations on Europe Day today.
In concluding a comprehensive agreement, the EU and the UK have opened a new chapter in their relations. During intensive negotiations over a period of almost one year, the future relationship between the EU and the UK has been successfully reshaped.
Today’s Foreign Affairs Council will focus on the situation in Myanmar, relations with Turkey and the EU’s new human rights sanctions regime.
The EU operation EUNAVFOR MED IRINI has helped to enforce the United Nations arms embargo against Libya since 2020. In addition, the operation is tasked with investigating illegal exports of oil as well as combating human trafficking.
Following a difficult year in EU-Turkish relations, there are currently some signals of détente coming out of Ankara. Foreign Minister Maas wants to encourage Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu to continue and to consolidate this constructive path.
Two regions of the world are taking a decisive step in terms of their bilateral relations. The EU and ASEAN, the most important regional organisation in the Indo-Pacific, are set to become strategic partners.