Heiko Maas is travelling to Luxembourg today, where he and his EU counterparts will discuss current questions of foreign policy.
While many people in Germany are still busy clearing up after the catastrophic flooding, thousands of professionals and volunteers in South-Eastern Europe and Turkey are fighting countless forest fires. Amidst all the emergencies, Europe is demonstrating its solidarity across borders.
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.
At their meeting, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs agreed sectoral sanctions targeting the Lukashenko regime. The EU also offered the Foreign Minister of Iraq its support for the reform process in his country.
What will the EU’s future look like? What kind of EU do we actually want? Today, 30 German and Italian pupils presented their ideas to the two Foreign Ministers.
At the next twice-yearly informal meeting of EU Foreign Ministers, known as the Gymnich meeting, discussions will focus on EU‑Africa relations, unresolved conflicts involving the EU’s eastern neighbours, and the Indo-Pacific region. Belarus will also be on the agenda.
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.