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.
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.
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.
It is a strange time to be holding an international training session. With Covid-19 not only on their minds but also dominating their day-to-day experiences, 60 European diplomats gathered for the first module of the 21st European Diplomatic Programme (EDP).
In Brussels the EU Foreign Ministers are discussing the situation in Belarus today. Other issues on the agenda include Libya and the Turkish-Greek gas dispute in the eastern Mediterranean.
During the first physical meeting since the start of the COVID‑19 pandemic, Germany’s Foreign Minister will present the priorities of Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The meeting will also focus on the situation in Turkey.