The 18th Ambassadors Conference is being held on 25 and 26 May – this year, as a digital event. Germany’s EU Presidency and addressing the COVID‑19 pandemic are at the top of the agenda.
Germany, Portugal and Slovenia will assume the Trio Presidency of the EU Council in July. Today (5 May), Foreign Minister Maas discussed the joint fight against COVID-19 with his Portuguese counterpart Augusto Santos Silva.
Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the EU, which is due to begin on 1 July, has revised its strategy in the light of the current crisis.
The EU has a new High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy: Josep Borrell. On 1 December he took up his post as Federica Mogherini’s successor.