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09/20/2018

Connecting Europe and Asia

This week (19 September), EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc announced building blocks for a new strategy to ensure sustainable connectivity between Europe and Asia. Investments should foster... 

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09/20/2018

Emerging from the crisis – Foreign Minister Maas visits Athens

Foreign Minister Maas arrived in Athens today for talks on further strengthening cooperation between Germany and Greece, which proved its worth during the economic and financial crisis. 

Maas met with President Pavlopoulos and Foreign Minister... 

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09/19/2018

Forgotten conflicts: What you need to know about the conflict in Transnistria

Where is Transnistria?

The region is situated in the national territory of the Republic of Moldova. The country on the Black Sea, sometimes referred to as Moldavia, shares borders with Romania and Ukraine. The narrow stretch of land between the... 

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09/19/2018

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09/19/2018

Ever-closer relations between Albania and the EU – Foreign Minister Maas visits Tirana

Albania is the third stop on Foreign Minister Heiko Maas’s visit to the Western Balkans. His political talks will focus on the country’s internal reform path and prospects for accession to the EU.

Germany supports Albania on its path to closer... 

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09/18/2018

Foreign Minister Maas visits Skopje for talks in the run-up to the referendum

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas will visit the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on 18 September. The visit is taking place less than two weeks before the referendum on 30 September on the agreement with Greece on resolving the issue of the country’s... 

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09/18/2018

Reconciliation after 20 years of hostility in the Horn of Africa

The peace treaty signed by Ethiopia and Eritrea last Sunday is a milestone on the path to reconciliation. King Salman had invited the parties to the signing ceremony in Jeddah; Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and UN Secretary General António... 

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09/18/2018

Cooperating closely with South-Eastern EU member states – Foreign Minister Maas visits Bucharest

Germany is attending a Three Seas Initiative Summit for the first time. For Foreign Minister Maas, his participation in the Summit is also a signal promoting cohesion in Europe: “We want to intensify our relations with our Eastern European... 

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09/18/2018

Conference on Humanitarian Mine and Ordnance Clearance at the Federal Foreign Office

Landmines, unexploded ordnance and booby traps kill or maim thousands of people around the world each year. In recent years, global demand for the clearance of mines and other explosive remnants of war has risen sharply, also due to the massive use... 

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09/17/2018

Championing a united Europe – Foreign Minister Maas travels to Bucharest, Skopje, Tirana and Athens

A united Europe is top of the agenda on this trip. Prior to his departure on Monday (17 September), Foreign Minister Maas stated:

Europe cannot be divided up into geographical regions – for us, there is only one Europe.

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09/15/2018

Minister of State for Europe Michael Roth in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: “Referendum is a historic opportunity for Macedonians”

After walking together with the Macedonian Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov through the historic old town on the banks of Lake Ohrid, one of the deepest lakes in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Minister of State Roth and his Macedonian... 

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09/14/2018

Maas meets Lavrov: “Russia must prevent a humanitarian disaster”

Foreign Minister Maas met his Russian opposite number, Sergey Lavrov, in Berlin on Friday (14 September). Maas urged Lavrov to prevent the looming offensive against the Syrian region of Idlib. Ahead of the meeting, Maas stated that the priority was... 

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