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07/09/2020

Brexit has arrived: Where are we now? What happens next?

What has happened since 1 February 2020?

A Withdrawal Agreement was negotiated before the UK left the EU in order to ensure that the main political and economic links between the EU and the UK were not severed from one day to the next upon... 

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07/08/2020

UN Security Council meets to discuss Libya

Preventing further escalation

Although fighting has currently ebbed to some extent, the situation in Libya is getting worse. The parties to the conflict are rushing to build up their arsenals. This creates a danger of renewed escalation that could... 

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07/06/2020

New impetus for business and human rights

The COVID‑19 crisis is posing major challenges for global business and the international community, revealing social, economic and ecological problems. The pandemic is also a global stress test for enterprises and their supply chains, posing the... 

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07/06/2020

There can be no peace without justice.

Lasting peace in Syria is only possible if the war crimes and atrocities committed against the civilian population are investigated and the perpetrators brought to justice. For this reason, Germany is pursuing concrete initiatives to target impunity... 

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07/03/2020

Together for a strong EU: launch of the Trio Presidency in Slovenia

Trio Presidency with Portugal and Slovenia

1 July not only marked the start of Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the EU but also the launch of a special alliance with Portugal and Slovenia. During the Trio Presidency, that is to say during the... 

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07/02/2020

A packed agenda – Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and his Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu meet in Berlin

Foreign Minister Maas met his Turkish counterpart Çavuşoğlu today for talks at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin. Germany assumed the Presidency of the Council of the European Union yesterday. The fact that the two Foreign Ministers met in person... 

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07/01/2020

Presidency of the Council of the EU: Germany takes the baton from Croatia

The clouds hovering over the Brandenburg Gate underscored that for both Croatia and Germany there is no sign of a fair-weather Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Today, Foreign Minister Gordan Grlić Radman of Croatia passed on the baton... 

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07/01/2020

Coronavirus and entry restrictions: 6 things travellers to Germany need to know

1. Entry: travel restrictions and quarantine Travel from third countries

Since 17 March 2020 entry restrictions have applied throughout the EU for non-essential travel from third countries. These restrictions also specifically apply to travel to... 

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07/01/2020

Germany as a member of the United Nations Security Council in 2019-20

This is the sixth time that the country has assumed special responsibility for international peace and security in this capacity. At a time when the multilateral order, with the UN at its heart, is coming under tremendous pressure, Germany wants to... 

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07/01/2020

Engagement for multilateralism: Germany assumes the Presidency of the UN Security Council

COVID-19: A threat to global security

What impact is COVID-19 having on global security? What effect is the pandemic having on fragile states, crises and conflicts, and what help can be provided in these contexts? How can the Security Council... 

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06/30/2020

Humanitarian assistance for people in Syria and in neighbouring countries

What can be done to help? That is what donors and international organisations are discussing today at the 4th Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region

Humanitarian issues are on the agenda

For nearly a decade, the people... 

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06/26/2020

The United Nations at 75 – multilateralism is essential!

Germany’s role has changed significantly over the past 75 years. Not only is the country now an accepted member of the international community, it is also one of the most important defenders and promoters of multilateralism.

COVID-19 – we can only...  >>