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Poverty is a calamity that affects millions of lives and has to be overcome in our days. For the EU, the eradication of poverty has been a key priority in its external action. Support provided by the EU has contributed to a global positive trend to put an end to the phenomenon. The global pandemic is challenging this trend. On the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, it is time to reflect on how societies must come together to combat poverty across the globe.

Food is the essence of life and yet it is something that we may take for granted. The COVID-19 global health crisis has made us rethink the things we truly cherish and our most basic needs. One of these is food. Preserving access to safe and nutritious food is an essential part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially for poor and vulnerable communities, hit hardest by the pandemic. The EU is committed to tackle global hunger and contribute to the accomplishment of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 2: ZERO HUNGER

On 14 October in Brussels, the EEAS Deputy Secretary-General for Political Affairs/Political Director Enrique Mora held political consultations with his counterpart Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko. These consultations are held within the framework of the EU’s policy towards Russia in order to keep channels of communication open and to exchange views on issues where there is a clear EU interest. Exchanges focused on a number of international issues as well as questions related to human rights.

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The Russian Federation is carrying out forced military conscription of residents in the illegally-annexed Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.

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EU Foreign Affairs Ministers met on 12 October in Luxembourg to discuss the situation in Belarus, relations with Russia, the Nagorno-Karabakh military escalation, relations with Latin America and the Caribbean, developments in the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue, and other issues.

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On 13 October, High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell spoke to the Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, Sergey Lavrov. They discussed the situations in Nagorno-Karabakh and Belarus, as well as the latest developments regarding the poisoning of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny and EU-Russia relations more broadly.

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