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18/04/2021 – HR/VP Blog – The Covid-19 crisis continues to change the global balance of power. The new IMF economic forecast shows that the recovery is underway even if uncertainties remain. However, the gap between emerging and developing countries and the advanced economies plus China is worrying. The EU is also at serious risk of falling behind the US and China if it does not develop active policies to prevent this.

Josep Borrell, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, announced today senior appointments in the European External Action Service (EEAS):

11/04/2021 - HR/VP Blog – The world is horrified by the bloody military coup in Myanmar, with reports of more than 80 people killed in Bago last Friday. We are pursuing a robust diplomatic initiative in close coordination with like-minded partners. However, geopolitical competition in Myanmar makes it difficult to find common ground, to halt the violence and ensure a return to democracy.

One year ago today, the European Commission and the High Representative set out plans for a targeted EU response to support partner countries' efforts in tackling the Coronavirus pandemic combining resources from the EU, its Member States and European financial institutions, as ‘Team Europe'. By 1 January 2021, Team Europe had already supported partner countries around the world with more than €26 billion, 65% of the overall response package that now stands at over €40 billion and exceeding the original €20 billion pledged.

03/04/2021 – HR/VP Blog - The humanitarian situation in the Ethiopian Tigray region remains very serious. This conflict threatens also to destabilise the whole Horn of Africa. I have asked Pekka Haavisto, Finnish Minister of Foreign Affairs, to travel to Ethiopia to repeat our requests to the government and assess the situation. For the EU, helping to stop the human right abuses in the Tigray region and restore peace in Ethiopia is a high priority.

3.4.2021 – Blog des Hohen Vertreters und Vizepräsidenten – Die humanitäre Lage in der äthiopischen Region Tigray ist weiterhin sehr ernst. Dieser Konflikt droht auch das gesamte Horn von Afrika zu destabilisieren. Ich habe den finnischen Außenminister Pekka Haavisto gebeten, nach Äthiopien zu reisen, um unsere Forderungen an die Regierung zu bekräftigen und die Lage zu beurteilen. Für die EU ist es eine hohe Priorität, dazu beizutragen, dass den Menschenrechtsverletzungen in der Region Tigray ein Ende gesetzt und der Frieden in Äthiopien wiederhergestellt wird.

03/04/2021 – Blogue do AR/VP - A situação humanitária na região etíope de Tigré continua a ser muito grave. Este conflito ameaça também desestabilizar todo o Corno de África. Solicitei a Pekka Haavisto, ministro dos Negócios Estrangeiros da Finlândia, que se desloque à Etiópia para reiterar os nossos pedidos ao governo e avaliar a situação. Para a UE, a principal prioridade é ajudar a pôr termo às violações dos direitos humanos na região de Tigré e restabelecer a paz na Etiópia.

03/04/2021 – Blog du HR/VP — La situation humanitaire dans la région éthiopienne du Tigré reste très préoccupante. Ce conflit menace également de déstabiliser l’ensemble de la Corne de l’Afrique. J’ai demandé à Pekka Haavisto, ministre finlandais des affaires étrangères, de se rendre en Éthiopie pour réitérer nos demandes au gouvernement et évaluer la situation. Il est hautement prioritaire pour l’UE de contribuer à mettre un terme aux violations des droits de l’homme dans la région du Tigré et à rétablir la paix en Éthiopie.

31/03/2021 – مدونة الممثل الأعلى/نائب الرئيس- لقد عاث الصراع في سوريا الدمار لمدة عشر سنوات وما زال مستمراً. لهذا السبب يجب أن نستمر في حشد الدعم الدولي للشعب السوري. وقد حققنا ذلك من خلال "مؤتمر بروكسل الخامس حول مستقبل سوريا والمنطقة" هذا الأسبوع - حيث حصلنا على 5.3 مليار يورو من التعهدات الجديدة. لكننا نحتاج أيضًا إلى تجديد البحث عن حل سياسي للأزمة.

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