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President of the European Council, Charles Michel, and President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen represented the EU at the 15th G20 Leaders' summit hosted by Saudi Arabia on 21-22 November 2020.


We are pleased to announce that the European Commission, in cooperation with the European External Action Service and the German Presidency of the European Union, will hold a high-level event on 25 November 2020 to launch the new EU Gender Action Plan – An ambitious agenda for gender equality and women’s empowerment in EU external action (GAP III).

In cooperation with UN Women, we will also present the work of the Generation Equality Forum and its Action Coalitions and reflect about the EU contribution to it.

21/11/2020 – Sarajevo – EU Delegation. On the 25th anniversary of the Dayton Agreement, HR/VP Josep Borrell reiterates the EU’s strategic commitment to the European perspective of Bosnia-Herzegovina and the rest of the Western Balkans. However, to achieve EU accession takes commitment. He call on the country’s political leadership to take its share of responsibility and implement much-needed political reforms and reconciliation, for the benefit of citizens.

The European Union expresses its deep concern over the latest federal death row executions in the United States on 19 November, the first-ever during a presidential transition.


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I would like to thank all the members of the Presidency, and especially to you, Mr President, for your invitation and for the meeting we just had and for the frank and open conversation, we had about the current situation and the future prospect of Bosnia and Herzegovina on its way towards the European Union. This is a very historic and important day for Bosnia and Herzegovina, and also for Europe.

The Director and several senior managers of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) have been arrested in Cairo over the last few days. These developments are of significant concern, which the EU has conveyed to the Egyptian authorities.

The EIPR provides a critical and invaluable service to the Egyptian people by promoting political, civil, economic and social rights, with a focus on personal rights and freedoms. It is a well-respected interlocutor that has put particular emphasis on the importance of operating in full transparency.