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Apart from discussion on the EU Global Strategy, Central Asia Strategy, or Black Sea, a number of current global issues were on the agenda of the 17 June Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg, ranging from the situation in Venezuela to Sudan, Moldova, the Western Balkans.

The closing date for the submission of applications is 08/07/2019 at 18:00 (CET). Late applications will not be accepted.

On 17 June 2019, the Council adopted conclusions on a new EU strategy on Central Asia, adapting the EU policy to new opportunities which have emerged in the region.

The Council reiterates that cooperation through effective multilateralism remains the best way to advance national as well as collective interests. The EU aims at an effective multilateral system that delivers results in tackling today's and tomorrow's global challenges.


Over the past six months the people of Sudan, with the strong participation of women and youth, have clearly and bravely demanded a new path for their country, one of democracy, political plurality, security and prosperity. This represents a historic opportunity for Sudan. A peaceful, united, democratic and prosperous Sudan remains crucial, including for the peace and stability of the region, and is a priority for the European Union.

On 17 June 2019 the Council adopted conclusions on the EU’s engagement to the Black Sea regional cooperation.

This year's European Development Days theme is ‘Addressing inequalities: building a world which leaves no one behind'. It will debate successes and failures in addressing inequalities in the context of the 2030 Agenda and the implementation of the SDGs.