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, the world was still learning how to respond to the coronavirus pandemic and the European Union and its Member States recognised the need to provide global support as the only way to control the spread of the virus. ‘Team Europe’ was created to support partner countries’ efforts in tackling the pandemic, combining resources from the EU, its Member States and European financial institutions.