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The annual European Union Ambassadors` conference is taking place between the 9th and 13th of November, for the first time in a virtual format.
 
The conference brings together EU Ambassadors from the EU`s 143 EU Delegations and Offices around the world, in addition to the heads of EU military and civilian operations and the heads of the European Commission Representations in the 27 EU Member States. 
 
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31/10/2020 - HRVP Blog - Since the beginning of my mandate, I have been working on a new EU Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime. We are now at the final stage of a long and complex process to establish it. Once the legal instruments adopted by the Council, this regime would allow us to go swiftly after perpetrators, wherever violations occur. Let me explain what this new regime is about and how the EU institutional machinery works.

29-10-2020 - HR/VP video blog - We need to strengthen our partnership because our political, economic and security future is at stake when it comes to our relations with Africa, a young and dynamic continent. The EU is still Africa’s first partner in many areas, but we are facing more and more competition.

EU Central Asia Civil Society Forum: Promoting Partnerships for Resilience and Prosperity

27/10/20 -HR/VP Blog — The Western Mediterranean always has been, and always will be, a key region for Europe. However, in order to develop mutually beneficial relations across the Mediterranean, we will have to successfully bridge the divide growing between its two shores, especially in economic terms.

I am glad to be here today – although only virtually - for the Second Civil Society Forum organised by the European Union, together with the Central Asian countries.

An active civil society promotes tolerance and respect for different opinions, offers ideas for reforms and progress, defends rights and justice, creates demand for discussion and civic engagement.

This is exactly how the EU works with our partners, by engaging with everyone: political leaders, authorities and NGOs. All of them are representative of a country and its society.

22/10/2020 - HR/VP blog - Last month, President Xi Jinping pledged that China would become carbon neutral by 2060. This announcement could be a tipping point in the global fight against climate change. It will accompany European efforts in the field of climate diplomacy. 

The Council imposed restrictive measures on two individuals and one body that were responsible for or took part in the cyber-attack on the German Federal Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag) in April and May 2015.

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