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High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell met with United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, in the margins of the General Assembly of the United Nations (UNGA) in New York on Wednesday. The meeting was an opportunity to discuss issues related to the transatlantic agenda and pressing international developments.

21/09/2021 – HR/VP Blog - This is the week of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. It is an opportunity to recall once again the EU’s commitment to multilateralism. I have a very crowded agenda, including an informal EU Foreign Ministers meeting and many bilateral meetings, notably on Afghanistan.

Central will also be the global recovery and how to close the vaccination gap.

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The Delegation of the European Union to Canada is thrilled to partner with the Discovery Centre in Halifax and present this exclusive collection of satellite images. Copernicus: Where art meets science is the first-ever pan-Canadian Copernicus photo exhibit.

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The European Union and the United States announced today the Global Methane Pledge, an initiative to reduce global methane emissions to be launched at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26) in November in Glasgow. President Biden and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen urged countries at the US-led Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate (MEF) to join the Pledge and welcomed those that have already signaled their support.

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Ottawa – The application deadline for the 2021 EU-Canada Young Journalist Fellowship has been extended to 15 October. The study tour to Brussels is slated to take place in March 2022, contingent on the removal of public health protocols due to the pandemic.

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Today we celebrate the International Day of Democracy. As the world slowly recovers from the outbreak of the pandemic, we are confronted with the multiple threats posed to democracy in societies across the world. It is time to ensure that the universal democratic values we uphold are defended to rebuild stronger and more resilient societies.

Whether you care about climate change, jobs, the economy, or racial and social justice, your voice will only be heard and your vote will only count if you live in a democracy.

12/09/2021 - HR/VP Blog - Last week, I visited Libya at a critical moment. The coming weeks will determine whether the hope generated lately will be consolidated or if vested interests will maintain the country in a situation of uncertainty, with a serious danger of a return to armed violence. We are ready to do our part to avoid it.

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11/09/2021 – HR/VP Blog – Earlier this week, I travelled to Iraq for the first time as HR/VP to support the country’s stability and sovereignty. The visit came ahead of the elections next month for which the EU is deploying an observation mission. As EU, we have a big stake in helping to build a stable Iraq and during my visit to Baghdad and Erbil, I emphasised the EU’s commitment and support for the ambitious reforms demanded by the Iraqi people.

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