10 апреля 2021 года для Узбекистана вступает в силу специальная система преференций Европейского союза (ЕС) для устойчивого развития и эффективного управления (GSP+), куда Узбекистан был принят в качестве страны-бенефициара в рамках Всеобщей схемы преференций (GSP).
On 10 April 2021, a special system of preferences of the European Union (EU) for sustainable development and good governance (GSP +) comes into force for Uzbekistan, where Uzbekistan was admitted as a beneficiary country under the Generalized Scheme of Preferences (GSP).
Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, visited the Africa Centres for Disease control and Prevention (Africa CDC) in Addis Ababa on April 20, 2021. This visit marks the start of the implementation of the EU's new €100 million humanitarian initiative in support of the COVID-19 vaccination campaigns in Africa. As announced by the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, at the G7 meeting in February 2021, this €100 million initiative is part of the European Commission's efforts to ensure equitable and fair access to safe and effective vaccines to all.
Lotte Knudsen has been appointed by the EU High Representative Josep Borrell as Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations and other international organisations in Geneva. Ms Knudsen will take up her new duties on 17 May 2021. She is currently Managing Director in the European Union’s External Action service, in charge of global and multilateral issues, as well as human rights.