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Today at the Foreign Affairs Council with the Ministers of Development, we discussed a very pressing topic: the issue of debt.

Many countries already facing a difficult situation, with unsustainable debt levels, suffer from the worsening effect by the COVID-19 pandemic, especially the middle-income countries that now face risks of debt distress.

 

On Monday, November 23, 2020, EU Leaders spoke to President-elect Joe Biden over the phone.

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, congratulated President-elect Joe Biden on his victory.

President von der Leyen said that his election as the next President of the United States would be a new beginning for the EU-US global partnership, and commented that a strong European Union and a strong United States working together can shape the global agenda based on cooperation, multilateralism, solidarity, and shared values.

The main purpose of the video is to promote a reflection between men and families about the role of men in their homes. Furthermore, it seeks to make visible the mental burden that thinking, planning and coordinating household chores and family care may have on women. The video is part of the #YoMeOcupo campaign, in line with the EU-UN spotlight initiative.

Ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November, the European Commission and High Representative/Vice-President, Josep Borrell, issued the following statement:

The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell, spoke on 23 November by telephone to the State Councillor/Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China, Wang Yi.

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