Federica’s diary

Practical contributions to peace

Practical contributions to peace

I write on my way to the United States, in the wake of the sad day of President George H.W. Bush’s passing. My week has started in Brussels with the meeting with this year’s two Nobel Peace Prize winners. On Wednesday I was in Geneva for the conference on peace in Afghanistan, organised by the United Nations

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Two important achievements for the Europe of defence

Two important achievements for the Europe of defence

I write after a week spent in Brussels and in Turkey, which started with some important achievements in our work on the Europe of defence and ended today with the meeting of the twenty-seven heads of government on the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union

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For a peaceful, secure and democratic Libya

For a peaceful, secure and democratic Libya

I write at the end of a week spent in Algeria, Sicily and Brussels. Last Monday I was in Algiers, where we worked on how to contrast terrorism and on our cooperation on regional security. From Algeria to Sicily, for more work on Libya at the conference organised by the Italian government in Palermo

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Europe and Canada, closer than ever

Europe and Canada, closer than ever

I write at the end of a week spent in Montreal and in Brussels. One and a half years ago we agreed on a “strategic partnership” with Canada – in other words, we decided to bring our political, economic and diplomatic cooperation to the highest level

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Good news from the Balkans and Asia

Good news from the Balkans and Asia

I write at the end of a week that I spent working with many of our partners – from our Eastern neighbours to the countries of South-East Asia, with some important results and good news

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Tens of national identities, one common European identity

Tens of national identities, one common European identity

I write at the end of a week when I travelled Europe from one corner to the opposite, from Lisbon to Helsinki. In just a few days I could see some of the many faces of our continent, which has thousands of cultures and identities: still, there is something that binds us together, a common identity that doesn’t delete Europe’s thousands of faces, but sums up all of them

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At the UN General Assembly: Iran, Syria, Israel and Palestine

At the UN General Assembly: Iran, Syria, Israel and Palestine

Yesterday I wrote about my week at the UN General Assembly in New York. Today I’d like to say more about the work done to preserve the nuclear deal with Iran, to restart peace negotiations for Syria, and to keep alive and relaunch the two-State solution for Israel and Palestine

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