Federica’s diary

After the G20 in Japan

After the G20 in Japan

I write after coming back from Japan, where I took part in the meeting of G20 Foreign Ministers in Nagoya. We discussed how to guarantee that global trade remains free but also that it can have fairer rules, how to support a more sustainable development model, and the great global economies’ partnership with Africa

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Two important decisions, one historic mistake

Two important decisions, one historic mistake

I write after a difficult European Council: the heads of State and government have postponed the decision to open negotiations for Albania’s and North Macedonia’s accession to the European Union, in spite of the extraordinary progress achieved by both countries and against the European Commission’s advice. It is much more than a lost opportunity: it is a historic mistake, which I hope can be amended as soon as possible. The Council has also taken two important decisions

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A new start with Moldova

A new start with Moldova

I write at the end of a week that I dedicated mostly to Moldova, but also to a first look back at these five years of work

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At the UN General Assembly: a global network for multilateralism

At the UN General Assembly: a global network for multilateralism

I write after coming back from the United Nations’ General Assembly – my last one as High Representative: during these five years we strengthened cooperation between the European Union and the UN like never before, and we made the EU a global point of reference for all those who believe that our world must be governed together, joining forces, instead of going for unilateral approaches that do not solve our problems

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My last Ambassadors’ Conference, and a new “Erasmus” on religion in society

My last Ambassadors’ Conference, and a new “Erasmus” on religion in society

I write from Havana, where I arrived for the second meeting on the “Joint Council” that we created with the historic 2016 cooperation agreement between the European Union and Cuba. In the coming days I will head from Cuba to Mexico and Colombia. I spent the week that just ended in Brussels, where we gathered like every years all the Ambassadors of the European Union in the world

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