Federica’s diary

At the final European Parliament’s plenary before the election

At the final European Parliament’s plenary before the election

I write coming back from Strasbourg, after the last European Parliament’s plenary session before next month’s election. We dealt with some of the most urgent crises in our region, but this plenary was also the opportunity to thank the Members of the European Parliament after five years of common work and to take stock – of our successes and our difficulties, with some lessons learnt for the future

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Back from the G7 in France

Back from the G7 in France

I write after coming back from Dinard, in France, where we held the annual meeting of G7 Foreign Ministers. We dealt with the major international crises – Libya, first and foremost, calling for an end to the clashes and for the implementation of the action plan put forward by the United Nations. Then Syria, Yemen, Ukraine, Venezuela. The Israeli-Palesestinian conflict. Our relations with Iran. And more

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One week, four continents

One week, four continents

I spent last week in four continents – travelling from Afghanistan to Latin America and back to Tunis and Brussels. I worked on areas of the world – near and far – that are a source of concern, but where we also see glimmers of hope: Central Asia, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Libya and the Middle East

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In the United States – at work on artificial intelligence and the role of women in society

In the United States – at work on artificial intelligence and the role of women in society

I write from the United States – where on Saturday, in Seattle, we gathered once again our “Global tech Panel”, thanks to the hospitality of Brad Smith from Microsoft. During the meeting we discussed how to regulate the military use of artificial intelligence: on this issue and others, cooperation between politicians and tech experts is crucial. In the margins of the meeting I also had the pleasure to meet Melinda Gates

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The international contact group for Venezuela

The international contact group for Venezuela

I write from Ethiopia, where I will take part in the African Union’s Summit, before travelling to other parts of the Horn of Africa. I will write about this in the next days. I came here straight from Montevideo, where I co-chaired with Uruguay the first meeting of the contact group that we have created to help find a solution to the crisis

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