Federica’s diary

From the State of the Union, to the UN General Assembly

From the State of the Union, to the UN General Assembly

I write on my way to New York, for the UN General Assembly’s Ministerial week, and after an important session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Important both for the issues we worked on with the Members of Parliament, and for President Juncker’s State of the Union speech

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United and determined

United and determined

Scrivo di ritorno da Tallinn, dove ho tenuto la riunione dei ministri degli esteri e della difesa dell’Unione Europea, al termine di una settimana difficile sul piano delle tensioni internazionali, dopo l’ultimo test nucleare della Corea del Nord. A queste tensioni abbiamo saputo rispondere con determinazione e unità, con alcune decisioni importanti

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Before I travel to Iran and South-East Asia

Before I travel to Iran and South-East Asia

It has been yet another intense week, before I head again to Iran, for the inauguration of President Hassan Rouhani, and then to Manila, for a meeting of the European Union and Asia and to take part in the ASEAN Regional Forum

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Back from Kuwait

Back from Kuwait

I write after coming back from Kuwait, where I brought the European Union’s support to the mediation carried on by the Emir to end the crisis between Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain, on one side, and Qatar on the other

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Five important issues, and one memory

Five important issues, and one memory

I write after a week spent travelling between Brussels, Trieste and Paris, working on five important issues for security and growth on our continent: the Balkans, the Sahel, our common defence, our relations with Russia, and the Mediterranean

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Bad news on Cyprus, and some important achievements

Bad news on Cyprus, and some important achievements

I write on my way back from Crans Montana, in Switzerland, where over the last two days I took part in the final phase of the negotiations on Cyprus led by the United Nations. Long days and nights at work, which ended with no deal among the parties. The rest of the week was instead dense with important achievements.

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Our Union, a force for peace

Our Union, a force for peace

The European Union was originally a peace project, and we continue to put peace at the core of our action: for Cyprus, for the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue, for Colombia

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