Federica’s diary

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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From the Western Balkans Summit to Central Asia, from Ukraine to the Sahel

From the Western Balkans Summit to Central Asia, from Ukraine to the Sahel

I write as I arrive in Burkina Faso and the Sahel, where I will meet our regional partners. Until this morning I was in Kyiv, Ukraine, where the 21st summit between the European Union and Ukraine took place. Last Friday I was in Poznan, Poland, for the summit with our six partners in the Western Balkans. And over the weekend I was once again in Central Asia

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Two important results on Mercosur and Iran

Two important results on Mercosur and Iran

I write at the end of a week when we achieved two very important results. On Friday, after years of negotiations, we reached a trade agreement with the Mercosur countries. On Friday we also gave an important announcement on the defence of the nucleare deal with Iran: the instrument to support legitimate trade exchanges with Iran (called INSTEX) has become operational

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At work to save the nuclear deal with Iran

At work to save the nuclear deal with Iran

I write at the end of a week at work to save the nuclear deal with Iran. We worked on it last Monday in Luxembourg with the Foreign Ministers of the European Union, stressing that the deal must be preserved and inviting all parties to avoid new escalations. The day after, I was in Washington DC, where Iran was at the centre of my talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Next Friday we will gather once again the Joint Commission that oversees the deal’s implementation

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