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. It was a powerful and bold speech, touching upon the main foreign policy issues which the European Union continues to be engaged on: our work towards a European Union of security and defence; the Western Balkans’ path towards the EU; our leadership in the fight against climate change and for a free and fair international trade; our investment in Africa’s development. Free&fair #trade, partnership with #Africa, EU #defence, EU perspective for Balkans, leadership on #ClimateChange A great #SOTEU @JunckerEU — Federica Mogherini (@FedericaMog) 13 settembre 2017 .@JunckerEU “L’Europe ne progresse que quand elle fait preuve d’audace”: solidarité, unité, droits, égalité #EUdacityOfHope #SOTEU — Federica Mogherini (@FedericaMog) 13 settembre 2017 On many of these issues I worked during my three days at the European Parliament. On Tuesday I was on the floor of the House to discuss migration: I talked about the work we are doing and the results we are starting to achieve – in particular to save human lives, to foster growth in Africa and to improve the living conditions of migrants along the route, in Libya and in the Sahel (here is my speech and my reply to parliamentarians). In Strasbourg we also worked on North Korea, in a week marked by yet another provocation by Pyongyang (here is my statement on the latest launch of a ballistic missile) and after the new Resolution approved unanimously by the UN...