On 1 July, Germany assumes the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the so-called Council Presidency, for six months. Our goal for the EU: solidarity and unity internally, an ability to act and sovereignty abroad.
In a meeting chaired by Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, the members of the Security Council discuss the situation in Libya. For Germany, it is clear that further escalation must be avoided at all costs.
On 7 July 2020, Minister of State Niels Annen will host a virtual conference to mark the start of an initiative to improve implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The goal is to further improve respect for human rights in supply chains.
The conflict in Syria has been raging for ten years. Germany is campaigning for the criminal investigation and the international and national prosecution of war crimes.
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