The Foreign Ministers of the European Union are meeting again in Brussels this Monday for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. You will therefore be dealing with very different issues at stake, including the urgency to find a way to release the dialogue with Ankara for downgrading the tensions in the Mediterranean and a first reflection on reactivating relations with Latin America and the Caribbean.
The most complex discussion ministers face on Monday concerns the bloc’s “difficult” relationship with Ankara, where EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, traveled the week after their first trip to Greece and Cyprus . in an attempt to alleviate tensions after Turkey’s actions in the central Mediterranean.
The head of European diplomacy would like to put “ideas for unlocking a now very complex relationship” on the table and, with the regime of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, be able to solve all the problems that burden this relationship, without forgetting that this is absolutely necessary Ankara, to discontinue some of his actions, summarize European sources.
The High Representative trusts that the debate on 27 will result in a “clear consensus” on the urgent need to resume dialogue with Turkey in order to address tensions in the Mediterranean as a matter of priority before seeking ways to reach agreement.