The meeting of EU Foreign Ministers on 12 October also focuses on the path to normalisation between Serbia and Kosovo, the Indo-Pacific region and Latin America - as well as on strengthening multilateralism.
When political crises occur in its immediate neighbourhood, Europe is called on to act - while it remains engaged in deepening its relations with Latin America and the Indo-Pacific region. These are, in a nutshell, the wide-ranging issues on the agenda of the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg on 12 October. Foreign Minister Maas issued the following statement prior to the meeting:
We will discuss the Navalny case. The violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention must have consequences. Together with France, we have drafted a proposal that we will discuss for the first time today, and we will agree on a way forward.
According to the proposal, sanctions will be imposed on certain individuals in Russia with responsibility for the handling of chemical warfare agents.