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Source: European Parliament

The High Representative’s five-year term is coming to an end. There is no doubt that this has been a period of challenges unprecedented in the 21st century. Contrary to the title and provisions of the European Security Strategy adopted in 2003, Europe is not safer, and the world around it is not better. Our borders to the east and south are ablaze. This situation requires a firm response and action from the Union as a whole, but also action by the High Representative. One such action is official visits – not only are they an opportunity to assess the situation on the ground and conduct high-level dialogue, but they also have significant political importance, showing that the country visited is not isolated and that an aggressor cannot interfere in its internal affairs unhindered and cost free. However, even a cursory analysis of her visits shows that the High Representative only occasionally visited Ukraine and Georgia, both attacked by Russia, avoided Israel, our strategic partner (including in the fight against terrorism) and the only democracy in the Middle East, and distanced herself from our most important partner, the United States.

I would therefore request a summary (in the form of a table) of all travels by the High Representative during her term of office (date, place, purpose), both outside the EU as well as in the Member States.

(1) Looking at her travels, is the High Representative aware of the evident disparities I have outlined?

(2) What are the reasons for them?

 

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