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Incoming #EU High Rep @JosepBorrellF’s first speech gave us a glimpse of #EUdiplomacy’s next 5 years. #EPhearings2019

His endorsement by the Parliament was never in doubt. Still, Borrell’s energetic speech went further than expected.

2/ Borrell shared views with his trademark outspoken tone and all the famed sides of his character:

☞ The mature #EU integration enthusiast and former European Parliament President

☞ The responsible internationalist development buff

☞ The assertive Spanish foreign minister
3/ Borrell raised a shield in defence of the rule-based multilateral order, pointing to Ukraine as evidence of the dangers ahead if it keeps unraveling.

The sub-text: ‘I am not just talking about Moscow being unilateral, Mr Trump’.…
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Phew, what a week! We managed to:

- attend #EPhearings2019
- rinse the PM's plans on French TV
- meet with senior UK & NI officials to talk Brexit
- AND make a new TV show from scratch (and a star out of @naomi_long)

As ever, find all this and more below in our weekly thread 👇
But from the start, we've wanted to make sure that our team is working for the people of Northern Ireland above everything else.

This week we were able meet with representatives of @cfilni who were in Brussels for @ENIL_EU's Freedom Drive.
We also talked to @NICVA and other community groups to make sure that we can make the most of Naomi's platform here in Brussels.

We'll get to Brexit in a moment, but it's been good to work on the issues that haven't gone away amidst the chaos in Westminster.
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