Today Germany takes over the presidency of the Council of EU, for the period 1 July – 31 December 2020.
The priorities of Germany’s presidency are driven by its motto: “Together for Europe’s recovery”.
The presidency programme focuses on six main areas:
- overcoming the consequences of the coronavirus crisis for the long-term as well as economic and social recovery
- a stronger and more innovative Europe
- a fair Europe
- a sustainable Europe
- a Europe of security and common values
- a strong Europe in the world
The German presidency of the Council of the EU will focus directly on overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic. Fighting the spread of the virus, supporting the European economy to recover and reinforcing social cohesion in Europe.
In order to achieve this, Germany is committed to joint approved action, European solidarity and common values.
More information here.