02 / 07 / 2020
As of 1 July 2020, Germany holds the EU Council Presidency for the second half of 2020, following Croatia. The priorities of Germany’s Presidency are driven by the motto: “Together for Europe’s recovery” and are based on six pillars:
According to its Presidency programme, Germany will focus on overcoming the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, while trying to fight the spread of the virus, support the European economy and reinforce social cohesion in Europe. On the 1st of July, the three successive presidencies, known as presidency trios, also took over. The current trio is made up of the presidencies of Germany, Portugal and Slovenia in order to ensure the continuity of the EU Council’s work.