Germany's Presidency of the Council of the EU

Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the EU started on 1 July for the period of six months under the motto “Together for Europe’s Recovery”.

It will focus on the following main areas:

  •  overcoming the coronavirus crisis in the long term as well as economic recovery
  •  a stronger and more innovative Europe
  •  a just and sustainable Europe
  •  a Europe of security and common values
  •  a strong Europe in the world.

One of the major priorities of the presidency will be to work to ensure a rapid conclusion of the negotiations on the EU’s multiannual financial framework (MFF) for the period from 2021 to 2027. Further topics include climate protection and digitalisation.

More information, including the full programme, is available on the website of the German Presidency at