Propgramme for the German EU Council Presidency


Under the motto "Together for Europe’s recovery." Germany has defined its main areas of work for the German Presidency in the Council of the European Union.

The aim is to make Europe strong again together and in a future-oriented way, especially in times of the corona pandemic. In addition to tackling the Covid 19 pandemic, the programme focuses on rebuilding the European economy and strengthening social cohesion in Europe.
During the German EU Council Presidency, the topics of climate change or digitization are to be advanced.

The programme is based on the following guiding principles:

  • the sustainable overcoming of the Corona crisis and the economic and social recovery,
  • a stronger and more innovative Europe,
  • a just Europe,
  • a sustainable Europe,
  • a Europe of security and common values,
  • a strong Europe in the world.