Finland's EU policy

Germany begins its Presidency of the Council of the European Union

1.7.2020 13.08
The logo of the German EU Presidency

Germany holds the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union for the next six-month period, 1 July – 31 December 2020. The motto chosen for Germany’s Presidency is ‘Together for Europe's recovery’, and the Presidency will, accordingly, focus on overcoming the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and on the recovery of Europe’s economy.

Presidency’s other focus areas are finalisation of the EU's next long-term budget, the negotiations on the future relationship between the EU and the United Kingdom, and promotion of a new Europe that is greener, more digital and more influential in the world.

Website of Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the EU
Eighteen-month Trio Programme of the Council of the European Union


Activities of the EU during the COVID-19 pandemic

Activities of the EU during the COVID-19 pandemic

The European Union adapts its activities and decision-making as required by the situation. This page provides information on the activities of the EU and on the preparation of EU affairs at the national level in exceptional circumstances.

Activities of the EU during the COVID-19 pandemic