On 1 July, Germany takes over the rolling presidency of the Council of the EU for the second half of 2020. It follows on from Croatia. Under the motto “Together for Europe’s recovery”, Germany has presented its focus areas for the presidency. The programme is based around overcoming the consequences of COVID-19 for a long-term economic recovery while addressing over topics related to the future development of the EU, such as the European Green Deal and digitalisation. The website of the German Council presidency with further information can be found here.
Following Germany, Portugal and Slovenia will take over the Presidency of the Council of the EU in 2021. Together, they have presented their joint programme that can be found here.