Joint fight against the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic in Europe
For the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, the video conference marked the beginning of Germany's Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU). Under the heading “The social dimension of Europe’s recovery”, participants discussed the contribution of labour-market and social policies to a recovery from the consequences of the corona pandemic for societies, social welfare and economies.
Federal Labour Minister Hubertus Heil stated:
Because of the corona pandemic everything is different this year, but I am still looking forward to our joint video conference. It is clear: We need a European solution to a crisis that is as sweeping as the corona pandemic. We are all in the same boat.