The Presidency Programme describes the guiding principles of Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the period from 1 July to 31 December 2020. It is available on this site in eight languages.

In the motto, “Together for Europe’s recovery”, the German Government is putting the focus of its Presidency on overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic and seeking answers to the challenges of the future that we need to address now, thus also expressing its goal of making Europe stronger, more equitable and more sustainable. The Strategic Agenda of the European Council of June 2019 and the European Commission’s adjusted Work Programme form cornerstones of Germany’s programme.

Further information about the programme