Germany's EU Presidency



From 1 July to 31 December 2020, Germany is holding the six-month rotating Presidency of the European Union. Germany is working closely with the two upcoming Trio EU Presidencies of Portugal (January-June 2021) and Slovenia (July-December 2021). 

The priorities of Germany's presidency are driven by its motto: "Together for Europe’s recovery". The presidency is focusing directly on overcoming the COVID-19 crisis by fighting the spread of the virus, supporting the European economy to recover, and reinforcing social cohesion in Europe. To achieve this, Germany is committed to joint approved action, European solidarity, and common values.