in Front of 27 and a half years, Europe was in a crisis or in a "big challenge" as the politicians call it. At that time, the European constitutional Treaty failed in two member States - France and Ireland-the referenda, the year-long reform efforts seemed in vain. Under the German EU-presidency, a Plan was designed and agreed upon, as the essential content of the EU to save the Constitution-that was the blueprint for the Lisbon Treaty. For German Chancellor Angela Merkel is the second European challenge at the time was that the first time you had two years earlier, when she came in 2005, on her first European Council meeting, and to the resolution of a bitter dispute over the next seven-year EU budget, the financial perspectives to contribute.
Political correspondent in Berlin.F. A. Z.
Now, the German Chancellor and her government is a six month long presidency of the Council. And the EU is, according to Merkel's words, by the Corona-pandemic "the greatest challenge" in its history. A superlative of the crisis as the culmination of a book to read? The Chancellor in the autumn, when Germany presides over the EU, in the last year of her reign.
in Front of the Bundestag victory asserts corpses at the beginning of their Regierungserklärungwie very the on 1. July, the beginning of the end of European "task" is a pleasure for the whole Federal government was looking forward to it very much. Three times, you are then in the course of her speech, the promise that she wanted to be "full" for Europe, "the ambition for it to develop, which can be from Europe yet," she wanted to show a "passion" for Europe and would "use all the force and passion of our German presidency of the Council" to make Europe strong again.Updated Date: 19 June 2020, 00:20