Germany on the big international stage: The Federal Republic of Germany assumes today until the end of the year, the presidency of the European Union and at the same time for a month the presidency of the UN security Council. Top of the agenda is in two bodies, the fight against the Corona-crisis. The expectations of the Federal government are high.
the presidency of the 27 EU member States is the first major goal, to bring in July of the next seven-year EU budgetary framework and a multi-billion dollar stimulus program accomplished. The importance of the planned trade Pact with Britain after a Brexit, as well as climate protection, digitization, and Migration are also.
industry President Dieter Kempf urged the Federal government to get bogged down. Kempf said the German press Agency: "the success of The German presidency of the Council should not be a long wish list with high expectations at risk." The Federal government should align the presidency even more strongly on the economic recovery of Europe.
The President of the European Parliament David Sassoli said, however, to the German presidency of the Council: "The priorities." The Federal government's focus set the right priorities, by initially to the multi-billion dollar Corona's reconstruction plan, as well as the EU budget, he said the "süddeutsche Zeitung" of Wednesday. Merkel is "focusing on the goals that affect us all, such as Migration, the Green Deal and climate protection, as well as the question of enlargement". You have the task to realize the Motto of former Chancellor Helmut Kohl: "We need not a German Europe but a European Germany."Updated Date: 01 July 2020, 02:19