Recent publications

Germany’s Corona Presidency

Germany’s Leadership Role and European Partners’ Expectations

The expectations of Germany's European partners regarding the country's EU Council presidency are even higher now as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The German government's success will be measured in particular by the implementation of an appropriate recovery fund as part of the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027. This will require resolving the conflicts of interest between member states and the German government will assume a central role here.

Options for a European Recovery Fund

Raising funds outside of the EU budget would be far more expedient and flexible, whereas doing it inside the EU budget would probably set a more important precedent and pave the way for further expansion down the line.


Past events

Key Visual of the EPC-DGAP cooperation on the German EU Presidency
14:30 - 16:00 | 03 Jun 2020

Project Presidency

The “Corona Presidency”: Testing German Leadership in Europe
Think Tank Event
Web Talk