Germany took over the EU Council Presidency in extraordinary times. The economic, social and political consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic pose a severe stress test to the EU’s cohesion and capacity to act. And yet expectations are high. The country is under a lot of pressure to turn this 'Corona-Presidency' into a success and lay the groundwork for the EU to come back stronger and more united after this health crisis.

The German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) and the European Policy Centre (EPC) joined forces to connect the EU policy debates in Berlin and Brussels. Throughout the Germany Presidency, we carefully assessed its impact in several concrete policy fields and, at crucial stages, give concrete recommendations on its direction and execution. In doing so, we also wanted to encourage an exchange of views on the future of the EU and Germany's role in it.

Events

Past events

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15:00 - 16:30 | 19 Nov 2020

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The European Green Deal under the German Council Presidency: State of Play and Prospects for the Way Forward
Think Tank Event
Web Talk
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11:00 - 12:30 | 07 Oct 2020

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A Player, Not a Playing Field: Refining the EU’s China Policy
Think Tank Event
Web Talk
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14:30 - 16:00 | 09 Sep 2020

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Perspectives for the EU-UK Relationship After 2020
Think Tank Event
Web Talk
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15:30 - 17:00 | 06 Jul 2020

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The EU Recovery Instrument: Turning the Crisis into an Opportunity
Think Tank Event
Web Talk
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Key Visual of the EPC-DGAP cooperation on the German EU Presidency
14:30 - 16:00 | 03 Jun 2020

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

Publications