Germany will take 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) will join forces to connect the EU policy debates in Berlin and Brussels. Throughout the Germany Presidency, we will carefully assess its impact in several concrete policy fields and, at crucial stages, give concrete recommendations on its direction and execution. In doing so, we also want to encourage an exchange of views on the future of the EU and Germany's role in it.


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