On the agenda of the European Council: the Multiannual Financial Framework and the “Next Generation EU” programme for the rebuilding of the EU after the Corona health crisis. EU-expert Thomas Ilka has the latest news on the content of the negotiations, lines of conflict, actors and timeframes.
Last week, we teamed up once again with ALDE Party for a Liberal Breakfast. Find out more about Nicola Beer’s (Vice President, European Parliament) main expectations for the German EU Council Presidency in this recap of the event.
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Germany takes over the Presidency of the EU Council; a routine process in the wheelwork of Brussels: preparing and chairing meetings of the member states from speaker to governmental level, mediating differences, avoiding red lines, finding compromises, keeping a balance between the role of “honest broker” and personal interests.
The 1 July deadline for the UK to apply for an extension of the Brexit transition period coincides with the start of Germany’s six-month rotating EU Presidency. Germany takes the helm at a time of unprecedented political and economic challenges, and Brexit is certainly set to be high on the Presidency’s agenda.
The EU budget for 2021-2027 for the first time includes a security and defence section. Although this signals an increased willingness to commit to joint