Europe’s value

Only if Europe becomes a truly global player can we master the tremendous challenges of our age.


Germany in Europe

European policy affects a host of fields for which various ministries in Germany are responsible. To ensure the Federal Government presents a unified stance, there are various coordination mechanisms.

A Citizen’s Europe

Europe’s success story would not have been possible without broad civil commitment to the European idea.
Civil society organizations have played an important role here.


Enlargement of the European Union

The European Union has grown from originally six to today twenty-eight member states - clear proof of how attractive and sucessful this model is. How develops the process of the enlargement?

European foreign policy

The sheer size of the European Union in eco­nomic, financial and trade terms makes it an important world power. The EU has a web of agreements with most countries and regions of the globe. more

The EU Reform Treaty

The reforms based on the Lisbon Treaty of 2009 will greatly enhance the European Union’s efficiency and democratic foundations.


Europe's budget

Since 27 June 2013, the multiannual financial framework has been in place as the EU budget plan for the period 2014–2020. A total of almost 1000 billion euros is available for the different policy areas. more

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Italian EU-Presidency

On 1 July, Italy assumed the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the second half of 2014.

The Council of Europe

Working for 65 years to promote the rule of law, human rights and democracy throughout Europe more

The Council of the Baltic Sea States

The Council of the Baltic Sea States was established in Copenhagen in 1992 on the initiative of the then German and Danish Foreign Ministers, Hans-Dietrich Genscher and Uffe Ellemann-Jensen. more

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