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. moreGermany in Europe
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? moreEnlargement of the European Union
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.
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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.
On 1 July, Italy assumedthePresidencyoftheCounciloftheEuropean Union forthesecond half of 2014.
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.
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