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Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union

Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union

On 1 July, Germany assumes the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the so-called Council Presidency, for six months.

Logo of the German Council Presidency in the second half of 2020
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Brexit

Brexit

The UK’s withdrawal from the requires a high level of legal and political disengagement at European level and in the Member States.

The German Government is working hard to prepare for Brexit and making arrangements for all possible scenarios.
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Multilateralism: solving global problems together

Multilateralism: solving global problems together

“Join together”, not “my country first”: multilateral cooperation is a success story. International cooperation is more important than ever today when it comes to resolving the most urgent issues of our Age.

Multilateralism: cooperation between states
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United Nations Security Council

United Nations Security Council

On 8 June 2018, Germany was elected as a non permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the 2019-20 term. This is the sixth time that the country has assumed major responsibility for peace and security in this capacity.

Germany: Member of the United Nations Security Council in 2019-20
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Climate change as a security risk

Climate change as a security risk

Climate change is not merely an issue for environmental and economic policy; it also poses a fundamental challenge to our foreign and security policy.

Climate change – A challenge for our foreign and security policy
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Bilateral relations

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