The COVID-19 pandemic is placing a burden on economies worldwide. Only multilateral responses will mitigate its economic impact and set the course for a sustainable recovery.
Germany wants to cooperate more closely with Russia, Poland and the Nordic and Baltic countries on environmental and climate issues, combating cross-border crime and containing the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since the signing of the new friendship treaty, the Federal Government has been working with great ambition to promote its implementation, for example in cross-border cooperation and with an increased number of contacts among young people.
Minister of State for Europe Michael Roth met his counterparts from Poland and France in Lens, France. They reaffirmed their common goals in the area of climate policy, the rule of law, EU enlargement and a social Europe in a joint statement.
Thanks to the NGO « Une Terre Culturelle », large numbers of young people from Germany and France are able to meet and take part in non‑profit projects.