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.
During two virtual meetings held at Germany’s initiative, European Foreign Ministers agreed on a phased and coordinated approach towards a safe holiday under responsible conditions, provided the rate of infection permits it.
Even after Brexit, the EU enjoys greater popularity in Ireland than anywhere else. This also shapes the country’s bilateral relations with Germany on a wide range of issues including the response to COVID‑19.
Developments in the neighbouring region were the focus of today’s video conference of the EU Foreign Ministers, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Libya and the Middle East conflict. The EU wants to support neighbouring Mediterranean countries.