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.
Germany, Portugal and Slovenia will assume the Trio Presidency of the EU Council in July. Today (5 May), Foreign Minister Maas discussed the joint fight against COVID-19 with his Portuguese counterpart Augusto Santos Silva.
Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the EU, which is due to begin on 1 July, has revised its strategy in the light of the current crisis.
The European Commission is using the Green Deal to make Europe the first climate neutral continent. Businesses from Denmark have been showing for decades how to make money with green technology, also with joint projects with Germany.
Germany and Estonia are working together to make the public more resilient to external disinformation campaigns. Supporting independent media and a free and critical civil society plays a key role in this.