Under Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the EU member states are now, for the first time ever, holding discussions via video conference about the state of the rule of law in specific countries. The aim is to improve their common understanding of this issue.
On 10 November, the negotiators for the Council of the European Union, under the German Presidency, and the European Parliament reached agreement on a comprehensive recovery fund to fight the effects of the COVID‑19 pandemic as well as on the MFF 2021‑2027.
At today’s virtual meeting, Minister of State Roth will liaise closely with his counterparts from Lisbon and Ljubljana on key policy areas of the EU Council Presidency. A joint statement will lay down the Trio’s agenda in this regard.
Brexit, the COVID-19 pandemic and the rule of law – the most recent meeting of the General Affairs Council held in Luxembourg under the leadership of Minister of State Michael Roth dealt with pressing issues on the European Union’s current Agenda.
At Gymnich, the informal meeting of EU foreign ministers, the focus was on relations with Turkey and Russia, as well as on the situation in Belarus and the EU’s strategic response to COVID‑19.