On 21 May, Minister of State for Europe Michael Roth met the Italian Secretary of State for European Affairs in the Prime Minister’s Office, Sandro Gozi, at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin.
In addition to the situation in Ukraine, current European policy issues were on the agenda, including institutional and personnel questions following the elections to the European Parliament, the fight against youth unemployment and the further development of a European economic policy committed to social cohesion.
After the meeting, Minister of State Roth issued the following statement:
I look forward to working with Sandro Gozi.
In a few weeks’ time, Germany’s close partner Italy, a particularly integration-minded EU member state, will assume the EU Presidency I am certain that Europe will move forward and grow stronger under the Italian Presidency.
Together we will stand against all those who are trying to belittle Europe’s achievements.