"Together for Europe's recovery" – The motto of Germany’s Presidency reflects the massive challenges facing the European Union as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. We want to, and we must, respond to these challenges together. We need to stimulate the economy and strengthen cohesion.

Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union will focus on finding compromises and solutions that will allow EU member states to overcome the pandemic together and in a forward-looking way. That is a big challenge, but it is also a big opportunity.