Cover of Publication Taking stock of Germany’s Council Presidency in the field of economic policy

Ushering in economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis and improving the resilience of Europe’s economy have been among the core priorities for Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the EU in the second semester of 2020. Germany’s Council Presidency has sent out a signal of a fresh start for economic policy: Member States have agreed to take the measures that are necessary to overcome the crisis and its impact, and to learn lessons for the future. The green and digital transformation is at the very centre of the efforts to ensure economic recovery. This brochure is a summary of the progress and the results achieved during Germany’s Council Presidency in the remit of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.