2020-07-03

Germany takes over the rotating presidency of the European Union

By ddzyx

Since July 1, Germany has taken over the rotating presidency of the EU.

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Served 6 in Germany During the month of the EU’s rotating presidency, the German Chancellor and the Federal Government will focus on several major issues:First, the EU’s internal affairs.

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On the eve of Germany’s takeover of the EU presidency, the French President Macron specially visited Berlin to meet Merkel in person. The two reiterated that they will make every effort to promote the European Union’s 500 billion euro European economic revitalization plan.

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Then there is Europe Relations with the United States:Due to Trump’s decision to withdraw part of the garrison from Germany and the United States’ opposition to the Beixi second-line natural gas pipeline project between Germany and Russia, the current relationship between Germany and the United States has fallen to the latest low.

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During Germany’s presidency of the European Union, it is bound to urge the EU to reposition its new relationship with the United States. On the one hand, it will continue to maintain the traditional trans-Atlantic partnership between Europe and the United States. On the other hand, it will reconsider and review its relationship with the United States in a series of bilateral and international Major differences in affairs.

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In terms of European-Russian relations, the German Prime Minister and French presidents are inclined to ease relations with Russia, but the EU has just re-announced the continued economic sanctions against Russia. Eastern European countries, including Poland, also welcome the US military presence, and even are willing to deploy US military nuclear warheads within its territory. NATO has also continuously issued With a strong stance, there are huge differences between the EU and Europe on matters concerning Russia.

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in Germany holds the rotating EU During the presidency, how to coordinate the EU’s internal Russia policy and how to handle relations with NATO will also be a major and sensitive issue.

The last point is the relationship between Europe and China.

Since the global outbreak of the new coronavirus outbreak this year, Germany has been the most actively promoted country in Europe to promote strengthening relations with China.

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I believe served in Germany After the EU’s rotating presidency, the German leaders will continue to make every effort to promote the close cooperation between Europe and China in various fields at the EU level, as soon as possible to realize the entity’s on-site holding of the 27+1 summit meeting of EU Chinese leaders during the year, and to further promote the EU-China Relations are developing in a broader and deeper direction.

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All in all, during Germany’s rotating presidency of the EU in the second half of this year, it must not only implement a major economic recovery plan for the future outbreak period in the EU and the post-outbreak period, but also reposition itself for Europe, the United States and Europe.

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And Germany is the rotating presidency of the European Union, also It will be the last highlight and finale on the European affairs and international politics stage before Prime Minister Merkel officially leaves office next year.

Source:Phoenix Satellite Television Yan Ming Paris Report

Editor:Lin Zi