High Expectations for Germany - The Council Presidency at a pivotal moment for the EU

14 July 2020, 14h00 (CEST), Zoom Discussion with Michael Roth, Ana Paula Zacarias and Prof. Marek Belka

This online panel is part of a series of »Zooming-in on progressive responses« with social democratic politicians and experts all across from Europe, organized by FES offices in Europe. It will discuss Germany’s EU Presidency, and focus in particular on a few key questions:

  • How is the Covid-19 crisis reshaping the goals and agenda of the German Presidency?
  • Will internal cohesion be strengthened and old divisions overcome?
  • Is it possible to make sustainable economic, social and budgetary decisions that will pave the way for a balanced economic and social recovery in Europe?
  • Can the EU strengthen its international role, especially in the face of escalating competition between the US and China?

These questions and others, including your own remarks and queries, will be disussed by:

Michael Roth, MP, Minister of State for Europe, Federal Foreign Office, Germany
Ana Paula Zacarias, Secretary of State for European Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Portugal
Prof. Marek Belka, MEP, ex-Prime Minister, ex-President Central Bank, ex-Minister of Finance, Poland

Moderation: Jacki Davis, Meade Davis Communications, Brussels

REGISTER HERE for this ZOOM online debate.

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