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#Brexit – EU and Britain making ‘very limited’ progress in talks: #Merkel

#Brexit – EU and Britain making ‘very limited’ progress in talks: #Merkel

| July 3, 2020

The European Union and Britain have made “very limited” progress in negotiations about their future relationship, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday (1 July), adding there was still a possibility that no deal would be agreed, writes Elizabeth Piper. Britain left the bloc on 31 January. Pressure is mounting to agree a free trade […]

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‘Together for Europe’s recovery’: #Germany takes over Council presidency

‘Together for Europe’s recovery’: #Germany takes over Council presidency

| July 3, 2020

While the corona pandemic continues, Germany took over the six-month presidency of the Council of the EU on 1 July. The European Parliament asked German MEPs for their expectations. The coronavirus represents a significant challenge for the EU and immediate management of the pandemic and recovery are at the heart of the German programme for the […]

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Six-month #EUPresidency begins for #Germany

Six-month #EUPresidency begins for #Germany

| July 1, 2020

Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel meet ahead of Germany taking on the EU’s rotating presidency  Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron have met in Meseberg, north of Berlin, for their first face-to-face encounter in months. The German Chancellor proclaimed that when France and Germany agree, the EU doesn’t always agree, but when France and Germany don’t […]

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EU to focus on rebuilding after #Coronavirus in next 18 months: Germany

EU to focus on rebuilding after #Coronavirus in next 18 months: Germany

| June 25, 2020

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (pictured) agreed with her counterparts in Portugal and Slovenia that the EU should focus on rebuilding the bloc economically and socially after the coronavirus crisis in the next 18 months when they each hold the rotating presidency, writes Madeline Chambers. “The trio’s joint programme focuses on the management of the COVID-19 […]

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France and Germany appeal for swift EU deal on #Coronavirus recovery aid

France and Germany appeal for swift EU deal on #Coronavirus recovery aid

| June 24, 2020

France and Germany on Monday (22 June) pressed for a quick agreement among European Union leaders on the size and payout details of a joint fund aimed at helping the hardest hit member states to recover more quickly from the coronavirus pandemic, write Michael Nienaber in Berlin and Leigh Thomas in Paris.  Speaking to reporters […]

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Commission approves support for the development of #E-Mobility charging stations in Schleswig-Holstein

Commission approves support for the development of #E-Mobility charging stations in Schleswig-Holstein

| June 22, 2020

The European Commission has approved, under EU state aid rules, a German measure to support the development of charging stations for electric vehicles in the German State of Schleswig-Holstein. The aim of the scheme is to expand a network of charging infrastructure so that electric vehicles can be charged across Schleswig-Holstein in a fast and […]

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Amid #Brexit impasse, Germany urges no-deal preparations – document

Amid #Brexit impasse, Germany urges no-deal preparations – document

| June 19, 2020

The German government is urging other EU states to prepare for a no deal Brexit, according an internal document that casts doubt on Britain’s optimism over chances of an early agreement on its future ties with the bloc, writes Andreas Rinke. Britain left the European Union on 31 January and their relationship is governed by […]

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