# EU presidency

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at the Bundestag, Germany's lower house of parliament, during a session to answer MPs questions on July 1, 2020 in Berlin. (Photo by John MACDOUGALL / AFP)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks a […]

Merkel’s legacy at stake as Germany takes EU reins

Germany has taken over the European Union's presidency, with Chancellor Angela Merkel staking her legacy on a massive economic recovery plan to help the bloc with the coronavirus fallout
The harbour in Helsinki is to be seen alongside the cathedral. Finland replaces Romania this Monday (01.07.20199) and takes over the presidency of the EU. Photo: Bernd Thissen/dpa
The harbour in Helsinki is to be seen al […]

Finland takes over EU presidency from Romania in low-key handover

Finland takes over the rotating six-month EU presidency from Romania starting from July 1, and has adopted the motto "Sustainable Europe – Sustainable Future." Other topics such as Brexit, migration, human rights, among others, are on the agenda, as well.
EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (R) welcomes Romanian PM Viorica Dancila before their bilateral meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels on February 21, 2018. Photo: John Thys / AFP
EU Commission President Jean-Claude Junc […]

Romania takes EU helm amid tensions with Brussels

Romania has taken over the EU's rotating presidency at a tumultuous time for the bloc and days after Jean-Claude Juncker voiced doubts about the country's ability to do the job.
ARCHIV - Die Fahnen von Rumänien (2.v.r) und Bulgarien (2.v.l) wehen am 25.04.2005 in Sofia (Bulgarien) neben Flaggen der EU. Bulgarien übernimmt unter seiner Staatsdevise «Einigkeit macht stark» am 1. Januar 2018 erstmals den halbjährlichen EU-Ratsvorsitz. (zu dpa «Balkanland Bulgarien übernimmt 2018 die EU-Ratspräsidentschaft» vom 27.12.2017) Foto: epa Vassil Donev/EPA/dpa +++(c) dpa - Bildfunk+++
ARCHIV - Die Fahnen von Rumänien (2.v.r […]

Bulgaria takes over rotating EU presidency

Bulgaria has taken up the rotating six-month EU Council presidency with focus on Balkans.