At today’s virtual meeting, Minister of State Roth will liaise closely with his counterparts from Lisbon and Ljubljana on key policy areas of the EU Council Presidency. A joint statement will lay down the Trio’s agenda in this regard.
Continuity is especially important when it comes to tackling certain contentious issues in the EU. Regardless of which member state currently holds the Presidency of the EU Council, solutions to major issues such as the rule of law, migration or climate change mitigation require constant political impetus. This is the only way to create a chance of achieving the necessary reforms, as implementing them in a six-month period is hardly achievable. Minister of State for Europe Michael Roth and his colleagues Gašper Dovžan and Ana Paula Zacarias will meet today via videolink to discuss the most important policy areas of Germany’s Council Presidency that will also be of relevance for the presidencies of Portugal (1st half of 2021) and Slovenia (2nd half of 2021).