This briefing sets out three priorities for the German EU presidency to enable an EU-wide sustainable and resilient recovery:
- Deliver the European Green Deal as a central part of a future-proof economic recovery. This requires reaching agreement between Member States on the Climate Law, the revised EU budget and the recovery instrument and enabling a system-wide energy transition.
- Enhance the EU’s 2030 climate target to reassure investors, businesses, and international partners that the EU is serious about the green recovery.
- Create the global foundations for a sustainable and resilient recovery by shaping a more assertive approach to European foreign policy, while also identifying areas where the EU can build cooperation with key partners, such as Africa and China.