Germany will take over the presidency of the Council of the European Union from today, with all EU member states taking turns presiding over the Presidency of the European Council.
The presidency of the Council of Europe lasts for six months, during which time the President presides over every meeting of the Council and seeks to establish continuity in the conduct of its affairs.
The system was launched in the European Union in 2009 under the Lisbon Treaty. Under this system, the member countries work in groups of three, called ‘trio’.
The trials set long-term goals and a common agenda for Europe over a period of 18 months.
Germany, which is holding the presidency at a difficult time will face issues such as the post-Corona economic recovery and the preparation of the next European budget.