In conversation with Andreas Michaelis, Germany’s Ambassador to the UK


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On 1 July 2020, Germany will take over the rotating six-month presidency of the Council of the EU, the grouping of the 27 EU governments. During this time, it will need to help broker an agreement on the multiannual EU budget and the proposed €750 billion coronavirus recovery fund and forge a new relationship with the UK. Germany has also promised to strengthen EU discussions on climate change and foreign policy, in particular with China. To discuss Germany’s presidency of the EU, Bronwen Maddox, Director of the Institute for Government, will be joined by HE Andreas Michaelis, Germany’s new ambassador to the UK and former permanent secretary to the German Foreign Office.

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