Two months before the start of the German EU presidency, the grand coalition government that will chair EU Council meetings during the first half of 2007 has not yet found agreement on priorities for the term. EURACTIV compares the two parties' positions on key issues.
Germany's chief diplomat has set out new priorities for the 2007 German presidency in 2007 in his recent speech. He particularly underlined the need for a new approach towards the EU’s eastern neighbours.
In this article, published by Politik & Kommunikation (in German), Christophe Leclercq and Kristina Weich Hondrila from EURACTIV summarise the main points of the EU policy statement that was held by German chancellor Angela Merkel on 11 May 2006.
In the article “Re-Launching Europe”, published by Deutsche-Aussenpolitik.De, Philipp Hessel analyses Germany’s European Policy based on Chancellor Merkels “state of the union” speech held in May 2006.
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