In July Germany assumed the six-month rotating Presidency of the European Council. Germany took on this role at a critical juncture for the European Union. The public health and economic implications of the corona crisis, Brexit, and the rising tensions between member states are just some of the issues that have been on the European agenda. As Germany’s Presidency of the European Council winds down, what were its achievements and shortcomings? And, what are the key issues ahead for Europe in 2021?
Joining us to discuss this is Dr. Ulrike Guérot, Head of the Department for European Policy and the Study of Democracy at the Danube University in Krems (Austria) and the founder of the European Democracy Lab in Berlin.