In his message to TerritoriALL., Markus Kerber highlights that we must face challenges collectively: leading Europe out of the crisis, strengthening Europe and equipping Europe for future challenges is what the COVID-19 crisis is showing us.
It is against that background that the German Presidency of the Council of the EU pushed the following priorities:
working to improve EU crisis management
initiate a sustainable economic recovery
strengthen cohesion in the EU
One of the most important achievement of the Presidency will be the final adoption of the Territorial Agenda and the Leipzig Charter which pave the way for long-term sustainable framework for social, territorial and economic development both within and between member states.