Topics and Documents

On this site you can download all important documents regarding the German EU Council Presidency.

Health Ministries discuss EU short-term health preparedness

A virtual meeting of Member States, EFTA countries and the EU Commission on the Commission’s Communication “Short–term EU health preparedness for COVID-19 outbreaks” published on 15 July 2020 took place at Deputy-level on 22 July 2020. Member States generally welcomed the Commission’s Communication. The focus of the discussion was put on measures regarding testing, contact tracing and public health surveillance.

Presidency Summary Deputy Meeting 22 July 2020 (PDF: 136 KB)

Summary of the Informal Meeting

Here you will find the Summary of the Informal Meeting of Health Ministers from 16 July 2020:

Information paper on the BMG programme of the German EU Council Presidency

A brief overview of the key priorities of Germany’s 2020 EU Council Presidency in the health sector and the most important events can be downloaded here.

Programme of the German EU Council Presidency

Here you can download the programme of the German EU Council Presidency "Together for Europe’s recovery" (1 July to 31 December 2020).

Programme of the Trio Presidency

For the period of the 18-month trio presidency of Germany, Portugal and Slovenia, the three countries have set common topics and priorities.

Publication: The German healthcare system

The German health care system caters for around 83 million citizens. It is a central pillar of political, social and economic life. But how is the health system structured? This brochure aims to provide answers to these and other questions.

  • german (barrier-free PDF: 4,3 MB)

  • english (barrier-free PDF: 4,2 MB)

  • french (barrier-free PDF: 4,3 MB)

Photo Stream

Here you can download photos from the German Presidency of the Council of the EU 2020.