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Source: Federal Ministry of Economics and EnergyGood a month before the start of the joint 18-month trio EU Council Presidency on July 1, 2020, Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier exchanged views with his counterparts from the trio partner countries Slovenia and Portugal in a video conference today . In particular, it focuses on the focal points of European competitiveness, trade, energy, telecommunications and cohesion policy in the trio period from July 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021. Federal Minister Altmaier: “We want the next 18 months as a trio -Use the presidency effectively to advance common priorities and projects across the EU. Continuity is crucial, especially when dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences. “A closely coordinated approach between the trio of Germany, Portugal and Slovenia is the key to managing the crisis efficiently and in a well-coordinated manner, drawing the right conclusions from it and to lead the European Union out of the crisis even stronger. At the video conference from Slovenia, the Minister of Economic Development and Technology, Zdravko Počivalšek, the Minister of Infrastructure, Jernej Vrtovec, and the Minister of Public Administration, Bšotjan Koritnik, are expected to attend. Portugal will be supported by the Minister of State and Minister for the Economy and Digital Change, Dr. Pedro Siza Vieira and five state secretaries. As in 2007 and 2008, Germany, Portugal and Slovenia form a so-called “Trio EU Council Presidency”, starting with the German EU Council Presidency in the second half of 2020 and followed by the Portuguese and Slovenian in the first and second half of 2021. In June 2020, Germany, Portugal and Slovenia will submit a joint work program for the trio presidency to the Council of the European Union for decision.
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