German policy on Europe

EU Flag in front of Brandenburg Gate

Germany in Europe

The European Union is the biggest political success story of the past 50 years. The EU is not simply a common economic area, but rather a community of shared values. Peace and prosperity, freedom and security - those are achievements cherished by all EU citizens. The project Europe will continue to offer opportunities for all. 

The making of German government policy on Europe

Nowadays European policy covers all policy fields. To be an effective advocate of Germany’s interests in Europe, the Federal Government needs efficient policy coordination mechanisms.


Enlargement of the European Union

The European Union's goal is to make Europe a bastion of peace, freedom, security, political stability and prosperity. An enlarged European Union can act as a stabilizing force throughout Europe, for adopting the acquis – the entire body of EU law – enables new member states to contribute to European integration and share its benefits. 

Stabilising the euro

Stabilising the euro

How did the sovereign debt crisis in Europe come about? Why is it important to have a stable common currency? What measures and instruments have been adopted to overcome the crisis, and how do they fit together? To shed light on these questions, the Federal Ministry of Finance has created a new information forum: "Stabilising the euro".

Germany in Europe

Germany in European Union