What are Germany’s tasks during the EU Council Presidency?

Germany will take up the EU Council Presidency in the second half of 2020. During this time, Germany will have to find compromises in order to draw up common positions of the Council and thus of the member states. Germany will take on the role of a neutral mediator and preside over almost all Council configurations and the corresponding Council working groups. Germany will also represent the Council when dealing with other EU bodies such as the parliament, and it will speak (together with the Commission) for the EU at international level.