OREANDA-NEWS. Germany, as the interim president of the Council of the EU, intends to work not only on restoring the European economy in the short term, but also guaranteeing the Union’s preservation of its place in the international community. This was stated by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, presenting plan for the next six months in the European Parliament.

According to the politician, the priority of Germany during presidency will be to strengthen European unity to overcome the crisis. In carrying out these tasks, she offered to rely on a joint German-French proposal, which provides for the creation of a fund for the restoration of the European economy, which should amount to 500 billion euros. The Chancellor said that the task is to come to an agreement as soon as possible. The European Union’s states will have to reach compromises in all directions, Merkel resumed.