Remarks by His Excellency Klaus Scharioth, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United States.Ambassador Klaus Scharioth joins the Council to discuss Germany's Presidency of the European Union and the Group of Eight.With the recent accession of Romania and Bulgaria, introduction of the Euro in Slovenia, and continent-wide celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Treaties of Rome, European integration continues to move forward, increasingly uniting its citizens in a community of peace and stability, shared prosperity and values. From January to July 2007, Germany holds the Presidency of the European Union and steers an EU agenda focused on climate change, environmental and energy policy, the Lisbon Strategy and European Constitution.Simultaneously, Germany also leads efforts to help conditions for a stable and reliable global economy as it assumes the Presidency of the Group of Eight and hosts the 33rd Summit of G8 leaders in Heiligendamm.moreless
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