Germany's Constitution states that the Federal Government is responsible for representing the country's interests in the area of European policy. The Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology has two key functions in this respect.
The EU is the largest common market in the world. Two-thirds of the EU's total trade volume takes place between the member states themselves.
The primary objective of the Europe 2020 strategy is to boost the EU's competitiveness, productivity, growth potential, social cohesion and economic convergence.
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