The Council of the European Union (General Affairs Council) adopts a final decision allowing Lithuania to adopt the euro as its currency on January 1, 2015.
The Federal Government of Germany officially recognizes the country's perpetration of the Herero and Namaqua genocide during its colonial rule of Namibia. German foreign minister Heiko Maas pledges reparations worth €1.1 billion (US$1.34 billion) for the descendants of the Herero and Nama people to be paid within 30 years.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki proposes a €1 billion (US$1.2 billion) stabilization fund by the European Central Bank to revitalize the Belarusian economy amid the protests. [https:--www.france24.com-en-20200917-poland-proposes-billion-euro-eu-fund-for-belarus (AFP via France 24)]Belarus–European Union relations
Vice Chancellor and Federal Finance Minister Olaf Scholz announces a plan to loan around €218 billion ($258bn) for a bailout to mitigate the impact of the country's recession caused by the pandemic, thereby suspending the debt brake.
Hundreds of people take part in a two-hour march, "For Equality", in Vilnius at Lithuania's first gay pride, with police shooting tear gas and arresting at least 12 people who threw stones and fireworks at marchers.