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Luxembourg EU Council Presidency: Overview of priority dossiers

Written by Dora Boytha (Office of the Deputy Secretary-General)

Luxembourg will hold its 12th Presidency of the Council, concluding the Italian-Latvian-Luxembourg Trio Council Presidency in the second half of 2015. 248 more words


Latvia (2015) The EU council Presidency

Uldis, member of the LCC, sent me another 5 great covers recently. I have chosen to present this one; the right-corner stamp commemorates the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union… 47 more words


The paradox of the Greek presidency in the Council

by Luis Vilacha Fernandez. Originally published on 2014/02/25

2014 will be a year of great challenges. During this year Europeans will face the EU elections in May that will determine the next five years of the Union in terms of political integration, banking union, migration, maritime policies and air passenger rights among others. 928 more words

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Lithuanian Presidency: Challenges and priorities

Originally published on 2013/07/25

Lithuania is the first Baltic state to take the helm of the EU’s rotating Presidency. It faces a daunting task with a full agenda and the need to secure agreements between 28 Member States on a wide range of important issues ahead of the EU elections to be held next year. 91 more words

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The Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU

Written by Vilma Karvelyte, Ilze Eglite and Evarts Anosovs

Every 6 months, on a rotating schedule, one European Union (EU) Member State leads the work of the Council of the EU. 1,031 more words


Italy Takes Over EU Council Presidency

This week, Italy has taken over the EU Council Presidency, for the first time since 2003. It also marks the start of a new presidency trio; from 1 July 2014 to 31 December 2015 the presidency trio will be made up of Italy, Latvia and Luxembourg. 154 more words

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Italy and the European Union: selected sources

From 1 July 2014, Italy will take over the six-month rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union. We have gathered some useful information sources about the country to give a general overview on Italian politics and legislation, as well as its relation with the European Union. 1,114 more words