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European Parliament Plenary Session – July II 2019

The European Parliament resumes business on Monday, with a relatively light agenda (although with some rather major decisions to be made), ahead of the summer recess. Continue reading

Priority Dossiers under the Austrian EU Council Presidency

Austria will hold the EU Council Presidency from July to December 2018. Its presidency comes at the end of the Trio Presidency composed of Estonia, Bulgaria and Austria. The last time Austria held the Council Presidency was in 2006. Continue reading

Priority dossiers under the Bulgarian EU Council Presidency

Bulgaria will hold the EU Council Presidency from January to June 2018. Its Presidency is part of the Trio Presidency composed of Estonia, Bulgaria and Austria. This will be the first time Bulgaria has held the rotating presidency since it joined the EU in 2007. Continue reading

Priority dossiers under the Maltese EU Council Presidency

Written by Lucienne Attard (The Directorate-General for the Presidency), Malta will hold the EU Council Presidency from January to July 2017. Its Presidency will bring to an end the Trio Presidency composed of the Netherlands, Slovakia and Malta. This is the first time Malta holds the rotating presidency. Malta is currently led by a Socialist … Continue reading

Slovakia to take over Council of the EU Presidency – 1 July 2016

Written by Dora Boytha (Office of the Deputy Secretary-General), On 1 July 2016, Slovakia will take over the six-month rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU from The Netherlands, as part of the Dutch-Slovak-Maltese ‘Trio Presidency’. The Slovak “coalition of historic compromise” was only sworn in on 23 March 2016 and Prime Minister Robert … Continue reading

The Netherlands Presidency of the Council of the EU

Written by Vilma Karvelyte and Ingeborg Odink Every 6 months on a rotating schedule , one European Union (EU) Member State leads the work of the Council of the EU. From 1 January 2016, the Netherlands will take over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from Luxembourg and will hold it until … Continue reading

Priority dossiers under the Dutch EU Council Presidency

Written by Dora Boytha (Office of the Deputy Secretary-General), From January to June 2016, The Netherlands will hold the Presidency of the EU Council for the 12th time, kicking off the Dutch-Slovak-Maltese Trio Presidency. The Dutch Council of Ministers, also called the Cabinet of the Netherlands, consists of the Prime Minister (Mark Rutte), 13 Ministers … Continue reading

EP’s last plenary session: heating up for the summer

Written by Tessa Tumbrägel Parliament is gearing up for the last plenary session before the summer recess, taking place in Strasbourg from 6-9 July. Items on the agenda include circular economy and green jobs, TTIP, the EU Emissions Trading System, copyright harmonisation, the 2016 budget and external affairs. MEPs will also have the opportunity to quiz … Continue reading

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. Luxembourg last presided over the Council of the EU in 2005. The official programme of the Presidency will be presented to the Conference of Committee Chairs by … Continue reading

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. This year, Latvia will assume the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the first time, taking over from Italy on 1 … Continue reading

The first plenary session of 2015

Written by Nicole Zandi MEPs will head to Strasbourg for the first plenary session of the year, to be held between 12 and 15 January. There is still little legislative work on the agenda, as the new Commission settles into its new term, yet a variety of topics have been scheduled for discussion. On Monday, … Continue reading

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. A list of the main think tanks … Continue reading

Italian Presidency of the Council of the EU

From 1 July 2014 Italy took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from Greece and will hold it until 31 December 2014 when the Presidency will be passed to trio partners Latvia and Luxembourg. The Declaration of Cooperation among the Parliaments of Italy, Latvia and Luxembourg in support of the preparation … Continue reading

The road towards the Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius

The bumpy road towards the November 2013 Vilnius summit – supposed to be a milestone in the four-year-old Eastern Partnership – is heading to an increasingly uncertain destination. During the forthcoming summit, Association Agreements (AA) were set to be signed with Ukraine and initiated with three other partners: Armenia, Georgia and Moldova. However, the Ukraine’s parliament refusal … Continue reading

Library event: Lithuania in Europe, and Europe in Lithuania

by Kristina Sabaliauskaité To mark the Lithuanian Presidency we will be holding a talk on 24th of September which will focus on literature, history and arts, but mostly – on Lithuania in Europe, and Europe in Lithuania. Lithuania often prides itself being at the geographical centre of Europe, yet not many Europeans would locate it … Continue reading

Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the EU

From 1 July 2013 Lithuania is taking over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from Ireland and will hold it until January 2014, when the Presidency will be passed to Greece. The Declaration of Cooperation among the Houses of the Parliaments of Ireland, Lithuania and Greece in support of the preparation and fulfilment of the … Continue reading

Ending on a high note: the Irish Presidency at the Library

The EP Library is fast becoming a well-known centre for cultural events in the life of the Parliament. This is partly due to the great visibility we achieved thanks to the Irish Presidency and the Parliamentary Quaestor responsible for the Library, MEP Jim Higgins and his office. Back in January 2013 we had the pleasure … Continue reading

Ireland’s Parliament and the EU Presidency

On 1 January 2013, Ireland took up the Presidency of the Council for the seventh time, at the same time as it marked 40 years of EU membership. There have been huge changes, as the Communities developed into the European Union, during this period. National parliaments’ roles in EU affairs have also steadily developed. They … Continue reading

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