Estonia takes over EU presidency, from 1 July

Estonia has taken over the presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) from 1 July to 31 December 2017, initiating the presidential triumvirate with Bulgaria (1st half of 2018) and Austria (2nd half of 2018).

The top priorities announced for the next 6 months are:

  • An open and innovative European economy.
  • A safe and secure Europe.
  • A digital Europe and the free movement of data.
  • An inclusive and sustainable Europe.

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