This January and for a period of six months till June, Portugal starts its presidency of the Council of the European Union. The Presidency of the Council of the EU is a rotating presidency – it changes every six months.
After the German presidency, it is now the turn for Portugal. The Portuguese presidency kicked off with a meeting where the key priorities were highlighted: economic recovery in the EU based on digital and climate transitions; and the Action Plan of the European Pillar of Social Rights. In addition, investments in training, qualifications and innovation will be promoted.
The program of the Portuguese Presidency has five main areas:
One of the priorities of the Portuguese presidency is to bring the EU through the pandemic.
More information and detail about the Portuguese presidency can be found at the Council website here.