The presidency of the Council of the EU 1.07.2017, written by Łukasz Bejm
The Estonian presidency of the Council of the EU: 1 July – 31 December 2017
The priorities of the Estonian presidency build on the European Council’s strategic agenda and common goals formulated by the member states and the EU institutions in the Rome declaration on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaties. The Estonian presidency will focus on preserving the common values of prosperity, security, peace and stability in Europe. It will seek to maintain Europe’s unity through practical decisions.
During the next 6 months, the presidency will focus on four key areas: an open and innovative European economy, a safe and secure Europe, digital Europe and free movement of data as well as an inclusive and sustainable Europe.