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​EU Presidency - 07.01.2016

What does the Netherlands want to achieve during its EU Presidency?
Since the first January 2016, the Netherlands helds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Among their objectives, there are a set of priorities in which CEMR is actively involved:
  • Migration 
  • Climate & energy 
  • Innovation & job creation
  • Finances

Further information is available on the EU Presidency’s website.


Pierre Vander Auwera
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Every six months a different member state holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The Netherlands is partnered with Slovakia, which will hold the Presidency from July to December 2016. 
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