Changes in the order of EU Council Presidencies

Changes in the order of EU Council Presidencies

On 26 July 2016, the Council of the EU decided to change the order, in which Member States will hold their Presidencies until 2030 (the previous decision concerned only the period until June 2020). This came as a consequence of the UK’s decision to give up its Presidency in the second half of 2017, following the “Brexit” referendum. Additionally, Croatia was added to the list for the period January-June 2020 as it was not yet a Member State at the time of the original decision. The new order of the presidencies until 2030 can be found in the table below.

It is worth mentioning that Estonia, which will assume its Presidency tasks on July 2017 (half a year earlier than originally envisaged), has already published, in its “EU policy 2015-2019” document, a set of priorities for all policy sectors, including sport. According to this strategy, integrity of sport, including the promotion of the Council of Europe’s Convention on the Manipulation on Sports Competitions, will be high on the Estonia’s Presidency agenda.

Malta January-June 2017 Belgium January-June 2024
Estonia July-December 2017 Hungary July- December 2024
Bulgaria January- June 2018 Poland January- June 2025
Austria July-December 2018 Denmark July- December 2025
Romania January-June 2019 Cyprus January-June 2026
Finland July-December 2019 Ireland July- December 2026
Croatia January-June 2020 Lithuania January-June 2027
Germany July-December 2020 Greece July- December 2027
Portugal January-June 2021 Italy January-June 2028
Slovenia July-December 2021 Latvia July-December 2028
France January-June 2022 Luxembourg January-June 2029
Czech Republic July-December 2022 Netherland July-December 2029
Sweden January-June 2023 Slovakia January-June 2030
Spain July-December 2023 Malta July-December 2030
FURTHER INFORMATION

Council-New order of Presidencies
Estonian’s European Union Policy 2015-2019

 

 

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