Finland takes over Presidency of the Council of the EU


From July until 2020, Finland will hold the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU. The Finnish presidency is focusing on creating a comprehensive long-term strategy for sustainable growth and competitiveness in the EU. Their priorities are: 

  • to strengthen common values and the rule of law
  • to make the EU more competitive and socially inclusive
  • to strengthen the EU’s position as a global leader in climate action
  • to protect the security of citizens comprehensively

Find more information on the Presidency’s website.