The Presidency of the Council rotates between EU Member States every six months. During a six-month period, the Presidency will drive forward the Council’s work on EU legislation, ensure continuity of the EU agenda and ensure that legislative processes are carried out in an orderly manner and that Member States cooperate.
The two main tasks of the Presidency are to plan and chair the meetings of the Council and its preparatory bodies and to represent the Council in its relations with other EU institutions.
Sweden will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from 1 January to 30 June 2023.
The four priorities of the Swedish Presidency
- Security – unity
- Resilience – competitiveness
- Prosperity – green & energy transition
- Democratic values and the rule of law – our foundation
The priorities of the Swedish Presidency reflect positions that Sweden has traditionally advocated in the EU, but also respond to the current geopolitical and economic challenges facing the Union.
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