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Rotating EU presidency

The presidency of the different Council formations which negotiate and adopt EU laws rotates among the EU member states every six months. Within the long-term goals set by the three countries holding the presidency during a period of 18 months, each presidency prepares a detailed six-month programme.

At the beginning of each presidency, BusinessEurope presents its priorities for the semester during which the member state holding the EU presidency will lead the Council discussions.

Publications

Public letters Date
BusinessEurope's priorities for the Austrian Presidency of the European Union - Letter from Emma Marcegaglia and Markus J. Beyrer to Sebastian Kurz 26/06/2018
BusinessEurope's priorities for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union - Letter from Emma Marcegaglia and Markus J. Beyrer to Boyko Borissov 24/01/2018
BusinessEurope's priorities for the Estonian presidency of the European Union - Letter from President Emma Marcegaglia and Director General Markus J. Beyrer to Jüri Ratas, Prime Minister of Estonia 28/06/2017
BusinessEurope's priorities for the Maltese presidency of the European Union - Letter from President Emma Marcegaglia to Joseph Muscat, Prime Minister of Malta 30/01/2017
Priorities for The Netherlands Presidency of the Council of the EU - Letter from BusinessEurope President Emma Marcegaglia to Mark Rutte 27/01/2016
BusinessEurope's priorities for the Luxembourg Presidency - Letter from BusinessEurope President Emma Marcegaglia to Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Luxembourg 21/07/2015
BusinessEurope's priorities for the Latvian Presidency: a competitive, digital and engaged Europe to deliver growth and jobs - Letter from BusinessEurope President Emma Marcegaglia to Laimdota Straujuma, Prime Minister of Latvia 16/01/2015
BusinessEurope's priorities for the Italian Presidency - Letter from BusinessEurope's President Emma Marcegaglia to Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi 09/07/2014
BusinessEurope's priorities for the Greek Presidency - Letter from President Emma Marcegaglia to Antonis Samaras, Greek Prime Minister 13/01/2014
BusinessEurope's priorities for the Irish Presidency - Letter from President Jürgen R. Thumann to Enda Kenny, Taoiseach 28/02/2013
Cyprus Presidency of the European Union - Letter from BusinessEurope President Jürgen R. Thumann to Demetris Christofias, President of Cyprus 12/09/2012
Business priorities for the Hungarian Presidency - Letter from President Jürgen R. Thumann to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban 20/01/2011
European business priorities for the Belgian Presidency - Letter from President Jürgen R. Thumann to Prime Minister Yves Leterme 04/09/2010
BusinessEurope priorities for the Spanish Presidency - Letter handed over to José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero receiving a high-level business delegation in Madrid 02/02/2010
Press releases Date
Industrial policy should be high up on the agenda 01/02/2018
Last updated: 7 July 2016