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Every six months a member state of the European Union (EU) holds the Presidency and presides over the work of the Council of the EU. During this time the state holding the Presidency plays host to the majority of the Union's events and plays a key role in the activities of the EU. It is responsible for organising EU meetings, setting the Union's political agenda and ensuring its development, integration and security.

 

The Trio Presidency
The national rotating presidencies of the EU are divided into groups of three - Trios. Trios ensure consistency in the work of the Council over an 18-month period.

 

The Netherlands, Slovakia and Malta constitute the Presidency Trio for the 18-month period from 1st January 2016 to 30 June 2017. The programme and priorities for the 18 months build on the work successfully brought forward by the coountries in the preceding trio - Italy, Latvia and Luxembourg.

 

 

2016

 

1st semester - Netherlands

 

 

 

 

2015

 

2nd semester - Luxembourg

 

 


 

1st semester - Latvia

 

 


2014

 

2nd semester - Italy

 

 

1st semester - Greece

 

 

2013

 

2nd semester - Lithuania

 

 

1st semester - Ireland

 

 

2012

 

2nd semester - Cyprus

 

 

1st semester - Denmark

 

 

2011

 

2nd semester - Poland

 

 

1st semester - Hungary

 

 

2010

 

2nd semester - Belgium

 

 

1st semester - Spain