The Netherlands Presidency of the Council of the European Union
The presidency of the Council of the EU
On the 1 January 2016, the Netherlands took over the presidency of the
Council of the EU.
The presidency of the Council rotates among the EU Member States every 6 months.
During this 6-month period, the presidency chairs meetings at every level in the Council, helping to ensure the continuity of the EU's work in the Council.
On this occasion, Eurostat publishes some information & statistics about the Netherlands.