Launch of the Irish presidency of the Council of the EU
The official launch event of the Irish presidency of the Council of the EU will take place in Dublin.
Ireland looks forward to seizing the opportunities presented by its Presidency of the Council of the EU during the first six months of 2013 to deliver stability, jobs and growth in Europe.
Ireland’s seventh Presidency coincides with the fortieth anniversary of Ireland’s accession to the European Union. As in the past, Ireland will strive to run a fair and open Presidency focused on delivering results for Europe.
Events of the week
- Petrol cars allowed to exceed pollution limits by 50% under draft EU laws
- New deaths put Italy on track for sombre migrant records
- Serbia unmasks plot to sway election in neighbouring Montenegro
- EU considers concession to telecom firms to end roaming charges
- Canada seeks to cooperate with Russia in the Arctic