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
- End of roaming charges could see mobile operators hike other tariffs
- EU among donor groups suspending aid to Mozambique over hidden debt
- Commission says EU asylum rules ‘dead as Jon Snow from Game of Thrones’
- Commission approves extending border checks at internal Schengen borders
- Commission admits visa-free travel for Turks depends on national parliaments