Denmark takes over the presidency of the European Union


Denmark assumes the Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the next six months Denmark shall lead thousands of meetings in Brussels, Luxembourg and Denmark.

The programme for the Danish presidency will be presented in the beginning of January 2012 when the Danish Presidency is already underway. In the programme it will be possible to read more about the most important issues during the Danish Presidency. The four fundamental priorities for the Danish Presidency will be to contribute to:

  •     A responsible Europe
  •     A dynamic Europe
  •     A green Europe
  •     A safe Europe.

Danish Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, summed up the up-coming presidency by saying: "Denmark’s task during the Presidency is to strengthen the EU in a difficult time. Our goal is to produce tangible results that benefit individual Europeans".

Detailed information about the presidency is available at the website:


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