Press Advisories

1. 7. 200911:09

Sweden takes over the EU Council Presidency from the Czech Republic on 1 July 2009

The main priorities of the Swedish Presidency include the fight against the consequences of the economic crisis and against climate change.

Sweden and the preceding French and Czech Presidencies form the Trio Presidency.

The rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union is held for six months by each Member State in turn. However, the Presidencies work in Trios so as to maintain the continuity in the running of the Council.

Official website of the Swedish Presidency