Portugal's presidency / 1 January - 30 June 2021

Portugal's presidency / 1 January - 30 June 2021

Portugal's presidency of the Council of the EU: 1 January - 30 June 2021

The priorities of Portugal's presidency are driven by its motto: "Time to deliver: a fair, green and digital recovery". 

The presidency programme focuses on five main areas, which are in line with the goals of the EU’s strategic agenda: 

  • strengthen Europe’s resilience
  • promote confidence in the European social model
  • promote a sustainable recovery
  • speed up a fair and inclusive digital transition
  • reaffirm the EU’s role in the world, ensuring that this is based on openness and multilateralism

The Portuguese presidency of the Council of the EU will focus on bringing the EU through the COVID-19 pandemic. It will promote a vision of the EU that is innovative, looks to the future and is based on common values of solidarity, convergence and cohesion.

In order to achieve this, Portugal is committed to playing a positive and flexible role in order to act positively, promote cooperation, achieve tangible results in economic recovery and lead the European Union out of the crisis.


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