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THE FRENCH PRESIDENCY OF THE EUROPEAN UNION - 1ST JANUARY - 30TH JUNE 2022

THE FRENCH PRESIDENCY OF THE EUROPEAN UNION - 1ST JANUARY - 30TH JUNE 2022

On the 1st January 2022, for the first time in 14 years, France will take over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Each Member State holds the presidency of the Council of the European Union for six months on a rotational basis. France will hold the Presidency of the Council of the EU from 1 January to 30 June 2022. The Presidency of the Council organizes meetings, brokers compromises, submits conclusions and ensures the coherency and continuity of the decision-making process. It ensures good cooperation between all Member States and acts as a liaison between the Council and the European institutions, in particular the Commission and European Parliament.

The Council also has budgetary powers; it adopts and amends the European budget with the Parliament. Lastly, the Council adopts certain decisions as well as non-binding recommendations, concludes international agreements on behalf of the EU, and appoints members of certain institutions such as the European Court of Auditors, the European Economic and Social Committee and the European Committee of the Regions. The Council’s deliberations and votes on legislative texts are public.

A total of nearly 400 events planned in France and the EU will punctuate the Presidency: political meetings, a cultural programme and citizen events open to everyone. Find all information about the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union on the Presidency’s official website 

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