On 1st January Portugal took over the Presidency of the Council of the EU from Germany. The presidency’s priorities in the next 6 months are driven by the motto "Time to deliver: a fair, green and digital recovery":
- Promoting a recovery leveraged by the climate and digital transitions;
- Promoting and strengthening the European social model as a distinctive element for ensuring a fair and inclusive climate and digital transition;
- Promoting the EU as a leader in climate action by prioritising the implementation of the EU Green Deal, approving the first European Climate Law with focus on carbon neutrality by 2050 and the energy transition, while increasing energy efficiency polices and implementing the renovation wave.
Read more about the Portugal Presidency’s Programme.