Event date: 26/06/2019
From July to December 2019, Finland holds the Presidency of the EU Council for the third time, following the Romanian and preceding the Croatian Presidency.
The Presidency of the Council rotates among the EU Member States every 6 months. During the 6-month period, the presidency chairs meeting at every level in the Council, helping to ensure the continuity of the EU's work in the Council.
David SASSOLI, EP President, and Antti RINNE, Finnish Prime Minister, speak to the press right before EP Conference of Presidents meets the Finnish government in Helsinki to discuss the priorities of Finland’s Presidency of the EU.
During the plenary session (15-18 July 2019) of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, MEPs debate the presentation of the programme of activities of the Finnish Presidency of the Council.
Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union begins on 1 July and ends on 31 December 2019.