|Publisher||Bulgaria: Ministry of the Presidency|
Bulgaria held the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union between January and June 2018. The priorities were driven by the motto 'United we stand strong', which is also the motto of the coat of arms of the Republic of Bulgaria.
This was the first time the country held the rotating presidency of the Council. During the mandate, the presidency aimed to focus on four key areas:
The Council of the European Union is one of the main institutions of the Community. Together with the European Parliament, it discusses and adopts laws based on proposals from the European Commission. The presidency of the Council of the European Union works on a rotation basis. Each member state holds the presidency for a period of six months.
To ensure continuity in the work of the Council, the presidency is held by a group of three member-states, known as a trio, for a period of 18 months. The trio prepares and implements a common agenda.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Subject Tags||Council of the European Union|
|Keywords||EU Council Presidencies
|Countries / Regions||Bulgaria|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|