Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, July to December 2017

Author (Corporate)
Publication Date 2017
Content Type


Estonia held the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union between July and December 2017. The motto of the Estonian Presidency was 'Unity through balance'.

Further information:

It was the first time this country held the rotating presidency. The four priorities of the Estonian Presidency were:

  • An open and innovative European economy
  • A safe and secure Europe
  • A digital Europe and the free movement of data
  • An inclusive and sustainable Europe
Source Link
Related Links
Commentary and Analysis
EPRS: Briefing, June 2016: Priority dossiers under the Estonian EU Council Presidency
EurActiv, 22/06/2017: The Estonian Presidency, at a time when ‘ice starts to melt’
Politico, 20/12/2017: Estonia’s presidency: How it went

E-Estonia, September 2017: President Kersti Kaljulaid: 'Estonia offers more transparency and less bureaucracy!'

Estonia: Government Office: Coordinating the Estonian Presidency
European Council: Statement, 29/06/2017: Speech by President Donald Tusk at the opening ceremony of the Estonian presidency
European Commission: Remarks by President Jean-Claude Juncker at the joint press conference with Jüri Ratas, Prime Minister of Estonia, on the occasion of the visit of the College of Commissioners to the Estonian Presidency

Subject Categories
Subject Tags
Countries / Regions
International Organisations