|Author (Corporate)||Cardiff EDC|
Overview and information relating to the Swedish presidency of the Council of the European Union, running from 1 July to 31 December 2009.
Sweden took over the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union on 1 July 2009. This was the second occasion since the country's accession to the European Union (EU).
This Presidency unfolded in the context of the slow-paced reappointment of José Manuel Barroso as President of the European Commission, the uncertainty over the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty - including a referendum in Ireland over the document - and the possibility that the European Council is required to select a full-time President for the first time in October, and also a High-Representative for Foreign and Security Policy. At the same time, the world was engaged in an effort to strike an agreement late in the year on reducing global greenhouse gas emissions, and the European Union was engaged in an effort to overcome the financial crisis and consequent economic recession.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Subject Tags||Council of the European Union|
|Keywords||EU Council Presidencies
|Countries / Regions||Sweden|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|