Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, July to December 2009

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Overview and information relating to the Swedish presidency of the Council of the European Union, running from 1 July to 31 December 2009.

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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.

Source Link http://www.se2009.eu/en
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Commentary and Analysis
EurActiv: Links Dossier: The Swedish EU Presidency https://www.euractiv.com/section/development-policy/linksdossier/the-swedish-eu-presidency/
Open Europe, June 2009: What to expect from the Swedish EU Presidency, July 2009 https://web.archive.org/web/20091120113531/http://www.openeurope.org.uk/research/swedishpresidency2009.pdf
EurActiv, 11/06/2009: Think-tank: Sweden 'ready for the unexpected' https://www.euractiv.com/section/eu-priorities-2020/interview/think-tank-sweden-ready-for-the-unexpected/
CER: Briefing Paper, 01/07/2009 The Swedish EU Presidency http://www.cer.org.uk/publications/archive/briefing-note/2009/swedish-eu-presidency
The Economist, 02/07/2009: Those exceptional Swedes https://www.economist.com/europe/2009/07/02/those-exceptional-swedes

BBC News, 24/06/2009: Sweden gears up for EU challenges http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8117103.stm
EurActiv, 26/06/2009: High expectations of Sweden at EU helm https://www.euractiv.com/section/development-policy/news/high-expectations-of-sweden-at-eu-helm/
Deutsche Welle, 30/06/2009: Sweden set to take over EU presidency https://p.dw.com/p/IdMS
BBC News, 01/07/2009: Sweden pushes EU climate action http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8127801.stm
France24, 01/07/2009: Sweden takes over EU helm with focus on climate and economy https://web.archive.org/web/20100105032830/http://www.france24.com/en/20090701-sweden-takes-over-eu-helm-with-focus-climate-economy-europe
The Local (Sweden), 01/07/2009: Sweden takes over EU presidency https://www.thelocal.se/20090701/20382

Official Website of the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union https://web.archive.org/web/20120310091006/http://www.se2009.eu/en/
Swedish Government: Article, 05/06/2009: The Swedish EU Presidency and the economic and financial affairs of Europe https://web.archive.org/web/20090612051904/http://www.sweden.gov.se/sb/d/7970/a/127792

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