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Luxembourg's Presidency of the EU

4 January 2005 - 8:10am

Luxembourg assumed the Presidency of the European Union for six months on 1 January. Find out more about the Luxembourg Presidency's priorities here...

Luxembourg assumed the six-monthly rotating Presidency of the European Union (EU) on 1 January. Among the priorities of the Luxembourg Presidency are:

  • Relaunch the Lisbon strategy of making the EU a knowledge-based society with a competitive economy able to meet the social and environmental expectations of Europe's citizens
  • Completion of the Internal Market
  • An examination of the Stability and Growth Pact to reinforce governance of Economic and Monetary Union (EMU)
  • Financial planning for the EU for 2007-2013
  • Continued enlargement of the EU
  • Conclusion of the Doha development round of world trade

More detail on the above and other priorities, as well as other information on the work of the Luxembourg Presidency and the EU, can be found at: http://www.eu2005.lu/en/presidence/index.html

The UK takes over the Presidency from Luxembourg on 1 July until the end of 2005.

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