Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Swedish EU Council Presidency programme

Sweden has published the Work programme for the Swedish Presidency of the EU 1 July --- 31 December 2009.

As an overview, here are the contents of the 46 page work programme:

Table of contents

Taking on the challenge

1. Economy and employment - EU emerges stronger from the economic crisis

2. Climate – a new climate agreement in place

3. Justice and Home Affairs – a Stockholm Programme that safeguards security and the rights of individuals

4. The EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea, a cleaner marine environment and a more competitive region

5. The EU, its neighbourhood and the world

6. New Parliament, Commission and Treaty of Lisbon

Priorities within each Council configuration

1. Horizontal issues for a better EU
GAERC – General affairs

2. The EU as a global actor
GAERC - External relations

3. Reversing economic developments
ECOFIN – the Economic and Financial Affairs Council

4. A more secure and open Europe
Justice and Home Affairs Council (JHA)

5. Full employment and good health
The Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO)

6. A competitive Europe
Competitiveness Council

7. Towards an eco-efficient economy
Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council (TTE)

8. Using resources without using them up
Agriculture and Fisheries Council

9. A credible EU for the environment
Environment Council

10. High standards promote better growth
Education, Youth and Culture Council

Annex: Planned meetings of the Council during the Swedish Presidency of the EU

Ralf Grahn