CEPOL welcomes Portuguese Presidency

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Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU © European Union
07 January 2021

Portugal assumed the Presidency of the Council of the EU on 1 January 2021, the second in the Trio Presidency, which commenced with Germany in June 2020 and will conclude with Slovenia in the second half of 2021.

Under the motto “Time to deliver: a fair, green and digital recovery”, the Portuguese Presidency aims to reinforce Europe’s resilience and confidence in the European social model.

Portugal took over the Presidency with three major priorities for the EU:

  • To promote a recovery leveraged by the climate and digital transitions;
  • To implement the European Pillar of Social Rights of the European Union as a distinctive element for ensuring a fair and inclusive climate and digital transition;
  • To strengthen Europe's autonomy whilst remaining open to the world, taking a leading role in climate action and promoting a digital transformation in the service of people.

At a moment when the COVID-19 pandemic poses difficult and significant challenges to the EU, CEPOL welcomes, and is ready to support, the Portuguese presidency plans to ensure that these six months mark the start of a new cycle in Europe.



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