Calendar of EU presidencies

Belgian EU Presidency flag at Genval, September 2001 (Photo: Lisbeth Kirk)

Calendar of EU presidenciess

The Lisbon Treaty established the post of permanent president of the European Council, a so-called "European Council President". Furthermore, the rotation system  for the Council of Ministers has been changed to a system of team presidencies composed of three countries consisting of the current, the previous and the incoming presidency. Each Member State will still preside over most councils for 6 months.

The Council of Ministers is led by

Italy: July-December 2014
Latvia: January-June 2015
Luxembourg: July-December 2015
Netherlands: January-June 2016
Slovakia: July-December 2016
Malta: January-June 2017
United Kingdom: July-December 2017
Estonia: January-June 2018
Bulgaria: July-December 2018
Austria: January-June 2019
Romania: July-December 2019
Finland: January-June 2020

 

Here is the former list of Presidencies:

2003: Greece and Italy

 

2004: Ireland and the Netherlands

 

2005: Luxembourg and United Kingdom

 

2006: Austria and Finland

 

2007: Germany and Portugal

 

2008: Slovenia and France

 

2009: Czech Republic and Sweden

 

2010: Spain and Belgium

 

2011: Hungary and Poland

 

2012: Denmark and Cyprus

 

2013: Ireland and Lithuania

 

2014: Greece and Italy

 

2015: Latvia and Luxembourg

 

2016: The Nederlands and Slovakia

 

2017: Malta and the United Kingdoma rotating presidency according to this calendar:

 

 

Links

 

http://www.consilium.europa.eu......what-is-the-presidency?lang=en