In January 2015, Latvia took over from Italy its historically first presidency of the Council of the EU. The 18-month program of the trio Italy-Latvia-Luxembourg is based on shared priorities, i.e. overcoming economic crisis in Europe, promotion of economic growth and creation of new jobs.
The Priorities of Latvian Presidency
The Latvian Presidency will target notably these priorities:
Development of competitiveness of the European industry and the service sector
Creation of a framework for the real Digital Europe
Pro-active engagement of the EU in the global issues
Presidency priorities and the 6-month programme are available here.