Sat. Jan 16th, 2021
First day for Portuguese presidency of EU

BRUSSELS – The Portuguese presidency of the EU inaugurated its first day of work, replacing Germany whose previous semester was marked by intense negotiations on the Recovery plan, on the rule of law and the post-Brexit commercial agreement with Great Britain. The Portuguese presidency intends to implement the agreements concluded, including the seven-year budget of the European Union. Lisbon’s objective is a recovery that is ”fair, green and digital”.

In a tweet, the Portuguese presidency wrote that today is being held ”the first meeting of coordination Coreper 1 to prepare a week of work”. On the agenda of the Portuguese presidency is the visit to Lisbon tomorrow of the president of the European Council Charles Michel.

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