On 1 January 2013, Ireland took over the rotating EU Presidency from Cyprus.
We have set out what this means for Ireland and herewe have outlined the details of the Irish Development NGOs’ programme of work in relation to the Presidency – a programme focused heavily on the discussions on a post-2015 Development Framework.
(Read the Dóchas background document here– and have a look atour Events Calendar.)
The Irish Government has a dedicated website for the Presidency: www.EU2013.ie, and the programme of the Irish Presidency was officially launched in Dublin on Wednesday 9 January
- The overriding concern for the Irish Government is to “create the conditions for economic growth and job creation”, which should not come as any surprise, in light of the economic and financial crisis Europe finds itself in. An additional objective for Ireland will be “to restore confidence in…