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News article30 June 2023Directorate-General for Communication

Spain’s turn to hold the EU presidency

Spain’s turn to hold the EU presidency.

You might know that every six months, a different EU country holds the presidency of the Council of the EU. Practically, this means they organise the meetings of the countries’ leaders and suggest the areas in which they would like the EU to progress. On the 1st of July it is Spain’s turn to do so.

Spain has set four priority areas under the motto "Europe, closer":

  • reindustrialising Europe
  • making progress on ecological transition
  • social and economic justice
  • strengthening European unity

Learn more about the Spanish presidency of the EU: Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union (

To discover more about Spain, play the game: The EU: what's it all about? (



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30 June 2023
Directorate-General for Communication
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