Latvia Takes Over the Presidency of the EU

On 1 January Latvia assumed, for the first time, the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union for the next six months. CEPI welcomes the Latvian Presidency and wishes it a successful and productive term of office. The Latvian Presidency will focus on three overarching priorities which are Competitive Europe, Digital Europe and Engaged Europe.
The main goal of Competitive Europe is to generate jobs and economic growth in the EU. The main tasks of the Latvian Presidency are to work on the Investment Plan for Europe, continue work on strengthening the Single Market, start work on the Energy Union and promote industrial competitiveness.

The main goal of Digital Europe is to develop the base for a truly digital Europe. The main tasks of the Latvian Presidency are to advance data protection, work on the telecommunications market package and start discussions on the Digital Single Market strategy.

The main goal of Engaged Europe is to engage in issues of global importance. The main tasks of the Latvian presidency are to facilitate the review of the Neighbourhood Policy, move forward with the transatlantic partnership and focus on post-2015 development goals.

The website of the Latvian Presidency is available at .