Priorities of the Slovak Presidency

Slovakia took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union on 1 July 2016. Its programme for the next six months is based on four priorities: an economically strong Europe, a modern single market, a sustainable migration and asylum policies and a globally engaged Europe.

For each of these priorities:

  • Economically strong Europe: the presidency will focus on initiatives that help create an appropriate environment for investment and for the further development of the Union.
  • Modern single market: the vision of the Slovak Presidency is to further develop unifying projects, such as the energy union or the digital single market.
  • Sustainable migration and asylum policies: the Slovak Presidency seeks to encourage the Union to develop more sustainable migration and asylum policies.
  • Globally engaged Europe: the Slovak Presidency aims to strengthen the Union’s position in the world.

These priorities are driven by three principles which are:

  • Achieving tangible results.
  • Overcoming fragmentation.
  • Focusing on the citizen.

More information is available on the website of the Slovak Presidency at .