The political programme of the Spanish Presidency included the issues which the Spanish government thought the EU should address as a matter of priority and which it wished to progress during the six months.
- Consolidating Europe's social agenda, paying special attention to gender equality and the fight against domestic violence.
- Promoting a People's EuropeGetting out of the economic crisis. The fundamental aims are restoring job creation and achieving a more competitive Europe, as stated in the Lisbon Strategy.
- The European Union's energy security and the fight against climate change.
- Enabling Europe to speak with its own voice on the international scene and promoting its common values, peace and well-being.Consolidating a safer Union for its citizens, responding to the challenges of immigration and constructing a shared space with judicial and police cooperation.