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Belgian Presidency of the EU Council: July – December 2010 PDF Print E-mail

The Belgian Presidency will continue to advance the work programme agreed by the three countries of the Trio presidency: 

  • review the Lisbon Strategy so that the EU is better prepared to overcome the economic crisis, restore sustainable growth, a higher rate of employment and better competitiveness
  • better monitoring of the financial markets
  • broaden the social agenda and focus it on young people, on combating gender discrimination and fighting poverty
  • press forward on energy and climate change
  • make the EU a space for ever greater freedom, safety and justice (Stockholm programme)
  • set up a global European policy for immigration and asylum
  • set up a more consistent, effective external EU representation
  • place the emphasis on the defence of human rights and fundamental freedoms

 
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