Council rotating presidencies: decision on revised order

Council of the EU
  • 26/07/2016
  • 20:25
  • Press release
  • 475/16
  • Institutional affairs
26/07/2016
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On 26 July 2016, the Council adopted a decision establishing a revised order in which the member states will hold the presidency of the Council of the EU until 2030.

Following the UK decision to relinquish the Council presidency in the second half of 2017, the Council decided to bring forward by six months the order of presidencies, starting from 1 July 2017.

It also decided to add Croatia, which was not yet a member state at the time of the original decision, for the period January-June 2020.

The revised order of the presidencies of the Council runs until 2030 (the previous decision covered only until June 2020) and is set out below:

MaltaJanuary-June2017
EstoniaJuly-December2017
BulgariaJanuary-June2018
AustriaJuly-December2018
RomaniaJanuary-June2019
FinlandJuly-December2019
CroatiaJanuary-June2020
GermanyJuly-December2020
PortugalJanuary-June2021
SloveniaJuly-December2021
FranceJanuary-June2022
Czech RepublicJuly-December2022
SwedenJanuary-June2023
SpainJuly-December2023
BelgiumJanuary-June2024
HungaryJuly-December2024
PolandJanuary-June2025
DenmarkJuly-December2025
CyprusJanuary-June2026
IrelandJuly-December2026
LithuaniaJanuary-June2027
GreeceJuly-December2027
ItalyJanuary-June2028
LatviaJuly-December2028
LuxembourgJanuary-June2029
NetherlandsJuly-December2029
SlovakiaJanuary-June2030
MaltaJuly-December2030

Regarding the order of presidencies as from 1 January 2031, the Council is required to take a decision before 31 December 2029.