Finland began its third EU Presidency this month following the six-month Presidency of Romania. The Presidency, responsible for taking forward the Council of the European Union’s work on EU legislation and policy initiatives, also sets a programme that both ensures continuity of the EU agenda whilst focusing on specific areas.
Finland has chosen the motto of ‘Sustainable Europe, sustainable future’ and has set priorities linked to strengthening the EU’s position as a global leader in climate action. The Presidency will moreover coincide with the finalisation of the negotiations surrounding the entire multiannual financial framework (MFF) which includes the budget for Horizon Europe, the next EU research framework programme. Finland aims to encourage an ambitious programme that will enable the EU to be at the forefront of a competitive and excellence-based research framework. You can consult the Finnish Presidency of the EU here.