Source: Press release from Prime Minister’s Office
Priorities of the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union presented
Published 14 December 2022
Security, resilience, prosperity, democratic values and the rule of law are the priorities of the forthcoming Swedish Presidency. This was conveyed by Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson in a speech in the Riksdag today.
“Sweden is taking over the Presidency at a time when the European Union is facing unprecedented challenges. A greener, more secure and freer Europe is the foundation of our priorities,” says Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson.
“This Government will make Sweden’s work in the EU a top priority. It is in Sweden’s interests to maintain unity in the EU and advance issues that require joint solutions,” says Minister for EU Affairs Jessika Roswall.
The four priorities of the Swedish Presidency
- Security – unity
- Resilience – competitiveness
- Prosperity – green & energy transition
- Democratic values and the rule of law – our foundation
The priorities of the Swedish Presidency reflect positions that Sweden has traditionally advocated in the EU, but also respond to the current geopolitical and economic challenges facing the Union.
The presidency programme outlines the main focus for each configuration of the Council
In conjunction with the Prime Minister’s presentation of the priorities, the programme for the Presidency was also presented. The programme outlines the Swedish Presidency’s main focus and priority issues in the various configurations of the Council.