July 2014 in Europe…

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Italy has taken over the the six-month rotating presidency of the Council of the EU.

Italian Presidency – official website

The presidency trio programme (Italy, Latvia and Luxemburg: from 1 July 2014 to 31 December 2015) is on line

You can follow the tweets of the Italian Presidency here.italianpres2014



Future presidencies

Latvia: January-June 2015
Luxembourg: July-December 2015
Netherlands: January-June 2016
Slovakia: July-December 2016
Malta: January-June 2017
United Kingdom: July-December 2017
Estonia: January-June 2018
Bulgaria: July-December 2018
Austria: January-June 2019
Romania: July-December 2019
Finland: January-June 2020

The EUI Library has several publication on the EU Council Presidency

The European Parliamentary Research Service has prepared a useful list of resources related to Italy and the European Union: Italy and the European Union: selected sources

The European Parliament re-elected Martin Schulz  as President of the European Parliament, by a sizable majority (409 out of 612 valid votes cast in the first ballot).
In 1 July 2013 Croatia became the 28th Member State of the European Union. Croatia’s accession marked another milestone in the construction of a united Europe. Find out  more