Briefing 
 

Estonia’s EU Council Presidency priorities up for debate with PM Jüri Ratas 

Estonia’s Prime Minister Jüri Ratas presents the incoming EU Council Presidency priorities to MEPs on Wednesday.

MEPs will debate the priorities of the incoming Estonian Presidency of the EU Council of Ministers with Prime Minister Jüri Ratas on Wednesday morning.


The Estonian government will focus its six-month mandate on the following priorities:


  • An open and innovative European economy
  • A safe and secure Europe
  • A digital Europe and the free movement of data
  • An inclusive and sustainable Europe

The day before, on Tuesday, MEPs will review progress made during the outgoing Maltese Presidency.


Procedure: Council and Commission statements with debates

2017/2659(RSP) - Estonian presidency

2017/2658(RSP) - Maltese presidency

Debates:  Tuesday, 4 July and Wednesday, 5 July

Press conference: Parliament’s president Antonio Tajani will hold a press conference with Estonia’s Prime Minister Jüri Ratas and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday at around 12.30 (tbc)

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