The priorities for the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU, as ratified by the Government of Estonia in January, focus on the development of a more innovative, secure, digital, and inclusive Europe.
The political guidelines also envisage support to the Eastern Partnership and helping them get closer to the EU as a cornerstone for a safe and secure Europe. Foreign Minister Sven Mikser visited all six Eastern Partnership countries before the Presidency began, visits that further underscored the importance of the Eastern Partnership initiative not only to Estonia’s Council presidency, but to its foreign policy as a whole. .
The Estonian Center of Eastern Partnership (ECEAP) has been involved both in the preparations and the operation of the Presidency on a daily basis. The Presidency offers us a unique opportunity to both utilize and extend our network of contacts among like-minded countries and donor organizations while at the same time raising public awareness about the accomplishments and objectives of the Eastern Partnership itself.
For more information on the Presidency, please visit https://www.eu2017.ee/