Estonia Holds Presidency of the Council of the European Union

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Estonia Holds Presidency of the Council of the European Union


This year marks a milestone for the Republic of Estonia as it assumes presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Gaining its independence from the Soviet Union on February 24, 1918, Estonia is a country in northern Europe which shares borders with Latvia and Russia. A small nation both in area and population, Estonia is now known as the most technologically advanced country in Europe and the most modern digital state in the world. Estonia was the first country that allowed voters to participate in the parliament election using the Internet, conducted the world's first e-census and now it offers foreigners an opportunity to obtain its digital citizenship. It is also the home of Skype.

The Republic of Estonia became a member of the European Union in May, 2004. It maintains a Permanent Representation in the European Union headed with Kaja Tael, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative.

Since its creation in 1958, the Council of the European Union has been the voice of the European Union member governments in the areas of adopting EU laws and coordinating EU policies. The council is composed of government ministers from each of the 28 EU countries, which holds presidency of this council on a 6-month rotating basis.

This year, from July to December, 2017, Estonia, as president of the Council of the EU, will be responsible for defining the EU Council's position while taking into account the interests of all member states and remaining neutral at the same time. During Estonia's presidency, more than 200 meetings are expected to take place in Estonia, bringing in some 20,000 to 30,000 visitors to this small country in the Baltic. …

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