France takes over Presidency of the European Council
On 1 January, France took up the Council Presidency held by Slovenia. The French Presidency centres around the concepts of recovery, strength and a sense of belonging. It will work for a more sovereign, digital, social and human Europe.
Several European laws will be negotiated or adopted until 30 June when the 6-month term ends. One notable example is digital technology, with priority given to the economic regulation and accountability of digital platform work, and legislation on digital services and markets. Other examples include introducing carbon pricing at EU borders for imported products, establishing legislation on minimum wages and a continuous effort to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
Visit the website of the French EU Presidency for more.