Austrian EU Presidency



From 1 June 1 to 31 December 2018, Austria holds the six-month rotating Presidency of the European Union. Austria is in close coordination with Trio EU Presidencies of Estonia (July-December 2017) and Bulgaria (January-June 2018). The focus of the Austrain EU Presidency is on Brexit, the negotiations for the seven-year EU budget starting in 2021, as well as the security issues and the illegal immigration. “We want a Europe that protects” is the motto of the Austrian EU Presidency.