Irish EU Council Presidency 2013
|Irish EU Presidency 2013 logo
|Term of office||January 1, 2013 - June 30, 2013|
|Ireland , Lithuania , Greece|
|◀ Cyprus||Lithuania ▶|
The Irish Presidency announced the presidency of the Republic of Ireland in the EU Council of Ministers for the first half of 2013 . Ireland thus began a new trio presidency with Lithuania and Greece . Ireland held the Council Presidency for the seventh time in 2013 (after 1975, 1979, 1984, 1990, 1996, 2004).
Irish Presidency priorities
The first aim of the Irish Presidency was to promote stability, jobs and growth. Stable economic growth, competitiveness and employment should therefore be promoted during the presidency. The focus should also be on concluding the negotiations on the multiannual financial framework . The digital agenda and the completion of the common asylum system were also priorities.
The website of the Irish EU Council Presidency is available in the three working languages of the European Union - German, English and French, as well as in the official language of the Republic of Ireland, Irish (see also the official languages of the European Union ).
Like the Council Presidency of Cyprus in the second half of 2012, Ireland used its own logo . The logo combines Old Irish, European and local symbols in a stylized form. The graphic part of the logo shows four blue “e” in an endless spiral-shaped fusion and based on old graphic symbols ( knot pattern and Celtic spiral ). The endless connection of the “e” should also indicate a harmonious cooperation. The "e" stands on the one hand for the EU member states, on the other hand for Irish ( Gaelic ) Éire [ ˈe , rʲə], the official name of Ireland. The fourfold repetition refers to the four decades of Ireland's membership in the EU (accession on January 1, 1973). The circular shape was chosen in view of the rotating membership of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
To the right of the logo, there is a reference to the Council Presidency in Irish and English (Irish: “Uachtaránacht na hÈireann ar Chomhairle an Aontais Eorpaigh”. English: “Irish Presidency of the Council of the European Union”). Below is the official Internet address of the Council Presidency in abbreviated form.
- Council of the European Union: Note from: The future Irish, Lithuanian and Greek Presidencies, 17426/12 (PDF; 481 kB), December 7, 2012, accessed on January 1, 2013.
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EU Council Presidency
January 1, 2013 to June 30, 2013
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