Denemarken neemt EU-voorzitterschap over van Polen (en)

Met dank overgenomen van Deens voorzitterschap Europese Unie 1e helft 2012 i, gepubliceerd op zondag 1 januari 2012.

Europe flags mark Denmark's EU Presidency

Today Denmark assumes the Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the next six months Denmark shall lead thousands of meetings in Brussels, Luxembourg and Danmark.

The Danish government presented the priorities for the Presidency in mid-December 2011 and will present the Presidency Programme in Copenhagen on 6 January 2012.To mark the takeover of the Presidency several public buildings fly the Europe flag on 2 January.Europe Minister Nicolai Wammen states: "We look forward to the next six months, where Denmark holds the key to the machine room of the EU. Now our long preparations will be translated into activities and results."To mark Presidency and the added focus on the European cooperation, a number of public buildings will fly the European flag on 2 January. This applies both to the Parliament, ministries and buses as well as municipalities and libraries from north to south and east to west.Nicolai Wammen states:"I'm happy about the support to mark the takeover of the Presidency. The next six months Denmark has the opportunity to put fingerprints on the EU agenda. The Presidency is also a good occassion to put focus on the EU co-operation in Denmark - a cooperation that benefit citizens and businesses every day."You can find further information on the Presidency website and there will also be information in a number of libraries and municipalities.For further information contact: Rina Valeur Rasmussen, Foreign Affairs, T: +45 25 28 37 99, email: