Sweden’s EU Presidency 2023

In spring 2023, Sweden will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union (also known as the Council of Ministers). This means that Sweden will lead the work in the Council.

“Sweden is to be a professional and efficient president that acts in the common interest of the EU,” says Minister for EU Affairs Hans Dahlgren.

Responsible ministers
Magdalena Andersson
Hans Dahlgren
Responsible ministries
Prime Minister's Office

About Sweden’s EU Presidency 2023

  • Work ahead of Sweden’s Presidency in 2023

    Minister for EU Affairs Hans Dahlgren
    “Sweden is to be a professional and efficient president that acts in the common interest of the EU,” says Minister for EU Affairs Hans Dahlgren. Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices of Sweden

    The Presidency of the Council rotates between EU Member States every six months. During a six-month period, the Presidency will drive forward the Council’s work on EU legislation, ensure continuity of the EU agenda and ensure that legislative processes are carried out in an orderly manner and that Member States cooperate. The two main tasks of the Presidency are to plan and chair the meetings of the Council and its preparatory bodies and to represent the Council in its relations with other EU institutions.

The Council of the European Union

The Council of the European Union is the institution representing the governments of the Member States. It is in the Council – or the Council of Ministers as it is informally known – that government ministers of the EU countries meet to pass laws and coordinate policies.

Sweden will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from 1 January to 30 June 2023.

Highlights

  • Overall political direction for Sweden’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2023

    • Three people standing in front of three flags with documents in their hands.

      Minister for EU Affairs Hans Dahlgren together with his French and Czech colleagues Clément Beaune and Milena Hrdinková during a meeting i Brussels about the the 18-month programme.

      Photo: Government of the Czech Republic

    • People sitting round a large round table at a meeting.

      Roundtable at the EU’s General Affairs Council meeting on 14 December.

      Photo: European Union

    • Minister for EU Affairs Hans Dahlgren

      Minister for EU Affairs Hans Dahlgren.

      Photo: Kristian Pohl/Government Offices of Sweden

    At the EU’s General Affairs Council meeting on 14 December, the ministers for EU affairs approved the overall political direction for the French, Czech and Swedish Presidencies of the Council – known as the 18-month programme. The trio Presidency took over in January 2022, and Sweden will lead the work of the Council between 1 January and 30 June 2023.

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