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Presentation of Luxembourg’s presidency programme at the Riksdag (Stockholm, 16 October 2015)

Published Saturday October 17 2015

On 16 october, following up on an invitation by the Chairman of the European Affairs Committee of the Swedish Riksdag, Ambassador Philipps made a presentation of the priorities and main fields of action of the current Luxembourg EU chairmanship, in the framework of an ordinary meeting of the Committee. The emphasis was on the functioning of EU presidencies under the substantial modifications stemming from the Lisbon Treaty, but the Honourable members also wished to discuss the migration crisis, eventual EU enlargment, the economic and monetary union (EMU) and tax issues in a Europe-wide context, including the issue of tax optimisation by corporate business. Finally, the EU affairs Committee was eager to address the EU’s plans for an energy union and the development of the digital single market.