A greener, more secure and freer EU was the goal when Sweden took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union on 1 January. As the Swedish Presidency comes to an end, it is time to sum up the major achievements – for Sweden and for the EU: Fit for 55, which is the world’s most ambitious climate package, a historic agreement on a new migration policy, and sustained and strengthened support for Ukraine.
“I want to warmly thank the Swedish Presidency for a very methodical, active, energetic and serious presidency. We have had great cooperation throughout the Presidency. Thank you very much for this excellent Presidency and all the work that has been done,” says President of the European Council Charles Michel.
“I want to congratule to a very successful Swedish Presidency. Thanks for your leadership, thanks for your very hard work and many thanks for the excellent cooperation that we have experienced over the last six months,” says President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.
“It has truly been both rewarding and great fun to have the Presidency, but also a lot of hard work! Exactly as it should. I’m of course not neutral, but I do believe the Swedish Presidency has been a success. This third Swedish Presidency is now over. But the efforts to make Europe safer, greener and freer continues,” says Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson.