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The Austrian EU Presidency

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19 July 2005

Austria to assume presidency of the European Union on 1 January 2006.  

The Presidency of the European Union (EU) rotates every six months between the individual EU member states.

Austria will assume the EU presidency from 1 January 2006, entering the position at a crucial time as the European Union starts to make the transition from a common treaty to a constitution.

The Presidency rotations for 2005 and 2006 are as follows:

2005

First half of the year

Luxembourg

 

Second half of the year

United Kingdom

2006

First half of the year

Austria

 

Second half of the year

Finland

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