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2020.12

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Handover of Presidency of the Council of the European Union

30 Dec · 19h40

Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa took up the mantle passed to him by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, marking the transition from Germany's Presidency to Portugal's Presidency of the Council of the European Union, which is set to begin on 1 January.

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister António Costa of Portugal © Bundesregierung

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“ It is an honour and a great responsibility for Portugal to accept this handover and to continue the work you have begun. ”

António Costa, Portuguese Prime-Minister

Handover of Presidency of the Council of the European Union

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