The Danish Presidency of the Council of the EU

From January to June 2012 Denmark has held the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Denmark assumed the six-month rotating EU presidency on 1 January 2012. Ensuring the success of the Presidency has required the efforts of the entire administration.

The former Minister for Climate, Energy and Building Martin Lidegaard has played an important role during the Presidency when leading climate and energy negotiations involving the 27 Member States in the Council.

A Green Europe has been a key priority for the Danish Presidency of the Council of the EU in compliance with the central placement of the green transition in the government platform as of October 2011.

The Danish Presidency has contributed significantly to furthering the understanding of the potential that lies within a green transition of our society, as well as the understanding that such a transition can and should represent a key part of the foundation for a h3 and future-proof economy with strengthened growth, employment and competitiveness in Europe.

Throughout the Presidency, the Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building has kept you up-to-date with the latest developments in the climate and energy agenda. You can still refer to the official homepage of the Danish Presidency www.eu2012.dk for previously published news, press releases, calendar, description of main priorities and so forth.

Read the latest climate and energy news.

Latest update: 10. July 2015