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Wednesday 6-Thursday 7 January 2016: the College travels to The Hague to meet the Dutch Presidency of the Council

The news:

On 6-7 January, the College of Commissioners is travelling to The Hague for its traditional visit to the incoming Presidency of the Council of the European Union, which in the first semester of 2016 will be held by the Netherlands. President Juncker and the other Commission Members will discuss the priorities of the Dutch Presidency during a number of working sessions with the Dutch government.

The background:

Twice a year, the College of Commissioners travels to the Member State that holds the presidency of the Council of the EU, in order to discuss the EU’s priorities of the next six-month period with the Member State’s government. From 1 January, the Netherlands will hold the Presidency of the Council of the EU, followed by Slovakia (July-December 2016), Malta (January-June 2017) and the United Kingdom (July-December 2017).

The event:

6-7 January 2016: visit of the College of Commissioners to The Hague. More information on media events will follow. Available on EBS.

The sources:

Website of the Dutch presidency of the Council of the EU (media accreditation):


Press contacts:

General public inquiries: Europe Direct by phone 00 800 67 89 10 11 or by email

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