European Union – Presidency of the Council – Handover from Latvia to Luxembourg (July 1, 2015)


France wishes Luxembourg every success as it assumes its 12th presidency of the Council of the European Union.

It would like to reaffirm to Luxembourg its support for the efforts to achieve our common objectives: the protection of our fellow citizens, the strengthening of growth, and combating unemployment, especially among young people. We affirm our confidence in Luxembourg’s capacity to use its extensive European experience to promote effective dialogue between the member states.

On this occasion, France would also like to thank Latvia following its first presidency of the Council of the European Union. Important decisions were taken during this six-month period, such as the launch of the European Fund for Strategic Investments.