The EESC's activities during the Austrian Presidency. July – December 2018

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In the second half of 2018 Austria assumes the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union for the third time and the general motto of its presidency is "A Europe that protects". This publication presents the EESC's priorities during the Austrian Presidency.

Restoring the trust of citizens in the Union, ensuring the successful negotiation of the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) for Europe, ensuring peace and stability (protection of external borders, fight against illegal migration, fighting terrorism and preventing radicalisation), securing the EU's prosperity and competitiveness with a focus on digitalisation and a further EU-rapprochement of the states of the Western Balkans / Southeast-Europe are all topics the Austrian Presidency focuses on.EU Bookshop. All official EU publications. Publications Office of the European Union