On the first day of 2021, the Portuguese Republic assumes the powers of the next rotating chair of the EU Council. This is reported by Interfax-Ukraine.
Portugal's chairmanship motto is "Time to act for a just, green and digital economic recovery."
"For the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the main thing is to strengthen the resilience of Europe and strengthen citizens' confidence in the European social model, supported by an alliance based on common values of solidarity, convergence and cohesion. An alliance that can act in a coordinated manner to overcome the crisis," the statement opens the Portuguese presidential program.
It focuses on three main priorities: promoting economic recovery focused on the transition to advanced climate norms and digital technologies; establishing a European framework for social rights as a key element in the successful implementation of a just and inclusive climate and digital transition; strengthening the strategic autonomy of Europe open to the whole world.