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Document 32016D1316

Council Decision (EU) 2016/1316 of 26 July 2016 amending Decision 2009/908/EU, laying down measures for the implementation of the European Council Decision on the exercise of the Presidency of the Council, and on the chairmanship of preparatory bodies of the Council

OJ L 208, 2.8.2016, p. 42–44 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec/2016/1316/oj

2.8.2016   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 208/42


COUNCIL DECISION (EU) 2016/1316

of 26 July 2016

amending Decision 2009/908/EU, laying down measures for the implementation of the European Council Decision on the exercise of the Presidency of the Council, and on the chairmanship of preparatory bodies of the Council

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on European Union,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to European Council Decision 2009/881/EU of 1 December 2009 on the exercise of the Presidency of the Council (1), and in particular Article 4 thereof,

Whereas,

(1)

By Decision 2009/908/EU (2) the Council established the order in which the office of President of the Council was to be held for the Member States of the European Union as from 1 January 2007 until 30 June 2020, and it set out therein the division of that order of Presidencies into groups of three Member States.

(2)

The European Union was enlarged on 1 July 2013 to include Croatia as a new Member State.

(3)

Although no notification has as yet been received under Article 50 TEU from its government, a Member State has made it known publicly that it will withdraw from the Union. The order of presidencies of the Council should be amended to take account of that circumstance, without prejudice to the rights and obligations of that Member State.

(4)

The Council should establish the order in which the office of President of the Council shall be held for the near future. That order should be determined in accordance with the criteria laid down in the Treaties and in Decision 2009/881/EU of the European Council. The Decision 2009/908/EU should be amended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Council Decision 2009/908/EU of 1 December 2009 laying down measures for the implementation of the European Council Decision on the exercise of the Presidency of the Council, and on the chairmanship of preparatory bodies of the Council, is amended as follows:

(1)

Article 1 is replaced by the following:

‘Article 1

The order in which the Member States shall hold the Presidency of the Council as from 1 July 2017 and until 31 December 2030, as well as the division of this order of Presidencies into groups of three Member States is set out in Annex I to this Decision.’;

(2)

Article 3 is replaced by the following:

‘Article 3

The Council shall, before 31 December 2029, decide the order in which the Member States will hold the Presidency of the Council as from 1 January 2031’;

(3)

the text of Annex I to Council Decision 2009/908/EU is replaced by the text set out in the Annex to this Decision.

Article 2

This Decision shall enter into force on the day of its adoption.

It shall apply from 1 July 2017.

It shall be published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Done at Brussels, 26 July 2016.

For the Council

The President

M. LAJČÁK


(1)  OJ L 315, 2.12.2009, p. 50.

(2)  Council Decision 2009/908/EU of 1 December 2009, laying down measures for the implementation of the European Council Decision on the exercise of the Presidency of the Council, and on the chairmanship of preparatory bodies of the Council (OJ L 322, 9.12.2009, p. 28).


ANNEX

‘ANNEX I

Draft Table of Presidencies of the Council  (*)

Netherlands (**)

January-June

2016

Slovakia (**)

July-December

2016

Malta (**)

January-June

2017

Estonia

July-December

2017

Bulgaria

January-June

2018

Austria

July-December

2018

Romania

January-June

2019

Finland

July-December

2019

Croatia

January-June

2020

Germany

July-December

2020

Portugal

January-June

2021

Slovenia

July-December

2021

France

January-June

2022

Czech Republic

July-December

2022

Sweden

January-June

2023

Spain

July-December

2023

Belgium

January-June

2024

Hungary

July-December

2024

Poland

January-June

2025

Denmark

July-December

2025

Cyprus

January-June

2026

Ireland

July-December

2026

Lithuania

January-June

2027

Greece

July-December

2027

Italy

January-June

2028

Latvia

July-December

2028

Luxembourg

January-June

2029

Netherlands

July-December

2029

Slovakia

January-June

2030

Malta

July-December

2030


(*)  Without prejudice to the United Kingdom's rights and obligations as a Member State.

(**)  The current trio is inserted in this Annex for information purposes.’


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