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Portugal Takes Over EU Presidency

July 1, 2007 Portugal took over the EU Presidency from Germany. Ana Gomes, member of the EU Parliament, details the Portuguese agenda for EU external relations over the next six months in the Atlantic Community:
The flagship event for the presidency will be the EU-Africa Summit in December 2007. Portugal wants to strengthen the transatlantic alliance and organize the inaugural EU summit with Brazil. Renewed emphasis on the Euromed process and European Neighbourhood Policy is also planned.
Doug Merrill comments in A Fistful of Euros:
Portuguese Prime Minister José Sócrates Carvalho Pinto de Sousa will need all of his namesake’s wisdom, and none of his taste in last drinks,
Related post in the Atlantic Review: US Think Tanker Considers the German EU Presidency Successful

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