Portugal’s council presidency: mapping the priorities and some thoughts on the outlook

Portugal has taken over the Council’s rotating presidency since January 1, 2021, a role it will assume until June 30, 2021, with the flagship motto of “Time to deliver: for a fair, green and digital recovery.”

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