Netherlands takes over the rotating presidency of the EU


Kabul, January 2016. The Dutch flag was hoisted at EUPOL HQ after Netherlands took over the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union from Luxembourg on 1 January, 2016 for the coming six months. Netherlands will chair the Council of the European Union and facilitate the dialogue between the EU members and other EU institutions, determine the Council’s agenda and also lays out a work plan until mid-2016. EUPOL Afghanistan wishes the new EU Presidency good luck and hopes the New Year brings peace and stability in the world.