Cyprus Introduces Ireland to its EU Presidency

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The Presidency of the Council of the European Union is responsible for the functioning of the Council of the European Union, the upper house of the EU legislature. It rotates among the member states of the EU every six months. The presidency is not an individual, but rather the position is held by a national government. It is sometimes incorrectly referred to as the President of the European Union. The presidency’s function is to chair meetings of the Council, determine its agendas, set a work programme and facilitate dialogue both at Council meetings and with other EU institutions.

Here the previous holders, Cyprus, explain what the presidency means, in terms of duties and obligations, to Ireland.

Duration: 15'35" DATE: December 7, 2012
Interviewer:Noel McGuinness
Producer:Zandra Ball
Interviewee:Cypriot EU Parliament Delegates
Themes:Global Issues with a Local Focus
Keywords:EU Presidency, Parliament, Cyprus, EU Institutions, Europe
LocationDublin, Ireland Time Period:2012
Type:Sound Language:English
Creator:Near FM Publisher:Near FM
Identifier:NEARFM_20121207_NST_001.mp3
Rights:Creative Commons License
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