Key dates for Ireland's EU presidency

Fri, Jan 4, 2013, 00:00

Key dates so far scheduled for the Irish presidency of the EU include the following:

January

9th: Visit of European Council President Van Rompuy to Dublin

10th: Cabinet meets College of Commissioners, Dublin

10th: Launch of European Year of Citizens, Dublin

16th: Taoiseach presents presidency programme to European Parliament, Strasbourg

17th-18th: Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Informal, in Dublin

20th-21th: European Affairs Ministerial Informal, in Dublin

21st-23rd: Ministerial presentation to European Parliament Committees, in Brussels

February

7th-8th: European Council, Brussels

7th-8th: Social Protection and Employment Ministerial Informal, Dublin

11th-12th: Development Co-operation Ministerial Informal, Dublin

12th-13th: Defence Ministerial Informal, Dublin

March

4th-5th: Health Ministerial Informal, Dublin

7th: Lisbon Council Summit, Brussels

14th-15th: European Council, Brussels

22nd-23rd: Gymnich (Foreign Affairs) Ministerial Informal, Dublin

April

12th-13th: Ecofin Ministerial Informal, Dublin

15th-16th: High Level Event on Hunger, Nutrition and Climate Justice, Dublin

17th-18th: Trade Ministerial Informal, Dublin

22nd-23rd: Environment Ministerial Informal, Dublin

23rd-24th: Energy Ministerial Informal, Dublin

May

1st-3rd: Competitiveness Ministerial Informal, Dublin

27th-28th: Agrifish Ministerial Informal, Dublin

June

19th-20th: Digital Assembly, Dublin