The Swedish Presidency of the Council was launched on 1 January 2023. Until the end of June, they will hold the pen at Council meetings. During its presidency, Sweden will focus on four priority areas:
• Security – Unity: further economic and military support to Ukraine, focusing on the strength of partnerships and EU action and fighting cross-border organized crime;
• Competitiveness: a coordinated approach to European competitiveness with the single market as the basis for European prosperity, well-being and international standing and focusing on the optimal conditions for an open economy, private investment and successful digitalization;
• Green and energy transitions;
• Democratic values and the rule of law: the foundation of the EU (cohesion, individual freedoms, non-discrimination, increased economic output and global influence).