At the beginning of the year, Portugal took over the EU Council Presidency from Germany. In foreign policy, Lisbon intends to turn its attention primarily to India. China, however, continues to play an essential role in Brussels, not least because of the special relationship between Lisbon and Beijing. Portugal’s Prime Minister António Costa will present the program of the EU Council Presidency tomorrow, Wednesday, at the plenary session of the European Parliament. There could be some headwinds for European projects during the Portuguese Council presidency, which runs until the end of June.
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