The majority of issues that need to be resolved will be passed on to us by the preceding presidency. However, it is up to us to decide which themes we want to keep in focus. Those themes are included in the presidency programme. 

We can discuss the priority themes for Estonia at unofficial ministerial meetings and also at high-level conferences and workshops to be held in Estonia.

The Estonian presidency programme should be based in particular on the work plans of the EU institutions and Estonia’s EU policy. Preparations for putting together the programme have already started; specific priority themes will be identified shortly before the start of the presidency, after discussions with the Estonian public sector and the public.