Portuguese EU Presidency Strikes a Brave Tone on Social Rights

Talk about Fundamental Values Raises Pressure on Warsaw and Budapest

2 February 2021

Portugal hopes to strengthen the social pillar of the European Union, deemed as essential for the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, a clear-made path also important to Central Europe. Gender equality and the rule of law as important agenda points may create tensions in the next months of the presidency.

At the start of the year 2021, Portugal took over the Council of the European Union’s presidency for the fourth time. The country immediately shared a set of priorities which will shape their action in the next six months (via the Twitter account of the Portuguese PM):

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Inês Consonni

Events and New Media Editor for Visegrad Insight. Inês has a BA in Languages & International Relations from the University of Porto and is concluding a MA in Political Science at the University of Minho with focus on Erasmus students’ political participation.

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