Belgium Assumes Presidency of the Council of the EU, Makes Key Digital Priorities

Belgium has assumed the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union, with a remit to help set the agenda and guide key developments. Among the country’s priorities for its six-month term are strengthening Europe’s competitiveness and pursuing a green transition. 

Digital transformation is included throughout the Belgian presidency’s programme. The country will, “focus on a strong, resilient, and inclusive green and digital transition” and take steps towards, “strengthening Europe’s resilience to cybersecurity threats”. 

With a number of important pieces of legislation on digital and ICT topics currently under negotiation, the Belgian government’s role in chairing meetings within the Council, could be key to their adoption or development. The EU’s AI Act, Gigabit Infrastructure Act, and amendments to the Cybersecurity Act and the Cyber Resilience Act, will all be on the agenda over the coming half-year. 

More information can be found on the website of the Belgian presidency

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