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Exceeding expectations, Lithuania moves the Trio presidency forward

by Sonia Piedrafita / Vilde Renman
22 January 2014

Exceeding expectations, Lithuania moves the Trio presidency forward

Sonia Piedrafita / Vilde Renman

Lithuania assumed its maiden term running the rotating Presidency of the Council in the 2nd half of 2013 under difficult constraints: the country’s modest administrative capacities and the enormous time pressures brought on by the urgency of certain dossiers and the abbreviated term of the current Parliament, which ends in mid-April. Nevertheless, as assessed by Sonia Piedrafita and Vilde Renman in this new CEPS Commentary, substantial progress was made thanks to the perseverance and strenuous efforts by the Lithuanians. In the end, some 137 legal acts were adopted during its six-month term, including several highly sensitive and complex pieces of legislation. The overall success was only slightly marred by the haste with which a few agreements were negotiated.

Sonia Piedrafita is Research Fellow and Vilde Renman is a research stagiare in the Politics and Institutions programme at CEPS.

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    Sonia Piedrafita
    Sonia Piedrafita
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    Vilde Renman
    Vilde Renman
Exceeding expectations, Lithuania moves the Trio presidency forward
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