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Estonia has ended its Presidency of the Council of the European Union on December 31th 2017. Next the role of presidency will be held by Bulgaria for the next 6 months.

During its Presidency, Estonia worked with 377 different initiatives in total, organised 275 different events in Tallinn, chaired more than 1 200 working groups in Brussels and held 31 Council meetings. The major event of the Estonian Presidency was the Tallinn Digital Summit held in September, where EU leaders gathered to discuss how to ensure Europe’s competitiveness in today’s era of rapid and game-changing technological progress.

“The Presidency brought 27 000 visitors to Estonia and I am delighted we managed to offer them exciting and cutting-edge discussion topics. The delegates enjoyed modern Estonian Cuisine and our out of the box venue of the Tallinn Creative Hub. We hope to have brought Estonia closer to all member states and the EU closer to Estonians,” Piret Lilleväli, head of the organising team of the Estonian Presidency added.

Although the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU is coming to an end, the cultural programme will continue during the centenary programme of the Republic of Estonia.

Source: EU2017.ee