Hungarian EU Presidency
Centre for Eastern Studies reports on the the meeting of the Hungarian government delegation in Brussels and Paris (17 and 19 November) during which the agenda of the Hungarian presidency of the Council of the EU in the first half of 2011 was presented. The Hungarian government is seeking support for the completion of accession negotiations with Croatia – this being a priority for Hungary – and the extension of the Schengen zone to Romania and Bulgaria.
During its presidency Hungary intends to focus on issues of energy security and the adoption of an EU Strategy for the Danube Region and EU economic and budgetary questions. See more on the Centre for Eastern Studies website.