France at the helm of the EU: What is the EU Council and how does it work?

Since January 1, France has held the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union.

For six months, Paris will set the pace and will be responsible for steering the discussions between the member states in Brussels. But what exactly is the Council of the EU and what can we expect from this French Presidency? Today, EURACTIV breaks it all down for you.

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