About: Belgian EU presidency

EU Priorities 2020 16-12-2010

The EU, Belgium and the 2010 Presidency: Back to Basics

The Belgian EU Presidency has been a success and is an example for the incoming Hungarians, while the Lisbon Treaty has brought the rotating presidency back to basics, write Steven Van Hecke and Peter Bursens from the Research Group on European and International Politics at the University of Antwerp in an exclusive commentary for EURACTIV.
EU Priorities 2020 23-06-2010

Belgium: Another Wasted EU Presidency?

Internal political troubles must not be allowed to blemish Belgium's upcoming handling of the EU presidency and lessons can be learnt from the Spanish one in this regard, argues Oladiran Bello, an expert at Madrid-based think-tank FRIDE, in an exclusive contribution for EURACTIV.
Public Affairs 22-06-2010

Why the incoming EU presidency will not suffer from Belgium’s domestic turmoil

Despite the domestic political turmoil in the country, Belgium's forthcoming EU presidency will probably be unaffected and run smoothly for a number of reasons, including the introduction of a Council president and the country's experience as a member state, write Steven Van Hecke and Peter Bursens, members of the Research Group on European and International Politics at the University of Antwerp, in an exclusive commentary for EURACTIV.