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Eurofound and the Greek Presidency of the EU

Greece holds the rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU in the first half of 2014. The priorities of the Greek EU Presidency, as presented by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stress the importance of four key elements: growth-jobs-cohesion, further integration of EU-Eurozone, migration-borders-mobility, and maritime policies.

The Hellenic Presidency’s priorities reflect the needs and concerns of all European citizens: growth and jobs, with a focus on alleviating unemployment – particularly among the young – and boosting job-creating investments in the real economy; deepening European and Eurozone economic governance, which means working towards implementation of the agreement on the banking union and pursuing the European deposit guarantee scheme; and security of our common borders, including policies and initiatives for confronting illegal migration, as well as for promoting growth-oriented mobility within an area of freedom, security and justice.

Eurofound will work with the Greek government to bring new research findings, data and recommendations to European policymakers. Common priorities include:


During the six-month period, Eurofound will contribute to a number of Presidency events, among which:

Page last updated: 24 February, 2014