Sweden holds first EU presidency assembly north of the Arctic Circle

The primary assembly of the Swedish presidency of the European Union was held in Kiruna — Sweden’s northernmost metropolis, situated some 145 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle — on Thursday.

The Swedish authorities, led by Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson, invited the European Fee, led by its President Ursula von der Leyen, to an introductory assembly on the Swedish Presidency.

Sweden’s King Carl Gustaf had additionally traveled to Kiruna to greet the commissioners on the metropolis’s Ice Resort.

The Swedish Presidency has said that its priorities over the following six months shall be safety, competitiveness, inexperienced and vitality transitions and democratic values and the rule of regulation.

Sweden took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union on January 1.

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