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Austria 2006 - Presidency of the European Union
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The United Kingdom held the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from 1 July until 31 December 2005.

The Presidency has now passed to Austria from 1 January 2006. To find out more about the Austrian Presidency please visit their website:

  • News - an archive of all documents published during the UK Presidency.
  • Key meetings - details and outcomes from important meetings during the Presidency.

The official website of the UK EU Presidency 2005 will remain online for reference but will no longer be updated. All documents published during the Presidency will continue to be available via the 'News' section.