Latvia begins six-month EU presidency

 Latvia Thursday began its presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU), declaring involvement, growth and sustainability as the presidency`s main principles.

Cyprus takes over EU presidency

Cyprus, which joined the European Union in 2004, is taking over the six-month rotating presidency from Denmark.

Hungary takes over EU presidency

A new law in Hungary has sparked concerns about media freedom.

Belgium assumes EU presidency

Belgium has assumed the European Union presidency for a six-month term.

Spain takes over EU presidency; PM promises end to eco crisis

Spain has taken over the presidency of the EU and the Prime Minister says his country will strive to end Europe`s economic crisis.