Luxembourg will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the twelfth time in the second semester of 2015. The Luxembourg Presidency will hold 237 meetings between July and December 2015, including 21 ministerial meetings. There will be 67 meetings in September alone! In total, there are 26,816 participants and 6,875 delegations expected at 37 different sites across the country.
As part of the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Centre virtuel de la connaissance sur l’Europe (CVCE) has initiated the CVCE Europa Quiz: www.europaquiz.lu. Throughout the Presidency, from 3 July to 31 December 2015, those interested will have the opportunity to participate in the competition. Each day they will be asked a question on a Europe-related topic. A host of prizes are to be won!
From June 2015 to January 2016, the Luxembourg government, in partnership with the City of Luxembourg and the City of Esch-sur-Alzette, offers free internet access in the territories of their respective cities, via the Wi-Fi HOTCITY network.
As for the last Luxembourg Presidency in 2005, the Post will launch again a special edition of 'Presidency' postage stamps on 1 July 2015. This stamp will bear the logo of the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the European Union. It is mainly in the colours of the Luxembourg flag.