Sweden presents priorities as EP pres.

BRUSSELS, Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson presented the priorities of his country’s EU Presidency to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday.

During his address, he said that Sweden’s first priority at the helm of the six-month EU Presidency would be Europe’s security by continuing to support war-torn Ukraine and highlighting the EU’s geopolitical significance in an increasingly uncertain world.

“Our obvious point of departure, everybody’s first priority is Ukraine. Nothing else is as important,” he said.

Kristersson also stressed that “when we build security, we must also look at other aspects that are close to our citizens,” pointing out that the EU needs to cooperate more effectively against organised crime and work towards a common and coherent migration policy.

Sweden took over the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union on January 1 for a six-month period from the Czech Republic.

Source: Kuwait News Agency