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Luxembourg takes over the Presidency of the Benelux Union

Published Tuesday February 05 2019

On 5 February, Luxembourg officially launched its Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Benelux Union, its third since the entry into force of the new Benelux Treaty in 2012.

The Benelux Union aims to increase the prosperity and well-being of its citizens through better cooperation between its three member countries. More generally, the Benelux Union endeavours, through concrete projects and an exemplary cross-border collaboration, to support and promote European integration as a “European laboratory” ( ).

The priorities of the Luxembourgish Presidency in 2019, which marks also the 75th anniversary of the Benelux Customs Union, are : energy transition and the fight against climate change, the deepening of the internal market as well as the promotion of digitalisation.

Further information can also be found at the official internet portal of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.