Finland's six-month EU Presidency will begin on 1 July 2006. The Prime Minister's Office is responsible for the coordination and preparation of the Presidency. The
The Commission's three-year strategic programme provides guidelines for the agenda of Finland's EU Presidency and Finland has, in collaboration with Austria, prepared a working programme that covers the entire year 2006.
The official website for Finlands EU Presidency opened on 31 May 2006 at www.eu2006.fi and www.ue2006.fi. The website will provide access to Presidency press releases and statements, meeting calendar and basic information on Finlands Presidency.