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Trio Programme: Ireland, Lithuania and Greece

What is it?

The Trio programme is an 18-month plan of work prepared by an incoming group of three EU Council Presidencies and the Council Secretariat which sets out key objectives to drive forward the EU agenda. Ireland’s Presidency Trio partners are Lithuania (July -December 2013) and Greece (January –June 2014).

Why do we have it?

The Trio Programme promotes a coherent approach to planning the Council’s work over 18 months rather than just the 6 months of each Presidency.  In this way, Presidencies can identify and develop longer-term priorities and strategies for reaching these objectives. 

Areas of strategic importance


Read the full text of the Trio Programme