1 July 2011 marks the start of Poland’s chairmanship of the Council of the European Union. Poland is taking over the Presidency from Hungary which has presided over the EU for the past six months.
The Polish Presidency will address the future of space policy with an optional future space programme. Besides, it intends to work on developing instruments that could help prevent the loss of biodiversity, such as spatial planning and sustainable forest management. The Presidency is indeed planning to organise two high level conferences addressing these topics.
The programme of the Polish Presidency can be found at Presidency