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The Swedish Presidency presents its logo


(B2)Transparency, efficiency and dialogue, these are the key words which will guide the Swedish presidency of the European Union which will be in place in the 2nd half of 2009. This was explained by the Minister of European Affairs, Cecilia Malmström, who presented the new presidency logo and the new website (which is currently being tested). The very name of the site (which differs from the name normally reserved for presidency sites such as the Swedish presidency would have: eu2009.se) is a symbol in itself, said the Minister. This “wants to underline the fact that the presidency speaks on behalf of the European Union as a whole and that Sweden is a full member of the EU”. A slight snub to the Sarkzy presidency first and especially to the Czech presidency, which has tended to speak in its own name, and has forgotten its role as president...

(NGV)

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).