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The Italian Presidency


The Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union (Eu) started on July, 1st until December, 31st, 2014.

Concerning the Development sector, the semester has coincided with a crucial moment for the international agenda, with the approaching deadline of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the important meeting of Expo Milan 2015, whose theme "Feeding the planet. Energy for Life" has a common ground with the activities of the Italian Cooperation.

During its Presidency, Italy has coordinated Eu action towards the negotiations on the new Post-2015 Development Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), aiming to define a common position of the Member States on various important aspects.

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