The Organizing Committee of the Spanish President of the European Union approved the list of cities the Government will suggest, in coordination and with the relevant autonomous communities, to host the major meetings. These meetings will take place in the second half of 2023 when Spain will assume the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Granada is included on the list. This is a significant milestone in the preparations for the Presidency which will begin in less than a year.
All autonomous communities are included in the approved list. The Government of Spain wants to make Europe more accessible to all citizens and to show the richness and diversity in our country to Europe and the rest of the world. At the Conference for Affairs Related To the European Union, which will take place in Basque Country at end of the month and be attended by Ministers of Territorial Policy and Foreign Affairs, the preparations will be discussed among the Autonomous Communities.
The Presidency of Spain has an organization called the Organizing Committee of European Union. It is responsible for programming, planning and coordination of activities of public authorities in this area. The Minister of Foreign Affairs European Union and Cooperation Jose Manuel Albares chairs the Organizing Committee. The Coordination Office of Spanish Presidency is responsible for supporting the Committee's work. The cities chosen are:
The Gran Canarian palms
-Palma de Mallorca
-Santiago de Compostela