December 4, 2007
As usual in December, the upcoming EU Presidency has presented its logo and preliminary website. Slovenia is taking over the presidency of the Council of the European Union from Portugal on 1st January 2008.
What does the logo represent:
The outline of the symbol for Slovenia’s Presidency of the European Union represents an oak leaf, which reflects the solid, persistent, dependable character of Slovenes, a people who are cool under pressure and thoughtful in their decisions.
On the other hand, so the website, the symbol is a combination of five basic elements – Fire, Earth, Air, Water and Ether. And last but not least it should convey openness, movement, ambition and a sense of natural harmony.
The Slovenian EU Presidency website will be fully operational as of January 2008 in English, French and Slovenian.
- Slovenian presidency website: www.eu2008.si
- Overview of major events during the Slovenian EU presidency (PDF)