The 2010 Belgian presidency: driving in the EU's back seatThe 2010 Belgian presidency: driving in the EU's back seat
Faculty of Social Sciences. Political Sciences
Antwerp Centre for Institutions and Multi-Level Politics (ACIM)
Swedish Institute for European Policy Studiens, 2010[*]2010
University of Antwerp
The Belgian EU Presidency has faced a number of tough challenges. These include reaching an agreement on the new initiatives about the EU:s economic decision-making system as well as handling the continuous economic crisis. The Presidency has also had to focus on the effective implementation of the Lisbon Treaty and to deal with the associated institutional uncertainties.