From January to June 2012, Denmark will hold the Presidency of the Council of the EU. During that time, it wants to bring Europe together and make it more resilient for the tough challenges ahead.
The Danish government's 4 big priorities are the economy, growth, the environment and security.
The main activities will aim to strengthen budget discipline and stabilise the economy. The signing of the new agreement on fiscal policy, accepted by 27 EU member states during last Summit of the EU Council on December 8 and 9, is expected in March 2012.
Boosting growth and jobs is the Danish Presidency's other big objective. Attention will be focussed on the single market, which will mark its 20th anniversary in 2012.