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Portugal Takes Over EU Presidency


http://gdb.rferl.org/8AC33378-100C-4FF4-967B-A6BE866A7276_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/8AC33378-100C-4FF4-967B-A6BE866A7276_mw800_mh600.jpg (official site) July 1, 2007 -- Portugal takes over the EU's six-month rotating Presidency today.


It picks up the reins from Germany.


Portugal's top task will be to wrap up negotiations on a new EU treaty.


During its presidency, Portugal also intends to hold the first EU-Africa summit in seven years.


(AFP, dpa)

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