EU UPDATE: Poland On Top
Poland takes over the revolving Presidency of the Union for the first time since joining the EU in 2004. Poland's term runs from 1 July to 31 December 2011.
Poland is the fourth new accession Member States to take the helm of the EU - Hungary held the Presidency during the first half of 2011 with Czech Republic and Slovenia being the others to have already had their turn.
Full details of the Presidency can be found at: http://pl2011.eu/en