Another important issue was and still is the forthcoming U.N. climate conference in Copenhagen in December. In addition to that, the presidency has also dealt with myriads of other minor and major issues.
So how has the Swedish presidency faired? Radio Sweden spoke to 3 European experts from around the continent.
- David Král - from the Czech organisation Europium
- Ignacio Molina - representing the Spanish centre, Real Instituto Elcano
- And Göran von Sydow from the Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies.