Portuguese Permanent Representation to the European Union

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mission

Bandeira União Europeia

Our mission is to present the Portuguese positions to all European institutions and bodies. The staff of the Permanent Representation plays an active role in the numerous working parties of the EU Council, always in close cooperation with the relevant authorities in Lisbon.

After the analysis by experts at the preparatory instances, issues are scrutinised by the Permanent Representatives before being presented to the Council of Ministers and, subsequently, to the European Council (Heads of State or Government).