António Costa – President of European Council

António Costa, the former Prime Minister of Portugal, has been elected as the President of the European Council, marking a significant shift in EU leadership. Costa, known for his pragmatic and socially just leadership, has a rich political background, including roles as a cabinet minister, vice president of the European Parliament, and mayor of Lisbon. His notable achievements include receiving the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman award and holding an OCI card. The European Council presidency, established by the Treaty of Lisbon, involves guiding discussions and achieving consensus among EU member states. Costa’s election signifies Portugal’s rising influence in the EU.

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