Czech Presidency of the EU Council: July 1 – December 31, 2022
Czechia currently holds the presidency of the Council of the European Union. Follow us for all the main news between now and the end of the year.
The top priorities outlined by the Czech government prior to taking over the six-month presidency in July were managing the refugee crisis and Ukraine’s post-war recovery, cutting Europe’s reliance on Russian fuels, strengthening Europe’s defense capabilities and cyberspace security and boosting the resilience of the European economy and democratic institutions.
The motto of the Czech Presidency is
"Europe as a task: Rethink, Rebuild, Repower"
The Europe minister says Czechia's success during its six-month EU presidency surprised fellow members – and improved the country's international image.
Czechia’s six-month presidency of the European Union is slowly coming to a close. But how well did the Czechs do? And will the presidency have any lasting legacy?
A new street dedicated to the late Czech president, dissident and playwright Václav Havel was unveiled in Luxembourg on Tuesday.
Czechia, which currently holds the rotating EU presidency, is negotiating support for a ninth package of sanctions against Russia in Brussels.
Unique photographs from the WWII Terezín ghetto are set to be shown at the European Parliament in Brussels as the six-month Czech presidency of the EU comes to a close.
A joint show presenting the youngest generation of fashion designers from Czechia and Belgium is due to take place in Brussels on Saturday.