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"
“Design and transformation” is currently on display at the Design Museum Brussels. UMPRUM Vice-Rector Radek Sidun says its also a call for a Czech design strategy.
Czechia has just over two more months at the helm of the EU and Prague needs to push ahead with some of the basic agreements of the Green Deal.
A Czech artist has taken Prague's iconic Lennon Wall to Paris within celebrations of the Czech EU presidency.
Strong words of warning could be heard on Monday from the various heads of Czech intelligence who gathered at a special conference.
EU leaders have wrapped an informal summit in Prague agreeing on giving more aid to Ukraine, but making no final decisions on how to tackle soaring energy prices.
Over 40 leaders gathered in Prague on Thursday for the first ever summit of the European Political Community, a new group that includes many states that are not in the EU.