Czech Presidency of the EU Council: July 1 – December 31, 2022
The Czech Republic took over the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU from France on July 1. The main focus of the presidency is the war in Ukraine and its impact on Europe.
The top priorities outlined by the government are 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 Czech government met with European Commission leaders to discuss the country’s plans for its EU presidency.
On the occasion of assuming the presidency of the EU Council, the Czech Republic is organising a special charity run in Brussels this Saturday.
An exhibition of designer wine glasses celebrating the 27 EU member states is now on display at the Jablonec Museum of Glass and Jewelry.
As the Czech Republic’s EU presidency fast approaches, we discussed the country’s priorities with Czech Radio’s EU Affairs analyst Filip Nerad and EaP expert Pavel Havlíček
A wide range of the Czech capital’s popular venues will be transformed into hubs of cultural activity this weekend to celebrate the Czech Republic’s upcoming EU presidency.
Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský on Tuesday outlined his ministry’s priorities for the upcoming Czech EU Presidency.