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"
Czechia will take over the rotating presidency of the EU Council from France on July 1st. Czech Minister for European Affairs Mikuláš Bek outlines the challenges ahead .
Managing the refugee crisis associated with the war in Ukraine and helping rebuild the country will be a top issue for Czechia during its presidency of the EU Council.
The Czech Republic’s six-month presidency of the EU gets underway in exactly one month’s time. In parallel the Czech Centres network will be running a whole host of events.
The Czech Republic's EU presidency starting in July will be accompanied by a vast number of cultural events including a concert on a floating stage on the Vltava River.