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"

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