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"
European Commission gathers in Litomyšl as Czech EU presidency kicks off
The Czech government met with European Commission leaders to discuss the country’s plans for its EU presidency.
Brussels to host Zátopek themed charity run marking start of Czech 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.
Czech glass artists produce designer wine glasses to celebrate 27 EU member states
An exhibition of designer wine glasses celebrating the 27 EU member states is now on display at the Jablonec Museum of Glass and Jewelry.
“All eyes on Ukraine” – Czech EU presidency debate
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
Prague to celebrate upcoming Czech EU presidency with host of events this weekend
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 unveils priorities for EU presidency
Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský on Tuesday outlined his ministry’s priorities for the upcoming Czech EU Presidency.