Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union, July to December 2022

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Information Guide providing an overview of the Czech presidency of the Council of the European Union, which runs from 1 July to 31 December 2022.

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Czechia joined the European Union (EU) in 2004 and this is the second occasion in which the country holds the rotating Council Presidency (previous occasion took place in 2009). The Czech Council Presidency is the second of a Presidency Trio also comprising France and Sweden. The motto of this Presidency is Europe as a Task: Rethink, Rebuild, Repower.

The main priorities of the Czech Presidency include:

  • Managing the refugee crisis and Ukraine's post-war recovery;
  • Energy security;
  • Strengthening Europe's defence capabilities and cyberspace security;
  • Strategic resilience of the European economy;
  • Resilience of democratic institutions.
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Commentary and Analysis
Trans-European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA): Recommendations from the members of the TEPSA network to the incoming Czech Presidency (May 2022)
IP Quarterly: Cover Section, 23/06/2022: “Ukraine Will Be One of the Key Priorities”
Institute of International & European Affairs (IIEA): Events, 27/06/2022: Priorities of the Czech Presidency of the EU
EUObserver: Opinion, 27/06/2022: Expect Czech EU presidency to downgrade V4 priorities
Euronews, 30/06/2022: What are Prague's priorities during its six-month EU presidency?
Wilson Center: Article, 30/06/2022: “Europe as a task” — Examining the Incoming Czech EU Presidency
International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP): News, 30/06/2022: A view from Brussels: Reflections on the incoming Czech Republic presidency
EPRS: Briefing, June 2022: Priority dossiers under the Czech EU Council Presidency
Euro|topics, July 2022: Czech EU presidency begins
Human Rights Watch (HRW): Dispatches, 01/07/2022: Czech Republic Should Ensure the Rule of Law is Central to EU Agenda
GSMA Europe: News, 01/07/2022: The GSMA warmly congratulates the Czech Government on assuming the Presidency of the Council of the European Union
Amnesty International: News, 04/07/2022: Amnesty International recommendations to the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union
European Consumer Organisation (BEUC): News, 05/07/2022: Czech Presidency of the EU: what priorities for consumers?
Friedrich Naumann Foundation: News, 05/07/2022: The Czech EU Council Presidency: Europe's Role in a Changing World
Heinrich Böll Foundation: Analysis, 07/07/2022: The Czech Presidency of the EU Council: Europe as a task
European Views, 08/07/2022: Czech Presidency gives the EU a valuable opportunity to re-think ‘Farm to Fork’
European Policy Centre: Events, 08/07/2022: Policy Briefing - The Czech Republic’s priorities for the Presidency of the Council [via Youtube]
Tax Foundation, 11/07/2022: Tax Files Under New Council of EU Presidency: Czechia
Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP): News, 14/07/2022: Will the Czech Presidency speed up or slow down the implementation of the European Green Deal?
Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), 19/07/2022: How a Ponytailed, Dreadlocked Czech May Reshape EU Tech Policy
Public Matters: News, 20/07/2022: EU Presidency of the Czech Republic: ‘Crisis President’

Radio Prague: Project: Czech Presidency of the EU Council: July 1 – December 31, 2022
Politico: POLITICO’s Guide to the Czech EU Presidency
Deutsche Welle, 30/06/2022: Czech Republic assumes EU Council presidency with confidence and ambition
France24, 30/06/2022: Czechs take over EU presidency braced for 'bad weather'
Le Monde, 01/07/2022: Prague takes over EU presidency from Paris without making promises to Macron
EUObserver, 01/07/2022: Czech presidency to fortify EU embrace of Ukraine
RFI News, 01/07/2022: Czechs take over European Presidency from France as war rages at EU's doorstep
Delano, 01/07/2022: Czechia takes over EU council presidency amid crisis
EurActiv, 18/07/2022: Czech Presidency takes EU countries’ temperature on bloc reforms
Kathimerini, 05/09/2022: Czech Republic condemns Erdogan’s remarks

Official Website of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union (2022)
Czech Government: Presidency of the Czech Republic in the Council of the EU
Official Website of the Parliamentary Dimension of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union
EFTA: News, 28/06/2022: EFTA holds reception for incoming Czech Presidency
European Council: Remarks by President Charles Michel after his meeting in Prague with Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Petr Fiala (30 June 2022)
S&D EP Group: Newsroom, 30/06/2022: S&Ds urge Czech Presidency to put social issues at the top of their agenda
European Parliament: Press Release, 06/07/2022: MEPs discussed priorities of the Czech Presidency with Prime Minister Fiala
European Commission: Statement by President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with President Metsola and Prime Minister Fiala on the presentation of the programme of activities of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU (6 July 2022)
UN IOM: EU Regional Office: News, 07/07/2022: IOM Issues Migration Recommendations to the Czech EU Presidency
European Parliament: Press Release, 06/09/2022: Czech Presidency outlines priorities to EP committees

Wikipedia: 2022 Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union

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