Engaging with the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union
- 11 July 2022
"Europe as a task: rethink, rebuild, repower."
Inspired by the words of Václav Havel, First President of the Czech Republic
On 1 July 2022, the Czech Republic took over the 6-month rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union. The Czech Republic will be responsible for coordinating and prioritising the different political inclinations of EU Member States.
Given the current geopolitical context, some of the priorities defined by the trio (France, Czechia, and Sweden) have been postponed, whilst new challenges have emerged to which the EU must respond.
Following the crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the situation in Ukraine has highlighted the need to ensure the European Union’s sovereignty in various policies such as energy independence, food security, digital and technology standards, as well as defence capacity. Regarding the updated priorities of the EU, it is very likely that some of the proposed policies by the Czech Republic will overlap with and impact your business interests.
Read our offer to learn how Lighthouse Europe can help your business prepare for the Czech Presidency, and to find out why you should act now to take advantage of this exceptional opportunity for the next six months.