The Czech Republic took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union on 1 July 2022. On this occasion, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, together with nineteen European Commissioners, visited the Czech government in Litomyšl.
The focus of the discussions was on the priorities of the Czech Presidency, as well as on other various topics of importance for the European Union, which can give a significant indication of what the Czech Presidency will really look like. The debates were dominated by the EU’s energy security, the war in Ukraine and the reconstruction of that country once it has ended, but the ecological and digital transition, the resilience of the EU or the protection of democracy were not forgotten.
Throughout the day’s discussions, meetings of various formats were held. Their aim was to set up a legislative planning for the second half of 2022, above all in the context of the proposals that will be a priority for the Czech Presidency or that the European Commission plans to table during this Presidency.
Czech Presidency begins: Czech Government holds meeting with European Commission in Litomyšl