After six months, from January 2022 to June 2022, France is now handing on the baton to Czech Republic. Thus, it is now the time to welcome the Czech Presidency of the European Council, until December 2022
As already mentioned, Czech Republic is the second States of the trio, composed together with France and Sweden, to lead the European Council until 2023.Hence, these three Countries have set a series of goals to reach as a group; be they “protecting citizens and freedoms”; based on European values; or “building a greener and more socially equitable Europe”.
Welcome the Czech Presidency of the European Council until December 2022
Yet, the Czech Presidency has further developed these goals, by narrowing them down into five aspects:
- Managing the refugee crisis and post-war reconstruction of Ukraine
- Energy security
- Strengthening European defence capabilities and cybersecurity
- Strategic resilience of the European economy
- Resilience of democratic institutions
Especially on the first aim, Petr Fiala, Czech Prime Minister, stated – in his message – “the Russian invasion of Ukraine has shown us that our freedom and security are as threatened today as they were in the past. The fight for freedom never ends.” It is clear that in the upcoming six month the commitment of the Presidency will be devoted to closely follow the current situation in Ukraine.
ALDA warmly welcomes the Presidency, willing to support it in turning its goals in actions, while encouraging the Presidency to keep on with helping Ukrainian citizens and people.
[Picture credits: Czech Republic Presidency Twitter account]