This newly started 2022 has also marked the inauguration of a new Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
Following Slovenia, from the 1st of January 2022, France has taken over the Presidency for the next six months, until June 30th, 2022.
In light of the delicate and peculiar situation the Union and the whole World are going through, the French Presidency will focus its mandate according to citizens’ expectations and needs, trying to bring the needed changes in a concrete way, as stated in the latest news.
2022 starts with the beginning of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union
From a general perspective the trio programma, that means the overall mission of French, Czech and Swedish Presidencies, up until the beginning of 2023 will focus on:
- Protecting citizens and freedoms; based on European values;
- Promoting a new growth and investment model for Europe, inspired by sustainable green growth;
- Building a greener and more socially equitable Europe, with special regard to health and
- A global Europe that promotes multilateralism and renewed international partnerships
Specifically on the French Presidency, its main priorities around three emblematic areas: climate, digital and social. At the same time, it will work to lay the basis for important changed and achievements linked to the economic sphere, youth, health and culture.
ALDA welcomes with enthusiasm the new French Presidency and encourages it to keep the active participation of citizens in the European governance high in the political agenda, thus giving the needed impetus to the closing phase of the Conference on the Future of Europe!