The future of European integration and the program of the EU’s six-month Czech presidency will be among the topics on the agenda of the European Parliament’s plenary session in Strasbourg next week (July 4-7). On Tuesday 5th Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will speak at the semi-cycle, opening a debate on the EU’s current challenges and future. This is the fifth in a series of plenary debates entitled ‘This is Europe’. Previous debates were held with Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas in the March plenary session, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and Irish Taoiseach Michael Martin in the May session, and Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic in the first and second plenary sessions. In June
The following day, Wednesday 6, Czech Prime Minister Petar Fiala will present the priorities of the Czech EU Presidency, which began today. The motto of the Czech Presidency is “Europe as a Task: Rethink, Rebuild and Recharge”, commemorating the speech of Czech President Vaclav Havel.
Key priorities of the rotating Czech presidency include the refugee crisis and post-conflict recovery in Ukraine, energy security, defense capabilities, cyberspace security, and the strategic defense of the European economy and democratic institutions.
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