Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union

General to the EU Presidency

The presidency of the Council rotates among the EU member states every 6 months (January - June) / (July – December) according to a predetermined order. The presidency organises the Council’s legislative work and determines its agenda. It has two main tasks:
1. Planning and chairing meetings of the Council and its preparatory bodies
2. Representing the Council in relations with the other European Union institutions

Presidential TRIO

Member states holding the presidency work together closely in groups of three, called 'trios'. The TRIO includes three member states that successively take over the Presidency of the Council of the EU. To ensure that the work and leadership during this eighteen-month period runs as smoothly as possible and the common political objectives of the EU are pursued. The Presidency TRIO, in cooperation with the other EU institutions, sets long-term objectives and develops a common eighteen-month work program and priorities. Based on this program, each of the three countries is preparing its own more detailed six-month program. The current trio is made up of the presidencies of France, the Czech Republic and Sweden.
The Office of the Government has set up the internet domain, through which it publishes current information about the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU.

Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2022

EU Presidency

During its presidency, the Czech Republic focuses on five closely linked priority areas:
1. Managing the refugee crisis and Ukraine’s post-war recovery
2. Energy security
3. Strengthening Europe’s defence capabilities and cyberspace security
4. Strategic resilience of the European economy
5. Resilience of democratic institutions

Czech Presidency in the agricultural sector

CZ PRES prioritizes the impact of Russian aggression against Ukraine on food security in the context of the situation on commodity markets. CZ PRES strives for further progress in the sustainability of agriculture, especially in the areas of livestock breeding, fisheries, food systems, forest management, supply of agricultural products and food, and preservation of biological diversity. The AGRIFISH agenda can be divided into five main areas: rules for sustainable agricultural and food production, common fisheries policy and fishing quotas, nature and soil protection, veterinary area and trade issues. The AGRIFISH agenda us also influenced by the discussion of the European Commission's initiatives resulting from the Green Deal for Europe.


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