The Presidency was marked by the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. With a purpose to organise a European response, a number of summits in addition to formal and casual ministerial conferences have been held in France, in Brussels and in Luxembourg. The President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, notably gathered the EU Heads of State and Authorities in Versailles on 10 and 11 March for a summit that allowed for the adoption of sanctions in opposition to Russia and for the coordination, as Europeans, of a shared response.
It’s on this context of disaster that the French Presidency labored to realize formidable targets in order to make sure the ecological and digital transitions, shield and adapt our social mannequin, pave the best way for the financial restoration, reply to points regarding defence and reaffirm the curiosity and significance of European values. With over 400 occasions organised in France and over 2000 conferences of EU officers, the Presidency has allowed progress to be made with 130 texts adopted on precedence political topics for a Europe that’s extra sovereign, social, inexperienced and nearer to its residents, in an distinctive context of warfare in Ukraine.
On 1 July France passes the baton to the Czech Republic, who will take up the Presidency of the Council of the EU for the subsequent six months. With the Czech Republic and Sweden, the third member of the trio, France will stay engaged in contributing to the success of the subsequent presidency.
Primary outcomes of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union
Final replace: July 2022