The Czech Republic has taken over from France as host of the presidency of the Council of the European Union for the second half of 2022. It has clear aims for progress on artificial intelligence and the European Digital Wallet project. But it also has major challenges such as the war in Ukraine, Russian energy and global supply chain issues to deal with in what Politico has dubbed a ‘crisis presidency.’
The Czech presidency’s official set of priorities lists them as managing the refugee crisis and Ukraine’s post-war recovery; energy security; strengthening Europe’s defense capabilities and cyberspace security; strategic resilience of the European economy and the resilience of democratic institutions.
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