On 1 July, the Czech Republic takes over the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU from France. The Czech Republic, assuming this role for the second time in its history, is hoping for a more successful outcome than in 2009, when its Presidency was spoiled by the fall of the government. This time, the present-day balance of power in the Chamber of Deputies gives the current government, led by prime minister Petr Fiala, a relatively stable chance of completing the presidency.
Read more about the priorities of the Czech Presidency in the following report.
Grayling Public Affairs team