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11-8-2020, 16:54 UTC
[10.06.2020 9:29 UTC] Tom McEnchroe
European affairs secretary reveals areas of focus planned for Czech EU presidency

During its upcoming EU presidency in 2022, the Czech Republic wants to focus on developing the union’s internal market, security, digitisation and new technologies, State Secretary for European Affairs Milena Hrdinková told the Committee on European Affairs of the Chamber of Deputies on Wednesday. Other priority areas include sustainability and social cohesion.

Ms Hrdinková highlighted that the list of priorities will be narrowed down in the future, depending on how the situation in the EU develops, and that this is a work in progress. This stance was supported by some deputies from the lower house, who fear that such a wide range of priorities may make these plans hard to realise.

The first official priorities list should be announced next year.