Informal European Union summit to be held in Prague in October

An informal European Union (EU) summit will be held in the Czech capital Prague on October 6-7, European Council President Charles Michel and Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala said after their meeting in Prague.

Michel, who visited Prague on Thursday on the eve of the start of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU, said the Czech Presidency comes at a “turning point” for Europe.

“Never before has our Union faced such significant challenges,” he said in a statement, citing the conflict in Ukraine, security and defence, energy and the resilience of EU economies. .

“I confirm that on 6 and 7 October you will welcome the 27 European leaders for the informal meeting of the European Council”, he added.

According to Fiala, the economic situation of citizens of EU member states and the availability of energy will also be a big challenge, Xinhua news agency reported.

“These are all things that we cannot even deal with in isolation, like individual European states. We have to find a common European solution,” he said in a separate statement.

The Czech Republic will assume the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU for the next semester from 1 July. She cited the refugee crisis and aid to Ukraine, energy security, strengthening defense and the resilience of the European economy, among others, as her top priorities for the presidency.



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