Proposed by the French President on 9 May 2022 at the closing ceremony of the Conference on the Future of Europe, the European Political Community aims to strengthen cohesion, cooperation and dialogue between all countries on the European continent. This new Community met for the first time in Prague on 6 October 2022 under the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union, at an inaugural Summit of 44 European Heads of State and Government.
J'en ai fait la proposition au Parlement européen le 9 mai dernier, aujourd’hui nous y sommes : pour un dialogue stratégique à l'échelle du continent, une Communauté politique européenne est née. 44 Nations portent ensemble un message d’unité. pic.twitter.com/Fk1CXOGWxk
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) October 6, 2022
This Community will enable convergence and the development of tangible cooperation projects in many fields of shared interest: protecting critical infrastructure, fighting cyber threats and disinformation, building energy resilience, fostering closer relations between young people across the continent, cooperating on migration, coordinating on major regional issues and supporting Ukraine’s reconstruction.
DiploMatters: First Summit of the European Political Community in Prague
This new Community met for the first time in Prague on 6 October 2022 under the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union, at an inaugural Summit of 44 European Heads of State and Government.
The Summit sent a clear signal of unity in the context of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine.
At the Summit, the Heads of State and Government in attendance confirmed their unanimous support for Ukraine and discussed the need to build a new space for political dialogue and cooperation in Europe.
The commitment of the participating countries to addressing shared concerns was illustrated during 4 round tables focused on 2 themes: peace and security on the one hand, and the climate, energy and the economy on the other.
Moreover, the participants agreed that the Community’s summits would take place every 6 months in order to ensure the regularity of high-level discussions and to follow up on the initiatives launched. The next meeting of the European Political Community will take place in Chișinău, Moldova, in spring 2023.
Press conference following the first Summit of the European Political Community.