CZ PRES should focus on internal market, energy security and labour market

Published: 23.05.2022 Related countries:  Belgium Belgium

The Czech Republic should use the presidency to influence legislative proposals, accentuate and moderate current important issues, and also show the Czech Republic as a full and constructive member of the EU.

A couple of weeks before the start of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Czech business community announced its priorities for the coming period. According to Czech businesses, the presidency should focus on, among other things, the development of the internal market, the finalization of international trade agreements, energy security, openness of the digital economy, and also on the humanitarian aid to Ukrainian refugees. The Czech Republic should use the presidency to influence legislative proposals, accentuate and moderate current important issues, and also show the Czech Republic as a full and constructive member of the EU.

The main priorities of Czech businesses within the Czech Presidency include: A resilient and open Europe, by strengthening the open strategic autonomy of European industry, its resilience, diversification, ambitious common trade policy and effective multilateralism. Another important pillar is a competitive and sustainable Europe, ensuring its energy security and a gradual path to EU climate neutrality, considering the impact on industrial competitiveness, as well as deepening and improving the EU internal market, increasing competitiveness and strengthening EU growth. The third pillar of priorities is a Europe with a dynamic labour market. The EU should aim for an inclusive and flexible labour market in a time of recovery in the era of digitization and green transformation, as well as promoting employment by increasing the predictability of the regulatory environment, respecting diversity and reducing the administrative burden of the European labour market. These priorities were presented by the Confederation of Industry on 20th May during a press conference in Prague. 


Published by a team of CzechTrade foreign office in Belgium 

Source: SPCR.CZ