The European Political Community: A successful test?

Authors:Sissy Martinez, Mathieu Droin
Date:11 October 2022
Document type:Policy reports

On October 6, 44 European leaders gathered in Prague, inaugurating a new format called the European Political Community (EPC). The idea was introduced by French president Emmanuel Macron in a speech at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on May 9. The initiative was initially met with skepticism before rapidly gaining traction as its intentions were clarified. The concept was officially endorsed by the 27 leaders of the European Union at the European Council on June 23 and 24, whose conclusions present the EPC as a ‘platform for political coordination.’ This first summit was organized and chaired by the presidency of the EU Council, currently held by the Czech Republic.

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