The launch of the European Political Community (EPC) is a response to the historic challenges brought about by Russia’s war in Ukraine. Its ambition, beyond the signal it sends to Moscow, is to reinforce Europe’s political structuring through concrete projects and intergovernmental cooperation. At its first meeting, which took place in Prague on 6 October 2022, a list of six priorities was identified. These range from energy security to youth, migration, and regional cooperation. Much remains to be clarified, though, before the 47 participating states convene for a second meeting in Chisinau in June 2023.
Date:30 March 2023