French President Emmanuel Macron, who will present on January 19, in Strasbourg, the program of the French presidency of the Council, in early December, announced the priorities of the semester.
Reform of the Schengen area, migration flows, and a summit with the African Union are French priorities, to which should the European Union summit in March.With the aim of discussing a new European model for growth and investment in the post-pandemic era.
This is the thirteenth semi-annual rotating presidency held by France.
Another goal of Paris is to advocate the introduction of a European minimum wage and wage transparency between men and women.
The French file includes a conference on the Western Balkans, scheduled for June, with the aim of promoting the region’s economic integration and “Fight against interference and manipulation by various regional powers that seek to destabilize Europe”.
France succeeded Slovenia in the semi-annual rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union, which represents the interests of the 27 member states before the European Commission and the European Parliament. It will be replaced by the Czech Republic in the second half of 2022.
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Analysts generally see the semi-annual European presidency, which begins about three months before France’s presidential election, as a potential boost for Emmanuel Macron., which still fuels the taboo about re-ordering.
said Claire Demismay, a researcher at Centro Franco-German Marc-Bloch from Berlin, citing the international agencies.
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