French Presidency of the Council of the European Union: the results

Audio 7:30 p.m.

French President Emmanuel Macron during his speech at the Conference on the Future of Europe at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, May 9, 2022. © Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS

By: Anne Corpet Follow

1 min

The French presidency of the Council of the European Union ends this Thursday, June 30, 2022. It is now the Czech Republic which assumes the rotating presidency.

The mandate of the PFUE - as we say in the jargon - already promised to be complicated, with the presidential and legislative elections in France, it turned out to be extraordinary, since the end of February 2022 with the Russian invasion of Ukraine.


The French diplomats stationed in Brussels come out wrung out, but say they are proud of the work accomplished: France claims to have fulfilled 90% of its ambitious initial objectives.

What is the outcome of this French presidency of the Council of the European Union?

With : 

- Sébastien Maillard

, director of the

Jacques Delors Institute

, co-author of

Faire l'Europe dans un monde de brutes


- Sylvain Kahn,

historian and geographer, professor at

Sciences Po Paris

, author of

History of the construction of Europe since 1945




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