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27. 11. 2007 16:05

Priority areas of the Czech Republic´s Presidency of the Council of the EU

The Czech Republic’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the first half of 2009 is sure to be a challenge of exceptional importance for both political leadership and state administration in the Czech Republic. The way the Czech Republic copes with this task will have a major impact on its reputation and standing in Europe. Accordingly, the Czech Republic’s prime objective should be to ensure a competent Presidency. The ability to listen to other Member States, insight into and anticipation of their standpoints, the playing of a facilitative role and the adeptness at proposing compromises – these are all keystone qualities expected of the country holding the Presidency.

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