The US-Europe Alliance with the support of the Jean Monnet Association hold an online discussion about France’s 2022 term in the EU Presidency.
Starting January 1, 2022, France will hold the European Union Presidency for six months – the first time since 2008.
French President Emmanuel Macron intends to use this opportunity to impress upon the world that it is “essential to continue demonstrating the relevance of [action at] the European level and restore confidence in Europe’s ability to protect society’s choices in the long term and carry weight in the world.”
Let’s hope so, particularly considering the various crises on the horizon, Ukraine and Bosnia in particular. How the EU succeeds or otherwise in effectively responding to these challenges may reveal such a reassertion – or possibly a reorientation among competitors for global power. Join the US-Europe Alliance and the Jean Monnet Association to explore the prospects for France’s coming EU Presidency.
Olivier Vedrine Steering Committee, Jean Monnet Association
Bart Szewczyk Non-Resident Senior Fellow, German Marshall Fund Moderated by
Emeline Foster Acting Managing Director, French-African Foundation – Paris