Laurence Boone, Minister of State for Europe, hooked up to the Minister for Europe and Overseas Affairs, will likely be in Prague on Thursday and Friday for the casual assembly of European affairs ministers.
She is going to commend the priorities of the Czech presidency of the EU Council, that are per these of the French presidency within the first half of this yr. They embrace offering assist for Ukraine, strengthening European sovereignty within the areas of vitality and protection, boosting the resilience of European economies and bolstering protections for democratic programs.
Throughout discussions targeted on strengthening democratic establishments, Ms. Boone will name for persevering with the work carried out within the first half of the yr on varied items of laws, together with the textual content regarding the regulation of political promoting. She may also categorical her assist for persevering with discussions on the European stage on stepping up funding for impartial and investigative journalism, in step with the conclusions adopted this previous June on the protection and safety of journalists.
Additionally on the agenda: sensible methods to observe up on the Convention on the Way forward for Europe. Residents participated wholeheartedly in that train by formulating concrete proposals that replicate our purpose of attaining a extra sovereign Europe that gives better protections within the areas of safety, the local weather, regulation of the tech sector and the digital transition.