President Cassis to represent Switzerland at the first meeting of the European Political Community in Prague

Bern, 03.10.2022 - On Thursday, 6 October, President Ignazio Cassis will attend the first meeting of the European Political Community. The summit is taking place at the invitation of the European Council and the Czech EU presidency in Prague. The aim is to foster political dialogue and cooperation in Europe. The event will be attended by the European Union (EU) and its member states as well as more than a dozen European states that are not members of the EU.

The first meeting of the European Political Community offers the chance for an open and direct dialogue between European government representatives at the highest level at a time when Europe is facing numerous challenges. The idea of a European Political Community bringing together states inside and outside the EU was proposed last spring by French President Emmanuel Macron.

The European Council chaired by Charles Michel and the Czech EU presidency have taken up and given shape to the idea in the form of this Prague summit.

The summit is jointly sponsored by the EU, its member states and European states that are not part of the EU. Thematically, this first edition focuses on security and stability, energy and climate, and the economic situation in Europe. By attending the meeting, Switzerland will be able to cultivate exchanges with European partners and underscore its contribution to stability, security and prosperity in Europe. President Cassis will also take the opportunity to hold a number of bilateral talks.

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