EU Czech Presidency's motto is "Europe without barriers"

The Czech Republic will take over the EU Presidency from France in January 2009 until June 2009.

During a breakfast policy meeting of the European Policy Centre, Her Excellency Milena Vicenová, Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic,  announced that the three "E"s – the economy, energy and external relations – will be the Presidency’s priorities.

Under the motto "Europe without barriers", the Czech Presidency will be working to remove the barriers to the free movement of goods, capital, services and labour.  With regard to the latter, the Ambassador regretted that there were still too many obstacles for persons with disabilities to find employment.


Source: EPC Report