The European Union and the European Political Community

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Flag of Europe

The European Political Community (EPC) is a platform for political and strategic discussions about the future of Europe, established in 2022. The group first met in October 2022 in Prague, with participants from 44 European countries, as well as the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission.

The EPC was proposed by the French president Emmanuel Macron in May 2022, in his role as the president of the Council of the European Union. On 23–24 June 2022, he officially presented it at the meeting of the European Council. The group convened on 6 October 2022; leaders of 44 states posed for a group photo. Russia and Belarus were deliberately excluded from participation.

European leaders at European Political Community Prague Summit 2022 © President.az/cc-by-4.0 Flag of Europe Supranational European Bodies © Wdcf, The Emirr, NikNaks93 Countries participating in EPC © Kosova666/cc-by-sa-4.0
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European leaders at European Political Community Prague Summit 2022 © President.az/cc-by-4.0
The aim of the EPC is to provide a policy coordination platform for European countries across the continent and to foster political dialogue and cooperation in order to address issues of common interest, so as to strengthen the security, stability and prosperity of the European continent, in particular in regard to the European energy crisis. In addition to EU member states, the EPC also includes countries such as Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iceland, Moldova, Turkey, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.

During the first summit, it was agreed that a European Union led mission would be deployed on the Armenian side of the border with Azerbaijan for a period of two months of monitoring following the Armenia–Azerbaijan border crisis.

It is envisioned that two summits will be held each year, alternating between EU and non-EU countries. The first summit took place in Prague on 6–7 October 2022. The event was covered live by the Eurovision network.

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