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19e ambassadors' briefing

The challenges of the French Presidency of the Council of the EU Ms Sandrine GAUDINSecretary General for European Affairs Mr Xavier LAPEYRE DE CABANESSecretary General of the French Presidency of the European Union.
IHEDN - Briefing des ambassadeurs

the challenges of the French Presidency of the Council of the EU

Wednesday 13 October saw the successful holding of the 19e Briefing for IHEDN Ambassadors in 2021, the first to be held face-to-face at the École Militaire since March 2020.

Mrs. Sandrine GAUDINSecretary General for European Affairs and the Ambassador Xavier LAPEYRE DE CABANESSecretary General of the French Presidency of the European Union, together presented the challenges facing the French Presidency of the Council of the EU to more than 85 participants, including 18 ambassadors.

©IHEDN - 19e Briefing des Ambassadeurs
©IHEDN - 19e Briefing des Ambassadeurs

The strategic issues that France wishes to promote within the European Union were discussed, with economic and environmental recovery at the top of the agenda, democracy and the rule of law, not forgetting European defence and security.

IHEDN will continue to organise these briefings on a regular basis on a theme that will be communicated to you very shortly.