One year after taking office, President of the European Council Charles Michel, takes stock of 2020 and looks forward to future challenges in “Going forward with confidence”, a collection of his speeches.
President Michel recollects his predecessor Donald Tusk’s recommendation when handing over the bell of the European Council: “Bring all your talents to preserve the unity of the European Union”.
President Charles Michel: “Experience confirms my conviction: unity, which we have found on many difficult topics, is the result of a meticulously prepared dialogue grounded in trust and respect for the opinions of all.”
Through a selection of speeches, “Going forward with confidence” highlights eight defining moments and explains the European Council’s decisions of the first year of President Michel’s mandate.
Look back at the images that shaped President Michel’s first year in the job: