President von der Leyen co-chairs Tripartite Social Summit on tackling the energy crisis and the cost of living crisis

Today, President von der Leyen will co-chair the Tripartite Social Summit together with President of the European Council, Charles Michel. Prime Minister Petr Fiala will participate on behalf of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU. The Commission will also be represented by Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis and Commissioner Schmit. The topic of this summit is “Tackling the energy crisis and the cost of living crisis: How to protect the economy, businesses and workers”. Discussions will focus on three topics. First, the assessment of the impact of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine on the current socio-economic situation. Second, measures to tackle the energy crisis. Finally, participants will discuss economic and social support measures to tackle the cost of living crisis. The Tripartite Social Summit takes place twice a year ahead of European Council meetings. It is co-chaired by the Presidents of the European Council and the Commission and attended by the Head of State or Government representing the Presidency of the Council of the EU. It is an opportunity for a constructive exchange of views between the leaders of the European institutions, the leaders of European social partners, and national employee and employer organisations of the current and upcoming Presidency countries (Czechia, Sweden and Spain), as well as the Employment and Social Affairs Ministers of these Presidency countries. The summit will be followed by a press conference with the participation of President von der Leyen at +/- 17:10 CEST, which can be followed live on EbS. A press release will be published in the evening following the summit.