Main topics and media events 21 January – 3 February 2019

Roaming charges ended in the European Union on 15 June 2017. Europeans travelling within EU countries will ‘Roam Like at Home’ and pay domestic prices for roaming calls, SMS and data.  …

On 23 June 2016 citizens of the United Kingdom (UK) voted to leave the European Union (EU). On 29 March 2017 the UK formally notified the European Council of its intention to leave the EU by…

Over the past 20 years, the European Union has put in place some of the highest common asylum standards in the world. And in the past two years, European migration policy has advanced in leaps and…

‘Europe will not be made all at once, or according to a single plan.It will be built through concrete achievementswhich first create a de facto solidarity.’Robert Schuman9 May 1950On 25 March 2017,…

In response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and deliberate destabilisation of a neighbouring sovereign country, the EU has imposed restrictive measures against the Russian Federation.  …

Enlargement is the process whereby countries join the EU. Since it was founded in 1957, the EU has grown from 6 member countries to 28.Any European country that respects the principles of liberty,…




Main topics and media events 21 January – 3 February 2019

Overview of the main subjects to be discussed at meetings of the Council of the EU over the next two weeks.

Foreign Affairs Council, Monday 21 January 2019

Foreign ministers will discuss the action plan against disinformation, preparations for the EU – League of Arab States ministerial meeting and the 22nd EU – ASEAN ministerial meeting.

EU-ASEAN ministerial meeting, Monday 21 January 2019

The EU-ASEAN ministerial meeting will bring together EU foreign ministers and their counterparts from the 10 ASEAN member states. They will discuss EU-ASEAN relations as well as regional and international issues.

EU-African Union ministerial meeting, Monday 21 & Tuesday 22 January 2019

Foreign ministers from the EU and the African Union will discuss political and economic aspects as well as cooperation to support multilateralism

Economic and Financial Affairs Council, Tuesday 22 January 2019

The Council will discuss InvestEU, a programme to support investment in the EU, and the follow-up to the December European Council, as well as the ongoing reform of the European system of financial supervision. It will also adopt conclusions on the Commission’s annual growth survey and approve a draft recommendation on the economic policies of the euro-area.

Agriculture and Fisheries Council, Monday 28 January 2019

The Council will exchange views on the post 2020 Common Agricultural Policy’s reform package and EU plant protein plan, and will be informed about the presidency’ priorities and programme.




Main topics and media events 21 January – 3 February 2019

Roaming charges ended in the European Union on 15 June 2017. Europeans travelling within EU countries will ‘Roam Like at Home’ and pay domestic prices for roaming calls, SMS and data.  …

On 23 June 2016 citizens of the United Kingdom (UK) voted to leave the European Union (EU). On 29 March 2017 the UK formally notified the European Council of its intention to leave the EU by…

Over the past 20 years, the European Union has put in place some of the highest common asylum standards in the world. And in the past two years, European migration policy has advanced in leaps and…

‘Europe will not be made all at once, or according to a single plan.It will be built through concrete achievementswhich first create a de facto solidarity.’Robert Schuman9 May 1950On 25 March 2017,…

In response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and deliberate destabilisation of a neighbouring sovereign country, the EU has imposed restrictive measures against the Russian Federation.  …

Enlargement is the process whereby countries join the EU. Since it was founded in 1957, the EU has grown from 6 member countries to 28.Any European country that respects the principles of liberty,…