An overview of the main topics and events in the Council of the European Union and the European Council for the next two weeks
Foreign Affairs (Trade) Council Meeting, 12-15 June 2022
The Foreign Affairs (Trade) Council meets again in Geneva on 12 June for the Twelfth Session of the Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization.
Agriculture and Fisheries Council, June 13, 2022
EU Agriculture Ministers will meet in Luxembourg to discuss the status of implementation of the EU Common Fisheries Policy and to consult on fishing opportunities 2023. They will also exchange views on the application of EU standards to imported agro-food products and discuss the situation in agricultural markets in light of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs (Health) Council, 14 June 2022
Ministers will hold two policy discussions – on the European Health Data Area and the review of the EU’s Global Health Strategy.
Employment, Social Policy, Consumer Affairs and Health Council (Social Policy), 16 June 2022
The Presidency will report on the state of play in the negotiations on the draft directive on improving working conditions through platforms. Ministers should adopt recommendations on individual education accounts and recommendations on ensuring a just transition to climate neutrality. They will also hold a policy discussion in the European semester, on national goals to achieve the main objectives of the European pillar of the Social Rights Action Plan, and on the employment of persons with disabilities.
Council for Economic and Financial Affairs, 17 June 2022
The Council will complete several procedural steps to allow Croatia to join the eurozone. It will also cover the European Semester, the instrument of recovery and resilience, sanctions against Russia and the new special resources of the European Union. The Board will seek to make progress on the Pillar II guidance, solvency 2 guidance and the AIFMD.
Foreign Affairs Council, 20 June 2022
The Council will be briefed on current events and exchange views on the Horn of Africa, Egypt and Russia’s aggression against Ukraine.
Public Affairs Council, 21 June 2022
The European Affairs Ministers will prepare the agenda for the upcoming European Council on 23-24 June and will exchange views on the way forward at the Conference on the Future of Europe.
European Council, 23 and 24 June 2022
EU leaders will address the situation in Ukraine, discuss the economic situation, outline the way forward for the Conference on the Future of Europe, and lead a strategic discussion on the EU’s relations with its European partners.
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