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 28 May 2018
The Council will focus on the situation in Iran, Venezuela, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the future agreement with the African, Caribbean, and Pacific countries. Foreign ministers will also discuss the situation in Gaza, following the recent developments.
Competitiveness Council (Internal market and Industry), Monday 28 May 2018
The Council will carry out a competitiveness check-up on the impact of the internal market on industry. It will hold discussions on mutual recognition of goods and on online platforms-to-business relations.
Competitiveness Council (Research and Space), Tuesday 29 May 2018
The Council will debate on space policy, the extension of the EURATOM research programme as well as research and innovation in the context of the next EU's multiannual budget. It is due to adopt conclusions on knowledge circulation and the European Open Science Cloud. It will also take note of a report on high performance computing.
Justice and Home Affairs Council (Justice), Monday 04 June 2018
Justice ministers will discuss various topics including insolvency, contract law and parental responsibility. Jointly, home affairs and justice ministers will also discuss the draft legislation on e-evidence.
Justice and Home Affairs Council (Home Affairs), Tuesday 05 June 2018
Home affairs ministers will cover different aspects of the EU migration, security and terrorism policy.
Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council on transport (Transport), Thursday 07 June 2018
The agenda includes, among other topics, key proposals on drivers' driving and rest times, the posting of road hauliers and cabotage restrictions; safeguarding competition in air transport; port reception facilities for the delivery of waste from ships; electronic road tolling and exchange of information; and the use of hired vehicles.
Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council on transport (Telecommunications), Friday 08 June 2018
The Council is due to agree a general approach on a proposed Cybersecurity Act regulation. Ministers will also discuss a proposal to update privacy rules for electronic communications (ePrivacy), and a draft directive to promote the re-use of public sector information.