European Council meeting (12 and 13 December 2019) - Annotated draft agenda, Brussels - EU monitor

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Justus Lipsius
date December 12, 2019 - December 13, 2019
city Brussels, Belgium
address Wetstraat 175 [map]
location Justus Lipsius building†i Show location
attending Ch.M.O. (Christine) Lagarde†i et al.
organisation European Council†i

Council of the European Union

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General Secretariat of the Council

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Permanent Representatives Committee/Council

Subject:

European Council meeting (12 and 13 December 2019)

 
  • Annotated draft agenda

In accordance with Article 3(1) of the Rules of Procedure of the European Council, the President of the European Council, in close cooperation with the member of the European Council representing the Member State holding the six-monthly Presidency of the Council and with the President of the Commission, is to submit an annotated draft agenda to the General Affairs Council.

Delegations will find attached the annotated draft agenda submitted by the President of the European Council, setting out the main items the European Council is expected to address at the above meeting.

In the light of the final discussion to be held by the General Affairs Council within the five days preceding the European Council meeting, the President of the European Council is to draw up the provisional agenda.

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At the start of the meeting, the Member of the European Council representing the Member State holding the six-monthly Presidency of the Council will provide an overview of progress on the implementation of earlier European Council conclusions.

  • I. 
    CLIMATE CHANGE

In line with its June conclusions, the European Council will return to the issue of climate change with the aim of finalising its guidance for the adoption and submission of the EU's long-term strategy to the UNFCCC in early 2020. In this context, it will focus in particular on the target of achieving climate neutrality by 2050.

II. MULTIANNUAL FINANCIAL FRAMEWORK

Following the submission by Finland's Presidency of a Negotiating Box with figures, the European Council will hold a substantial discussion on the next Multiannual Financial Framework.

III. OTHER ITEMS

The European Council may also address specific external relations issues in the light of developments on the international scene.

p.m.: appointment of the ECB Executive Board member (s)

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