Main topics and media events 24 February - 10 March 2019 - EU monitor

EU monitor
Monday, January 20, 2020
Source: Council of the European Union (Council) i, published on Friday, February 22 2019.

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

EU-League of Arab States Summit, Sunday 24 and Monday 25 February 2019

Leaders from both sides will seek to strengthen Arab-European ties. They will also address a wide range of issues and common challenges, such as: multilateralism, trade and investment, migration, security and the situation in the region.

Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council (Energy), Monday 4 March 2019

Ministers are invited to adopt a general approach on a regulation on tyres labelling and hold a policy debate on the energy aspects of the strategic long-term vision "A Clean Planet for all". The Council will be informed about the state of play on the gas directive and the Connecting Europe Facility.

Environment Council, Tuesday 5 March 2019

The Council is invited to adopt a general approach on the drinking water directive. Ministers will hold policy debates on the strategic long-term vision "A Clean Planet for all" and on the EU framework on endocrine disruptors.

Justice and Home Affairs Council, Thursday 7 and Friday 8 March 2019

On Thursday, Home affairs ministers will discuss topics such as the EU cooperation with third countries in the field of migration, the EU response to terrorism. They will also be updated on several files, such as the reform of the Common European Asylum System or the European Border and Coast Guard regulation

On Friday, Justice ministers will discuss the topic of e-evidence. They are expected to adopt a general approach on the directive on the designation of legal representatives for the purpose of collecting evidence. They will also discuss negotiating mandates submitted by the Commission for international agreements in the field of e-evidence.