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COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (General Affairs), Brussels

Atomium in Brussel.
© Kevin Bergenhenegouwen
date February 25, 2020
city Brussels, Belgium
organisation General Affairs Council (GAC)†i

Council of the European Union

Brussels, 24 February 2020 (OR. en)

6134/20 OJ CONS 11



(General Affairs)

Europa building, Brussels

25 February 2020 (10.00)

  • 1. 
    Adoption of the agenda
  • 2. 
    Approval of "A" items a) Non-legislative list 6135/20 b) Legislative list (Public deliberation in accordance with 6136/20 Article 16(8) of the Treaty on European Union)

Legislative deliberations

(Public deliberation in accordance with Article 16(8) of the Treaty on European Union)

  • 3. 
    (poss.) Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027

    Information from the Presidency

Non-legislative activities

  • 4. 
    Preparation of the European Council on 26-27 March 2020: 5807/20 + COR 1 Annotated Draft Agenda

    Exchange of views

  • 5. 
    Legislative programming a) Commission's Work Programme for 2020 5820/20 Presentation by the Commission 5652/20 + ADD 1 Exchange of views
    • b) 
      Joint Declaration on legislative priorities and multiannual programming

    Exchange of views 6. Enlargement and Stabilisation and Association Process

    Presentation by the Commission

  • 7. 
    EU-UK relations a) Council Decision authorising the opening of the 6239/20 negotiations for a new partnership with the United 5870/20 Kingdom + ADD 1 REV 2 Adoption
    • b) 
      EU-UK relationship - next steps Exchange of views
  • 8. 
    Any other business

    Special legislative procedure

    Public debate (Article 8(3) of the Council's Rules of Procedure)

    Item based on a Commission proposal


OfficiŽle agenda


General Affairs Council (GAC)

The General Affairs Council (GAC) consists of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Member States of the European Union. The Council covers topics that affect more than one policy area; for example negotiations on enlargement, negotiations on the multi-annual financial framework and the preparation of institutional and administrative matters.

This Council prepares - along with the president of the European Council and with the European Commission - the meetings of the European Council. This Council deals with matters it is entrusted to by the European Council. GAC also coordinates work on policies by the other council formations.


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