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Top Stories from the European Council - 14-19 May 2018

18 May 2018, 00:01 CET
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Remarks by President Donald Tusk after the EU-Western Balkans summit

At the final press conference, President Tusk presented the main results of the EU-Western Balkans summit and the Leaders' agenda dinner held in Sofia


Sofia declaration of the EU-Western Balkans summit, 17 May 2018

The EU-Western Balkans summit took place in Sofia, Bulgaria, on 17 May 2018. EU leaders agreed on the Sofia declaration, with which the Western Balkans partners have aligned themselves.


Remarks by President Donald Tusk ahead of the EU-Western Balkans summit and the Leaders' agenda dinner

Upon his arrival in Sofia, President Tusk outlined the main topics for discussion: Western Balkans summit, innovation and digital, Iran and US trade.


Declaration by the High Representative, Federica Mogherini on behalf of the EU on the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, 17 May 2018

The European Union reaffirms its commitment to combat all forms of discrimination and hate crime, on the grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics, and to continue to actively promote and protect the human rights of LGBTI persons.


Updated weekly schedule of President Donald Tusk

Updated weekly schedule of President Donald Tusk 14-20 May 2018


Letter from President Donald Tusk to the members of the European Council ahead of their informal dinner and the EU-Western Balkans Summit in Sofia

President Donald Tusk addressed a letter and the Leaders' Agenda note on innovation and the digital economy to the 28 heads of state or government before their meetings in Sofia.


Joint press statement on the occasion of the 14th meeting of the EU-Tunisia Association Council

The EU and Tunisia have published a joint press statement on the occasion of the 14th meeting of the EU-Tunisia Association Council, held in Brussels on 15 May 2018.


Ukraine: EU adds five persons involved in the organisation of Russian presidential elections in illegally annexed Crimea and Sevastopol to sanctions list

The Council added five persons to the EU's sanctions list over actions against Ukraine's territorial integrity.


Joint press release on the occasion of the 11th session of the EU-Algeria Association Council

The EU and Algeria have published a joint press statement on the occasion of the 11th session of the EU-Algeria Association Council which was held on 14 May 2018 in Brussels.


Money laundering and terrorist financing: new rules adopted

The Council adopted strengthened EU rules to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing, following an agreement with the European Parliament.


EU training mission in Mali: Council extends mission for two years with broadened mandate to include support for G5 Sahel Joint Force

The Council extended the mission for two years and amended its mandate to include support for the operationalisation of the G5 Sahel Joint Force.


EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia: operation to contribute to better information sharing on crime in the Mediterranean

The Council adopted a decision allowing for the creation of a crime information cell within EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia.


Effort sharing regulation: Council adopts emission reduction targets

The Council adopted the effort sharing regulation which sets out binding emission reduction targets for member states.


Better protection and management of land and forests across the Union: Council adopts a new regulation

The Council approved a regulation on greenhouse gas emissions and removals from land use and forestry in the 2030 climate & energy framework (LULUCF).


Environmental reporting obligations: Council adopts clearer rules

The Council adopted a decision on streamlining environmental reporting rules in order to enhance legal clarity and reduce administrative burden.


Energy efficient buildings: Council adopts revised directive

The Council formally approves a revised directive on the energy performance of buildings.


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