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Top Stories from the European Council - 10-14 December 2018

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Remarks by President Donald Tusk after the European Council meetings on 13 December 2018

President Donald Tusk presented the results of the first working session of the European Council and the European Council (Art. 50) dinner.


European Council (Art. 50) conclusions, 13 December 2018

The European Council (Art. 50) on 13 December 2018 adopted conclusions on Brexit.


European Council conclusions on the multiannual financial framework and on external relations, 13 December 2018

The European Council on 13 December 2018 adopted conclusions on the multiannual financial framework and on external relations.


Enhanced cross-border access to online content: EU agrees new rules

The Council and the European Parliament reach provisional agreement on a directive that facilitates cross-border online transmissions and retransmissions of TV and radio programmes within the EU.


Updated weekly schedule of President Donald Tusk

Updated weekly schedule of President Donald Tusk 10-16 December 2018


European Citizens' Initiative: Council and Parliament negotiators reach agreement on a set of improvements

The Council presidency and the Parliament reached a provisional agreement on a revised European Citizens' Initiative.


Air transport fair competition rules – Council backs provisional deal

The EU is providing its air transport sector with a mechanism to ensure fair competition with non-EU airlines.


More transparent scientific studies on food safety: Council agrees its position

Council agrees its position on a regulation on the transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment in the food chain.


EU moves towards more environment-friendly fertilisers

EU ambassadors today endorsed a deal with the European Parliament on new rules for placing fertilising products on the EU market.


Explosive precursors: EU tightens controls

The EU is to submit access to explosive precursors by the general public to even tighter controls. EU ambassadors meeting in Coreper today agreed on stricter rules concerning the availability, introduction, possession and use of explosive precursors throughout the EU.


Invitation letter by President Donald Tusk to the members of the European Council ahead of their meetings on 13 and 14 December 2018

President Donald Tusk sent the invitation letter to the members of the European Council for their meetings on 13 and 14 December 2018. The discussions will focus on the Multiannual Financial Framework, Brexit and EMU.


Multiannual management plan for Western Waters: provisional agreement confirmed by the Council

Council confirms an agreement with the EP on a multiannual management plan for Western Waters


Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators gets a new legislative framework: Presidency reaches provisional agreement with European Parliament

Provisional agreement was reached on the revised ACER regulation


Agreement on new rules to fight non cash payment fraud

EU agrees rules to fight fraud with non cash means of payment


Exchanging criminal records: EU agrees a reformed ECRIS system

EU agrees updated rules on exchange of criminal records


Council endorses agreement on EU budget for 2019

The Council endorsed the deal reached with the Parliament on the EU budget for 2019.


Import of fishery products: Council agrees on autonomous EU tariff quotas for the period 2019-2020

Council adopts a regulation on 2019–2020 autonomous EU tariff quotas for certain fishery products.


Council conclusions on a homogeneous extended internal market and EU relations with non-EU Western European countries

The Council adopted conclusions on a homogeneous extended internal market and EU relations with non-EU Western European countries.


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