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Top Stories from the European Council - 16-20 September 2019

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Remarks by President Donald Tusk after his meeting with Prime Minister of Albania Edi Rama

President Donald Tusk met Prime Minister of Albania Edi Rama in Tirana. During their meeting, they discussed EU accession talks, rule of law and the fight against corruption and organised crime.


Remarks by President Donald Tusk after his meeting with Prime Minister of North Macedonia Zoran Zaev

After his meeting with Prime Minister Zaev in Skopje, President Tusk acknowledged North Macedonia's progress in EU accession process.


Weekly schedule of President Donald Tusk

Weekly schedule of President Donald Tusk 16 - 22 September 2019


Control of arms export: Council adopts conclusions, new decision updating the EU's common rules and a revised user's guide

The Council adopted a decision amending the Council Common Position of 8 December 2008 on the control of arms exports, as well as a revised user's guide. It adopted conclusions on the review.


For a torture-free world: Council reinforces EU policy towards third countries on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment

The Council adopted conclusions welcoming the revised Guidelines on EU policy towards third countries on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.


Forward look: 16 - 29 September 2019

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


Remarks by Mário Centeno following the Eurogroup meeting of 13 September 2019

Remarks by Mário Centeno following the Eurogroup meeting on spending reviews, Eurogroup transparency, Ireland, the economic situation and the euro-area budgetary instrument.


Indicative programme - General Affairs Council of 16 September 2019

Main agenda items, approximate timing, public sessions and press opportunities.


EU extends sanctions over actions against Ukraine’s territorial integrity until 15 March 2020

Today the Council extended for 6 months the sanctions against 170 persons and 44 entities over actions against Ukraine’s territorial integrity.


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