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Top Stories from the European Council - 9-13 December 2019

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Joint EU-US statement following the EU-US Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Meeting

On 11 December 2019, the EU-US Ministerial Meeting on Justice and Home Affairs took place in Washington D.C..


EUAM Iraq: New head of mission appointed

Christoph Buik has been appointed as new head of mission of EUAM Iraq.


Measuring real-driving car emissions: Council agrees on its position

Coreper agreed on a negotiating mandate on RDE regulation.


Invitation letter by President Charles Michel to the members of the European Council ahead of their meetings on 12 and 13 December 2019

For his first summit as European Council President, Charles Michel invited EU leaders to the December European Council, in order to discuss climate change, the EU's long-term budget (MFF) and external relations, On Friday 13, leaders will gather for the Euro Summit and for European Council (Article 50).


Eleventh meeting of the Accession Conference with Serbia at Ministerial level, Brussels, 10 December 2019

The eleventh meeting of the Accession Conference with Serbia at ministerial level was held in Brussels to open negotiations on Chapter 4 (Free movement of capital).


Better access of people in a vulnerable position to the labour market: the Council adopts conclusions

Council adopts conclusions on inclusive labour markets


Letter of congratulations from President Charles Michel to Sanna Marin on her appointment as Prime Minister of Finland

President Charles Michel congratulated Sanna Marin on her appointment as Prime Minister of Finland.


Statement by President Charles Michel at the beginning of his meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron

President Charles Michel and President Emmanuel Macron met in Paris for a working session to prepare for the December European Council meeting.


Improving health and safety at work: the Council adopts conclusions

Council adopts conclusions on improving health and safety at work


Gender equality in the EU: the Council adopts conclusions

Council adopts conclusions on gender-equal economies


Countering hybrid threats: Council calls for enhanced common action

The Council adopted conclusions on enhancing resilience and countering hybrid threats.


Sustainable Europe by 2030: Council adopts conclusions

The Council adopted conclusions on the EU's implementation of the UN' 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.

 


Council conclusions on Commission Opinion on Bosnia and Herzegovina's application for membership of the European Union

The Council adopted conclusions on the Commission Opinion on Bosnia and Herzegovina's application for membership of the European Union.


Committee of the Regions: Council appoints members for the 2020-2025 term

The Council appointed new members and alternate members for the 2020-2025 term of the Committee of the Regions.


Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on Human Rights Day, 10 December 2019

The EU issued a declaration on the occasion of the human rights day (10 December 2019) which this year marks the 10th anniversary of the Charter of the Fundamental Rights and the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.


Linking of Switzerland to the EU emissions trading system - entry into force on 1 January 2020

The EU and Switzerland have completed the link between their respective emissions trading systems.


EU Arctic policy: Council adopts conclusions

The Council adopted conclusions on EU arctic policy.


Civilian CSDP Compact: Council adopts conclusions

The Council adopted conclusions on the CSDP Compact highlighting its contribution to international peace and stability.


Democratic Republic of the Congo: Council expresses its readiness for a gradual engagement in support of the government's reform agenda

The Council extended the restrictive measures against the DRC for one year and removed 2 individuals from the list.


Sudan: Council adopts conclusions

The Council adopted conclusions reaffirming EU's commitment to Sudan.


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