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

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EU prolongs sanctions over actions against Ukraine's territorial integrity until 15 March 2019

The Council has prolonged restrictive measures over actions against Ukraine's territorial integrity for a further 6 months.


Weekly schedule of President Donald Tusk

Weekly schedule of President Donald Tusk 10-16 September 2018


Main topics and media events 10 - 23 September 2018

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


Remarks by M. Centeno following the Eurogroup meeting of 7 September 2018

Remarks by President Centeno following the Eurogroup meeting of 7 September on ongoing discussions on labour market reforms, Portugal and euro area reforms ahead of December Euro Summit.


European travel information and authorisation system (ETIAS): Council adopts regulation

The Council adopted a regulation establishing a European travel information and authorisation system (ETIAS). The system will apply to visa-exempt third country nationals travelling to the Schengen area.


Court of Justice of the European Union: further advocate-general appointed

The representatives of the governments of the member states appointed an advocate-general to the Court of Justice of the European Union.


2019 EU budget: Council adopts its position

The Council adopted its position on the draft EU budget for 2019.


Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries concerning the list of persons, groups and entities subject to the application of specific measures to combat terrorism

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the alignment of certain third countries with Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/1084 of 30 July 2018 updating the list of persons, groups and entities subject to Articles 2, 3 and 4 of Common Position 2001/931/CFSP on the application of specific measures to combat terrorism, and repealing Decision (CFSP) 2018/475


Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries concerning restrictive measures in view of Russia's actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the alignment of certain third countries with Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/964 of 5 July 2018 amending Decision 2014/512/CFSP concerning restrictive measures in view of Russia's actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine.


Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in the Republic of Maldives

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the alignment of certain third countries with Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/1006 of 16 July 2018 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in the Republic of Maldives.


Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the alignment of certain third countries with Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/1085 of 30 July 2018 amending Decision 2014/145/CFSP concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.


Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries concerning restrictive measures against ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaeda and persons, groups, undertakings and entities associated with them

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the alignment of certain third countries with Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/1000 of 16 July 2018 amending Decision (CFSP) 2016/1693 concerning restrictive measures against ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaeda and persons, groups, undertakings and entities associated with them


Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries concerning restrictive measures against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the alignment of certain third countries with Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/1087 of 30 July 2018 amending Decision (CFSP) 2016/849 concerning restrictive measures against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea


Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Libya

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the alignment of certain third countries with Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/1086 of 30 July 2018 implementing Decision (CFSP) 2015/1333 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Libya


Letter of congratulations from President Donald Tusk to Marjan Šarec on his appointment as Prime Minister-Designate of the Republic of Slovenia

President Donald Tusk congratulated Marjan Šarec on his appointment as Prime Minister-Designate of the Republic of Slovenia


South Sudan: EU transposes UN Security Council resolution 2428 reinforcing sanctions

The Council has transposed UN Security Council resolution 2428 (2018) which imposes an arms embargo and adds two persons to the list of persons and entities subject to restrictive measures.


Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the occasion of the International Day for the World's Indigenous Peoples

The EU will continue to stand up for indigenous peoples and support them to ensure they can retain their cultures, identities and way of life, that are part of our common culture, identity, way of life.


Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the 10 years anniversary of the conflict between Russia and Georgia

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the conflict between Russia and Georgia, the EU reaffirmed its firm commitment to a peaceful resolution of the conflicts in Georgia and to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally recognised borders.


Ukraine: EU adds six entities involved in the construction of the Kerch Bridge connecting the illegally annexed Crimea to Russia to sanctions list

The Council added six entities to the EU's sanctions list over actions undermining Ukraine's territorial integrity.


Central African Republic: military training mission expanded and extended

The Council has extended the mandate of the EU training mission until 19 September 2020 and expanded its scope.


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