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Top Stories from the European Council - 8-12 October 2018

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Directive on business insolvency: Council agrees its position

On 11 October, Council agreed its position on the directive on business insolvency and second chance


EU adopts tougher rules on money laundering

On 11 October, Council formally adopted the directive on countering money laundering by criminal law


Indicative programme - Justice and Home Affairs of 11-12 October 2018

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


CO2 emission standards for cars and vans: Council agrees its position

The Council adopted its position on the recast regulation setting new CO2 emission standards for cars and vans.


Biodiversity: Council adopts conclusions

The Council adopted conclusions on biodiversity in view of negotiations at CBD COP14.


Climate change: Council adopts conclusions

The Council adopted conclusions on climate change in view of negotiations at COP24.


Joint Declaration by the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on the European and World Day against the Death Penalty

On the European and World Day against the Death Penalty, the Council of Europe and the EU reiterate their strong opposition to capital punishment in all circumstances and for all cases. They underline that the death penalty is an affront to human dignity and that it has no established deterrent effect and makes judicial errors irreversible.


Protecting Intellectual Property Rights: new EU Customs action plan adopted by the Council

The Council today endorsed a new EU customs action plan to combat infringements of intellectual property rights (IPR).


Indicative programme - Environment Council, 9 October 2018

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


Main topics and media events 8 - 21 October 2018

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


Weekly schedule of President Donald Tusk

Weekly schedule of President Donald Tusk 6-14 October 2018


EU – Western Balkans Justice and Home Affairs ministerial forum - joint press statement

The Ministers of Justice and Home Affairs representing the trio of Presidencies of the Council, together with the European Commission met with their counterparts from six Western Balkan partners at the annual EU-Western Balkans Ministerial Forum on Justice and Home affairs.


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