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Top Stories from the European Council - 29 October-2 November 2018

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Main topics and media events 5 - 18 November 2018

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


EU action to restrict plastic pollution: Council agrees its position

The Council agreed on a negotiating mandate on rules to restrict single-use plastics.


Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the occasion of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists - 2 November 2018

On 31 October 2018, The EU issued a declaration on the occasion of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists - 2 November 2018


Non-performing loans: Council approves position on capital requirements for banks' bad loans

On 31 October, EU ambassadors approved the Council's position on capital requirements for bad loans and invited the presidency to start negotiations with the European Parliament as soon as possible.


Tariff rate quotas for EU27 : EU ambassadors agree on the Council's position

EU ambassadors today agreed on the draft schedule of tariff rate quotas (TRQs) that the EU will apply after Brexit. The schedule will now have to be agreed with the European Parliament before it becomes EU law.


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