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Top Stories from the European Council - 1-5 April 2019

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Eurogroup statement on the updated draft budgetary plan of Luxembourg for 2019

On 5 April 2019, Eurogroup adopted a statement on the updated draft budgetary plan of Luxembourg for 2019.


Eurogroup statement on Greece of 5 April 2019

On 5 April 2019, the Eurogroup adopted a statement on Greece.


Indicative programme - Foreign Affairs Council of 8 April 2019

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


Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain third 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) 2019/271 of 18 February 2019 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 third countries concerning restrictive measures against Belarus

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the alignment of certain third countries with the Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/325 of 25 February 2019 amending Decision 2012/642/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against Belarus.


Update on the appointment of the first EU Chief Prosecutor

The Council and the Parliament met to discuss on the appointment of the first EU Chief Prosecutor.


Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the decision to lift Juan Guaidó's parliamentary immunity in Venezuela

The EU issued a declaration rejecting the decision taken by the non-recognised National Constituent Assembly to lift Juan Guaidó's parliamentary immunity.


Presentation of letters of credentials to the President of the European Council Donald Tusk

President Tusk received the letters of credentials from two new ambassadors to the European Union.


Visa free travel after Brexit: Council and European Parliament reach agreement

The Council and the European Parliament have agreed that, following Brexit, UK citizens coming to the Schengen area for a short stay (90 days in any 180 days) should be granted visa free travel.


European Border and Coast Guard: Council confirms agreement on stronger mandate

The European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) is being strengthened in terms of staff and technical equipment. It is also being given a broader mandate to support member states' activities on border protection, return and cooperation with third countries.


Media accreditation for the Special European Council (Art. 50) on 10 April 2019

Information about accreditation requirements for the European Council (Art.50) taking place in Brussels on 10 April 2019.


Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of third countries with the Council Decision concerning restrictive measures against Zimbabwe

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the alignment of certain third countries with the Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/284 of 18 February 2019 amending Decision 2011/101/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against Zimbabwe.


Letter of congratulations from President Donald Tusk to Zuzana Caputová on her election as President of the Slovak Republic

President Donald Tusk congratulates Zuzana Caputová on her election as President of the Slovak Republic


Main topics and media events 1 - 14 April 2019

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 1-7 April 2019


EU to modernise law on consumer protection

The EU is modernising and reinforcing its consumer protection laws. Member states' ambassadors meeting in the Council's Permanent Representatives Committee today approved a deal reached between the Romanian presidency and the European Parliament on a draft directive which amends four existing EU directives protecting consumers' interests.


EU beefs up requirements for car safety

The EU introduces a new regulation imposing enhanced safety standards for car manufacturers in a bid to significantly reduce the number of road casualties and injuries. Member states' ambassadors meeting in the Council's Permanent Representatives Committee today approved the provisional deal reached between the Romanian presidency and the European Parliament on a draft regulation on the general safety of motor vehicles and the protection of vehicle occupants and vulnerable road users.


EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia: mandate extended until 30 September 2019

The Council extended the mandate of EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia for six months.


EU agreement on future research and innovation programme

The EU's future framework programme for research and innovation is taking shape. Member states' ambassadors meeting in the Council's permanent representatives' committee today confirmed the common understanding reached between the Romanian presidency of the Council and the European Parliament on the majority of the operative provisions of Horizon Europe, the next EU framework programme on research and innovation for the years 2021 to 2027.


Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the Golan Heights

The EU issue a declaration reaffirming that it does not recognise Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights.


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