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Top Stories from the European Council - 24-28 June 2019

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Statement by President Donald Tusk during his visit to Hiroshima

peace and mutual respect to world leaders at the G20 summit on 28-29 June in Osaka.


Statement by President Donald Tusk after his visit to Nagasaki

Ahead of the G20 summit President Tusk visited the Atomic Bomb Museum and the National Peace Memorial in Nagasaki, where he called on world leaders to take responsibility for peace and a safe, fair world order.


Water reuse for agricultural irrigation: Council agrees general approach

The regulation facilitates use of treated urban waste water for agricultural irrigation, thereby increasing the availability of scare water resources.


Council conclusions on chemicals

Environment ministers adopted conclusions on chemicals, addressing REACH, endocrine disruptors, nanomaterials, pharmaceuticals and ECHA.


Joint letter of Presidents Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker on the upcoming G20 summit

European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker addressed a letter to the EU Heads of State or government on the EU priorities at the upcoming G20 summit in Osaka.


Capital markets union: Council sets its position on easier access to crowdfunding platforms

The Council agreed its position on a new regulatory framework facilitating operation of crowdfunding platforms, while ensuring a high level of investor protection.


Council outlines principles and priorities for the future of energy systems in the Energy Union

The Council adopted conclusions on the future of energy systems in the Energy Union.


Indicative media programme - Special meeting of the European Council, 30 June 2019

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, 26 June 2019

The EU issued a declaration on the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, reiterating its strongest opposition to any kind of acts of torture worldwide.


More effective rules to deal with cross border matrimonial matters and parental responsibility issues

The EU adopts a recast regulation for easier and faster for decisions on divorce, legal separation and marriage annulment, as well as on parental responsibility issues and international child abduction.


EU-Vietnam: Council adopts decisions to sign trade and investment agreements

The Council adopts decisions on the signature of a free trade agreement and an investment protection agreement between the EU and Vietnam.


Media accreditation for the special European Council on 30 June 2019

Information about accreditation requirements for the special European Council taking place in Brussels on 30 June 2019.


Indicative programme - General Affairs Council (Cohesion) of 25 June 2019

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


Main topics and media events 24 June - 6 July 2019

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


Indicative programme - Environment Council of 26 June 2019

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


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