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Top Stories from the European Council - 8-12 July 2019

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EU Court of Justice: three judges appointed

The representatives of member states' governments appointed 3 judges to the EU Court of Justice.


2020 EU budget: Council agrees its position

In total, the Council's position for next year's budget amounts to €166.8 billion in commitments and €153.1 billion in payments.


Remarks by President Donald Tusk after his meeting with Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan

After his meeting with Prime Minister Pashinyan in Yerevan, President Tusk confirmed EU support to Armenia to pursue the implementation of the Partnership Agreement. Leaders also discussed the unresolved Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.


Economic, employment and fiscal policies: 2019 country-specific recommendations

The Council issued its 2019 country-specific recommendations and opinions on the member states' economic, employment and fiscal policies.


Remarks by President Donald Tusk after his meeting with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev

At a press statement with President Aliyev in Baku, President Tusk reconfirmed EU's readiness to further deepen the cooperation with Azerbaijan. They also discussed the unresolved Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and the issue of human rights.


2019 EU budget: Council adopts contingency measures for a no-deal Brexit

The Council adopted contingency measures on the implementation and financing of the 2019 EU budget in the event of a no-deal Brexit.


Remarks by Mario Centeno following the Eurogroup meeting of 8 July 2019

Remarks by President M. Centeno following the Eurogroup meeting of 8 July 2019 on Greece, Spain, Italy, Croatia’s path towards ERM II and the euro-area reform.


Statement on Croatia's path towards ERM II participation

Representatives from the euro area members states, the ECB and Denmark, met in the presence of the European Commission and Croatia and issued a statement on the prospects of Croatia's participation in the ERM II.


Advancing mutual commitment: joint statement following the 21st EU-Ukraine summit

Following the 21st EU-Ukraine summit in Kyiv, European Council President Donald Tusk, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy issued a joint statement.


Remarks by President Donald Tusk after the EU-Ukraine summit in Kyiv

At the press conference of the 21st EU-Ukraine summit held in Kyiv, President Donald Tusk underlined the need to implement the Minsk agreements and to continue our political association and economic integration.


Letter of congratulations from President Donald Tusk to Kyriakos Mitsotakis on his appointment as Prime Minister of Greece

President Donald Tusk congratulated Kyriakos Mitsotakis on his appointment as Prime Minister of Greece.


Remarks by President Donald Tusk after his meeting with Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman

During his visit to Ukraine, President Donald Tusk and Prime Minister Groysman met in Kyiv and discussed EU-Ukraine relations.


Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals across the world: Council adopts conclusions

The Council adopted conclusions welcoming the publication of the first joint synthesis report of the EU and its member states on ''Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals across the world'' as an important contribution to EU reporting at the High Level Political Forum in 2019.


Declaration by the High Representative Federica Mogherini on behalf of the EU on the latest developments in Libya

The EU issued a declaration on the latest developments in Libya.


Main topics and media events 8 - 21 July 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 7-14 July 2019


Indicative programme - Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting, 9 July 2019

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


Indicative programme - Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (Employment and Social Policy issues) of 8 July 2019

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


Report by President Donald Tusk to the European Parliament on the last European Council meetings

President Tusk reported on the proposed new leadership of the EU institutions to the newly elected members of the European Parliament.


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