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Top Stories from the European Council - 14-18 October 2019

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Main messages from the Tripartite Social Summit, Wednesday 16 October 2019 in Brussels

The Tripartite Social Summit discussed the role of social partners in achieving a competitive and fair Europe.


Presidency conclusions on enlargement and stabilisation and association process

Presidency conclusions on Enlargement and Stabilisation and Association Process - Albania and the Republic of North Macedonia


Capital markets union: Council adopts new clearing house rules

The Council adopted a revision of the European market infrastructure regulation (EMIR) which sets out how EU and third country clearing houses should be supervised, taking into particular account the effects of Brexit on the European financial system.


Baltic Sea: Council agreement on 2020 catch limits

Council agrees on fishing quotas in the Baltic Sea for 2020


Turkey's illegal drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean: Council adopts conclusions

EU foreign affairs ministers adopted Council conclusions on Turkey's illegal drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean.


North East Syria: Council adopts conclusions

EU foreign affairs ministers adopted Council conclusions on North East Syria.


Cameroon: Council adopts conclusions

The Council adopted conclusions on Cameroon.


EU Public Prosecutor's Office - EPPO: Council confirms Laura Codruta Kövesi as first European chief prosecutor

EU Public Prosecutor's Office - EPPO: Laura Codruta Kövesi to become the first European chief prosecutor


Thailand: EU to broaden its engagement following elections

The Council adopted conclusions on Thailand.


Nicaragua: EU adopts conclusions and a framework for targeted sanctions

The Council adopts conclusions and a framework for restrictive measures in view of the situation in Nicaragua.


Democracy: EU adopts conclusions

The Council adopted conclusions to develop a common and practical response to new and growing challenges to democracy.


Bosnia and Herzegovina: Council adopts conclusions, welcomes continued presence of Operation EUFOR Althea

The Council adopted conclusions on Bosnia and Herzegovina / EUFOR Operation Althea.


Chemical weapons: Council renews EU sanctions regime for one year

The Council extended its regime of restrictive measures to address the use and proliferation of chemical weapons for one year.


Speech by President Donald Tusk upon receiving the Globsec European Award

During the 2019 Tatra Summit in Slovakia, President Tusk delivered a speech upon receiving the Globsec European Award.


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