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Top Stories from the European Council - 18-22 November 2019

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Speech by President Donald Tusk at the EPP congress in Zagreb

President Donald Tusk delivered a speech during the European People's Party congress in Zagreb.


"Common sense, common Europe", speech by President-elect Charles Michel at the University of Amsterdam

European Council President-elect Charles Michel delivered a speech during the "Room for Discussion" event at the University of Amsterdam,


Indicative programme - Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council, 21-22 November 2019

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


Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the latest developments in Nicaragua

The EU issued a declaration on Nicaragua.


Indicative programme - Foreign Affairs Council (Trade), 21 November 2019

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


Conclusions of the 52nd meeting of the EEA Council

Conclusions of the 52nd meeting of the EEA Council.


Evaluation of the annual rule of law dialogue - Presidency conclusions

The Council presidency issued presidency conclusions on the evaluation of the Council's annual rule of law dialogue.


EU - Western Balkans Justice and Home Affairs ministerial forum - joint press statement

The Ministers of Justice and Home Affairs of Finland, representing the Presidency of the Council of the EU, together with the European Commission met with their counterparts from the Western Balkans at the annual EU-Western Balkans Ministerial Forum on Justice and Home Affairs. The meeting was also attended by representatives of the incoming Croatian Presidency.


Remarks by President Donald Tusk after his meeting with Prime Minister of Croatia Andrej Plenkovic

President Tusk and Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic met in Zagreb and discussed preparations for Croatia's first ever EU presidency.


Border management: EU signs agreement with Serbia on European Border and Coast Guard cooperation

This agreement allows Frontex to assist Serbia in border management, carry out joint operations and deploy teams in the regions of Serbia that border the EU, subject to Serbia's agreement.


Oceans and seas threatened by climate change: Council adopts conclusions

In a response to latest scientific findings. the Council today adopted conclusions which call for ambitious measures to protect oceans and seas, and their ecosystems which are particularly vulnerable to climate change.


2020 EU budget: Council and Parliament reach agreement

The Council and the European Parliament reached agreement on the EU budget for 2020.


Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on Hong Kong

The EU issued a declaration on the latest developments in Hong Kong.


EU makes it easier for companies to restructure within the single market

Following an agreement with the European Parliament earlier this year, the Council today adopted a directive that facilitates EU companies' cross-border conversions, mergers and divisions.


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