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Top Stories from the European Council - 16-20 December 2019

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Water reuse for agricultural irrigation: Council approves provisional deal

EU ambassadors approved a deal with the European Parliament on a new regulation which facilitates the reuse of treated urban waste water for agricultural irrigation.


EU promotes digitalisation of freight transport information - Coreper confirms agreement with Parliament

The EU is making it easier for freight transport companies to provide information to authorities in digital form.


Motor insurance: Council agrees position on better protection of victims of motor vehicles accidents

EU ambassadors today endorsed the Council's position on rules to improve the rights of motor insurance policyholders.


Speech by President Charles Michel at the commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the Lisbon Treaty

In Strasbourg, European Council President Charles Michel delivered a speech underlining the fundamental values of the European Union and the challenges ahead.


Sustainable finance: EU reaches political agreement on a unified EU classification system

EU ambassadors approved the political agreement on an EU-wide classification system of environmentally sustainable activities.


2020 fishing opportunities in the Atlantic, North and the Mediterranean Seas: Council secures agreement

Council agrees 2020 fishing opportunities in the Atlantic and North Sea.


Central African Republic: New head of EUAM mission appointed

Paulo Soares has been appointed head of mission of EUAM RCA.


Indicative programme - Environment Council of 19 December 2019

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


ASEM 14th Foreign Ministers meeting: Chair's statement

Foreign ministers of European and Asian countries meeting in Madrid, Spain, on 15-16 December for the 14th ASEM Foreign ministers meeting agreed on a Chair's statement.


Food fraud: Council adopts conclusions

The Council adopted conclusions on how better tackle and deter fraudulent practices in the agro-food chain.


Baltic Cod and Western herring fisheries: Council agrees negotiating position

Council agrees its negotiating position on amended rules for Eastern Baltic cod fisheries.


Animal welfare: Council adopts conclusions

The Council adopted conclusions on "animal welfare, an integral part of sustainable animal production"


EU action to protect the world's forests - Council adopts conclusions

The Council adopted conclusions which provide political guidance for protecting and restoring the world's forests.


Council greenlights 2020 fishing opportunities in the Mediterranean and Black Seas

Council adopts 2020 fishing opportunities in the Mediterranean and Black Seas.


Forward look: 16 - 23 December 2019

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


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