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Top Stories from the European Council - 6-10 January 2020

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Remarks by President Charles Michel after his meeting with Prime Minister of Slovakia Peter Pellegrini

President Charles Michel and Slovak Prime Minister Pellegrini met in Bratislava to discuss recent international security challenges and the EU priorities for the next months.


The European Union will step up efforts towards a peaceful and political solution in Libya

Today, President Michel together with High Representative Borrell met in Brussels Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj to discuss the situation in Libya.


Updated weekly schedule of President Charles Michel

Weekly schedule of President Charles Michel 6-12 January 2020


Statement by Charles Michel, President of the European Council, on the situation in Iraq

President Charles Michel reacts to the deterioration of the situation in Iraq


Venezuela: declaration by the High Representative Josep Borrell on behalf of the EU on the latest developments

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


Forward look: 23 December 2019 - 12 January 2020

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.


Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries with Council Decision concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Venezuela

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the alignment of certain third countries with Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/1893 of 11 November 2019 amending Decision (CFSP) 2017/2074 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Venezuela.


Truck drivers reform: Coreper confirms provisional agreement on mobility package

New EU rules will improve drivers' working conditions and create more stable business conditions for transport companies.


Biodiversity - Council adopts conclusions

The Council adopted conclusions on biodiversity in preparation of the post 2020 global biodiversity framework within the convention on biological diversity.


ECB: Panetta and Schnabel appointed members of the executive board

European Council appoints Isabel Schnabel and Fabio Panetta to the ECB's executive board.


Benin: head of mission to the EU declared persona non grata

The Council today decided that the head of the mission of the Republic of Benin to the European Union will be declared persona non grata.


Russia: EU prolongs economic sanctions by six months

EU extended the economic sanctions against Russia until 31 July 2020.


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