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Top Stories from the European Council - 20-24 January 2020

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EU - League of Arab States relations: joint communiqué of the EU Political and Security Committee and the League of Arab States Permanent Representatives

Representatives of the European Union and the Permanent Representatives of the League of Arab States held the eight meeting of the EU Political and Security Committee and the League of Arab States Permanent Representatives on 23 January 2020 in Brussels, and adopted a joint communiqué.


Statement by Presidents Michel, Sassoli and von der Leyen on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau

EU Presidents Michel, Sassoli and von der Leyen are joining world leaders at the World Holocaust Forum 2020 in Jerusalem and delivered a joint message on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.


Updated weekly schedule of President Charles Michel

Weekly schedule of President Charles Michel 22-26 January 2020


Honduras: Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the non-renewal of the Mission to Support the Fight Against Corruption and Impunity

The EU issued a declaration regretting non-renewal of the mandate of the Mission to Support the Fight against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras.


Declaration by the High Representative Josep Borrell on behalf of the EU on South Sudan

The EU issued a declaration on South Sudan.


Remarks by Mário Centeno following the Eurogroup meeting of 20 January 2020

Remarks by Mário Centeno following the Eurogroup meeting on the economic outlook, euro area recommendation, Portugal's draft budget and the deepening of the Economic and Monetary Union.


Eurogroup statement on the updated draft budgetary plan of Portugal for 2020

The Eurogroup issued a statement on Portugal's submission of an updated draft budgetary plan for 2020.


Climate diplomacy: Council renews the EU's commitment to place climate action at the centre of external policy

The Council adopted conclusions on climate diplomacy urging renewed commitment towards a strategic approach.


Statement by the President of the European Council Charles Michel at the Berlin Conference

President Michel thanked Chancellor Merkel for organising the conference and reaffirmed the commitment of the European Union to the immediate cessation of hostilities in Libya in the interest of stability in its immediate neighborhood.


Remarks by President Charles Michel after his meeting with the Federal Chancellor of Austria Sebastian Kurz

At his meeting in Vienna with the Federal Chancellor of Austria Sebastian Kurz, European Council President Charles Michel discussed the priorities of the post-2020 multiannual financial framework (MFF), migration issues, the situation in Libya, enlargement and the new Austrian government's climate ambitions.


Forward look: 20 January - 2 February 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.


Weekly schedule of President Charles Michel

Weekly schedule of President Charles Michel 19-26 January 2020


Indicative programme - Economic and Financial Affairs Council, 21 January 2020

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


Indicative programme - Foreign Affairs Council of 20 January 2020

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


Appointments to the EU Court of Justice: sixth activity report of the Article 255 panel published

The Article 255 TFEU panel published its sixth activity report.


Readout of the telephone conversation between President Charles Michel and Russian President Vladimir Putin

During their telephone conversation, European Council President Charles Michel and President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin discussed the situation in Libya and in the wider Middle East.


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