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Top Stories from the European Council - 24-28 February 2020

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Indicative programme - Competitiveness Council, 27-28 February 2020

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


Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries concerning the list of persons, groups and entities subject to the application of specific measures to combat terrorism

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the alignment of certain third countries with Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/20 of 13 January 2020 updating the list of persons, groups and entities subject to Articles 2, 3 and 4 of Common Position 2001/931/CFSP on the application of specific measures to combat terrorism, and repealing Decision (CFSP) 2019/1341.


EU-UK relations: Council gives go-ahead for talks to start and adopts negotiating directives

The Council adopted a decision authorising the opening of negotiations for a new partnership with the UK, as well as negotiating directives for the talks.


Labelling of tyres: Council adopts new rules

The Council has adopted a regulation revising labelling rules for tyres in order to allow consumers to choose more fuel-efficient, safer and quieter tyres.


Council extends the mandates of six EU Special Representatives

The Council extended the mandates of six EU Special Representatives.


Indicative programme - General Affairs Council of 25 February 2020

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


Remarks by President Charles Michel after the special meeting of the European Council on 20-21 February 2020

President Charles Michel presented the latest developments of the negotiations on the next European budget.


Forward look: 24 February - 8 March 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.


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