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Top Stories from the European Council - 30 March-3 April 2020

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Media advisory - Online press conference by High Representative Josep Borrell after the video conference of foreign affairs ministers, 3 April 2020

Ministers of foreign affairs will follow-up on the last ministerial video conference of 23 March 2020, discussing international aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries concerning restrictive measures against Zimbabwe

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries concerning restrictive measures against Zimbabwe


Media advisory - Press briefing ahead of the video conference of foreign affairs ministers of 3 April 2020

Media advisory on press briefing ahead of the video conference of foreign affairs ministers of 3 April 2020.


Press release following the videoconference between President Charles Michel and Presidents von der Leyen, Lagarde and Centeno

Presidents Charles Michel, Ursula von der Leyen, Christine Lagarde and Mario Centeno took stock of the socio-economic fallout of the COVID19-crisis and discussed the next steps.


EU launches Operation IRINI to enforce Libya arms embargo

The Council agreed on the launching of a new CSDP operation in the Mediterranean, EUNAVFOR MED IRINI, which will contribute to the implementation of the UN arms embargo on Libya with aerial, satellite and maritime assets.


Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries concerning restrictive measures in view of Turkey's unauthorised drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the alignment of certain third countries with Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/275 of 27 February 2020 amending Decision (CFSP) 2019/1894 concerning restrictive measures in view of Turkey's unauthorised drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean.


Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries concerning restrictive measures against Belarus

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the alignment of certain third countries with the Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/214 of 17 February 2020 amending Decision 2012/642/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against Belarus.


Weekly schedule of President Charles Michel

Weekly schedule of President Charles Michel 30 March - 3 April 2020


EU-Vietnam: Council gives final green light to free trade agreement

The Council adopted a decision on the conclusion of the free trade agreement between the EU and Vietnam.


COVID-19 - Council adopts measures for immediate release of funds

The Council adopted legislation freeing up money from the EU budget to tackle the impact of the pandemic.


COVID-19: EU adopts slot waiver to help airlines

The Council adopted a slot waiver to help air carriers cope with the drastic drop in air traffic caused by the coronavirus crisis.


Declaration by the High Representative Joseph Borrell, on behalf of the European Union, on the situation in Libya

The EU issued a declaration regretting the increased fighting in Libya in spite of the international calls for a humanitarian truce.


Forward look: 30 March - 12 April 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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