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Top Stories from the European Council - 25-29 May 2020

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28 May 2020


Operation IRINI: Council appoints new Force Commanders

The Council approved the appointment of two Force Commanders for Operation IRINI.

Council of the EU

Forward look: 28 May - 7 June 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.

General Secretariat

Media advisory - online press conference by High Representative Josep Borrell after the video conference of foreign affairs ministers, 29 May 2020

An online press conference heldy by High Representative Josep Borrell after the video conference of foreign affairs ministers, 29 May 2020


Council of the EU

Media advisory - Press briefing ahead of the video conference of foreign affairs ministers of 29 May 2020

A press briefing held ahead of the video conference of foreign affairs ministers of 29 May 2020.

Council of the EU

Syria: Sanctions against the regime extended by one year

The Council decided to extend the restrictive measures on the Syrian regime until 1 June 2021.

Council of the EU

27 May 2020


Charles Michel on the recovery fund: "Our citizens and businesses have been heavily impacted by the pandemic. They need targeted relief without delay"

European Council President Charles Michel comments on the European Commission's proposal for the Recovery Fund and the Multiannual Financial Framework.

European Council

Belarus: EU concludes agreements on visa facilitation and readmission

The visa facilitation agreement will make it easier and cheaper for citizens to obtain a visa for short term travel. This is accompanied by an agreement on the readmission of persons residing without authorisation.

Council of the EU

Media advisory - Video conference of ministers responsible for space, 29 May 2020

A press conference held following the video conference of ministers for space, 29 May 2020


Council of the EU

Media advisory - Video conference of ministers responsible for research, 29 May 2020

A press conference held following the video conference of ministers for research, 29 May 2020


Council of the EU

26 May 2020


Media advisory - Technical briefing on Syria sanctions

Technical briefing on Syria sanctions will be held on 27 May 2020.

Council of the EU

Raising opportunities for young people in rural and remote areas: the Council adopts conclusions

Council adopts conclusions on raising opportunities for young people in rural and remote areas.

Council of the EU

Culture and audiovisual: the Council adopts conclusions on risk management in the area of cultural heritage, media literacy and the amendment of the Work Plan for Culture (2019 - 2022)

Council adopts conclusions in the area of culture

Council of the EU

European teachers and trainers: the Council adopts conclusions

Council adopts conclusions on European teachers and trainers for the future.

Council of the EU

Border management: EU concludes agreements with Montenegro and Serbia on Frontex cooperation

These agreements will allow Frontex to assist Montenegro and Serbia in border management, carry out joint operations and deploy teams in the regions of these countries that border the EU, subject to the country's agreement.

Council of the EU

Remarks by President Charles Michel after the EU-Japan Leaders' meeting

At the press conference, President Charles Michel highlighted the main items discussed during the EU-Japan Leaders' meeting held by video conference.

European Council

Joint press release: Japan-EU Leaders' meeting

Prime Minister Abe and Presidents Michel and von der Leyen held a Leaders' meeting via video conference. They reaffirmed their commitment to the Japan-EU strategic partnership that will play an important role in recovering from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and in tackling other common challenges that have not diminished.

European Council

Media advisory - EU-Japan leaders' meeting (video conference), 26 May 2020

On 26 May 2020 the EU-Japan leaders' meeting will take place via video conference. President Charles Michel and President Ursula von der Leyen will represent the EU. Japan will be represented by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

European Council

25 May 2020


Media advisory - Video conference of ministers for European affairs, 26 May 2020

A press conference held following the video conference of ministers for European affairs, 26 May 2020.

Council of the EU

Joint statement of the members of the EEA Council, 25 May 2020

The members of the EEA Council on 25 May 2020 adopted a joint statement.

Council of the EU

COVID-19: Council adopts relief measures for aviation and railways

The EU acts to reduce administrative burdens and provide flexibility for the aviation and rail sectors to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus crisis.


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