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Top Stories from the European Council - 19-23 October 2020

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Artificial intelligence: Presidency issues conclusions on ensuring respect for fundamental rights

The Presidency conclusions focus on a fundamental-rights based approach to artificial intelligence and provide guidance on dignity, freedoms, equality, solidarity, citizens' rights and justice.

Improved rail passenger rights: Council approves the informal deal

Revised EU rail passenger rights will include stronger rules for passengers with disabilities or reduced mobility, and improved rights regarding re-routing, through-tickets and carriage of bicycles on trains.

Just transition towards climate neutrality - Council agrees its position on new public sector loan facility

Member states' EU ambassadors agreed the Council's position on a public sector loan facility under the Just Transition Mechanism.

Capital Markets Recovery Package: Council agrees its position

Member states' EU ambassadors agreed the Council's position on the Capital Markets Recovery Package.

Report by President Charles Michel at the European Parliament on the European Council of 15 and 16 October 2020

Addressing the plenary of the European Parliament, President Charles Michel presented the conclusions of the latest European Council meeting held on 15 and 16 October 2020.

Council agrees its position on the next EU common agricultural policy

Council adopts general approach on CAP reform.

EU4Health programme: Council agrees its negotiating position

EU4Health: the Council agrees its mandate for negotiations with the European Parliament.

Media advisory - Environment Council, 23 October 2020

Press briefing ahead of the the Envrionment Council of 23 October 2020.

Baltic Sea fishing: Council agrees on 2021 catch limits

Council agrees on fishing quotas in the Baltic Sea for 2021.

Council prioritises actions for sustainable food systems: conclusions on the farm to fork strategy

Council adopted conclusions on the farm to fork strategy, endorsing the goal of developing a European sustainable food system, from production to consumption.

EU renews its sanctions regime against ISIL/Da'esh and Al-Qaida until 31 October 2021


The Council renewed the EU list of persons and entities subject to restrictive measures against ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaeda until 31 October 2021.

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