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Top Stories from the European Council - 18-22 January 2021

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Video message by President Charles Michel on the day of US President Joe Biden's inauguration

Video message by President Charles Michel on the day of US President Biden's inauguration


Uganda: Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the elections

The EU issued a declaration taking note of the results of the presidential elections declared by the Electoral Commission in Uganda, welcoming the absence of major violent incidents, and calling on the government to respect the freedom of expression and the right to peaceful and safe assembly.


Speech by President Charles Michel at the European Parliament on the inauguration of the new President of the United States

European Council President Charles Michel participated in the plenary of the European Parliament on the inauguration of the new President of the United States and the current political situation.


Press briefing ahead of the video conference of the members of the European Council on 21 January 2021

The EU leaders will discuss coordination on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the large-scale roll-out of vaccines and the deployment of all available instruments to limit the spread of the virus.


Media advisory - Press briefing ahead of the informal video conference of agriculture and fisheries ministers of 25 January 2021

Press briefing ahead of the informal video conference of agriculture and fisheries ministers will take place on 21 January 2021 at 15:30.


Remarks by Paschal Donohoe following the Eurogroup video conference of 18 January 2021

Remarks by Paschal Donohoe following the Eurogroup video conference of 18 January 2021 on imbalances in the euro area, Recovery and Resilience Plans and relations with the US in the monetary and financial area.


Invitation letter by President Charles Michel to the members of the European Council ahead of their video conference of 21 January 2021

European Council President Charles Michel invited the members of the European Council to their video conference on the fight against COVID-19 on 21 January 2021.


Arms exports control: Council establishes a EU approach on end-user certificates

The Council adopted a decision establishing a set of common features that end-user certificates for the export of small arms and light weapons and their ammunition will have to respect.


Russia: Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the arrest of Alexei Navalny upon his return

The EU issued a declaration condemning the detention of the Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny upon his return to Moscow on 17 January and calling for his immediate release.


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