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Top Stories from the European Council - 4-8 October 2021

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Remarks by President Charles Michel after the EU-Western Balkans summit in Brdo pri Kranju, Slovenia

President of the European Council Charles Michel presented the main results from the EU-Western Balkans summit held in Brdo pri Kranju, Slovenia.


Council sets EU's position for COP26 climate summit

The Council conclusions set the EU's position for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow from 31 October to 1 November 2021. The conclusions emphasise the extreme urgency to step up the global response to address the climate emergency and underline the need for a just and fair climate transition across the world.


Brdo Declaration, 6 October 2021

The EU-Western Balkans summit took place in Brdo pri Kranju, Slovenia, on 6 October 2021. EU leaders agreed on the Brdo declaration, with which the Western Balkans partners have aligned themselves.


Aarhus Regulation - Council adopts its position at first reading

The Council adopted its position at first reading on the amendment to the Aarhus Regulation, which sets out how the EU guarantees its full compliance with the Aarhus Convention.


Press conference following the EU-Western Balkans summit, Brdo pri Kranju, Slovenia

Press conference following the EU-Western Balkans summit, Brdo pri Kranju, Slovenia


Oral conclusions drawn by President Charles Michel following the informal meeting of the members of the European Council in Brdo pri Kranju, Slovenia

President of the European Council Charles Michel presented the main conclusions from the informal meeting of the EU leaders held in Brdo pri Kranju, Slovenia.


Media advisory - Justice and Home Affairs Council of 7-8 October 2021

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


Remarks by President Charles Michel before the informal meeting of the members of the European Council in Brdo pri Kranju, Slovenia

Remarks by President Charles Michel before the informal meeting of the members of the European Council in Brdo pri Kranju, Slovenia


Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries concerning restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine


ECOFIN Council conclusions on climate finance

Ministers responsible for Economic and Financial Affairs adopted today the Council conclusions on the climate finance.


Council gives go-ahead to Malta's recovery plan

Economy and finance ministers today adopted the Council implementing decision on the approval of the recovery and resilience plan for Malta.


EU-UK relations: Council authorises the start of negotiations for an agreement in respect of Gibraltar

The Council adopted a decision authorising the opening of negotiations for an EU-UK agreement in respect of Gibraltar, as well as the negotiating directives.


Taxation: Anguilla, Dominica and Seychelles removed from the EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions

In conclusions approved today, the Council decided to remove Anguilla, Dominica and Seychelles from the EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes.


Media advisory - Press briefing ahead of upcoming Agriculture and Fisheries Council, Informal video conference of telecommunications ministers and Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council

Press briefing ahead of upcoming Agriculture and Fisheries Council, Informal video conference of telecommunications ministers and Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council will take place on Thursday 7 October 2021 at 11.00.


Remarks by Paschal Donohoe following the Eurogroup meeting of 4 October 2021

Remarks by Paschal Donohoe following the Eurogroup meeting of 4 October 2021 on the economic situation in the euro area, focusing on energy prices and inflation, implementation of euro area priorities in the recovery and resilience plans, exchange rate developments, Greece and Banking Union.


Ethiopia: Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the decision to expel seven United Nations officials

The EU issued a declaration strongly condemning the decision taken by the Government of Ethiopia on 30 September 2021 to expel seven UN officials from the country.


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