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Top Stories from the European Council - 16-20 May 2022

19 May 2022, 22:31 CET
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Meeting of the members of the European Council with Western Balkans leaders - Brussels, 23 June 2022

Meeting of the members of the European Council with Western Balkans leaders - Brussels, 23 June 2022


Discours du président Charles Michel lors de la session plénière du Comité économique et social européen

Lors de son intervention à la 569ème session plénière du Comité économique et social européen, le président du Conseil européen Charles Michel a proposé la création d'une Communauté géopolitique européenne pour rendre le processus de l'élargissement plus rapide, progressif et réversible.


Joint press release by the Eurogroup President, Paschal Donohoe, and Finance Minister Sigrid Kaag following their meeting in The Hague

Minister Donohoe met the Dutch Minister for Finance and First Deputy Prime Minister, Sigrid Kaag, in The Hague on 18 May, and discussed the economic situation in the Netherlands and the euro-area as a whole.


President of the Eurogroup, Paschal Donohoe, travels to the Netherlands and attends G7 Finance Ministers meeting

Minister Donohoe, in his role as President of Eurogroup, will meet the Dutch Minister for Finance and First Deputy Prime Minister, Sigrid Kaag, in The Hague on 18 May. He will then travel to Petersberg, Bonn to participate in the meeting of G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors chaired by the German Presidency of the G7.


Media advisory - Press briefing ahead of the General Affairs Council of 23 May 2022

The press briefing ahead of the General Affairs Council will take place on 19 May 2022 at 14.00. The briefing will be "off the record".


Media advisory - Press briefing ahead of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council of 24 May 2022

Press briefing ahead of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council will take place on 19 May 2022 at 13:30.


Media advisory - Foreign Affairs Council (Defence) of 17 May 2022

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


Joint declaration following the third EU-Canada Joint Ministerial Committee meeting

The European Union and Canada published a joint declaration following the third EU-Canada Joint Ministerial Committee meeting.


International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, 17 May 2022: Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union

The EU issued a declaration on the 2022 International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), reaffirming its strong commitment to respect, protect and fulfil the full and equal enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons.


Cyber-attacks: Council extends sanctions regime until 18 May 2025

The Council prolonged the framework for restrictive measures against cyber-attacks threatening the EU and its member states until 18 May 2025.


TEN-E: Council gives green light to new rules for cross-border energy infrastructure

The Council adopted today a revised Trans-European Networks for Energy (TEN-E) Regulation. The new rules aim to modernise, decarbonise and interconnect member states' cross-border energy infrastructures in order to help the EU achieve its 2050 climate neutrality objectives. The revised regulation also aims to continue ensuring market integration, competitiveness and security of supply.


Council approves Data Governance Act

The Council today approved a new law to promote the availability of data and build a trustworthy environment to facilitate their use.


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