Forward look: 11 – 25 October 2021

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Informal video conference of development ministers, 11 October 2021

EU ministers of development will hold an informal video conference to exchange views on Afghanistan. They will focus on the subject of EU assistance to the Afghan people.

Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 11-12 October 2021

Farming and fisheries ministers will meet in Luxembourg to discuss fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea, the new EU Forestry Strategy, the Fit for 55 package and the CAP strategic plans.

Informal videoconference of telecommunications ministers, 14 October 2021 

Telecommunications ministers will hold a policy debate on the proposed Artificial Intelligence Act.

Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (Employment and social policy), 15 October 2021

Ministers will, among other things, hold policy debates about the future of the European Semester and on safety and health at the heart of the future of work. They are also expected to approve conclusions on gender mainstreaming in the EU budget

Foreign Affairs Council, 18 October 

The Foreign Affairs Council will be informed about current affairs, and exchange views on recent events and fast-moving developments in external relations.

General Affairs Council, 19 October

Preparations of the European Council on 21-22 October, annual rule of law dialogue and Conference on the Future of Europe will be on the agenda of the General Affairs Council on 19 October in Luxembourg.

European Council, 21-22 October

EU leaders will meet in Brussels to discuss COVID-19, digital, energy prices, migration and external relations.