Forward look: 14-27 March 2022

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Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council, 14 March 2022

Ministers of employment and social affairs aim to reach a general approach on a proposed directive to improve the gender balance on listed company boards

Economic and Financial Affairs Council, 15 March 2022

Economic and finance ministers will take stock of the economic and financial aspects of the sanctions imposed following Russia’s aggression in Ukraine. The Council will discuss ‘Pillar 2’, a global minimum level of taxation for multinational groups, as well as the carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM)

Environment Council, 17 March 2022

Environment ministers will aim to reach a general approach on new rules for batteries and waste batteries. They will hold an exchange of views on the ‘Fit for 55’ package and on a proposal to reduce deforestation and forest degradation

Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 21 March 2022

Agriculture and fisheries ministers will meet in Brussels to discuss the market situation in the wake of the Ukraine invasion, trading standards for agri-food products, and member states’ strategic plans under the new common agricultural policy (CAP)

Foreign Affairs Council and Foreign Affairs Council (Defence), 21 March 2022

The Foreign Affairs Council will meet in three successive configurations (foreign affairs ministers only, foreign affairs ministers and ministers of defence jointly, and ministers of defence only) to discuss the Russian aggression against Ukraine, the situation in Mali and the Strategic Compass

General Affairs Council, 22 March 2022

Preparations for the March European Council and a public debate on the statute and funding of European political parties will be on the agenda of the General Affairs Council on 22 March

European Council, 24-25 March 2022

EU leaders will discuss energy, COVID-19, security and defence, external relations and the European Semester.