Forward look: 17 – 29 February 2020

Foreign Affairs Council, 17 February 2020

The Council will discuss current affairs and exchange views on EU-AU relations, Libya and EU-India relations.

General Affairs Council, 17 February 2020

The Council will prepare the special meeting of the European Council on the next multiannual financial framework.

Economic and Financial Affairs Council, 18 February 2020

The Council will adopt a revised list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes. It will also receive a presentation by the Commission on the review of the EU economic governance. The agenda also includes issues related to the European Semester and the EU budget.

European Council, 20 February 2020

EU leaders will aim to agree on the EU’s long-term budget for 2021-2027, the multiannual financial framework (MFF).

Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council (Education), 20 February 2020

Education ministers will adopt a Resolution on education and training in the European Semester and will hold a debate on the topic ‘Brain circulation – a driving force for the European Education Area’.

General Affairs Council, 25 February 2020

The Council will focus on preparations for the March European Council, next steps in the EU-UK relationship and plans for legislative work.

Competitiveness Council, 27 – 28 February 2020

The Council will debate the challenges posed by the transition to a climate-neutral and circular EU industry, adopt conclusions on better regulation and discuss the single market performance report.  On Friday, the Council will adopt a partial general approach on the strategic innovation agenda of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology and will discuss the EU’s strategy on international cooperation in research and innovation. Over lunch, ministers will discuss the contribution of research and innovation to the Green Deal.