Forward look: 18 November – 1 December 2019

Overview of the main topics and events at the Council of EU and European Council.

Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 18 November 2019

AgriFish: The Council will hold an exchange of views on the environmental and climate-related aspects of the post 2020 CAP reform package, and on the proposed CAP transitional rules in the year 2020

General Affairs Council, 19 November 2019

The Council will focus on strengthening the rule of law in the EU and preparations for the December European Council. Ministers will also take stock of the work on the next multiannual financial framework and the state of play on enlargement and the stabilisation and association process.

Foreign Affairs Council (Trade), 21 November 2019

The Council will discuss WTO related matters, EU-US trade relations, the implementation of FTAs and the results of the 2019 Eurobarometer survey on international trade. Over lunch, ministers will exchange views on trade relations with China and other bilateral trade negotiations.

Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council (Culture and sport), 21 November 2019

The Council will adopt a resolution on the cultural dimension of sustainable development and conclusions on combatting corruption in sport and on safeguarding children in sport. It will also hold debates on the competitiveness of the European cultural, creative and audiovisual industries and on promoting good governance in sport.

Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council (Youth), 22 November 2019

The Council will adopt conclusions on digital youth work and on education and training of youth workers, and it will hold a debate, entitled ‘A vision for youth work in Europe – climate change, young people and youth work’.

Foreign Affairs Council (Development), 25 November 2019

The Council will discuss the future financial architecture for sustainable development and neighbourhood and how the EU and member states can work better together to support the development of countries in transition. Development ministers will have an exchange of view on gender and education with the Minister of Education of Ethiopia, Dr. Tilaye Gete.

Competitiveness Council, 28-29 November

The two-days Council will be asked to agree on representative actions for consumers, country-by-country reporting, regulation on the European Institute of Technology (EIT), recitals and annex IV of the Horizon Europe regulation and (possibly) Euratom research programme. It will debate external dimension of the European competitiveness and ways of fostering a sustainable space economy. Finally, it will adopt conclusions on space solutions for a sustainable Arctic, on circular economy in the construction sector and on the updated EU bioeconomy strategy.