Forward look: 21 February – 6 March 2022

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Foreign Affairs Council, 21 February 2022

The Foreign affairs Council will be informed about current affairs and exchange views on the European security situation, climate diplomacy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and a cyber-exercise

Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 21 February 2022

Agriculture and fisheries ministers will meet in Brussels to discuss deforestation-free products and coherence between EU farming, trade and environmental policies

General Affairs Council, 22 February 2022

Preparations for the March European Council and a hearing on the Rule of law in Poland will be on the agenda of the General Affairs Council on 22 February

Competitiveness Council, 24 February 2022

On the agenda of internal market and industry ministers are the corporate sustainability reporting directive and policy debates on the foreign subsidies regulation and the future of industrial mobility ecosystems, as well as the European Chips Act

Justice and Home Affairs Council, 3-4 March 2022

Home affairs ministers will discuss the situation of the Schengen area, as well as the proposal to amend the Schengen borders code. They will aim to reach a general approach on the Schengen evaluation and monitoring mechanism. Ministers will also review progress on asylum and migration and aim to adopt conclusions on civil protection and climate change

Justice ministers will assess progress on the e-evidence proposals. They will discuss issues related to access to a lawyer, as well as the proposal for a Council decision on hate speech and hate crimes. Ministers will aim to adopt conclusions on combating racism and antisemitism