Forward look: 27 February – 12 March 2023

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Competitiveness Council (Internal market and industry), 2 March 2023

The EU ministers responsible for the internal market and industry will meet in Brussels and seek to adopt two Council positions: one on the directive concerning financial services contracts concluded at a distance, and the second on the regulation on data collection and sharing relating to short-term accommodation rental services. Ministers will also hold a policy debate on the long-term competitiveness and productivity of the internal market, coinciding with the 30th anniversary of its creation.

Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council (Education), 7 March 2023

Ministers of education are planning to approve conclusions on skills and competences for the green transition and will hold a policy debate on high-quality teachers as the cornerstone of a successful European Education Area.

Justice and Home Affairs Council, 9-10 March 2023

Home affairs ministers will hold discussions on the internal and external dimensions of asylum and migration, and on the future of visa policy. They will also exchange views on the state of play of the internal security dialogue with Ukraine and Justice and Home Affairs/Common Security and Defence Policy cooperation in relation to Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine.

Justice ministers will aim to adopt conclusions on the EU charter of fundamental rights and the civic space. They will hold discussions on the next steps in combatting racism and antisemitism, and on barriers to access to justice and how to overcome them. Ministers will assess the state of play in the judicial responses and the fight against impunity regarding crimes committed in connection with Russia’s aggression against Ukraine.