Forward look: 3 – 16 October 2022

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Economic and Financial Affairs Council, 4 October 2022

The Council will discuss the economic situation and high energy prices. It will aim to agree its position on the REPowerEU proposal. It will also approve conclusions on climate finance ahead of COP 27.

Informal meeting of heads of state or government, Prague, 7 October 2022

EU leaders will mainly focus on the following three topics: Ukraine, energy and economy.

Justice and Home Affairs Council, 13-14 October 2022

Ministers of justice will be updated on the fight against impunity in Ukraine. They will exchange views on judicial training and its impact on access to justice, as well as on upholding fundamental rights in times of crises. Ministers will assess progress on the draft environmental crime directive and take stock of the work of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office.

EU home affairs ministers will exchange views on the overall state of the Schengen area, with a particular focus on the management of external borders. They will discuss the situation of refugees in the EU, as well as the internal security implications in the context of the war in Ukraine. The Presidency will provide a state of play on the files regarding asylum and migration. Over lunch, ministers will discuss recent evolutions in the Western Balkans migratory route.

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