Forward look: 30 May – 12 June 2022

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Special meeting of the European Council, 30-31 May 2022

EU leaders will discuss Ukraine, defence, energy, and food security.

General Affairs Council (Cohesion), 2 June 2022

EU ministers responsible for cohesion policy will discuss the alignment between common European objectives and the needs of local actors, and are expected to approve Council conclusions on the 8th Cohesion report “Cohesion in Europe towards 2050”.

Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council (Transport), 2 June 2022

The Council is expected to adopt its position (General Approach) on the transport components of the “Fit for 55” package (Alternative Fuel Infrastructure, RefuelEU Aviation and FuelEU Maritime Regulations), as well as on the Directives regarding the deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) on road transport and the stability requirements for ro-ro passenger ships.

Foreign Affairs Council (Trade), 3 June 2022

Trade ministers will meet in Luxembourg to discuss the state of play of WTO reform and EU-US trade relations.

Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council (Telecommunications), 3 June 2022

Telecommunications ministers will discuss the state of play of legislative files linked to the EU’s digital transition (Artificial Intelligence Act, European Digital Identity Regulation, Data Act).

Competitiveness Council, 9-10 June 2022

On Thursday, ministers responsible for the internal market and industry will meet in Luxembourg to discuss the European Chips Act and strategic industrial ecosystems. On Friday, ministers responsible for research and space will meet to discuss support for young researchers in times of crisis and the European space programme. EU missions, Copernicus by 2035 and Space Traffic Management are also on the agenda.

Justice and Home Affairs Council, 9-10 June 2022

Justice ministers will aim to reach a general approach on two proposals to modernise judicial cooperation. They will exchange views on fighting impunity in the context of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine and discuss a proposal to strengthen the environmental crime directive.

Home affairs ministers will discuss the situation in the Schengen area and aim to adopt a general approach on the reform of the Schengen Borders Code. They will also be invited to agree on draft legislation to improve law enforcement cooperation. Ministers will discuss the response to the situation in Ukraine.

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