General Affairs Council meeting on Tuesday 21 October
Starting at 10:00 A.M. in Luxembourg

The General Affairs Council will take place in Luxembourg on Tuesday 21 October, starting at 10:00 A.M. It will be chaired by Sandro Gozi, State Secretary for European Affairs of Italy. The Council will discuss the preparations for the European Council meeting on 23-24 October, which will focus on climate and energy. The EU Ministers will then have a thematic debate on Europe of Freedom, Security and Justice, one of the five overarching priorities of the EU's strategic agenda, adopted at the June European Council. They will also discuss the preparations for the end of the post-Lisbon transition period for police and criminal justice measures on 30 November this year. Furthermore, they will discuss the composition of the Committee of the Regions. In addition, the Council will adopt a report and conclusions concerning the governance of EU macro-regional strategies. 

A Presidency press conference will be held at the end of the meeting, at around 3:30 P.M.

For more information: Council of the EU 

Watch the press conference.

Last update: 17 October 2014