Foreign Affairs Council

The Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) is responsible for the EU foreign policy. The main topics it deals with are those relating to foreign affairs, defence and security policy, trade and development cooperation policies.

The Foreign Affairs Council is composed of the foreign ministers from all member states and meets once a month. Depending on the agenda, the Council may bring together:

-   defence ministers (common security and defence policy);

-   development ministers (development cooperation);

-   trade ministers (common commercial policy).

The meetings of the Foreign Affairs Council are chaired by the High Commissioner of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.When the Council discusses common commercial policy issues, it is chaired by the representative of the EU member state holding the six-month presidency of the EU Council.#FAC

For more information visit the website of the Council of the European Union



Last update: 12 June 2014