Main topics and media events 15 - 28 October 2018 - Hoofdinhoud
Overview of the main subjects to be discussed at meetings of the Council of the EU over the next two weeks.
Foreign Affairs Council, Monday 15 October 2018
The Foreign Affairs Council will discuss Libya, the external aspects of migration and the Central African Republic. Over lunch, foreign ministers will have a discussion on Venezuela.
Agriculture and Fisheries Council, Monday15 October 2018
The Council is due to agree on the 2019 TACs and quotas in the Baltic Sea, and have an exchange of views on the 2019 EU-Norway consultations and the ICCAT annual meeting. The Council will also discuss a progress report on the CAP strategic plans and be informed about the G20 meeting of agriculture ministers and African swine fever.
General Affairs Council, Tuesday 16 October 2018
Ministers will focus on preparations for the October European Council, the next Multiannual Financial Framework and Article 7(1) TEU proceedings concerning Poland and Hungary.
General Affairs Council (Art.50), Tuesday 16 October 2018
EU27 ministers will prepare the European Council (Article 50) of 17 October 2018.
European Council (Art.50), European Council & Euro Summit, Wednesday-Thursday 17-18 October 2018
At the October summit heads of state or government will discuss Brexit, migration, internal security, external relations and euro zone reform.
Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), Thursday-Friday 18-19 October 2018
The 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) will address the two topics of connectivity and support for multilateralism under the heading "Europe and Asia: global partners for global challenges".
EU-Republic of Korea summit, Friday 19 October 2018
At the 9th EU-Republic of Korea summit, leaders will discuss bilateral relations, the implementation of the Free Trade Agreement and the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.
EU-ASEAN leaders' meeting, Friday 19 October 2018
A meeting of EU-ASEAN leaders will take place in Brussels. Leaders will discuss the future of EU-ASEAN relations and how to reinforce their cooperation.