|Author (Corporate)||Council of the European Union: General Secretariat|
Formal meetings of the Foreign Affairs Council in 2017:
+ Foreign Affairs Council, 16 January
11 May - External trade
+ Discussion on a proposal on anti-dumping methodology, launched by the European Commission in November 2016;
+ Debate on the implementation of free trade agreements;
+ Discussion on the state of play of trade negotiations with Japan, Mexico and Mercosur, as well as on EU-Myanmar/Burma Investment Protection Agreement;
+ Briefing on the preparations for the 11th World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Conference.
+ Other topics: Recommendation on the prolongation of internal border controls
15 May - Security and defence
+ Briefing on the implementation of the EU Global Strategy in the area of security and defence;
+ Discussion on the situation in the Horn of Africa, expected to focus on the political and security challenges;
+ Discussion on the relations between Africa and the European Union, based on a Communication concerning the Africa-EU Partnership;
+ Discussion with the Chairperson of the African Union Commission;
+ Review of the Eastern Partnership, ahead of a ministerial meeting held on 19 June and of a Summit foreseen on 24 November.
+ Other topics: Adoption of conclusions on Venezuela
+ Adoption of conclusions on indigenous peoples
18 May - Security and Defence
+ Continuation of the discussion on the implementation of the EU Global Strategy;
+ Discussion on cooperation between NATO and the European Union, based on the work to implement the Warsaw Joint Declaration;
+ Discussion on counter-terrorism policy.
This meeting was preceded by a meeting of the European Defence Agency (EDA) steering board.
19 May - Humanitarian assistance and sustainable development
+ Discussion on the humanitarian situation in Africa, Yemen and Syria;
+ Discussion on the future relation between the ACP countries and the European Union, after the Cotonou Agreement expires in 2020, based on a Communication from the European Commission and the High Representative for Foreign Policy;
+ Discussion on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development.
+ Other topics: Adoption of conclusions on the humanitarian-development nexus
+ Adoption of conclusions on sustainable garment value chains
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations, Security and Defence, Trade|
|Countries / Regions||Europe|