|Author (Corporate)||European Council|
|Publisher||General Secretariat of the Council|
|Publication Date||October 2020|
|Content Type||Overview, Policy-making|
EU National leaders were summoned for a special European Council summit on 1-2 October 2020 to discuss a number of matters concerning foreign affairs and issues relating to the economic base of the European Union (EU).
The European Council discussed the situation in the eastern Mediterranean region. They also addressed relations with China, the situation in Belarus, the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and the poisoning of Alexei Navalny. On the economic front, leaders held discussions on the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the industrial policy and digital transition. The European Council was also briefed on the EU-UK negotiations for the future relationship and on the negotiations between the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament concerning the forthcoming Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF).
The President of the European Council also presented the Leaders' Agenda 2020-2021, which covers the key challenges confronting the EU and allows the ground to be prepared for strategic discussions in the European Council meetings.
The European Council adopted a set of conclusions following this summit.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Subject Tags||European Council|
|Keywords||European Council Summits
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|