Last General Affairs/External Relations Council
Harlem Désir, Minister of State for European Affairs, will tomorrow participate in the General Affairs Council in Luxembourg.
European Union – Harlem Désir’s participation in the General Affairs Council (Luxembourg, October 21, 2014)
Harlem Désir, Minister of State for European Affairs, will tomorrow participate in the General Affairs Council in Luxembourg. The agenda will cover the following items:
preparations for the European Council on October 23 and 24, which will notably be devoted to climate and economic issues and the fight against Ebola;
migration issues, a year after the tragedies that took place in October 2013 in Lampedusa in order to ensure that the European response to this issue will be commensurate with the challenges;
the problem of foreign fighters, a growing threat in the EU;
the new distribution of seats in the Committee of the Regions following Croatia’s accession. France will mark its attachment to taking demographic criteria into account with respect to the EU’s institutional balance;
the dialogue between the Council and the Commission on improving the EU’s legislative planning, in order to ensure the implementation of the strategic agenda agreed upon by the European Council in June.
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