European Union - Harlem Désir’s participation in the General Affairs Council (Brussels, November 15, 2016)


Harlem Désir, Minister of State for European Affairs, will took part in the General Affairs Council in Brussels.

The ministers continued to work on the revision of the multiannual financial framework 2014-2020.

They took stock of the strengthening of the rule of law within the EU. They prepared for the European Council in December and reviewed the programming of European legislative work for 2017.

The meeting provided an opportunity for France to reaffirm its priorities regarding the future of the EU: security and defense, growth and investment, and youth initiatives.