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


Harlem Désir, Minister of State for European Affairs, participated in the General Affairs Council meeting in Brussels, which was notably devoted to preparations for the European Council meeting on March 17 and 18.

The General Affairs Council decided on the new version of the agreement on better lawmaking, which aims to improve how the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission work together, in order to create a more effective Europe that is closer to the citizens.

The ministers also discussed how the cohesion policy is helping to strengthen growth and employment as well as the simplification of this policy, as proposed by France.