European Union - Harlem Désir at the General Affairs Council (Brussels, September 20, 2016)

Minister of State for European Affairs Harlem Désir was attending meeting of the General Affairs Council.

Discussions dealt with preparations for the European Council on October 20-21, the Commission’s agenda for 2017, and revisions in the EU’s multi-annual financial framework.

Mr. Désir reiterated France’s priorities, in the aftermath of the Bratislava summit, with respect to refocusing Europe on security and defense challenges, growth, jobs, and young people.