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  • GACGeneral Affairs (GAC)

General Affairs Council (Luxembourg, 24.06.2014)

  • Photo: © European Union 2014 - EP

    © European Union 2014 - EP

The General Affairs Council, chaired by Greek Deputy Prime Minister and  Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos, is taking place today (24.06.2014) in Luxembourg.

The Council will discuss enlargement and the stabilisation and association process, in particular whether to grant candidate status to Albania. It will then turn to the Presidency report on the implementation of European Council conclusions, before discussing the preparations for the upcoming European Council meeting on 26-27 June, on the basis of draft conclusions.

The Council is expected to approve the integrated country specific recommendations under the European Semester for transmission to the June European Council. Minsters will also adopt an EU maritime security strategy as well as discuss the EU strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian region, on the basis of a presentation by the Commission.

Finally, the Council is expected to endorse the 18-month programme of the Council (1 July 2014 - 30 December 2015).

A presidency press conference for GAC will be held at +/- 16.00 (CET).

In the margin of the General Affairs Council the EU-Montenegro Stabilisation and Association Council will be held in the afternoon, starting at 16.30, with a separate press conference at +/-18.15.

Live broadcasting will be available here from 08:00 (CET)

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