Press Releases Council of the EU: Forward look: 24 May – 6 June 2021

Council of the EU: Forward look: 24 May – 6 June 2021

Overview of the main topics and events at the Council of EU and European Council for the coming fortnight

The location and the format (physical or virtual) indicated for each meeting are subject to change.

Special meeting of the European Council, 24-25 May

EU leaders will meet in Brussels to discuss EU’s response to COVID-19, climate change and external relations.

Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 26-27 May

Ministers will discuss the CAP reform package and a series of other topics including organic farming, new genomic techniques, plant reproductive material and the EU’s priorities for 2021 UN Food Systems Summit.

Competitiveness Council, 27-28 May

On Thursday, ministers responsible for the internal market and industry will be focusing on the digital services package, access to critical raw materials, the future of tourism in Europe and better regulation.

On Friday morning, research ministers will be focusing on the EuroHPC joint undertaking, the renewal of ERA and the upgrading of researchers’ careers in Europe. In the afternoon, space ministers will debate the EU’s position concerning space traffic management and adopt conclusions on new space and space for people in coastal areas.

Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council (Transport), 3 June

Ministers will aim for a general approach on the Single European Sky, hired vehicles, and third country certificates in inland navigation. The Council is due to adopt conclusions on railways and on sustainable and smart mobility, and will discuss the latter topic.

Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council (Telecommunications), 4 June

Ministers will assess progress on the Data Governance Act and on measures for high common level of cybersecurity across the Union. They will discuss the topic of “2030 Digital Compass: How to chart the way towards the EU’s digital future”.

Indicative calendar of meetings under the Portuguese presidency (1 January – 30 June 2021)

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