Press Releases Council of the EU: Media advisory – Journalist physical presence in Luxembourg (ECCL), October 2021

Council of the EU: Media advisory – Journalist physical presence in Luxembourg (ECCL), October 2021

In light of the gradual relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions both in Belgium and Luxembourg, a limited number of journalists will be allowed to attend physically the following Council meetings taking place at the European Convention Centre Luxembourg (ECCL), in accordance with the physical space available, the capacity of press venues and current social distancing rules:


  • Eurogroup, 4 October 2021
  • Economic and Financial Affairs Council, 5 October 2021
  •       Environment Council, 6 October 2021
    ·        Justice and Home Affairs Council, 7 and 8 October 2021
  •       Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 11 and 12 October 2021
  •       Informal meeting of health Ministers, 13-14 October 2021
    ·        EPSCO (Employment and Social Policy) Council, 15 October 2021
    ·        Foreign Affairs Council, 18 October 2021
    ·        General Affairs Council, 19 October 2021


You are required to complete the registration form to manifest the interest to be physically present.


Access to ECCL cannot be granted without registration, by the following deadlines (please click on the event to access the registration form):



Should the number of requests exceed the number of available places to guarantee the respect of social distancing, a selection will be made to ensure geographical balance (representation of member States), allowing a broad coverage through participation of large international media organisations and agencies, and giving the remaining places on a first-come, first-served basis.

No confirmation e-mail will be sent. Only those media representatives that could not be admitted will be informed by e-mail


To help us grant access to as many media representatives as possible, please inform the press centre immediately should you decide not to attend in person, via mail to


The press conferences will remain accessible also in video conference (Zoom). Information to connect will be shared through the usual channels: instant messaging (Signal) or e-mail (for newly registered journalists).

Please note that the GSC needs to comply with the rules applicable in Luxembourg. For these measures to be effective, media representatives’ full cooperation and responsible individual conduct are essential and in particular:

·       keep a distance of at least 1.5 meters from other persons;
·       wash your hands regularly throughout the day;
·       wear  a face mask,
·       if you feel ill, please abstain from entering the GSC buildings.

For more detailed information on travels to Luxembourg, please consult the page Should the rules change during the period of Council meetings taking place in Luxembourg, a new communication will be issued.

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