The European Council will meet on 17 and 18 October 2019 to discuss a number of important issues, including EU long-term budget, priorities for the next 5 years and Brexit. In advance of the meeting agenda highlights have now been published. They include:
- Long term EU budget
- Strategic agenda and the next institutional cycle
- Climate change
There may be other items for discussion including foreign policy issues.
The Council of the EU is the institution representing the member states’ governments. Also known informally as the EU Council, it is where national ministers from each EU country meet to adopt laws and coordinate policies. You can read more about the work of the EU Council here.