Ministers discussed the future of European audiovisual policy, the ET2020 strategic framework and how to empower young people for political participation.
Ministers discussed possible improvements to the way social issues are taken into account in the European Semester, EU's annual policy coordination cycle. They expressed their common will to reinforce and deepen the social dimension of the EU. They also looked at social protection priorities for 2016.
The Council discussed the future management of the EU's external borders, return policy, counterterrorism, data protection and the European public prosecutor's office.
The Eurogroup discussed the way forward in implementing Greece's new financial assistance programme and endorsed the first set of milestones. It also discussed services sector reform in the euro area countries and policy in a low interest rate environment.