Growth prospects and macroeconomic imbalances
The Council discussed growth prospects and macroeconomic imbalances under the "European Semester", the EU's annual policy monitoring process.
It adopted conclusions, as part of the process that will lead to country-specific recommendations to the member states in July 2015.
The Council agreed priorities ahead of negotiations with the European Parliament on the EU's budget for 2016, and recommended that the European Parliament grant a discharge to the Commission for implementation of the 2013 EU budget.
Furthermore, a first assessment report of the high-level group that is reviewing the system of own resources for the EU's budget was presented by the group's chairman, Mario Monti.