Main topics and media events 23 January - 5 February 2017
Overview of the main subjects to be discussed at meetings of the Council of the EU over the next two weeks.
Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 23 January 2017
Ministers will be briefed on the Presidency work programme and hold an exchange of views on international trade issues, the market situation and the Commission report on the milk package.
Economic and Financial Affairs Council, 27 January 2017
The Council will discuss the Basel Committee banking reforms and a proposal on reversal of VAT liability for the prevention of VAT fraud. The priorities of the Maltese presidency, the European Semester monitoring process and a report on EU own resources are also on the agenda.
Informal meeting of EU heads of state or government - La Valletta, Malta - 03 February 2017
The Heads of State or government will pursue their political reflection on the future of the EU with 27 member countries, in the follow-up of the Bratislava summit in September 2016.