Main topics and media events 26 September - 9 October 2016
Overview of the main subjects to be discussed at meetings of the Council of the EU over the next two weeks.
Competitiveness Council (internal market and industry issues), 29 September - Brussels
Ministers will hold debates on the development of the collaborative economy, on the situation of the steel industry and on access to finance for EU companies.
Environment Council, 30 September - Brussels
The Council will discuss the ratification of the Paris Agreement and adopt conclusions on the upcoming UN climate change conference in Marrakech.
Brussels Conference on Afghanistan, 5 October - Brussels
On 5 October, the European Union and the government of Afghanistan will co-host the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan. This conference will gather up to 70 countries and 30 international organizations and agencies. It will provide a platform for the government of Afghanistan to set out its vision and track record on reform. On 4 October, a high level event, entitled 'Empowered women, prosperousAfghanistan' will take place in the margins of the conference as well as a second high level event on regional integration and prosperity.