Main topics and media events 25 March - 9 April 2017
Overview of the main subjects to be discussed at meetings of the Council of the EU over the next two weeks.
60th anniversary of the Rome treaties, Saturday 25 March
EU heads of state or government will meet in Rome for the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaties. It will be an occasion to reflect on the state of the European Union and the leaders are expected to adopt a declaration setting out a joint vision for the years to come.
Justice and Home Affairs Council (Home Affairs), 27 March 2017
Home affairs ministers are expected to discuss return policy and the implementation of migration policy. They are also expected to be updated on work regarding several files.
Justice and Home Affairs Council (Justice), 28 March 2017
The Council is expected to be updated on ongoing work on legislative proposals on the supply of digital content as well as in the field of financial crime and terrorist financing. Ministers will also come back to the topic of criminal justice in cyberspace.
Foreign Affairs Council, 3 April 2017
The Council will discuss the situation in Syria, in Libya and in Yemen.
Agriculture and Fisheries Council (Agriculture), 3 April 2017
The Council will discuss the "Omnibus" regulation with a view to agreeing its position on the agricultural aspects of the proposal, and have an exchange of views on the Commission report on the implementation of Ecological Focus Areas.
Brussels Conference on the Future of Syria and the region, 4 and 5 April 2017
The EU, Germany, Kuwait, Norway, Qatar, the United Kingdom and the United Nations will co-chair the Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the region, on 5 April 2017. On 4 April, thematic sessions will be organised by the EU with UN agencies and other international organisations, NGOs and civil society, focusing on various aspects of international support provided in response to the crisis in Syria and the region.