The Council will start preparations for the European Council on 14 and 15 December on the basis of an annotated draft agenda. It will also take stock of the implementation of the October European Council conclusions.
The Council will take note of the state of play of the implementation of an interinstitutional agreement on better law-making.
Work Programme 2018
In the context of the annual legislative programming exercise, ministers will have an exchange of views on the Commission’s work programme for 2018, which will first be presented by the Commission.
European Semester 2018
As part of the preparation of the European Semester 2018, the Estonian presidency and the incoming Bulgarian presidency will present the 2018 European Semester roadmap.
The Council is also expected to adopt, without discussion, conclusions on cyber security.