The European Council on 13-14 December 2018 will focus on the EU’s long-term budget, single market, migration and external relations.
At the start of the meeting, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, representing the Austrian presidency, will provide an overview of progress on the implementation of earlier European Council conclusions.
EU budget for 2021-2027
The European Council will have a first substantial exchange of views on the 2021-2027 multiannual financial framework on the basis of a progress report by the presidency of the Council.
Following its conclusions of March 2018, and based on the Commission assessment of remaining barriers and options for action to tackle these barriers, the European Council will review the state of play regarding a fully functioning single market.
The European Council will return to the implementation of its comprehensive approach to migration, in accordance with its conclusions of June 2018.
The European Council will discuss preparations for the upcoming summit with the League of Arab States on 24-25 February 2019.
In the light of events, the European Council may address other specific foreign policy issues.
EU leaders will also revert to the issue of disinformation, on the basis of the action plan to be presented by the High Representative and the Commission, in cooperation with the member states and in line with its earlier conclusions.