EUROPEAN COUNCIL 15 DECEMBER

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EUROPEAN COUNCIL 15 DECEMBER
15 Dec 2016

EUROPEAN COUNCIL 15 DECEMBER

Brussels Daily

European Council, 15/12/2016 Agenda highlights

The European Council will in December discuss the most pressing issues, including migration, security, economy and youth, and external relations.

Migration

The leaders will:

  • assess progress on the Partnership Frameworkson migration and the results of the compacts with the selected African countries, set orientations for further work and decide on the possible extension of the approach to other countries
  • assess the legislative progress on the External Investment Planand encourage swift adoption by co-legislators
  • look at the implementation of the EU-Turkey Statement
  • discuss the reform of the Common European Asylum System, and how to apply the principles of responsibility and solidarity in the future

Security

The European Council will address

  • the implementation of the Security Agenda
  • strengthening of EU cooperation on external security and defence

Economy, social development, youth

The leaders will take stock of progress as regards:

  • investment (EFSI)
  • Single Market Strategies
  • youth-related initiatives
  • fight against youth unemployment

External relations

The European Council will exchange views on:

  • Russia
  • situation in the Netherlands in the context of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

Informal meeting of the 27 leaders

An informal meeting of the 27 leaders will be held in the margins of the December European Council. The objective is to set out how the Brexit process will be handled by the EU 27 once the UK has notified

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