21 Oct 2014
EUROPEAN COUNCIL 23-24 OCTOBERBrussels Daily
Background note on the European Council meeting -Brussels, 23 and 24 October
Starting on Thursday afternoon the October European Council will dedicate its first working session to the main theme of the summit: the 2030 climate and energy policy framework. The climate and energy negotiations are expected to continue over the working dinner Thursday.
Thursday evening, the European Council will also discuss external relations and in particular in regard to Ukraine/Russia and the Ebola outbreak in West-Africa.
Friday morning, leaders will reconvene to discuss the economic situation in the EU on the basis of a presentation by the Commission and work undertaken by the Council.
A euro summit will be held Friday after the European Council to continue the discussion of the economic situation focusing on the euro area.