The Council, in an EU27 format, will discuss the state of play of the Brexit negotiations. The Commission’s Chief Negotiator, Michel Barnier, is expected to inform ministers on the progress made so far.
Ministers will also start preparations of the European Council (Article 50) of December, by examining the annotated draft agenda for the summit.
Relocation of the two EU agencies
In the margins of the General Affairs Council (Article 50), EU27 ministers will vote on the relocation of the two EU agencies currently located in the UK: the European Medicines Agency and the European Banking Authority.
The two agencies will need to be relocated in the context of the UK withdrawal from the EU. The future location is to be decided through a specific procedure endorsed by the EU27 leaders on 22 June 2017.
- Relocation of the UK-based EU agencies (background information)
- Questions and answers on the voting procedure