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Ministers for European Affairs prepare extraordinary European Council

Met dank overgenomen van Portugees voorzitterschap Europese Unie 1e helft 2021, gepubliceerd op maandag 10 mei 2021.

The preparation of the next extraordinary European Council and the discussion on the coordination of the EU’s response to COVID 19 are the two high points of the General Affairs Council (GAC) meeting to be held via video conference tomorrow, Tuesday, in Brussels.

This meeting will be chaired by the Portuguese Secretary of State for European Affairs, Ana Paula Zacarias, under the scope of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU.

The Ministers will begin with the preparatory work for the extraordinary European Council, which will be held on 25 May 2021. They will then proceed with a discussion on the state of play regarding the coordination of the EU’s response to COVID-19.

Next, on behalf of the Portuguese Presidency, Ana Paula Zacarias will give a presentation about the Conference on the Future of Europe, which was officially launched on 9 May.

The informal meeting will end with two points of information, one on the extension of the EU and the stabilisation and association process and the other on EU-Switzerland relations.

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