General Affairs Council, May 2018:Written statement - HCWS679

Department for Exiting the European Union
Made on: 11 May 2018
Made by: Mr Robin Walker (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union)

General Affairs Council, May 2018

Lord Callanan, Minister of State for Exiting the European Union, has made the following statement:

I will attend the General Affairs Council in Brussels on 14 May 2018 to represent the UK. Until we leave the European Union, we remain committed to fulfilling our rights and obligations as a full member.

The provisional agenda includes:

Annotated draft agenda for the European Council on 28-29 June 2018

Ministers will discuss the draft agenda, which covers: Migration; Security and Defence; Jobs, Growth and Competitiveness; Innovation and Digital; the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF); and External Relations.

Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) post 2020

Ministers will discuss the Commission’s MFF proposal that was released on 2 May. Discussion will focus on the priorities for the budget period 2021-27.

Rule of Law in Poland / Article 7(1) TEU Reasoned Proposal

The Commission will inform Ministers of the latest updates on the Rule of Law in Poland.

This statement has also been made in the House of Lords: HLWS659

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