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General Affairs Council

Volume 647: debated on Monday 15 October 2018

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

I will attend the General Affairs Council in Luxembourg on 16 October 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:

Preparation of the European Council on 18 October 2018 and European Council follow up

The Council will discuss the draft conclusions for the October European Council. The conclusions are expected to cover migration, internal security and external relations.

The presidency will also provide an update on progress in implementing previous European Council conclusions.

Rule of Law in Poland/Article 7(1) Treaty of the European Union (TEU) reasoned proposal

The Commission will provide Ministers with an update on the rule of law in Poland and will invite Poland to provide a response.

Rule of Law in Hungary/Article 7(1) Treaty of the European Union (TEU) reasoned proposal

The presidency is expected to provide Ministers with an indication of how it intends to organise future Council proceedings following the triggering of the Article 7(1) TEU procedure for Hungary.

Multiannual financial framework 2021-2027

Ministers will discuss progress on the multiannual financial framework proposals with the presidency.