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General Affairs Council

Volume 638: debated on Wednesday 28 March 2018

My noble Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (Lord Henley) has made the following statement:

A meeting of the General Affairs Council (Cohesion) will be held in Brussels on 12 April 2018.

The General Affairs Council will discuss the future direction of cohesion policy in the next multiannual financial framework. Ministers from member states will present their positions on the strategic context and priorities for post-2020, with a view to influencing the Commission’s proposals. A follow-on discussion will cover how cohesion policy could be better communicated to the citizens of Europe.

The Bulgarian presidency will provide an update on non-legislative and legislative items.