The preparations for the next European Council, the Conference on the Future of Europe and the European Semester are the three items on the agenda for the informal meeting of Ministers of European Affairs, to be held via video conference next Tuesday.
This meeting will be chaired from Brussels by the Portuguese Secretary of State for European Affairs, Ana Paula Zacarias, under the competence of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU.
The main item to be discussed by the ministers will be the preparation of the next in-person meeting of the members of the European Council, which will be held in Brussels on 25 and 26 March 2021.
This will be followed by the item on the European Semester 2021, where the synthesis report on the contributions of the Council to this cycle of economic and budgetary policy coordination in the EU will be discussed. The Portuguese Presidency will also be presenting an updated roadmap for the European Semester 2021 and information on the draft recommendation related to economic policy in the euro area.
Finally, the Portuguese Presidency will give an overview of the situation regarding the Conference on the Future of Europe.
Learn more about the agenda of the meeting on the website of the Council of the European Union.