Forward look: 14 - 27 June 2021

Met dank overgenomen van Raad van de Europese Unie (Raad) i, gepubliceerd op vrijdag 18 juni 2021.

Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council, 14-15 June

Ministers will aim for a general approach on rules to reinforce the role of the European Medicines Agency in crisis preparedness and management. They will also take stock of several ongoing legislative files, including on minimum wages and pay transparency. They will hold a number of public debates such as on the follow-up of the Porto Social Summit.

EU i-Canada summit, 14 June

The EU and Canada leaders are expected to discuss a wide range of issues, including COVID-19 response and recovery, fighting climate change and protecting the environment, trade, technology and innovation, and promoting democratic values, peace and security.

EU-US summit, 15 June

The EU and US leaders are expected to address a wide range of issues of common concern, including COVID-19, climate, trade and investment, foreign affairs, and common values. The EU will be represented by the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, and the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. The US will be represented by President Joe Biden.

Economic and Financial Affairs Council, 18 June

Ministers will exchange views on issues related to Recovery and Resilience Facility. They will also focus on the state of play of the Banking Union and aim to adopt Recommendation on the implementation of the Stability and Growth Pact.

Foreign Affairs Council, 21 June

EU foreign affairs ministers will be informed about current affairs and exchange views on Belarus, Iraq and Latin America.

General Affairs Council, 22 June

The Council will prepare for the European Council meeting on 24-25 June 2021. Enlargement, the Conference on the Future of Europe and hearings with Poland and Hungary will be as well on the agenda. Under AOB, ministers will be informed about the EU-Switzerland relations.

European Council, 24-25 June

EU leaders will meet in Brussels to discuss COVID-19, economic recovery, migration and external relations, including relations with Turkey and Russia.