Overview of the main topics and events at the Council of EU and European Council.
The indicated format of each meeting (physical or virtual) are subject to change.
Foreign Affairs Council, 21 September 2020
Foreign affairs ministers will be informed about current affairs, and exchange views on Libya, Belarus, and relations between the EU and the African Union.
Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 21-22 September 2020
Ministers will advance discussions on the green architecture of the common agriculture policy (CAP) reform package, including the regulation on CAP strategic plans. They will also discuss trade related agricultural issues, based on a presentation by the European Commission.
General Affairs Council, 22 September 2020
The Council will prepare for the special European Council. Ministers will also focus on the next MFF, EU-UK relations, COVID-19 measures, and Article 7 procedures regarding Poland and Hungary.
Special European Council, 24-25 September 2020
EU leaders will meet in Brussels to discuss issues related to the single market, industrial policy and digital transformation, as well as external relations, in particular relations with Turkey and with China.
Video conference of transport ministers, 28 September 2020
Transport ministers will discuss benchmarks for a pandemic contingency plan for the European freight transport sector.
Competitiveness Council (Research and innovation), 29 September 2020
The Council will be invited to reach a general approach on the remaining outstanding issues of both the draft Horizon Europe regulation, the framework programme for research and innovation for 2021-2027, and the decision implementing Horizon Europe.
For video coverage of Council sessions and audiovisual material, please see the following Council websites: