At the last European Council meeting on 20 June 2019, the EU leaders discussed appointments to the institutions’ top jobs, adopted the new Strategic Agenda and conclusions on EU’s long-term budget.
The Strategic Agenda is intended to guide the work of the European Union for the next institutional cycle, and focuses on four priority areas:
In the European Council Conclusions the European leaders also report the decisions taken regarding the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027. They notably called on Finland’s Presidency (July-December 2019) to continue the work on the file and to further develop the Negotiating Box - the latest version of the document, which will serve to clarify the options on the negotiating table, can be found here. The European Council will hold a more in-depth exchange of views in October, aiming for an agreement before the end of the year.
More information about the European Council meeting can be found here.