Lithuania’s Foreign Vice-Minister Zananavičius attends EU’s General Affairs and General Affairs (Art. 50) Councils in Brussels
On 25 September in Brussels, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Albinas Zananavičius participated in the EU’s General Affairs Council meeting. The Council discussed a provisional agenda for the October European Council.
The European Council meeting will take place on 19 and 20 October and will focus on migration, Digital Europe, defence and external relations. The General Affairs Council also discussed progress on the implementation of previous decisions taken by the Council of the European Union. A detailed discussion of the European Commission’s priorities for 2018 Commission’s Work Programme was also held.
The Vice-Minister Zananavičius emphasized Lithuania’s key priorities for 2018 related to enhancing cybersecurity and Europe’s defence, the EU-NATO cooperation, deepening integration of the internal energy market, respect for EU’s political and legal commitments in regard to the implementation of energy projects with third countries, an ambitious trade agenda and the task of maintaining proper focus on the Eastern Partnership.
On 25 September, Lithuania’s Foreign Vice-Minister also attended the General Affairs (Art. 50) Council that took stock of progress in the Brexit negotiations. The Commission’s Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier updated the Council on recent developments.