Secretary of State Aurescu to attend General Affairs and Foreign Affairs Councils

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The Foreign Ministry’s Secretary of State for European Affairs Bogdan Aurescu will attend on Monday in Brussels the meetings of the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) and of the General Affairs Council (CAG), respectively.

According to a Foreign Ministry release, debates within the Foreign Affairs Council will mainly envisage the assessment of the situation in the southern neighborhood of the Union (with emphasis on developments in Libya, Syria and Yemen) and the recent developments in the Middle East.

At the same time, the participants will look at the political and security situation in the South Caucasus region, they will assess the prospects of the EU human rights policy and will discuss the main elements of the EU comprehensive approach to Sudan.

The Romanian Foreign Ministry also informs that other subjects in the attention of the ministers are the working methods and specific procedures of the European External Action Service (EEAS), as well as the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The main subject on the agenda of the General Affairs Council is represented by the preparations for the Summer European Council. The discussion topics on the agenda of EU leaders for the June 24 meeting are: migration, economic policies (the European semester, the law package for strengthening economic governance) and Croatia’s accession to the EU, reads the cited release.

The General Affairs Council will approve the report of the Hungarian Presidency on the European framework for national Roma integration strategies and the Conclusions on the actions of the EU Council related to the implementation of the Charter of Fundamental Rights.

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