Enlargement and justice and home affairs the main themes at the European Council
14 Dec 2006, 17:34
The European Council meeting is taking place in Brussels on 14 and 15 December. The meeting is chaired by the Finnish Prime Minister, Matti Vanhanen.
The main topic at the meeting will be EU enlargement. The Heads of State or Government will base their discussions on the enlargement strategy, approved by the European Commission on 8 November, and the special report annexed to it on the Union’s capacity to integrate new members. The objective will be to consolidate the consensus among the Member States on how to proceed with the enlargement process.
The European Council will also focus on justice and home affairs as the second main theme. The Heads of State or Government will discuss ways of improving EU decision-making and action in the area of freedom, security and justice. The goal will be to enhance the Member States’ commitment to more effective decision-making on justice and home affairs.
The press conferences, to be held at 22.00 (GMT+1) (delayed) on Thursday, 14 December and at 13.00 (GMT+1) on Friday, 15 December, will be webcast and can be viewed live or as recordings on this website.