General Affairs Council, 3004th meeting: extracts from the joint press conference by Miguel Ángel Moratinos, Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation and President in office of the Council, and Maroš Šefčovič
On 22/03/2010, after the morning meeting of the Council on Foreign Relations and a joint meeting with the General Affairs Council members, this afternoon, the ministers of Foreign Affairs are preparing for the European Council meeting of Thursday 25 and Friday 26 March. Discussions by the Heads of State and Government focused primarily on the “Europe 2020” Strategy for sustainable growth and employment over the next decade and the position to be adopted at the November summit meeting in Cancun to bring about global CO2 emissions cuts.
The European leaders also discussed the economic situation in Greece and the preparatory work done by the European Commission to set up a European mechanism to help the Greek authorities.
They also discussed this issue if it is considered necessary by Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, but was not included in the preliminary work being done by the ministers. The meeting of the European diplomatic heads ended with a working dinner with Herman Van Rompuy. SHOTLISTLINKLINKLINK