General Affairs and External Relations Council: extracts from the joint press conference by Alexandr Vondra, Karel Schwarzenberg and Benita Ferrero-Waldner
The Council started with a session on General Affairs, discussing the European Economic Recovery Plan and the preparation of the European Council. Alexandr Vondra, Czech Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs, said that there is still time to decide on the economy recovery plan, until the Summit of this week. After this no agreement would be a failure of the EU.
The External Relations session, which followed the Council, included the decision to continue the sanctions in Belarus and discussions items on the EU-US Relations and the Middle East Peace Process. SHOTLISTLINK