Migration and Home Affairs

College meeting: Commission preparations ahead of the European Council

Wednesday, 27 June, 2018

Today the College of Commissioners met in Brussels in preparation for the European Council meetings on 28 and 29 June.

The Commission has now published three notes which form the basis of its contribution to the European Council:

  1. On deepening the Economic and Monetary Union, providing an overview of what has already been achieved to strengthen the EMU, where we are now, and the way forward to be discussed at the inclusive Euro Summit on 29 June;
  2. On the next long-term EU budget, recalling the principal features of the Commission's proposal of 2 May 2018 for a modern and fair long-term budget for the 2021-2027 period, and the proposals for the 37 programmes to implement and support the political priorities around which the new budget is built;
  3. On migration, providing an overview of the work over the past 3 years on the European Agenda on Migration proposed by the Juncker Commission in May 2015, and highlighting the areas in which Leaders can take the debate on migration forward.

All three notes are available here.

Today President Juncker also debriefed the College following the informal working meeting on migration and asylum issues which took place in Brussels on Sunday, 24 June at his initiative, and brought together 16 Heads of State or Government of Member States interested in finding European solutions ahead of the upcoming European Council.

Two factsheets are available with more information: