EUROPEAN COUNCIL: THE LEADERS OF THE 27 EU MEMBER STATES ON A "CONCLAVE" IN BRUSSELS (2)

As to economic issues, the schedule of the Brussels summit explains: "The European Council will re-discuss the financial crisis and its repercussions on economy. In particular, it will take stock of the measures that have been taken since the meeting of October 2008 and will adopt the decisions or guidelines that will be required, concerning: improvement of financial stability and control, measures aimed at reforming the international financial system, support to growth and employment, support to the protection of the competitiveness of the European industry and to technological and scientific development". The section on energy and climate change specifies: "The EU Council will decide on the solutions that may be appropriate to the challenges raised by the implementation of the energy-climate change package, with a view to reaching global agreement on such package by the end of the year, in close cooperation with the European Parliament". In addition, the summit will deal with security and defence, the common agricultural policy and some foreign policy issues. In addition, it will discuss the Commission’s proposals on the Eastern partnership.

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