Jean Asselborn at General Affairs Council in Brussels

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The Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Luxembourg Jean Asselborn, participated in the General Affairs Council of the European Union on 11 February 2014 in Brussels.

The Council examined a draft annotated agenda for the European Council meeting to be held on 20 and 21 March. The next European Council will focus on economic policy: it will conclude the first phase of the European Semester, discuss industrial competitiveness and hold a debate on the draft framework for climate and energy between 2020 to 2030. Leaders will also look at the state of preparations of the upcoming EU-Africa summit.