Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker at the European Council

The Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker participated in the meeting of the European Council of Heads of State and Government on 7 and 8 February 2013 in Brussels.

The Heads of State and Government of the European Union discussed the multiannual financial framework of the European Union for the period 2014-2020, in order to reach an agreement following discussions of the special meeting of the European Council in November 2012.

At the same time, the Heads of State and Government exchanged and adopted conclusions in regard to trade in order to promote growth in the European Union, as it was provided by the Pact for Growth and Jobs.

Finally, the European Council focused on developments in North Africa and the Middle East, two years after the beginning of the “Arab Spring”. The situation in Mali also appeared on the agenda of discussions.