European Ministers in their meeting in Vilnius are discussing next year‘s elections to the European Parliament

30 August 2013, Last updated at, 14:47 EET
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On August 29-30, Ministers and State Secretaries for European Affairs are meeting in Vilnius to discuss the preparations for the upcoming elections to the European Parliament and the inter-institutional relations between the Council and the European Parliament.

The informal meeting are chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius. A delegation of the members of the European Parliament are also attending the meeting.

The General Affairs Council is responsible for handling issues with an impact on multiple policies of the European Union, such as enlargement of the EU, the Multiannual Financial Framework, institutional and administrative issues. The exact topics of its meetings are decided taking into account the European agenda and the priorities of the Presidency.
 

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