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Saturday, 20 May 2017

EU Commission: Indicative programme - General affairs Council (Art. 50) of 22 May 2017

Indicative programme - General affairs Council (Art. 50) of 22 May 2017

Place:         Justus Lipsius building, Brussels
Chair:         Louis Grech, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for European Affairs of Malta

All times are approximate and subject to change

+/- 09.30
Arrivals (live streaming)

+/- 10.15
Doorstep by Deputy Prime Minister Grech

Beginning of Council meeting
Adoption of the agenda

Decision to create a working party on Article 50

Decision to authorise the opening of Brexit negotiations and nominate the Commission as EU negotiator. Adoption of negotiating directives

Preparation of the European Council (Art. 50) in June 2017

+/- 12.00
Press conference
(live streaming)

+/- 12.30
Working lunch

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Media advisory on EU-US Leaders' meeting, 25 May 2017

Media programme

+/- 10.00 Arrival of President of the United States Donald Trump
Official welcome at the car
(Europa VIP entrance outside, level 0 - photo/TV opportunity - pool A)

Official handshake
(Europa Forum, level 0 - photo/TV opportunity - pool B)
Meeting with President of the United States Donald Trump, President of the European Council Donald Tusk and President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker

Enlarged meeting including European Parliament President Antonio Tajani and High Representative Federica Mogherini

+/- 11.00 Departure
(Europa VIP entrance, level 0 - photo/TV opportunity - same pool A)

Photographers and cameramen wishing to join one of the pools must express their interest by sending a request by email before Tuesday 22 May 2017, 17.00 to press.centre@consilium.europa.eu.

Pool A & B are incompatible. For security reasons the pool meeting point will be 60 minutes before the event at the Justus Lipsius press centre. No late comers will be accepted. The Council press office is responsible for the composition of the pool.

Access & accreditation

Access to the Council premises is only possible with the specific event badge or 6 month badge (see accreditation information).

Due to security measures, media wishing to access the premises are strongly advised to arrive well in advance. Media access will only be possible through the Justus Lipsius building.

Host broadcaster coverage

Photos and video coverage of the event will be available for preview and download on http://tvnewsroom.consilium.europa.eu
Live streaming will be available on http://video.consilium.europa.eu


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Remarks by HR/VP Federica Mogherini at the joint press point fol

Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the joint press point following the Foreign Affairs Council (Development) with Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica and UN Deputy Secretary General, Amina Mohammed

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Statement by the Spokesperson on the attack at the Brak al-Shati

The reports of violence at the Brak al-Shati air base in southern Libya and the high numbers of fatalities, including civilians and alleged summary executions, constitute a worrying development.

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Meeting between High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Secu

HR/VP Mogherini and Minister Sylla held a meeting in Brussels on 19 May to discuss on a wide range of issues of common interest.

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