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The main economic agendas at the popular eu summits

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  • The Commission on Monday 16 October will welcome French premier Edouard Philippe to talk about budget, trade and economic reforms proposed by Paris;
  • The agenda, put together by European Council chief Donald Tusk, is a work programme based on discussions and ideas about the future of Europe;
  • New analysis of Chinese cities, to be published later this year, quantifies the opportunities for urban and industrial innovation that transition to a circular economy could bring, after decades of rapid development and urbanisation;
  • Watch our founder Lisbeth Kirk explain the reasons in this 30 seconds video;
  • Clean, digital and ethical are some of the key words driving reforms in all areas of our lives and posing entirely new challenges for political decision-makers;
  • This historic agreement could pave the way for China and the EU to align key mechanisms, and potentially create the building blocks for product standards and policies, which can enable an effective circular economy, for example in the area of plastics.

Watch our founder Lisbeth Kirk explain the reasons in this 30 seconds video. The leaders will also sit together for a working dinner after planned press conferences where foreign affairs will be on the table. Friday 20 October morning the 28 leaders will get together for breakfast to discuss the so-called Leaders Agenda. The agenda, put together by European Council chief Donald Tusk, is a work programme based on discussions and ideas about the future of Europe.

  • It gathers the global photovoltaic community to conduct business, network, and present and discuss the latest developments and innovations in photovoltaics;
  • The 35th edition of this conference and exhibition offers again an excellent opportunity to keep abreast of the latest market, technical and scientific developments in the fast-changing solar business;
  • Of the 160,000 migrants planned to be relocated, only 32,000 have found a new home;
  • Leaders are expected to tell the UK that they will come back to the issue at the December summit, when - if sufficient progress is made on key issues - they could tweak Barnier's mandate to allow him to negotiate a transition period and the future relations;
  • A vote in the plenary is expected later this month;
  • Leaders are expected to tell the UK that they will come back to the issue at the December summit, when - if sufficient progress is made on key issues - they could tweak Barnier's mandate to allow him to negotiate a transition period and the future relations.

Tusk has been meeting leaders over the past two weeks, since they tasked him at the Tallinn summit last month with putting together an agenda from the various ideas put forward by, most notably, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and French president Emmanuel Macron.

The British prime minister is then going to leave the table and let the 27 leaders hear EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier's briefing on the progress of the talks. Barnier will not recommend to leaders to move onto the next phase of talks focusing on future relations and trade.

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Leaders are expected to tell the UK that they will come back to the issue at the December summit, when - if sufficient progress is made on key issues - they could tweak Barnier's mandate to allow him to negotiate a transition period and the future relations. The EU-27 are also expected to tell the UK that member states and Barnier will start "internal preparatory discussions" to be ready in December to start negotiations on the future and trade.

Migration crisis, monetary union top agenda for EU Council summit

On the sidelines of the summit on Wednesday 18 October evening, Juncker will host the prime ministers of the Visegrad countries, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.

The Commission on Monday 16 October will welcome French premier Edouard Philippe to talk about budget, trade and economic reforms proposed by Paris. Philippe will also meet with his Belgian counterpart Charles Michel to talk about counter-terrorism and security. An anti-terrorism package will be revealed on Wednesday 18 October by the European Commission including measures on countering radicalisation, on illegal content inciting hatred, and clamping down on dangerous substances and terrorist financing.

China-EU agreement paves way for global adoption of circular economy

On Monday 16 OctoberEU foreign ministers will convene in Luxembourg where they are expected to adopt additional EU sanctions against North Korea, and will talk about Turkey, human rights and the persecution of the Rohingya minority in Myanmar. Still on Monday, but in the European Parliament, a draft report on the politically-divisive issue of posted workers will be voted on in the employment committee.

  • The EU-27 are also expected to tell the UK that member states and Barnier will start "internal preparatory discussions" to be ready in December to start negotiations on the future and trade;
  • On the sidelines of the summit on Wednesday 18 October evening, Juncker will host the prime ministers of the Visegrad countries, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.

A vote in the plenary is expected later this month. The issue pits eastern member states against their western counterparts, with eastern European workers often being posted in western countries for less pay than their local colleagues.

  1. Malta still mulling over it, Denmark has opted out for the time being, and the UK is expected to reject the proposal, as it is set to leave the EU by 2019. Eastern member states argue that the integrity of the single market is threatened by efforts to create an equal pay scheme between posted workers and local workers.
  2. Recognizing the life-saving benefits from the development of new drugs, one of the key decisions faced by the authorities is how to bolster pharmaceutical innovation, and how to bear in mind the potential effects on drug innovation of policies that affect market size, such as policies towards intellectual property rights, procurement mechanisms and competition policy. For EBS 16 th edition, the Summit will focus on the following themes.
  3. DW takes a look at what's on the agenda and what to expect from the upcoming Brussels summit.

Eastern member states argue that the integrity of the single market is threatened by efforts to create an equal pay scheme between posted workers and local workers. There are also rulings at the European Court of Justice next week to watch.

On Thursday the ECJ will decide on the appeal of former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych and his son against an EU freeze of their assets at the height of the Ukraine crisis in 2014. On the same day the ECJ will also rule on a case brought forth by 29 European journalists who decided to turn to the EU's top court after the European Parliament denied them access to the information on MEPs' expenses.