2nd ALIPH donors' conference - Paris, 31 January 2022
The 2nd ALIPH (Alliance internationale pour la protection du patrimoine dans les zones en conflit) donors' conference took place in Paris on 31 January, in the framework of the French EU Presidency. ALIPH is an international consortium led by France, which aims to restore monuments and collections that have been destroyed in war zones and thus improve the living conditions of local communities and help them to stay in their communities.
Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels on January 24, 2022
Péter Szijjártó, minister of foreign affairs and trade represented Hungary at the meeting of the Foreign Affairs Concil in Brussels on January 24, 2022. The Council adopted conclusions on the European security situation, and also exchanged views on this topic with US secretary of state Anthony Blinken who joined the EU ministers via teleconferencing.
General Affairs Council, 25 January 2022, Brussels
Within the framework of the Hungarian V4 Presidency, a V4 coordination meeting took place before the General Affairs Council meeting on the 25th of September 2022. At the V4 coordination meeting and the General Affairs Council meeting, Hungary was represented by Minister Judit Varga and Secretary of State Oszkár Ökrös. The Council was chaired by Clément Beaune, French Secretary of State for EU Affairs, and the Commission was represented by Vice-Presidents Dubravka Šuica and Maroš Šefčovič.
Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Brussels, 18 January 2022)
Deputy Prime Minister Mihály Varga represented Hungary at the first ECOFIN meeting of the year on the 18th of January. The directive on the global minimum tax and the implementation of the Recovery and Resilience Facility were the two main issues discussed.
The French Presidency work program, animal welfare, sustainable carbon cycles, trade-related agricultural issues and market situation were on the agenda of the January Agriculture and Fisheries Council
The French Presidency presented its priorities during the Agriculture and Fisheries Council, held on the 17th of January, in Brussels. Agriculture ministers exchanged views on the recent high-level conference ‘EU animal welfare today and tomorrow’, the communication on sustainable carbon cycles, trade-related agri issues and market situation, including the protracted crisis in the pigmeat sector.