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.
Environment Council (Brussels, 20 December 2021)
The Environment Council took place on 20 December 2021 in Brussels. On behalf of Hungary, Mr Attila Steiner Minister of State for the Development of the Circular Economy, Energy and Climate Policy, participated in the meeting.
General Affairs Council, 14 December 2021, Brussels
At the General Affairs Council meeting on the 14th of December 2021, Hungary was represented by Minister Judit Varga and Minister Péter Szijjártó. The Council was chaired by Gašper Dovžan, Slovenian Secretary of State for EU Affairs, and the Commission was represented by Vice-Presidents Dubravka Šuica and Věra Jourová, and Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi.
Justice and Home Affairs Council, Brussels – 9th of December 2021
The Ministers of Interior met on 9th December 2021 in Brussels during the Justice and Home Affairs Council organized by the Slovenian Presidency, at which Hungary was represented by Deputy Minister of Interior Mr Károly Kontrát.