The EPSCO ministers held debates on the future of social and employment policies
On 24 October 2019 the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs (EPSCO) Council discussed agenda items relating to employment and social affairs. The head of the Hungarian delegation was Mr Bence Rétvári, Deputy Minister and Parliamentary State Secretary.
Twenty agricultural ministers rejected to reduce the budget of the Common Agriculture Policy
Twenty agricultural ministers – including Hungary – supported the joint statement on maintaining the budget of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) at the current level under the next Multiannual Financial Framework at the Agriculture and Fisheries Council held on 14th of October 2019..
The Environment Council discussed the EU long term climate policy
At the Environment Council held on 4th October 2019 in Luxembourg, the ministers held a policy debate on the EU's strategic long-term vision for a climate neutral economy, and ministers adopted conclusions on climate change, which set out the EU's position for the UN climate change meetings (COP25) in Santiago de Chile in December 2019.
Competitiveness Council on 26-27 September 2019: a recipe for sustainable growth at heart of the discussion
Participants at the first day of the Competitiveness Council held and in-depth discussion about a possible long-term strategy on sustainable growth, based on the Finnish Presidency’s report. The Presidency indicated its intention to present this document, along with the outcome of the Ministers’ debate, to the October European Council.
Energy ministers in Brussels hold policy debate on the achievement of the 2030 energy targets and discussed options for long-term carbon neutrality
The Energy Council held an exchange of views on the European Commission's assessment of the draft national energy and climate plans (NECPs). Ministers focused on how to ensure that the ambition levels of national contributions in the final NECPs will be high enough to meet the EU-wide 2030 targets. Some member states signalled that they are ready to increase their national ambition so that the EU can collectively meet the 2030 energy targets.