28/06/2012 - 29/06/2012
Where: Justus Lipsius building, Brussels
Topic: Institutional affairs
Organiser: European Council
The June European Council will focus on economic policy, while also addressing foreign policy, enlargement and other international issues.
EU heads of state or government will conclude the first phase of the 2012 European Semester, the six month cycle of economic policy coordination - endorsing the country-specific recommendations prepared by the Commission which will provide guidance for member states when implementing their upcoming national decisions on budgets, structural reforms and employment policies.
The European Council will take stock of the implementation of the "EU growth agenda", with a particular emphasis on youth employment. Furthermore, it will review progress and discuss how the Union can deepen its trade and investment relationships with key partners.
EU heads of state or government will also have its first substantial discussion on the Multiannual Financial Framework (2014-2020).
Finally, the European Council is expected to examine the question of opening accession negotiations with Montenegro, following the 26 June GAC.
The agenda will be published on the European Council website closer to the date of the meeting.