Where: Brussels, Belgium
Topic: External relations and foreign affairs
Organiser: European Commission
European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle will attend the EU-Israel Association Council in Brussels on 24 July.
The EU and Israel signed an Association Agreement in 1995. It includes provisions on regular political dialogue, on freedom of establishment and liberalisation of services, the free movement of capital and competition rules, the strengthening of economic cooperation and cooperation on social matters. The agreement also mentions many other areas of cooperation that are open to negotiation.
Consultations between the EU and Israel on topics within the framework of the Agreement take place within an Association Council. The Association Council consists of members of the Council of the EU and of the European Commission as well as members of the Government of the State of Israel.