Justus Lipsius building, Brussels, Belgium
The European Council will discuss energy in the context of the EU's efforts to promote growth, jobs and competitiveness. It is expected to focus its attention on:
- the priority to be given to the completion of the Internal Energy Market and to interconnections;
- the need to boost investment in modern energy infrastructure; and
- the challenge of high energy prices.
EU heads of state of government will also discuss tax policy, with particular focus on how to improve the efficiency of tax collection and best tackle tax evasion and fraud with the aim of strengthening member states' fiscal stance and deepening the internal market.
Moreover, the European Council will take stock of work on the deepening of the Economic and Monetary Union. It is not expected to adopt conclusions on this topic.
It may also address specific external relations issues in the light of developments on the international stage.