Council of the EU and European Council, Environment, consumers and health, Institutional affairs
Ministers will finalize the preparation of the European Council meeting scheduled for 7-8 February. In particular, the EU heads of state or government will resume their discussions on the EU's multiannual financial framework (MFF) for 2014-2020, following the meeting of the European Council, on 22-23 November 2012.
The Council will also examine a draft annotated agenda for the European Council meeting on 14-15 March 2013.
Furthermore, the Irish Presidency will present, in public debate, its work programme and ministers will hold an exchange of views on some of its items.
residency briefing, agenda and background note will be published on the Council website closer to the date of the meeting.