European Union



Foreign Affairs Council (Trade)

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Start date : 28/05/2019
End date : 28/05/2019
Brussels, Belgium
Council of the EU and European Council,
Enlargement, external relations and trade,

The Foreign Affairs Council is made up of foreign ministers from all EU Member States. It is responsible for the EU's external action, which includes foreign policy, defence and security, trade, development cooperation and humanitarian aid.

This Council meets every month and its composition may vary depending on the agenda:

  • defence ministers (common security and defence policy)
  • development ministers (development cooperation)
  • trade ministers (common commercial policy) 

More information on the Council meeting

Council website

EU External Action Service website

EU Council Presidency website


Press contact

Council of the EU

+32 (0)2 281 63 19


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