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The Council discussed Syria and developments in the region. It expressed full support for UN Security Council resolution 2254 endorsing a "roadmap" for a peace process in Syria and setting a timetable for talks.
On 16 January 2016, the Council lifted all nuclear-related economic and financial EU sanctions against Iran. This follows verification by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that Iran has implemented the agreed nuclear-related measures as set out in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
At their weekly meeting today, the College of Commissioners discussed the refugee crisis, looking at the measures taken in 2015 and the initiatives to be presented in spring 2016.
European leaders met in Brussels on December 17 and 18 to discuss the migration crisis, the fight against terrorism, and Britain's reform demands.
The Council held an opening session in the margins of the 10th World Trade Organisation ministerial conference in Nairobi. It adopted conclusions, setting out the EU's position.
The European Commission is today adopting an important set of measures to manage the EU's external borders and protect our Schengen area without internal borders.
On 12 December, the parties reached a new global agreement on climate change. The agreement presents a balanced outcome with an action plan to limit global warming 'well below' 2°C.
Greece has today taken three actions to address the refugee crisis, activating EU mechanisms designed to assist in crisis situations.
The forum brings together EU Interior Ministers, high-level representatives of major internet companies, Europol, the EU Counter Terrorism Co-ordinator and the European Parliament. The goal is to reach a joint, voluntary approach based on a public-private partnership to detect and address harmful material online.
The European Commission has successfully delivered the €200 million humanitarian aid package for the Syria Crisis, and Iraq, which was announced in September by President Juncker.
On 29 November 2015, EU heads of state or government held a meeting with Turkey. The meeting marked an important step in developing EU-Turkey relations and contributing to managing the migration crisis.
The Council discussed preparations for the 10th World Trade Organisation ministerial conference, to be held in Nairobi from 15 to 18 December 2015.
Defence ministers discussed the reaction to the Paris attacks of 13 November 2015. They expressed their unanimous and full support to France and their readiness to provide all the necessary aid and assistance.
The world's leading economies adopted a comprehensive agenda including the implementation of past commitments, boosting investment to drive growth and promoting inclusiveness to ensure the benefits of their actions can be shared by all.
EU leaders discussed the latest developments in the migration crisis and how to accelerate the implementation of the measures agreed in September and October.
In a set of annual reports adopted today, the European Commission has assessed where the countries of the Western Balkans and Turkey stand in preparing to meet EU membership requirements, and sets out what needs to be done to address the remaining challenges.
The European Commission has today decided to increase the level of co-financing for transport of the assistance delivered via the EU Civil protection Mechanism for the countries needing help in the refugee crisis from 55% to 85%.
Ministers had an in-depth debate on migration, focusing on how development cooperation can help address the common challenges currently facing Europe and its partner countries.
Discussions at the European Council meeting focused on the migration and refugee crisis, the upcoming referendum in the UK, and the president’s report on the Economic and Monetary Union.
Ahead of the European Council of 15 October, the Commission has today put on the table a Communication describing the State of Play of the implementation of the priority actions under the European Agenda on Migration.