An EU-UK high-level videoconference will take place on Monday to take stock of progress in Brexit negotiations with the aim of agreeing on actions to move forward on the future relationship. European Council President Charles Michel, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Parliament President David Sassoli will represent the EU. Prime Minister Boris Johnson will represent the United Kingdom.
EU energy ministers will gather on Monday via videoconference to discuss the energy sector within the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The EU’s foreign affairs ministers will hold a videoconference to discuss transatlantic relations and current affairs on Monday. The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will also participate to hold a strategic dialogue with ministers on the EU-US partnership, as well as key foreign policy issues.
EU defense ministers will hold a videoconference to discuss the EU’s security and defense agenda on Tuesday.
The EU’s European affairs ministers will hold a videoconference on Tuesday to prepare for the upcoming European Council meeting.
The European Parliament (EP) on Wednesday will debate plans to shield European industries weakened by the COVID-19 crisis and ways to protect strategic industries from foreign takeovers.
Ahead of the 19 June EU meeting of heads of state or government, MEPs on Wednesday will convey their stance on future EU financing and economic recovery in the context of the COVID-19 fallout.
On Thursday, the EP will take stock of the progress made in the EU-UK negotiations on a new partnership and adopt a resolution.
NATO Defense Ministers will meet via teleconference on Wednesday and Thursday.
On Friday, MEPs will discuss ways and means to lift border controls and related travel restrictions and are set to demand that internal borders are swiftly reopened and free movement re-established.
Members of the European Council will meet via videoconference on Friday when EU leaders will discuss the issue of a recovery fund to respond to the COVID-19 crisis and a new EU long-term budget. The proposal for a new recovery instrument and for the multiannual financial framework (MFF) for 2021-2027 presented by the European Commission on May 27 will be at the heart of the discussion.