The EU-Turkey leaders’ meeting will take place in Brussels on Monday. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet with European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.
The cornerstone of the Green Deal to turn Europe into a carbon-neutral continent by 2050 will be discussed with Commission Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans in the European Parliament (EP) on Monday.
On Tuesday, the EP will assess EU and national efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus. It will also evaluate the role of the new EU corona response team, which coordinates the sharing of information with member states while assessing the needs and enforcing a coherent, EU-wide response.
On Wednesday, in a debate with Council President Charles Michel, MEPs will assess the consequences of member states’ failure to agree on a common position on the 2021-27 Multiannual Financial Framework at the special EU summit on Feb. 20-21. They will also discuss topics on the agenda of the next European Council meeting scheduled for March 26-27 such as digitalization, external policies, enlargement and the EU economic base.
Also on Wednesday, MEPs will assess the situation of migrants and asylum seekers following an ad-hoc visit by EP President Sassoli, Council President Michel and Commission President von der Leyen. They will also look into the Greek authorities’ response to the decision by Turkey to open its border and the EU emergency assistance offered to Athens for border management.
Thursday will see Parliament voting on a resolution asking for EU funds to be protected more effectively against conflict of interest and misuse.
The Foreign Affairs Council will meet in Brussels on Thursday to discuss trade-related issues. Trade ministers will focus on the upcoming World Trade Organization ministerial conference, the recent developments in trade relations with China and the U.S., and the impact the COVID-19 outbreak could have on supply chains and trade flows.
The Justice and Home Affairs Council will gather in Brussels on Friday to discuss the establishment of the European Public Prosecutors Office (EPPO) and the ongoing preparatory work for the European rule of law mechanism.