The Foreign Affairs Council will meet in Brussels on Monday to discuss development issues including ongoing work on the Africa-Europe alliance for sustainable investment and jobs. This initiative aims to increase investment in Africa, boost trade, create jobs, and invest in education and skills. The Council will also discuss the future financial architecture for sustainable development in its neighborhood.
The European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee will debate the reform of the European Economic and Monetary Union and the monetary policy of the Eurozone with European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi on Monday.
The Competitiveness Council will convene in Brussels on Thursday and Friday. Ministers will discuss the internal market, will adopt conclusions on the future EU industrial policy strategy, and will exchange views on the future of the single market. In addition, the ministers will take stock of progress achieved so far regarding the proposed EU space program.
European Parliament MEPs will vote on an update of the Schengen Borders Code on Thursday, establishing the conditions upon which member states can temporarily carry out checks at internal borders of the Schengen area. Six Schengen states have been carrying out controls for more than three years, despite a two-year maximum period.
The General Affairs Council will meet in Brussels on Friday to hold a policy debate on the legislative package for the cohesion policy after 2020. The funding for this policy is concentrated on less developed European countries and regions in order to help them catch up and reduce the economic, social and territorial disparities that still exist in the EU.
G20 leaders will meet in Buenos Aires between Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, and Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, will represent the EU at the summit while Argentina's President Mauricio Macri will host the summit. The European Union is a full member of the G20 alongside four of its member states: France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom. In addition, Spain is a permanent invitee of the G20.