The Secretary of State for European Affairs, Ana Paula Zacarias, is participating, on November 23rd, in the General Affairs Council (GAC) of the European Union (EU), which is taking place in Brussels.

At the GAC meeting, ministers will prepare the next European Council, scheduled for December 16 and 17, 2021, and adopt conclusions on measures to strengthen preparedness, response capacity and resilience to future crises.

The agenda also includes a country-specific discussion in the context of the dialogue on the rule of law and the presentation of the European Commission’s 2022 work program of the European Commission. An exchange of views on EU enlargement and the Stabilisation and Association Process, and the state of the EU-UK relations are two other topics on the agenda.


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