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Council of the 
 European Union 

 
 
 
 
Brussels, 7 October 2019 
(OR. en)  
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PV CONS 45 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DRAFT MINUTES 
COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION 
(General Affairs) 
16 September 2019 
 
 
 
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CONTENTS 
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1. 
Adoption of the agenda ................................................................................................................. 3 
2. 
Approval of "A" items .................................................................................................................. 3 
Non-legislative list 
Legislative deliberations 
3. 
Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 ............................................................................. 3 
Non-legislative activities 
4. 
Preparation of the European Council on 17-18 October 2019: Annotated Draft Agenda ............ 4 
5. 
Enhancing respect for the Rule of Law in the Union ................................................................... 4 
6. 
Values of the Union in Hungary / Article 7(1) TEU Reasoned Proposal ..................................... 4 
7. 
Any other business........................................................................................................................ 4 
a) 
Conference on Democracy, Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights 
b) 
Rule of Law in Poland / Article 7(1) TEU Reasoned Proposal 
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1. 
Adoption of the agenda 
   
The Council adopted the agenda set out in 12039/19. 
2. 
Approval of "A" items 
   
Non-legislative list 
12040/19 
The Council adopted the "A" items listed in 12040/19 including COR and REV documents 
presented for adoption. Statements related to these items are set out in the Addendum. 
For the following items the documents should read as follows: 
Delegated or Implementing Acts 
 
Agriculture 
   
34.  Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) …/... of 28.6.2019 
  11949/19 + COR 1 
supplementing Regulation (EU) 2016/429 of the European 
+ ADD 1-4 
Parliament and of the Council as regards rules for establishments 
11372/19 
keeping terrestrial animals and hatcheries, and the traceability of 
+ COR 1 (de,lv) 
certain kept terrestrial animals and hatching eggs 
+ ADD 1 
Delegated act - Intention not to raise objections 
AGRILEG 
approved by Coreper, Part 1, on 11.09.2019 
EU positions for international negotiations 
39.  Council Decision on the EU position regarding draft CESNI 
  11276/19 
standards on professional qualifications 
11037/19 + ADD 1 
Adoption 
+ ADD 1 REV 1 (hu) 
approved by Coreper, Part 1, on 11.09.2019 
TRANS 
Legislative deliberations 
(Public deliberation in accordance with Article 16(8) of the Treaty on European Union) 
3. 
Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 
   
State of play 
The Council took note of the state of play of negotiations on the Multiannual Financial 
Framework 2021-2027. 
 
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Non-legislative activities 
4. 
Preparation of the European Council on 17-18 October 2019: 
   
Annotated Draft Agenda 
11928/19 
Exchange of views 
5. 
Enhancing respect for the Rule of Law in the Union 
  12044/19 
Policy debate 
The Council held a policy debate on enhancing respect for the Rule of Law in the Union. The 
debate was held in public session. 
6. 
Values of the Union in Hungary / Article 7(1) TEU Reasoned 
  12133/19 
Proposal 
Hearing of Hungary in accordance with Article 7(1) TEU 
7. 
Any other business 
   
a) 
Conference on Democracy, Rule of Law and Fundamental 
12128/19 
Rights 
b) 
Rule of Law in Poland / Article 7(1) TEU Reasoned 
Proposal 
 
Information from the Commission 
 
 
Special legislative procedure 
 
Item based on a Commission proposal 
 
Public debate proposed by the Presidency (Article 8(2) of the Council's Rules of 
Procedure) 
 
 
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