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Council of the 
 European Union 

 
 
 
 
Brussels, 30 September 2019 
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DRAFT MINUTES 
COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION 
(General Affairs) 
18 July 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 list 
Legislative deliberations 
3. 
Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 ............................................................................. 4 
Non-legislative activities 
4. 
Presentation of the priorities of the Finnish Presidency ............................................................... 4 
5. 
Implementation of the Strategic Agenda 2019-2024 .................................................................... 4 
6. 
Commission communication on further strengthening the Rule of Law within the Union ......... 5 
7. 
Rule of Law in Poland / Article 7 (1) TEU Reasoned Proposal ................................................... 5 
8. 
Any other business........................................................................................................................ 5 
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1. 
Adoption of the agenda 
   
The Council adopted the agenda set out in 10893/19. 
2. 
Approval of "A" items 
 
a) 
Non-legislative list 
11068/19 
The Council adopted the "A" items listed in 11068/19 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: 
Foreign Affairs 
10.  Council Decision on the signing and conclusion of the Agreement 
  10937/19 
between the European Union and the Government of the Socialist 
10777/19 
Republic of Viet Nam establishing a framework for the 
10778/19 
participation of Viet Nam in European Union crisis management 
+ REV 1 (es) 
operations 
CORLX 
Adoption 
approved by Coreper, Part 2, on 16.07.2019 
Transport 
14.  Preparation of the 40th ICAO Assembly 
  10912/19 
(Montreal, 26 September - 4 October 2019): Third batch of 
+ ADD 1-4 
European working papers 
+ ADD 4 REV 1 
Endorsement 
TRANS 
approved by Coreper, Part 2, on 16.07.2019 
 
b) 
Legislative list (Public deliberation in accordance with 
  11069/19 
Article 16(8) of the Treaty on European Union) 
Economic and Financial Affairs 
1. 
Council Decision amending the Protocol on the Statute of the 
  9725/1/19 REV 1 
European Investment Bank 
9723/19 
Adoption 
ECOFIN 
approved by Coreper, Part 2, on 16.07.2019 
The Council adopted this Decision, with the abstention of the United Kingdom, as set out in 
doc. 9723/19. 
 
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Transport 
2. 
Decision empowering Germany regarding a transport agreement 
  10425/19 + COR 1 
with Switzerland for international bus and coach cabotage 
TRANS 
General approach 
approved by Coreper, Part 1, on 10.07.2019 
The Council reached a general approach on this Decision proposal, as set out in the Annex to 
doc. 10425/19. 
3. 
Decision empowering Italy regarding a transport agreement with 
  10432/19 + COR 1 
Switzerland for international bus and coach cabotage 
TRANS 
General approach 
approved by Coreper, Part 1, on 10.07.2019 
The Council reached a general approach on this Decision proposal, as set out in the Annex to 
doc. 10432/19. 
Legislative deliberations 
(Public deliberation in accordance with Article 16(8) of the Treaty on European Union) 
3. 
Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 
   
Information from the Presidency  
The Council took note of the information provided by the Finnish Presidency on the handling 
of the MFF file during its Presidency. 
Non-legislative activities 
4. 
Presentation of the priorities of the Finnish Presidency 
   
The Presidency outlined the priorities for its term, in particular as regards the work of the 
General Affairs Council. This item was taken in public session. 
5. 
Implementation of the Strategic Agenda 2019-2024 
  11187/1/19 REV 1 
Exchange of views  
The Council held an exchange of views on the implementation of the Strategic Agenda 2019-
2024. This item was taken in public session. 
 
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6. 
Commission communication on further strengthening the Rule 
   
of Law within the Union 
Information from the Commission 
7. 
Rule of Law in Poland / Article 7 (1) TEU Reasoned Proposal 
   
State of play 
8. 
Any other business 
   
 
 
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) 
 
Public debate (Article 8(3) of the Council's Rules of Procedure) 
 
 
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