In response to the Russian intervention in Crimea, the European Council has agreed on adding a number of names to the previously established sanctions list. These individuals will have their assets frozen and will be subject to entry bans to the EU. The European Council also discussed the EU strategy for jobs and growth. Moreover, the heads of state and government had their first discussion on the new climate and energy goals for 2030.
On Thursday 13 February, the European Commission in collaboration with the Prime Minister's Office held a high-level meeting on the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region and the EU's other macro-regional strategies at the Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU in Brussels. At the meeting, participants discussed a proposal from the European Commission on governance and division of responsibilities concerning the strategies.
5 November 2013
Carl Bildt in Brussels to discuss European Global Strategy
Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt visited Brussels to discuss the European Global Strategy initiative on Tuesday 5 November. The purpose is to further increase the influence of the European Union as a global player.