The upcoming week of the Swedish Presidency


The meeting of the European Parliament, starting today, dominates our work in the EU this week. Seven Swedish ministers will be in Strasbourg to participate in debates and answer questions on climate, enlargement, the Stockholm Programme, men’s violence against women and much more. For my own part, I will be representing the European Council in the Parliament’s debate.

Today, the ministers for environment also meet in Brussels at an extra Council meeting. The climate conference in Copenhagen is just a few weeks away, and Andreas Carlgren and his colleagues will conduct a final joint review of the positions and strategies.

And at the end of the week, the Education, Youth and Culture Council meet. Among the topics on the agenda are to make a contribution to the EU strategy for growth and jobs and to discuss the European year of Volunteering 2011.

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