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Main results of the Foreign Affairs Council

EU News 476/2013

Council of the European Union
(OR. en)
PR CO 57
3273rd Council meeting
Foreign Affairs
Brussels, 18 November 2013

The Council took stock of preparations for the Eastern Partnership summit on 28/29 November in Vilnius. The summit could see the initialling of the Association Agreements with the Republic of Moldova and with Georgia as well as the signature of the Agreement with Ukraine. Ministers discussed Ukraine's progress in implementing the EU's benchmarks for the possible signature of the Association Agreement, as set out in the Council conclusions of December 2012.

After the meeting, the EU High Representative highlighted that the main outstanding case of selective justice needed to be addressed and that the Council continued to support the efforts of the European Parliament monitoring mission to this end.

During lunch, ministers debated migration issues in the Mediterranean, as a follow-up to the European Council of 24/25 October.

In addition, the Council discussed latest events in Libya. It expressed the EU's concern about the significant deterioration of both the political and security situation in Libya and condemned the violence in Tripoli on 15 November, which resulted in the tragic loss of life among civilians.

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