EPP Ministers for European and Foreign Affairs gathered in Brussels ahead of today’s General Affairs Council for a meeting Chaired by Karoline Edtstadler, Austria’s Federal Minister for the EU. EPP President Manfred Weber and Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner for Financial Services, Financial Stability and Capital Markets Union also attended the meeting. The ministers reviewed the agenda of the upcoming European Council, including the EU’s steady support to Ukraine and the bloc’s long-term strategy to boost its competitiveness. They also held preliminary discussions on the challenges facing the EPP family ahead of the 2024 European elections. They particularly reflected on the role of the EPP in providing realistic and pragmatic solutions on the EU’s decarbonization strategy and its impact on European farmers.

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