| For the afternoon, with Youth topics, João Paulo Correia, Secretary of State for Youth and Sports, is representing🇵🇹
Ministers are discussing ⤵️
➡️ intergenerational dimension in field
➡️ policy debate on the topic of 2022

| 🇵🇹 Minister for Education, João Costa, at the 🇪🇺 Education Ministers meeting. On the agenda ⤵️
➡️ European Area in times of war in Ukraine 🇺🇦
➡️ European Education Area Progress Report
➡️ Learning Lab on Investing in Quality Education and Training

| 🇪🇺 Ministers responsible for Development are discussing Team Europe’s crisis response with a focus on Ukraine🇺🇦 and Afghanistan🇦🇫and the broader operationalisation of the nexus. Francisco André, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, represents Portugal 🇵🇹

| 🇪🇺Home Affairs Ministers are in Brussels today for an extraordinary meeting. Home affairs Ministers are discussing the current situation along all migratory routes, taking stock of the urgent challenges and joint way forward.
Patrícia Gaspar, Secretary of State for Civil Protection, is in the room to represent 🇵🇹

Trade | The Council checked the state of play of WTO reform and preparations for the 13th WTO Ministerial Conference. Ministers held a discussion on 🇪🇺 EU-US 🇺🇸 trade relations and had a policy debate on Trade support to Ukraine 🇺🇦 . Over a working lunch, the ministers exchanged views on bilateral trade relations, including ongoing negotiations.

| @portugalnaue is fully associated with national and international efforts to prevent and combat all forms of violence against women. Keep on fighting for human rights and gender equality, always and everywhere 🇪🇺🇵🇹

Energy |⚡️🇪🇺 Ministers are back in Brussels. They will work on ⤵️
➡️ laying down temporary framework to accelerate renewable energy
➡️ regulation on enhancing solidarity through better coordination of gas purchases
➡️ reliable price benchmarks

João Galamba, Secretary of State for Energy, represents 🇵🇹

Cohesion | 🇵🇹 Minister of the Presidency, Mariana Vieira da Silva, at the General Affairs meeting. Ministers will exchange views on the long-term impacts of policy on EU 🇪🇺 regions.

| EU Ministers of Agriculture and Fisheries are in Brussels to discuss ⤵️
➡️ implementation progress of the New 2030
➡️ agricultural aspects of the nature restoration regulation
➡️ fertilisers
➡️ sustainable production of algae sector

| General Affairs Ministers are in Brussels. The Council will start preparations for the next . The agenda will be also on 🇪🇺🇬🇧 relations, and respect for EU values in 🇭🇺. Secretary of State for European Affairs, Tiago Antunes, is in the room to represent 🇵🇹

🇵🇹 | Today we celebrate National Sea Day. The Sea is a fundamental part of Portugal's identity. The 🌊 is linked to our history & plays a crucial role in our collective social and economic development.
We take this is opportunity to welcome the
@EU_Commission Communication adopted yesterday 'Towards a strong & sustainable EU algae sector'. 🇪🇺 algae sector has the potential to become a significant part of the 🇪🇺 blue bioeconomy. Feliz !

The Permanent Representative of Portugal to the 🇪🇺, Pedro Lourtie, and the Deputy Permanent Representative, Manuela Teixeira Pinto, met the President of the Regional Government of , José Manuel Bolieiro. An excellent meeting to discuss the strategy of this in the 🇪🇺 context.

Assinala-se hoje o centenário de José Saramago. A Representação Permanente de Portugal junto da UE presta homenagem ao escritor que dignificou a cultura e a literatura portuguesas. , um “escritor do mundo”, o nosso Prémio Nobel da Literatura. Obrigado, Saramago.

Defence | The Foreign Affairs Council in its defence configuration was briefed about current affairs, held a discussion on defence capabilities, and informally exchanged views on the Russian aggression against Ukraine.

Helena Carreiras, 🇵🇹 Minister for Defence, represented Portugal.

Main results available here 👇


Defence | Helena Carreiras, 🇵🇹Minister for Defence is in Brussels to be part of the FAC meeting in its defence configuration. Ministers are discussing the 🇪🇺 Common Security and Defence Policy’s engagement in 🇺🇦🇳🇪 and Operation ATALANTA. The meeting was preceded by the EDA Steering Board.
More on the agenda here 👇

| 📹🎤📰 Press statement from the Portuguese Minister, João Cravinho, after the Foreign Affairs Council that took place today in Brussels. All the details on the Portuguese positions available here 👇

| 🇵🇹 Minister for Foreign Affairs, João Cravinho, is in Brussels to be part of the Foreign Affairs Council. Ministers will hold a discussion on the Russian aggression against Ukraine.
They will then have a discussion on Western Balkans. More on the agenda here 👇

Budget | 🇵🇹 Permanent Representative to the 🇪🇺 ,
Pedro Lourtie is in the room to be part of the discussions on the 2023 EU budget. Council will aim to reach an agreement with
@europarl_en. After the ECOFIN, negotiations will be held at a conciliation committee meeting.

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