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Meeting of General Affairs Council (GAC)

04.02.2013 - 04.02.2013

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Meeting of General Affairs Council (GAC)

The General Affairs Council (GAC) deals with issues which cut across multiple European policy areas, such as enlargement, preparation of the Union's multi-annual budgetary perspective, and institutional and administrative issues.  The GAC also coordinates the preparation and follow-up of meetings of the European Council.  Member States are represented by Ministers with responsibility for Foreign Affairs or Ministers with responsibility for European Affairs.  The GAC meets once a month, and is chaired by the rotating Presidency (i.e. Ireland for the first half of 2013).

On the Council's website you can find information on all Council meetings, including the agenda, background note, and webcasts of all open sessions. We will livestream press conferences on this website's press centre, and add images and videos of the event, and press releases, to this page.

Justus Lipsius


GAC Background Note EN
109kb Word Doc


Deirdre Farrell, Press Spokesperson-COREPER II