Sat. Jun 25th, 2022

Brussels, 29 May 2022

EU leaders will meet on Monday 30 and Tuesday 31 May in Brussels, Belgium, for a Special European Council meeting. President of the European Council, Charles Michel, will chair the meeting which will start with an exchange of views with President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola.

During the two-day meeting, EU leaders will discuss:

  • Ukraine
  • energy
  • food security
  • defence

At the end of the meeting, a joint press conference by Presidents Michel and von der Leyen is foreseen.

Special meeting of the European Council, 30-31 May 2022:

Invitation letter

Indicative agenda (local time) 

Monday, 30 May 2022

15h00: Arrivals and doorsteps

16h00: Exchange of views with European Parliament President, Roberta Metsola. Working session of the European Council

19h00: Working dinner

TTBC: Exit doorsteps

Press conferences and public events by live streaming on Council live: and on Europe by satellite:

Europe by Satellite will be distributing the host broadcaster pool signals so that they are accessible by all, free of rights and free of charge at:

Press office  General Secretariat of the Council

Rue de la Loi 175  B-1048 BRUSSELS  Tel.: +32 (0)2 281 5150 1/3


Tuesday, 31 May 2022 

9h00: Arrivals and doorsteps

10h00: Working session of the European Council

TTBC: Joint press conference by President Michel and President von der Leyen

More Information:


EU leaders will address the situation in Ukraine and discuss how to continue providing support to Ukraine with a view to addressing humanitarian, liquidity and reconstruction needs. Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will join EU leaders via video link.

In response to Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified military aggression against Ukraine, the EU has adopted several packages of sanctions against Russia, including unprecedented economic measures and individual sanctions (listing a significant number of persons and entities).

EU solidarity with Ukraine

EU response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine (background information)