Brussels, 14 September 2023
EU official languages
The Council will discuss, with a view to adoption, a request by Spain to amend Regulation No 1/1958 to include Catalan, Basque and Galician in the EU’s language regime.
Request by Spain for modification of Regulation No 1 determining the languages to be used by the European Economic Community
Rule of law
In the framework of the Council’s annual rule of law dialogue, ministers will hold a horizontal discussion, making use of the Commission’s 2023 rule of law report.
Ministers will also exchange views as part of the evaluation of the Council’s annual rule of law dialogue.
2023 Rule of law report (European Commission)
Rule of law (background information)
October European Council
The Council will start preparations for the European Council meeting on 26-27 October by discussing an annotated draft agenda.
Following the State of the Union address by President von der Leyen, ministers will exchange views on the Commission’s ‘letter of intent’ setting out the main elements guiding the preparation of the 2024 Commission work programme. The discussion will take place in public session.