Today in the EU
EU heads of state and government gather in Brussels for a council meeting, heading the agenda are talks on the multiannual financial framework.
Following the summit, EU council president Herman Van Rompuy and commission president José Manuel Barroso hold a joint press conference.
Later, Barroso holds separate talks with Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte and Swedish prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt.
Parliament president Martin Schulz meets Cypriot president Níkos Anastasiadis in Brussels.
The European Economic and Social Committee plenary session takes place over two days, focusing on the Citizens' Initiative for One Single Tariff and best practice for getting young people into work.
The European Investment Bank and the International Transport Forum's Annual Summit host a lecture on Funding Transport in Leipzig, Germany.
The European Parliament Kangaroo Group holds its 5th Strasbourg Lunch.
The European Industrial Hemp Association hosts its 10th international conference, in Rheinforum, Germany.
The European Builders Confederation organises the SHELTER conference: 'Innovation in the procurement of energy renovation' in Dublin, Ireland.
The European Co-ordination of Notified Bodies for Pyrotechnic Articles holds the 13th Meeting of the Forum of NB Pyrotechnics over two days in Budapest, Hungary.
The Foundation for European Progressive Studies, in cooperation with the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, the Fondazione Italianieuropei and the Fondation Jean Jaurès organises a conference entitled "For prosperous and progressive Europe" in Leipzig, Germany.
In the Institutions
Council of ministers
European council meeting
COREPER II meetings for ECOFIN, GAC, FAC and JHA
José Manuel Barroso receives Robert Fico, prime minister of Slovakia
José Manuel Barroso receives Mark Rutte, prime minister of the Netherlands
José Manuel Barroso receives Fredrik Reinfeldt, prime minister of Sweden
Catherine Ashton in Paris: takes part in the European Union institute for security studies (EUISS) conference (Paris); meets Laurent Fabius, minister for foreign and European affairs of France
Antonio Tajani participates at the working breakfast with deputies of Eufores (Strasbourg)
Antonio Tajani meets the president of Federcasse (Rome)
Maria Damanaki and László Andor attend the PES (Party of the European Socialists) Leaders' meeting to mark the 150th anniversary of the SPD (Leipzig). On 23/5: Maria DAMANAKI participates in the celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the SPD (Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands) (Leipzig)
Kristalina Georgieva co-chairs with Margareta Wahlström the informal plenary on the Post-2015 framework (Geneva)
Günther Oettinger delivers a speech at an event on policies for SMEs in Europe, together with Rainer Brüderle (Saarbrücken)
Johannes Hahn receives Markus Beyrer, director general of BusinessEurope
Connie Hedegaard on mission to Vilnius (Lithuania): meeting with prime minister of Lithuania, Algirdas Butkevicius, followed by press point; meeting with minister of environment of Lithuania, Valentinas Mazuronis; participates in an event for the CLIMA communication campaign "A world you like. With a climate you like"
Cecilia Malmström delivers keynote speech at the Stockholm internet forum (Stockholm)
08:30 - 23:00 Plenary agenda
08:30 - 11:50
Mutual recognition of protection measures in civil matters - Report: Antonio López-Istúriz White, Antonyia Parvanova
Future legislative proposals on EMU - Oral question to the commission
Social pillar of economic and monetary union - commission statement
12:00 - 14:00
Pyrotechnic articles - Report: Zuzana Roithová
EU-Canada Agreement on customs cooperation with respect to matters related to supply chain security - Recommendation: Peter Štastný
15:00 - 23:00
Situation of Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries - Statement by the vice-president of the commission/high representative of the union for foreign affairs and security policy
Asset recovery to Arab Spring countries in transition - Statement by the vice-president of the commission/high representative of the union for foreign affairs and security policy
2012 progress report on Bosnia and Herzegovina- council and commission statements
2012 progress report on the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia - council and commission statements
EU trade and investment agreement negotiations with the US - council and commission statements
Joint debate - Myanmar/Burma's access to generalised tariff preferences
Reinstatement of Myanmar/Burma's access to generalised tariff preferences - Report: David Martin
Myanmar/Burma's access to generalised tariff preferences - commission statement
Joint debate - EU law and international investment law
Establishing a framework for managing financial responsibility linked to investor-state dispute settlement tribunals established by international agreements to which the EU is party - Report: Pawel Zalewski
Bilateral investment treaties and EU law - Oral question to the commission
The president's diary
11:00 - 15:00 President's diary
11:00 Meeting with Nicos Anastasiades, president of Cyprus, followed by a press point - Paul-Henri Spaak building (PHS), 9th Floor, Grand salon protocolaire
13:00 Participating in the European council meeting - Justus Lipsius
13:30 Family photo - Justus Lipsius
14:00 Press conference- Justus Lipsius