Nato summit:

The NATO summit will be held on December 3 and 4 at the Grove Hotel in Watford, just outside London:

13:30

group meeting - Arrivals (inclusive format)

The full list of NATO members is: Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg cited increased spending commitments on defence by European allies and Canada, saying: "NATO is the most successful alliance in history because we've changed as the world has changed."

On Tuesday, he said those nations had added $130bn (100bn) to defence budgets since 2016, and that this number would increase to $400bn by 2024

What's the background to the tensions?

Nato, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, started out in 1949 with just 12 countries as members but having now expanded to a bloc of 29, it is increasingly difficult for the alliance to project a united front.

Nato estimates for 2019 show there are now eight countries - in addition to the US - meeting the target agreed by all members to spend 2% or more of their gross domestic product (GDP, a measure of economic output) on defence.

 

 

 

EU Finance ministers of the eurozone meet on 4 December 2019, in Brussels. In regular format, the Eurogroup discusses the 4th enhanced surveillance report on Greece, post-programme surveillance reports for Cyprus and Spain, eurozone budgetary prospects and the Eurogroup work programme for the first semester 2020. In inclusive format, the Eurogroup prepares a report for the Euro Summit that will take place on 13 December.

 All upcoming entries

  • 04December

Expected time of publication:

17:30

Eurogroup meeting - Arrivals (inclusive format)

18:00

Eurogroup meeting - Roundtable (inclusive format)

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Eurogroup meeting - Press conference

  • 05December

Expected time of publication:

09:30

President Michel meets Presidents of EC, ECB and Eurogroup - Roundtable

10:00

ECOFIN Council - All arrivals and doorsteps

10:30

ECOFIN Council - Roundtable

15:00

President Michel meets European Commissioner Hahn - Roundtable

15:30

ECOFIN Council - Press conference

18:45

President Michel meets European Commissioner Timmermans - Roundtable

  • 09December

Expected time of publication:

10:30

Foreign Affairs Council - All arrivals and doorsteps

10:30

Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (Health) - All arrivals and doorsteps

11:00

Foreign Affairs Council - Roundtable

11:00

Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (Health) - Roundtable

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Foreign Affairs Council - Press conference

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Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (Health) - Press conference

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EU-Kyrgyz Republic Cooperation Council - Details to follow

  • 10December

Expected time of publication:

10:30

General Affairs Council - All arrivals and doorsteps

10:30

Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (Employment, Social Policy) - All arrivals and doorsteps

11:00

General Affairs Council - Roundtable

11:00

Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (Employment, Social Policy) - Roundtable

18:00

Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (Employment, Social Policy) - Press conference

19:00

General Affairs Council - Press conference

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EU-Tajikistan Cooperation Council - Details to follow

  • 12December

Expected time of publication:

15:30

European Council - All arrivals and doorsteps

16:00

European Council - Roundtable

16:30

European Council - Press conference EP President

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European Council - Press conference - TBC

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European Council - All national briefings

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European Council - All departures and doorsteps

  • 13December

Expected time of publication:

10:30

European Council - All arrivals and doorsteps

11:00

European Council - Roundtable (Euro Summit)

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