Education, Youth, Sport and Culture Council

June 21, 2013

Is the European Union’s youth policy up to the job in today’s difficult economic and social climate? Can the European Union do more to help sports organisations tackle doping? Will the proposed EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership affect the EU’s commitment to cultural diversity?

These were just some of the issues which have been in the spotlight at the Council for Education, Youth, Culture and Sport on 16-17 May.

The European Commission was represented by Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou (Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth), and Vice-President Joaquín Almunia (Competition), who participated in an exchange of views on the planned new State aid rules for cinema.

Ministers are expected to adopt conclusions on maximising the impact of youth policy for growth and jobs.

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