Croatian Deputy Defence Minister, Ms Višnja Tafra, is attending the meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council in the defence ministers format in Luxembourg, on 22 and 23 April 2013.
The 22 April 2013 discussion, attended by the Commander of the EU Operation, Brig. Gen. François Lecointre (FRA), covered, among other topics, the situation in Mali, and the Chairman of the EU Military Committee briefed the ministers on the situation with the EU military operations.
The agenda of 23 April 2013 includes the meeting of the European Defence Agency Steering Board in the defence ministers format. The Executive Director of the EDA, Ms Claude-France Arnould, will brief the chiefs of delegations on the progress achieved in enhancing of development of defence capabilities and of the European defence industry respectively, in preparation for the European Council session scheduled for December 2013.
The agenda of the Foreign Affairs Council also includes discussion on the EU Battle Groups.