The Heads of State or Government will also discuss candidate status to Serbia as well as a range of foreign policy issues, including the situation in Syria. The European Council shall also prepare the positions of the EU for a range of international summits including the forthcoming G20 summit and Rio +20 conference both held in June 2012.
The Prime Minister and the Minister for Employment will prior to the meeting in the European Council participate in The Tripartite Social Summit for growth and employment, which is held yearly prior to the spring summit.
Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt states:
"I very much look forward to the meeting in the European Council. At the summit,
the treaty on stability, coordination and governance
, the Fiscal Compact, will be signed. With the basis for the necessary consolidation in place, we must now focus on creating growth and jobs. The Danish Presidency plays a key role in that regard. We will promote a wide range of initiatives – including initiatives regarding the single market – to benefit both growth and employment."