Yesterday there was a meeting of the Coreper, which is Brussels jargon for the Committee of the Permanent Representatives to the EU. Its job is to prepare the agenda for the ministerial Council meetings.
At the Coreper meeting, it was decided that the EU Council of Ministers will take the formal decision to extend the protection term for music recordings from 50 to 70 years on Monday. It will be an ”A item” on the agenda, which means that the ministers will just rubber stamp the decision without any discussion.
Unless a miracle happens, and one or more governments change their mind over the weekend, the term extension will then be a fact.