HC Deb 30 April 1998 vol 311 cc215-7W
Mr. Quinn

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the forthcoming business in the Council of the European Union for May and the major European Union events for the next six months. [40785]

Mr. Doug Henderson

This calendar is primarily concerned with European Union matters, but certain other relevant events are also included. Events and dates quoted are based on the information available on the date of issue.

European calendar: May-October 1998
Date Venue Council
May 1998
1–3 Brussels Ecofin and Special EMU Council
5 Brussels Political Committee (t.b.c.)
5–6 Belfast EU Ministers Women's Forum (Informal)
7 Brussels Industry Council
7–8 Barbados ACP-EC Council
8 London EU/Japan Troika Ministerial (t.b.c.)
8–9 London G8 Foreign and Finance Ministerial
10–12 Newcastle Meeting of Agriculture Ministers
11 Brussels Energy Council (t.b.c.)
11 Brussels Euro-Med Energy Ministerial
11–15 Strasbourg European Parliament Plenary
12 Brussels Political Committee
14 London EU/Canada Summit
14–15 London Innovative Partnerships for Competitiveness Conference
14–16 London Conference on Culture and Employment
15–17 Birmingham G8 Summit
18 London EU/US Summit
18 Brussels Development Council
18 Brussels Internal Market Council
18–20 Northern Ireland Regional Affairs Committee
19 London Conference on Developing EU Public Health Policy

European calendar: May-October 1998
Date Venue Council
19 Brussels Telecommunications Council
19 Brussels Ecofin Council
20 London EU Public Administration Ministers Meeting
25–26 Brussels General Affairs Council
25–26 Brussels Agriculture Council
27–28 Brussels European Parliament Plenary
28 Brussels Culture and Audiovisual Council
28–29 Brussels Justice and Home Affairs Council
June 1998
2 Luxembourg Political Committee
3– Palermo Ad-hoc meeting of Euro-Mediterranean Foreign Ministers
4 Luxembourg Education and Social Affairs Council
5 Luxembourg Ecofin Council
8 Luxembourg Fisheries Council
8–9 Luxembourg General Affairs Council
8–9 Glasgow Regional Policy/Spatial Planning Ministers' informal
15–16 Cardiff European Council
15–19 Strasbourg European Parliament Plenary
16–17 Luxembourg Environment Council
17 Luxembourg Joint Environment and Transport Council
18 Luxembourg Transport Council
19 Glasgow Energy and Environment Conference
22 Luxembourg Research Council
22–23 Luxembourg Agriculture Council
25 Brussels Presidency Biotechnology Round Table
29–30 Luxembourg General Affairs Council (t.b.c.)
July 1998
1–2 Brussels European Parliament Plenary
6 Brussels Ecofin Council
6–7 Luxembourg Political Committee
8–10 Innsbruck Employment/Social Affairs/Women (Informal)
13 Luxembourg Political Committee
13–14 Luxembourg General Affairs Council
17–19 Luxembourg Environment Council (Informal)
20–21 Brussels Agriculture Council
23 Luxembourg Political Committee
27 Luxembourg Budget Council
August 1998
There are no Councils scheduled for this month.
September 1998
3 Brussels Political Committee
5–6 Salzburg Foreign Ministers (Informal)
7–8 Brussels Special Committee on Agriculture
10–11 Brussels Culture Council
15–16 Brussels Transport Council (Informal)
21 New York Political Committee
215–222 St. Wolfgang, Austria Agriculture Council (Informal)
24 Brussels Justice and Home Affairs
24 Brussels Internal Market
25–27 Brussels Ecofin Council (Informal)
28–29 Brussels Agriculture Council
October 1998
1–2 Luxembourg Transport Council
2–3 Luxembourg Industry/Research and Technology Council (Informal)
5 Luxembourg Work and Social Affairs Council
5–6 Luxembourg General Affairs Council
6 Luxembourg Environment Council
12 Luxembourg Ecofin Council
13 Luxembourg Research Council

European calendar: May-October 1998
Date Venue Council
13 Luxembourg Political Committee
16–17 Luxembourg European Council
19–20 Luxembourg Agriculture Council
22 Luxembourg Fisheries Council
23–24 Luxembourg Education Council (Informal)
26 Luxembourg Political Committee
26–27 Luxembourg General Affairs Council
28–29 Luxembourg Transport Council
29–30 Luxembourg Justice and Home Affairs Council