§ Lord Mason of Barnsley
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they will list the forthcoming business in the Council of the European Union for May; and list the major European Union events for the next six months. [HL1731]
§ Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean
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 Location Event May 1998 1–3 Brussels Ecofin & Special EMU Council 5 Brussels Political Committee (t.b.c.) 5–6 Belfast EU Ministers Womens 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 & as 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 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 & Home Affairs Council June 1998 2 Luxembourg Political Committee 3–4 Palermo Ad-hoc meeting of Euro-Mediterranean Foreign Ministers 4 Luxembourg Education & Social Affairs Council 5 Luxembourg ECOFIN Council
European Calendar: May-October 1998 Date Location Event 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 & Transport Council 18 Luxembourg Transport Council 19 Glasgow Energy & 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 21–22 St. Wolfgang, Austria Agriculture Council (Informal) 24 Brussels Justice & 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 & Technology Council (Informal) 5 Luxembourg Work & Social Affairs Council 5–6 Luxembourg General Affairs Council 6 Luxembourg Environment Council 12 Luxembourg ECOFIN Council 13 Luxembourg Research 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 & Home Affairs Council