HL Deb 05 May 1998 vol 589 cc68-70WA
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