HC Deb 20 October 1999 vol 336 cc600-1W
Mr. Eric Clarke

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 to the end of October together with the major European Union events for the next six months. [94879]

Mr. Vaz

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.

Date Venue Event
October 1999
30 September-1 October Helsinki Ministerial Conference on Equality between Women and Men
1 Florence Trade Ministers (informal)
4-5 Luxembourg Justice and Home Affairs Council
4-5 Tampere Regional Policy Ministers
4-8 Strasbourg European Parliament Plenary
6 Luxembourg Transport Council
8 Luxembourg ECOFIN
11-12 Luxembourg General Affairs Council
12 Luxembourg Environment Council
15-16 Tampere Special European Council
18-19 Luxembourg Agriculture Council
22 Luxembourg Labour/Social Affairs Council
24-25 Helsinki Energy Ministers Task Force Meeting
25-29 Strasbourg European Parliament Plenary
26 Luxembourg Fisheries Council
28 Luxembourg Research Council
29 Luxembourg Justice and Home Affairs Council

Date Venue Event
November 1999
3-4 Brussels European Parliament Plenary
8 Brussels ECOFIN
8 Brussels Consumer Affairs Council
9 Brussels Industry Council
11 Brussels Development Council
11 Brussels Standing Committee Employment
12 Brussels Labour and Social Affairs Council
11-12 Helsinki Ministerial Conference on the Northern Dimension
15-16 Brussels Agriculture Council
15-16 Brussels General Affairs Council
15-19 Strasbourg European Parliament Plenary
16 Brussels EEA Council
18 Brussels Health Council
22 Brussels Fisheries Council (possible)
22-23 Brussels EU-ACP Ministerial Meeting (possible)
23 Brussels Culture/Audiovisual Council
23 Brussels Youth Council
25-26 Brussels Budget Council
26 Brussels Education Council
29 Brussels ECOFIN/Labour and Social Affairs Council
30 Brussels Telecommunications Council
December 1999
1-2 Brussels European Parliament Plenary
2 Brussels Energy Council
2 Brussels Research Council
2-3 Brussels Justice and Home Affairs Council
6-7 Brussels General Affairs Council
7 Brussels Internal Market Council
9-10 Brussels Transport Council
10-11 Helsinki European Council
13 Brussels ECOFIN
13-14 Brussels Environment Council
13-17 Strasbourg European Parliament Plenary
14-15 Brussels Agriculture Council
14-16 Brussels Ministerial Conference on following of progress on UN Beijing Platform for Action
16-17 Brussels Fisheries Council
16-17 Brussels EU-ACP Council (possible)
January 2000
14 Brussels Fisheries Council
18 Brussels Budget Council
24-25 Brussels General Affairs Council
24-25 Brussels Agriculture Council
28-29 Lisbon Development Council (informal)
31 Brussels ECOFIN
February 2000
11-12 Lisbon Social Affairs Council (informal)
14-15 Brussels General Affairs Council
21-22 Brussels Agriculture Council
28 Brussels ECOFIN
March 2000
3-4 Lisbon Justice and Home Affairs Council (informal)
9 Brussels European Conference
13 Brussels Social Affairs/ECOFIN Council
16 Brussels Internal Market
20-21 Brussels General Affairs Council
20-21 Brussels Agriculture Council
23-24 Lisbon European Council
27 Brussels JHA Council
28 Brussels Transport Council
30 Brussels Environment Council