HL Deb 02 May 2000 vol 612 cc149-52WA
Lord Christopher

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will list the forthcoming business in the Council of Europe for May; and list the major European Union events for the next six months. [HL2207]

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

See attached.

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.

Monthly Forecast of EU Business: May 2000


2—Brussels—Telecommunications Council

  1. 1. Adoption of the agenda.
  2. 2. (poss.) Approval of the list of "A" items.
  3. 3. Commission communication entitled "The European positions for the World Radiocommunications Conference 2000 WRC—2000)":
    • Council conclusions
    • 6981/00 ECO 54 AVIATION 7 TRANS 37
    • 7788/00 ECO 89 AVIATION 14 TRANS 58.
  4. 4. Conference on Digital Terrestrial Television (DVB-T) on 17 and 18 February 2000 in Lisbon:
    • Presidency briefing
    • 7527/00 ECO 72 AUDIO 13.
  5. 5. Review of the electronic communications regulatory package: outcome of the public consultation:
    • presentation by the Commission
    • policy debate
    • 7754/00 ECO 87.
  6. 6. (poss.) Postal services:
    • Commission briefing.
  7. 7. Other business:
    1. (a) Outcome of the public consultation on the "EU"
    2. WA 150
      • Oral presentation by the Commission
      • 5971/00 ECO 26.
    3. (b) Commission communication on the organisation of the management of the Internet:
      • Presentation by the Commission.
    4. (c) Recommendation and communication from the Commission on access to the local loop, including local loop unbundling:
      • Presentation by the Commission.

3 to 4—Brussels—European Parliament Plenary

* (poss.) Proposal for a Council Decision on the conclusion on behalf of the European Community on the Food Aid Convention 1999.

* (poss.) Proposal for a Council regulation laying down certain control measures in respect of vessels flying the flag of non-contracting parties to the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (NAFO).

* (poss.) Proposal for a Council regulation amending the fifth time Regulation Codecision procedure—First reading.

* (poss.) Proposal for a European Parliament and Council regulation (EC) (amending Regulation 5EEC) No. 3528/86 on the protection of the Community's forests against the atmospheric pollution.

Proposal for a European Parliament and Council regulation extending Regulation (EC) No 443/97 on operations to aid uprooted people in Asian and Latin American developing countries.

8—Brussels—Ecofin Council

  • * Commission recommendation on the broad economic policy guidelines—Orientation debate.
  • * (poss.) Amendment to the UCITS Directive
  • * (poss.) Amendment to the Money laundering Directive
  • * (poss.) Directive on the reorganisation and winding-up of credit institutions
  • * Draft EU budget 2001—Orientation debate
  • * Any other business
  • 11—Brussels—Health Council
  • 15 to 16—Brussels—Agriculture Council
  • 15 to 19—Brussels—European Parliament Plenary
  • 16—Brussels—Culture Council
  • 17—Moscow—EU/Russia Summit
  • 18—Brussels—Industry Council
  • 18—Brussels—Development Council
  • 22 to 2373x2014;Brussels—General Affairs Council
  • 23—Brussels—EEA Council
  • 23—Brussels—Peach Implementation Council
  • 25—Brussels—Internal Market Council
  • 29 to 30—Brussels—Justice and Home Affairs
  • 30—Brussels—Energy Council

No agendas currently available.

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 to October 2000
Date Location Event
2 Brussels Telecommunications Council
3–4 Brussels European Parliament Plenary
5–7 San Miguel, Azores Informal Meeting of Foreign Ministers
8 Brussels ECOFIN Council
8 Lisbon EU/New Zealand Ministerial
11 Brussels Health Council
15–16 Brussels Agriculture Council
15–16 Oporto WEU Council
15–19 Strasbourg European Parliament Plenary
16 Brussels Culture Council
17 Moscow EU/Russia Summit
18 Brussels Industry Council
18 Brussels Development Council
22–23 Brussels General Affairs Council
23 Brussels EEA Council
23 Brussels Peace Implementation Council
25 Brussels Internal Market Council
25–26 Lisbon EuroMed Foreign Ministers Meeting (Informal)
28–30 Evora Agriculture Council (Informal)
29–30 Brussels Justice and Home Affairs Council
30 Brussels Energy Council
5 Luxembourg ECOFIN Council
6 Luxembourg Social Affairs Council
7 Fiji ACP/EU Ministerial 8
8 Fiji Signing of post Lomé convention
8 Luxembourg Education Council
13–14 Luxembourg General Affairs Council
13–16 Strasbourg European Parliament Plenary
15 Luxembourg Research Council
16 Luxembourg Fisheries Council
19–20 Luxembourg Agriculture Council
19–20 Sta. Maria da Feira European Council
21–23 Cyprus 3rd Euro-Mediterranean Conference of the Ministers of Industry
22–23 Luxembourg Environment Council
26–27 Luxembourg Transport Council
28 Lisbon EU/India Summit
3–7 Strasbourg European Parliament Plenary
6–7 Lille Culture Council

European Calendar: May to October 2000
Date Location Event
7–8 Paris Social Affairs Council (Informal)
10–11 Brussels General Affairs Council
15–16 Paris Environment Council (Informal)
17 Brussels ECOFIN Council
17–18 Brussels Agriculature Council
24 Brussels Budget Council
27 Bangkok ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Ministerial
28–29 Bangkok ASEAN Post Ministerial
28–29 Arles Justice & Home Affairs Council (Informal)
There are no Councils scheduled for this month.
1–2 Evian Gymnich
3–5 Biarritz Agriculture Council (Informal)
6 New York EU/Ukraine Summit
9–10 Paris (tbc) ECOFIN Council (Informal)
18 Brussels Telecommunications Council
18–19 Brussels General Affairs Council
25–26 Brussels Agriculture Council
28 Brussels ECOFIN Council
28 Brussels Internal Market Council
28–29 Marseilles Justice and Home Affairs Council
2 Luxembourg Transport Council
9–10 Luxembourg General Affairs Council
10 Luxembourg Environment Council
13–14 Biarritz European Council
16 Paris EU/US Ministerial meeting
16 Paris EU/Canada Ministerial meeting
17 Luxembourg ECOFIN Council
19 Luxembourg Fisheries Council
19–21 Seoul Europe/Asia Summit
23 China EU/China Summit
23–24 Luxembourg Agriculture Council
25 Luxembourg Education Council