HC Deb 11 January 2001 vol 360 cc604-5W
Mr. Casale

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 January and the major European Union events for the period 1 February to 30 June. [145522]

Mr. Vaz

To date we have received the detailed agendas for the following Council meetings in January:

19 January—Brussels—ECOFIN Council

  • Adoption of the provisional agenda
  • Approval of the list of "A" items
  • Taxation
  • Report on Public Finances
  • Implementation of the Stability and Growth Pact
  • EMU statistics
  • AOB

12 January—Brussels—Fisheries Council (Possible)

22–23 January—Brussels—General Affairs Council

29 January—Brussels—Budget Council (Possible)

29–30 January—Brussels—Agriculture Council

No Agendas for the above are yet available.

The following are the principal events in the EU between 1 February and May 2001 (certain relevant events are also included: the list is based on the information available at the date of issue.)

Date Venue Event
8–9 Brussels JHA Informal Council
12 Brussels ECOFIN Council
12 Brussels Education/Youth Council (possible)
12 Brussels Research Council
15–17 Brussels Informal Employment/Telecommunications Council
19–20 Brussels Agriculture Council
25 Brussels Informal Trade Minister dinner
26–27 Brussels General Affairs Council
6 Brussels Employment and Social Affairs Council
8 Brussels Environment Council
12 Brussels ECOFIN Council
12 Brussels Internal Market/Consumer Council
15 Brussels Justice and Home Affairs Council
16 Brussels Justice and Home Affairs Council
19 Brussels Agriculture Council
19 Brussels General Affairs Council
20 Brussels General Affairs Council
20–21 Brussels Fisheries Council (possible)
23–24 Stockholm European Council
31–1 Brussels Meeting of Environment Ministers
5–6 Brussels Transport/Telecommunications Council
8–10 Brussels General Affairs Council
8–10 Brussels Agriculture Council (Informal)
24–25 Brussels Agriculture Council
5–6 Brussels Gymnich
7 Brussels ECOFIN Council
7 Brussels Employment and Social Council (possible)

Date Venue Event
14–15 Brussels General Affairs Council
14–15 Brussels Industry and Energy Council
22–23 Brussels Agriculture
28–29 Brussels Justice and Home Affairs Council
28 Brussels Education and Youth Council
30 Brussels Development Council
31 Brussels Health Council
5 Brussels ECOFIN Council
5 Brussels Internal Market/Consumer Council
7–8 Brussels Environment Council
11–12 Brussels General Affairs Council
11 Brussels Employment/Social Affairs Council
15–16 Gothenburg European Council
18 Brussels Fisheries Council (possible)
19–20 Brussels Agriculture Council
19 Brussels ECOFIN Council (possible)
21 Brussels Culture Council
25–26 Brussels General Affairs Council
26 Brussels Research Council
27–28 Brussels Transport/Telecommunications Council

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