HL Deb 02 May 2001 vol 625 cc96-8WA
Baroness Crawley

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the forthcoming business in the Council of the European Union for May and what are the major European Union events for the period between 31 May and October 2001. [HL1983]

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

See attached.

May 7—ECOFIN—Brussels

  1. 1. Adoption of the provisional agenda
  2. 2. (possible) Approval of the list of "A" items
  3. 3. Follow-up of the Stockholm European Council (23–24 March)

4. Commission Recommendation for the Broad Economic Policy Guidelines 2001


5. Economic dialogue between EU and Russia


6. Preliminary draft EU Budget for 2002

Presentation by the Commission and orentation debate

7. Pensions

(possible) Proposal for a Directive on the activities of institutions for occupational retirement provision

—Council conclusions

(possible) Communication on taxation of pensions

—Presentation by the Commission

8. E-commerce and financial services

9. A.O.B.

p.m.:—EUROGROUP 7 May (morning)

—Macroeconomic dialogue at political level (late afternoon)

—Meeting between the ECOFIN Troika and a delegation of the Economic and Monetary Committee of the European Parliament (early morning)

other business


7—Brussels—Employment and Social Council (possible)

14–15—Brussels—General Affairs Council

14–15—Brussels—Industry and Energy Council

22–23—Brussels—Agriculture Council

28–29—Justice and Home Affairs Council

28–Brussels—Education and Youth Council

31–Brussels—Development Council

31–Brussels—Internal Market Council

No agendas for the above are available yet.

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

Date Location Event
5 Luxembourg Health Council
5 Luxembourg ECOFIN Council
7–8 Luxembourg Environment Council
11–12 Luxembourg General Affairs Council
11 Luxembourg Employment/Social Affairs Council
15–16 Gothenburg European Council
18 Luxembourg Fisheries Council (possible)
19–20 Luxembourg Agriculture Council
19 Luxembourg ECOFIN Council (possible)
21 Luxembourg Culture Council
25–26 Luxembourg General Affairs Council
26 Luxembourg Research Council
27–28 Luxembourg Transport/Telecommunications Council

Date Location Event
6–7 Brussels Informal Employment and Social Affairs Council
10 Brussels ECOFIN Council
13–14 Brussels Regional Territories Council (Informal)?
16–17 Brussels General Affairs Council
20 Brussels Budget Council
23–24 Brussels Agriculture Council
There are no Councils scheduled for August
8–9 Brussels Gymnich
14–16 Brussels Environment and Transport Council
16–18 Brussels Agriculture (Ministerial Informal)
22–23 Brussels ECOFIN (Informal)
24–25 Brussels Agriculture Council
27–28 Brussels Justice and Home Affairs Council
1 Luxembourg Research Council
8 Luxembourg Employment and Social Affairs Council
8–9 Luxembourg General Affairs Council
11–12 Luxembourg Defence Council (Ministerial Informal)
15–16 Luxembourg Transport and Telecommunications Council
16 Luxembourg ECOFIN
22–23 Luxembourg Agriculture Council
25 Luxembourg Fisheries Council
29–30 Luxembourg General Affairs Council