HC Deb 08 July 2002 vol 388 c654W
Mr. Wiggin

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what issues will be discussed at the forthcoming meeting of European Foreign Ministers; and when it is. [67124]

Peter Hain

The General Affairs Council meets on 22–23 July.

The provisional agenda proposed by the presidency includes, under Horizontal Affairs: the work programme for the presidency and for the Commission; progress of work in other council configurations; enlargement; follow-up to the European Council in Seville: and follow-up to the EU Action Plan on terrorism. Under External Affairs the Council is expected to discuss: the EU's priorities in the area of conflict prevention; the middle east; western Balkans; Zimbabwe; EU-US trade (steel); preparation of the World Summit on Sustainable Development; Afghanistan and ESDP.

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