HL Deb 09 May 2002 vol 634 cc190-1WA
Lord Orme

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 the period between 31 May and October 2002. [HL4087]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean:

May 2002

7 May—ECOFIN—Brussels

1. Adoption of the Agenda

2. Approval of the list of "A" items

3. Broad economic policy guidelines—Commission recommendation

4. Directives and reports in the financial services area

  • —Market Abuse
  • Political agreement
  • —Financial holdings
  • —Political agreement

5. (poss.) Taxation of energy

—Council conclusions

6. Preliminary draft Community budget for 2003

7. (poss.) Recasting of the Financial Regulation

8. Other business

Other business

2—Washington—EU/US Summit

3–4—Brussels—Tourism Council (Ministerial Informal)

6—Brussels—Eurogroup (Evening)

8—Toledo—EU/Canada Summit

13—Brussels—General Affairs Council and Defence Ministers Meeting

17–18—Madrid—EU/Latin America and Caribbean Summit

21—Brussels—Internal Market, Consumers and Tourism Council

23—Brussels—Culture and Audio-visual Council

23–24—Brussels—Convention on the Future of Europe—Plenary Session

24–26—Palma de Mallorca-Environment Council (Ministerial Informal)

27–28—Brussels—Agriculture Council

30—Brussels—Development Council

30—Brussels—Education and Youth Council

31–1—Brussels—Transport Council (Ministerial Informal)

The following are the principal events in the EU between 1 June and October 2002 (certain relevant events are also included: the list is based on the information available at the date of issue).

European Calendar: June 2002-October 2002
Date Location Event
3 Brussels Employment and Social Affairs Council
3 Brussels Eurogroup (Evening)
4 Luxembourg ECOFIN
6–8 Brussels Foreign Affairs Council (ASEM Ministers)
6–7 Brussels Convention on the Future of Europe—Plenary Session
6–7 Brussels Industry and Energy Council
10–11 Brussels General Affairs Council
10–11 Brussels Agriculture Council
11 Brussels Fisheries Council
13–14 Brussels Justice and Home Affairs Council
17–18 Brussels Transport and Telecoms Council
17–18 Brussels General Affairs Council
21–22 Seville European Council
24 Brussels General Affairs Council (Evening)
24–25 Brussels Convention on the Future of Europe—Plenary Session
24–25 Brussels Environment Council
25 Luxembourg ECOFIN
26 Brussels Health Council
6 Copenhagen ASEM Ministers for Finance
11–12 Brussels Convention on the Future of Europe—Plenary Session
12 Brussels ECOFIN
12–13 Kolding Meeting of Employment and Social Policy Ministers (Informal)
15–16 Brussels Agriculture Council
19 Brussels Budget Meeting
19–21 Arhus Environment Ministers Meeting (Informal)
22–23 Brussels General Affairs Council
31–1 Elsinore Gymnich (Ministerial Informal)
6 Brussels ASEM Economic Ministers Meeting
6–8 Copenhagen ECOFIN (Ministerial Informal)
8–10 Nyborg Agriculture Council (Ministerial Informal)
12–13 Copenhagen Justice and Home Affairs Council (Ministerial Informal)
22–23 Copenhagen ASEM Meeting
23–24 Brussels Agriculture Council
26 Brussels Internal Market, Consumer Affairs and Tourism Council
27 Tent ACP-EU Ministers Meeting
30 Brussels Research Council
30–1 Brussels General Affairs Council
3–4 Brussels Transport and Telecommunications Council
8 Brussels ECOFIN
8 Brussels Employment and Social Policy Council
14 Brussels Fisheries Council
14–15 Brussels Justice and Home Affairs, and Civil Protection Council
15–16 Brussels Agriculture Council
17 Brussels Environment Council
18–19 Aalborg Internal Market, Consumer Affairs and Industry Meeting (Ministerial Informal)
21–22 Brussels General Affairs Council
24–25 Brussels European Council