Agenda of the Competitiveness Council of 10 November

November 7, 2003

Brussels, 06 Nov 2003

The 2539th session of the Council of the European Union (COMPETITIVENESS – INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY AND RESEARCH) will take place on 10 November 2003 (10h00), in the Justus Lipsius Building, Brussels, under the Presidency of Mr Rocco BUTTIGLIONE, Minister for Community Policies, Mr Antonio MARZANO, Minister for Production Activities and Mrs Letizia MORATTI, Minister for Education, the Universities and Research.

The following points will be discussed at this session:

1. Insurance against civil liability in respect of the use of motor vehicles
- Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directives 72/166/EEC , 84/5/EEC, 88/357/EEC , 90/232/EEC and Directive 2000/26/EC
= Political agreement
= Public deliberation

2. Unfair business-to-consumer commercial practices in the Internal Market
- Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council and amending Directives 84/450/EEC , 97/7/EC and 98//EC (the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive)
= Policy debate

3. Approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to electromagnetic compatibility
- Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council
= General approach

4. Registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals (REACH)
- Proposal for a Regulation
= Presentation by the Commission

5. Communication from the Commission: Enhancing the Implementation of the New Approach Directives
- Council Resolution

6. Community patent
- Proposal for a Regulation
= Information by the Presidency

7. Improving competitiveness and growth
= Exchange of views

8. The career and profession of researchers in the European Research Area (ERA)
- Exchange of views
= Council Resolution A press conference will be held by the President of the Council at the end of the session.

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