Agenda of the Coreper (Part 1) Meeting of 25 and 27 Feb.

February 25, 2004

Brussels, 24 Feb 2004

Full text of Document 6608/04
Suite of documents 6608/04

1. Adoption of the agenda

I(1)

2. Draft minutes of Council meetings

(a) 2528th (Agriculture and Fisheries), on 29 September 2003 (*)
13033/03 PV/CONS 52 AGRI 292 PECHE 223 + ADD 1 + ADD 1 COR 1 (fr) + ADD 1 COR 2 (fi)

(b) 2534th (Agriculture/and Fisheries), on 13 October 2003 (*)
13534/03 PV/CONS 58 AGRI 305 PECHE 239 + COR 1 + ADD 1

(c) 2535th (Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs), on 20 October 2003 (*)
13838/03 PV/CONS 59 SOC 415 SAN 225 CONSOM 119 + ADD 1
6608/04 mip/LG/ptm 1

3. Complaint made by Mr Jim Murray to the European Ombudsman (2126/2003/BB)
6513/04 OMBUDS 12 INST 43 JUR 70

4. Economic and Social Committee:
­ Replacement of Ms Elly HOVE (°)
6475/04 CES 10

5. Advisory Committee on Safety and Health at Work
­ Appointment of Mr Konstantinos RANTOS, alternate member
6385/04 SOC 71

6. Adoption of a Council Decision on the conclusion of an Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Community and the Czech Republic modifying the Agreement concluded on 13 April 2000 concerning the extension of the common communication network/common systems interface (CCN/CSI) within the framework of the Convention on a common transit procedure
6170/04 CID 7 UD 24 PECOS 16
6172/04 CID 8 UD 25 PECOS 17

7. Proposal for a Council Decision on the position of the European Community on the draft Regulation of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe concerning the uniform prescriptions applicable to the approval of internal combustion engines to be installed in agricultural and forestry tractors and in non­road mobile machinery, with regard to their net power, net torque and specific fuel consumption
­ Common approach with a view to adopting a Decision
11639/03 ECO 157 ENT 1
5924/04 ECO 23 ENT 26 OC 116
6036/04 ECO 29 ENT 40 OC 118

8. Proposal for a Council Decision on the position of the European Community on the draft Regulation of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe on uniform prescriptions concerning the approval of cornering lamps for power­driven vehicles
­ Common approach with a view to adopting a Decision
12180/03 ENT 136 ECO 169
5925/04 ENT ECO 24 OC 117 + COR 1 (it)
6319/04 ENT 41 ECO 36 OC 122
6608/04 mip/LG/ptm 2

9. Adoption of

(a) the Council's common position with a view to the adoption of a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on minimum safety requirements for tunnels in the trans­European road network (cp)
5238/04 TRANS 19 CODEC 29 OC 8
6090/04 TRANS 55 CODEC 172 OC 130 + ADD 1

(b) the draft statement of reasons
5238/04 TRANS 19 CODEC 29 OC 8 ADD 1

10. Adoption of a Council Decision establishing a Social Protection Committee (LA)
6514/04 SOC 81
6209/04 SOC 61 OC 108

11. Adoption of a Council Regulation establishing measures for the recovery of cod stocks (LA + S) 5259/1/04 PECHE 8 OC 11 REV 1 + ADD 1 REV 1
5261/1/04 PECHE 9 OC 12 REV1
6608/04 mip/LG/ptm 3

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12. Preparation for the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council meeting on 4 March 2004
= Preparation for the spring European Council meeting . Social protection
- Second joint Council and Commission report on social inclusion
­ Adoption
16241/03 SOC 534 ECOFIN 418 EDUC 200 SAN 281 (x) + ADD 1 (x)
6507/04 SOC 79 ECOFIN 55 EDUC 34 SAN 31
- Progress report on work by the Social Protection Committee on special studies of pension systems
­ Approval
6506/04 SOC 78 ECOFIN 54 + ADD 1 + ADD 2
- Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on modernising social protection for more and better jobs: a comprehensive approach contributing to making work pay
51/04 SOC 5 ECOFIN 8 SAN 4
= Opinion of the Social Protection Committee
6509/04 SOC 80 ECOFIN 56 SAN 32 . Commission from the Commission concerning equal opportunities: report to the spring European Council meeting
- Presentation by the Commission
6245/04 SOC 66
6608/04 mip/LG/ptm 4

13. Preparation for the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council meeting on 8 and 9 March 2004
TELECOMMUNICATIONS

1. Midterm review of the eEurope 2005 action plan
- Council conclusions
6418/04 TELECOM 25
6419/04 TELECOM 26

2. Situation of electronic communications in Europe
- Exchange of views
- Adoption of Council conclusions
15186/03 TELECOM 160 (x) + ADD 1 (x)
6087/04 TELECOM 18
6420/04 TELECOM
6421/04 TELECOM 28

3. Unsolicited communications for direct marketing purposes or "spam"
- Council conclusions
5691/04 TELECOM 11
6422/04 TELECOM 29

4. Follow­up to the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)
- Council conclusions
6423/04 TELECOM 30 DEVGEN 37 CONUN 6
6476/04 TELECOM 35 DEVGEN 44 CONUN 9
6608/04 mip/LG/ptm 5

14. Preparation for the Competitiveness (Internal Market, Industry and Research) Council meeting on 11 March 2004

1. Contribution for the spring European Council meeting
- Report from the Commission to the spring European Council meeting: Delivering Lisbon ­ reforms for the enlarged Union
= Policy debate
= Approval of the contribution for the European Council meeting
5615/04 ECOFIN 19 SOC 26 AG 3 MI 16 COMPET 6 IND 9 RECH 10 EDUC 13 ENER 22 ENV 44 (x) + COR 1 (x)
6584/04 COMPET 29 RECH 30 POLGEN 8

2. Operating environment for business­related service industries
- Communication from the Commission on the competitiveness of business­related services and their contribution to the performance of European enterprises
= Council conclusions
15933/03 COMPET 82 MI 316 IND 182 ECO 0 (x)
5601/1/04 COMPET 4 MI 14 IND 8 ECO 9 REV 1
- Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on services in the internal market
= Presentation by the Commission and exchange of views (public debate)
6174/04 COMPET 18 SOC 58 JUSTCIV 23 CODEC 192 + ADD 1

3. Community patent
- Proposal for a Council Regulation on the Community patent (LA)
= Political agreement
15086/03 PI 122 (x) + COR 1 (en) (x)
6581/04 PI 21
- Proposed amendments to the European Patent Convention
15088/03 PI 123 (x)

4. Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on measures and procedures to ensure the enforcement of intellectual property rights (LA)
- Information from the Presidency
6376/04 PI 21 CODEC 219

15. Renewal of the term of office of a Vice­President of the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs)
5086/04 PI 1 + COR 1 (en)
6261/04 PI 19
6608/04 mip/LG/ptm 6 FRIDAY (10.15) FEBRUARY 2004

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16. Preparation for the Environment Council meeting on 2 March 2004
­ Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals (REACH), establishing a European Chemicals Agency and amending Directive 1999/45/EC and Regulation {on persistent organic pollutants} (LA)
­ Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 67/548/EEC in order to adapt it to the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals (LA) . Progress report
15409/03 COMPET 75 ENV 651 CHIMIE 3 CODEC 1692 (x) + ADD 1 (x) + ADD 2 (x) + ADD 3 (x) + ADD 4 (x) + ADD 5 (x) + ADD 6 (x)
6200/04 COMPET 19 ENV 83 CHIMIE 10 CODEC 193

14. Preparation for the Competitiveness (Internal Market, Industry and Research) Council meeting on 11 March 2004 (contd)

5. ­ Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals (REACH), establishing a European Chemicals Agency and amending Directive 1999/45/EC and Regulation {on persistent organic pollutants} (LA)
­ Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 67/548/EEC in order to adapt it to the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals (LA)
= Progress report
15409/03 COMPET 75 ENV 651 CHIMIE 3 CODEC 1692 (x) + ADD 1 (x) + ADD 2 (x) + ADD 3 (x) + ADD 4 (x) + ADD 5 (x) + ADD 6 (x)
6200/04 COMPET 19 ENV 83 CHIMIE 10 CODEC 193
6608/04 mip/LG/ptm 7

6. Shipbuilding
­ Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1177/2002 concerning a temporary defensive mechanism to shipbuilding (LA)
= Adoption
5730/04 COMPET 9 IND 11 MI 21 RC 3 WTO 6
6532/04 COMPET IND 26 MI 50 RC 7 WTO 20 OC 136
6577/04 COMPET 28 IND MI 51 RC 8 WTO 21 OC 150

7. Communication from the Commission: Europe and basic research
5598/04 RECH 9
6623/04 RECH 35

8. Space policy
­ White paper Space: a new European frontier for an expanding Union ­ An action plan for implementing the European Space policy
14886/03 RECH 211 COMPET 62 IND 164 TRANS 293 POLARM 36 (x) + ADD 1 (x)
6503/04 RECH 29
­ Communication from the Commission: Global monitoring for environment and security (GMES): establishing a GMES capacity by 2008 (action plan 2004-2008)
= Exchange of views
6094/04 RECH 20 ENV 81 COSDP 53 TRANS 57

13. Preparation for Council meeting (Transport, Telecommunications and Energy) on 8 and 9 March 2004 (contd)
TRANSPORT

5. GALILEO
6592/04 TRANS 83 MAR 26 AVIATION 47 RECH 31

(a) Negotiations with the US

(b) Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council: Progress report on the GALILEO research programme as at the beginning of 2004
6470/04 TRANS 75 MAR 23 AVIATION 45 RECH
- Exchange of views/(poss.) Council conclusions
6608/04 mip/LG/ptm 8

6. External aviation relations

(a) EU­US negotiations for an air transport agreement
- Progress report

(b) Communication from the Commission: A Community aviation policy towards its neighbours
- Exchange of views
6473/04 AVIATION 46 RELEX 76

7. Third rail package (LA)
- Presentation by the Commission

8. Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 1999/62/EC on the charging of heavy goods vehicles for the use of certain infrastructures (LA)
- General approach
11944/03 TRANS 202 FISC 119 CODEC 1085 (x) + REV 1 (de,it) (X)
6602/04 TRANS 84 FISC 39 CODEC 249 + ADD 1

9. Amended proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the harmonisation of certain social legislation relating to road transport and amending Council Regulation (EEC) No 3821/85 on recording equipment in road transport (LA)
- Political agreement
12168/03 TRANS 208 CODEC 1112 SOC 324
6526/04 TRANS 78 SOC 82 CODEC 236 + ADD 1
- Other business

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