Competitiveness Council of 26 November, provisional agenda

November 19, 2002

Copenhagen, 18 Nov 2002

1. Adoption of the agenda

2. (poss.) Approval of the list of "A" items

HORIZONTAL QUESTIONS

3. Competitiveness

Commission communication entitled "Better Environment for Enterprises"
- Commission presentation and exchange of views
- Council conclusions
13982/02 ECO 335
13981/02 ECO 334

4. State aid
- Commission progress report concerning the reduction and reorientation of State aid
= Commission presentation
= Exchange of views
13390/02 ECO 322

5. Sustainable development
(a) General strategy to follow up the Johannesburg World Summit
(b) Chemical products
- Commission briefing

6. Biotechnology

Strategy and action plan - follow-up to the Stockholm, Barcelona and Seville European Councils
- Commission communication entitled "Life sciences and biotechnology - a Strategy for Europe"
= Exchange of views
= Council conclusions
6415/02 RECH 40 ENV 103 CONSOM 14 SAN 24 DEVGEN 15 MI 31 IND 23 AGRI 43 SOC 87 RELEX EDUC 30 AG 6

7. Commission communication entitled: "The European Research Area: Providing New Momentum - Strengthening - Reorienting - Opening up new perspectives"
- Exchange of views
- Council conclusions
13366/02 RECH 163

8. Commission communication entitled: "More research for Europe: towards 3% of GDP"
- Commission presentation and exchange of views

SPECIFIC ISSUES


9. Proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on Community participation in a research and development programme aimed at developing new clinical interventions to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis through a long term partnership between Europe and the developing countries, undertaken by a number of Member States and Norway (LA)
- Exchange of views
11825/02 RECH 145 CODEC 1047


10. Competition policy: proposal for a Council Regulation on the implementation of the rules on competition laid down in Articles 81 and 82 of the Treaty and amending Regulations (EEC) No 1017/68, (EEC) No 2988/74, (EEC) No 4056/86 and (EEC) No 3975/87
(Legal basis: Article 83 of the Treaty (LA) (*)
- Political agreement
11848/00 RC 13


11. Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on measuring instruments (LA)
- Progress report

12. Shipbuilding
Report on the latest developments on the world shipbuilding market
- Commission presentation


13. (poss.) Proposal for a Regulation concerning the control of concentrations between undertakings (LA)
- Commission presentation

14. Other business


(a) (poss.) State of play after the expiry of the ECSC Treaty
- Commission briefing
(b) Star 21
- Commission briefing
(c) G 10 Medicines
- Commission briefing

Danish Presidency Website http://www.eu2002.dk/main/

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