Draft Agenda of the Competitiveness Council of 22 Sep

September 16, 2003

Brussels, 15 Sep 2003

The 2525th session of the Council of the European Union (COMPETITIVENESS - Internal Market, Industry and Research) will take place on 22 September 2003 (10h00).

The following points will be discussed at this session:


- Freedom of movement and residence for citizens of the Union and their family members - Proposal for a Directive
= Political agreement

- Internal market strategy 2003-2006
= Council conclusions

- Community patent - Proposal for Regulation
- = State of play

- Corporate Governance in the European Union and modernisation of Company Law
- Commission Communication
= Council conclusions

- Protection of pedestrians and other road users in the event of a collision with a motor vehicle
- Proposal for a Directive
- = Political agreement

- European Contract Law - Council Resolution
= Adoption

- Chemicals legislative package - Outcome of the public consultation
= Presentation by the Commission

- European-based pharmaceutical industry
= Exchange of views on the Commission communication
= Council conclusions

- Biotechnology: progress in implementing the strategy and roadmap
= Council conclusions


- Stem cell research - Proposal for a Decision
= Presentation by the Commission

- Investing in research: an action plan for Europe
= Exchange of views

- Investment in research for growth and competitiveness - Council Resolution
= Adoption

- Framework agreement between the European Community and the European Space Agency - Proposal for a Decision
= State of play
= (poss.) Decision on the signing of the framework agreement

- ITER – International nuclear fusion energy research project
= State of play

A press conference will be held by the President of the Council at the end of the session.

Item source: http://ue.eu.int/pressData/en/intm/77216 .pdf

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