Brussels, 12 Apr 2005
The meeting was chaired by Mr ESCRITT (European Commission, Director).
1. ADOPTION OF THE DRAFT AGENDA
The Committee adopted the agenda as set out in communication CM 503/05 of 16 February 2005.
2. APPROVAL OF THE DRAFT SUMMARY CONCLUSIONS OF THE 299th MEETING
The Committee approved the summary conclusions from the last meeting as set out in doc. 1202/05 CREST.
3. INFORMATION FROM THE PRESIDENCY AND THE COMMISSION
a) Mr DIEDERICH (Luxembourg Presidency) informed the Committee on:
those agenda points scheduled for the Competitiveness Council meetings on 18 April 2005 and 6/7 June 2005 concerning research topics, in particular the expected presentation of the Commission's proposal on the seventh Framework Programme (FP 7);
the forthcoming Spring European Council on 22/23 March 2005 in Brussels, dealing in particular with the Mid-term review of the Lisbon strategy; the preparatory work for the second European Space Council due to take place