List of Topics for Open Debate at Council Meetings during the Austrian Presidency

January 19, 2006

Brussels, 18 Jan 2006

Full text of Document 5363/06
Suite of documents 5363/06

1. Attached is the list of the of topics on which the Presidency proposes to hold open debates at meetings of the Council during the second half of 2005, pursuant to Article 8 para 3 of the Council's Rules of Procedure.

2. COREPER is invited to adopt the attached list as a procedural decision.

3. In adopting this list, some leeway should be allowed for possible changes which may have to be made.


General Affairs and External Relations 10-11/04/06
Negotiation of the 10th EDF (European Development Fund)

Competitiveness 13/03/06
SMEs and Entrepreneurship

Environment 09/03/06
Genetically Modified Organisms, Policy debate

Transport, Telecommunications and Energy -28/03/06
Review of the EU Strategy for Sustainable Development
Road Safety:
-Mid-term review on Road Safety action programme: "Halving the number of road accident victims in the EU by 2010"

Justice and Home Affairs – 28/04/06
(possible) Framework Decision on the fight against organised crime

Education, Youth and Culture 18-19/05/06
Lifelong learning

Justice and Home Affairs 1– 2/06/06
(possible) Framework Decision on the application of the principle of mutual recognition to the enforcement of sentences

Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs 1-2/06/06
Review of the EU Strategy for Sustainable Development
- Social Inclusion Commission communication on Injury prevention and safety promotion (Action for a Safer Europe)

Competitiveness 29-30/06/06
Better Regulation – Simplification of legislation

Transport, Telecommunications and Energy 8-9/06/06
-Commission Communication on infrastructure safety management
Mid-term review of the Commission White Paper "European transport policy for 2010: time to decide"
Commission Communication on the promotion of inland waterways

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