Provisional Agenda for the Competitiveness Council of 24 September

September 23, 2004

Brussels, 22 Sep 2004

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PROVISIONAL AGENDA
for: 2605th meeting of the COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (COMPETITIVENESS - Internal Market, Industry and Research) on: Friday 24 (10.00) September 2004

1. Adoption of the provisional agenda

2. Approval of the list of "A" items
12578/04 PTS A 42

3. Economic situation and competitiveness
- Information from the Presidency

4. Industrial policy and structural change Commission Communication ­ Fostering structural change: an industrial policy for an enlarged Europe
- Exchange of views
- Council conclusions
8875/04 COMPET 57 IND 53 MI 136 ECO 92 (x)
12453/04 COMPET 146 MI 249 IND 113 ECO 152 RECH 171

5. Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on machinery and amending Directive 95/16/EC (LA)(*) (Legal basis proposed by the Commission: Article 95 of the Treaty)
­ Political agreement
(Public deliberation)
5557/01 ENT 8 CODEC 59 (x)
12509/04 ENT 123 CODEC 1017

6. Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending for the 22nd time Directive 76/769/EEC on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to restrictions on the marketing and use of certain dangerous substances and preparations (phthalates) and amending Council Directive 88/378/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States concerning the safety of toys (LA)(*)

(Legal basis proposed by the Commission: Article 95 of the Treaty)
­ Political agreement
(Public deliberation)
13308/99 ENT 228 CODEC 721 (x)
12469/04 ENT 122 COMPET 149 CODEC 1010

7. Better regulation ­ Simplification of legislation
- Progress report
- Policy debate
12339/04 COMPET 142

8. Implementation of internal market legislation
- Presentation by the Commission
= Exchange of views
11566/04 COMPET 1
11852/04 COMPET 134
12459/04 COMPET 148

9. Amended proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning sales promotions in the internal market (LA)(*) (Legal basis proposed by the Commission: Article 95 of the Treaty)
- Political agreement (Public deliberation)
13637/02 CONSOM 98 MI 225 CODEC 1352 (x)
12498/04 CONSOM 68 MI 250 CODEC 1014 + ADD 1

10. ITER: conclusion of international agreement
- Exchange of views on possible scenarios and on line to take
- (poss.) Conclusions

11. European RTD policy

(a) Implementation of the 6th Framework Programme
= Communication from the Commission responding to the observations and recommendations of the high-level Panel of independent experts concerning the new instruments of the 6th Framework Programme
12053/04 RECH 159 ATO 83 + ADD 1

(b) Communication from the Commission - Science and technology, the key to Europe's future - Guidelines for future European Union policy to support research
10740/04 RECH 134
­ Exchange of views
­ Council conclusions
12455/04 RECH 172

12. Nanotechnologies: Commission Communication: Towards a European strategy for nanotechnology
- Exchange of views
- Council conclusions (Public debate)
9621/04 RECH 101
12456/04 RECJ 173
12384/04 RECH 169

13. Other business
- Information on the fifth Euro-Mediterranean Ministerial Conference on industry (Caserta, 4 October 2004)

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