Provisional Agenda of the 13 May Competitiveness (Internal Market, Industry and Research) Council

May 12, 2003

Brussels, 09 May 2003

Full text of Document 8924/03
Suite of documents 8924/03

1. Adoption of the agenda

2. Approval of the list of "A" items 9073/03 PTS A 23

HORIZONTAL ISSUES

3. Industrial and innovation policy

(a) Industrial policy in an enlarged Europe
- Council conclusions
5078/03 IND 1 ECO 2
8385/03 COMPET 11 IND 54 MI 80

(b) Innovation policy: updating the Union's approach in the context of the Lisbon strategy
- Exchange of views
- Council conclusions
7501/03 ECOFIN 89 MI 57 RECH 38 IND 40 EDUC 47 REGIO 2
8650/03 COMPET 15 IND 61 MI 87 RECH 65
8944/03 COMPET 17 IND 65 RECH 77 MI 94

4. Investing in Research: an Action Plan for Europe
- Exchange of views 8860/03 RECH 75 + ADD 1
8655/03 RECH 66

5. Green Paper on European space policy
- Exchange of views
- Council Resolution
5707/03 RECH 9 (x) 8978/03 RECH 78

6. European defence - industrial and market issues - towards an EU defence equipment policy
- Exchange of views
- Council conclusions
8484/03 POLARM 10 COMPET 14 IND 59 MI 85 RECH 59
9126/03 POLARM 12 COMPET 19 IND 69 MI 102 RECH 81

7. Life sciences and biotechnology - a strategy for Europe: progress report and future lines of approach
- Exchange of views
7473/03 RECH 37 ENV 163 CONSOM 24 SAN 46 DEVGEN 31 MI 56 IND 39 AGRI 72 SOC 129 RELEX 104 EDUC 46 AG 9 + ADD 1

SPECIFIC ISSUES

8. Seventh report on the situation in world shipbuilding

9. Communication from the Commission on the progress of negotiations on the ITER international research project for nuclear fusion energy
- Council conclusions
8657/03 RECH 68 ATO 82
8656/03 RECH 67 ATO 96

10. Adapting e-business policies in a changing environment: the lessons of the Go Digital initiative and the challenges ahead
- Council conclusions
8106/03 ECO 50 IND 50 COMPET 10
8957/03 COMPET 18 IND 66 MI 96 TELECOM 68

11. Council Regulation on the control of concentrations between undertakings ("the EC Merger Regulation") (LA)
- Exchange of views
5007/03 RC 1
8607/1/03 RC 6 REV 1

12. Chemicals legislative package
- Exchange of views

13. Other business

(a) Scoreboard - State aid (spring 2003 update)
8908/03 RC 7 ECO 69

(b) 32nd report on competition policy
8909/03 RC 8
- Written information from the Commission

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