Provisional Agenda of the Competitiveness Council of 25 September

September 22, 2006

Brussels, 21 Sep 2006

51st meeting of the COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
"COMPETITIVENESS" (Internal Market, Industry and Research)
date: Monday 25 (10:00) September 2006

1. Adoption of the provisional agenda

2. Approval of the list of "A" items
12892/06 PTS A 44
12888/06 2 CAB EN

3. Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on "Putting knowledge into practice: A broad-based innovation strategy for the EU"
– Presentation by the Commission
– Exchange of views
(Public debate)
12940/06 COMPET 239 RECH 219 EDUC 171 ECOFIN 293 SOC 411 ENV 468 ENER 211 TELECOM 81 MI 164 IND 64 MAP 13
12585/06 COMPET 226 IND 60 RECH 210 ECOFIN 284 ECO 138 ENER 206 ENV 447

4. Amended proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down rules on nominal quantities for pre-packed products, repealing Council Directives
75/106/EEC and 80/232/EEC , and amending Council Directive 76/211/EEC (LA) (*)
(Legal basis proposed by the Commission: Article 95 of the Treaty)
– Political agreement
(Public deliberation)
8680/06 COMPET 91 CODEC 385
12640/06 COMPET 231 CODEC 890

5. Amended proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a programme of Community action in the field of Consumer Policy (2007-2013) (LA) (*)
(Legal basis proposed by the Commission: Article 153 of the Treaty)
– Political agreement
(Public deliberation)
9909/06 CONSOM 46 CADREFIN 170 CODEC 560
12912/06 CONSOM 79 CADREFIN 266 CODEC 923

6. Development of the Single Market Policy
a) Preparation of the Single Market Policy Review
b) Internal Market Scoreboard
– Information from the Commission
– Orientation debate
12601/06 COMPET 229 MI 162
12888/06 3

7. Any other business

(a) 7th research Framework programme (EC and Euratom) legislative package
– Framework programme Decisions (Second reading)
– Rules of participation for 7th Framework programme (EC and Euratom)
– Specific Programme Decisions implementing the Seventh Framework Programme
(EC and Euratom)
= Information from the Presidency on the state of play
13060/06 COMPET 244 RECH 230 ATO 102

(b) Implementation report by the Commission on retaining and attracting researchers to European Research Area (ERA)
– Information from the Commission
11629/06 RECH 188
12982/06 RECH 220

(c) 6th Euro-Mediterranean Ministerial Conference on Industry (21/22 September 2006)
– Information from the Presidency
12383/06 COMPET 222 MED 19 ECO 136

(d) Communication from the Commission on "Halting the loss of biodiversity by 2010 - and beyond
Sustaining ecosystem services for human well-being"
– Presentation by the Commission
9769/06 ENV 304 AGRI 188 DEVGEN 148 PI 34 FORETS 15 ONU 69

(e) State of implementation of the Consumer Protection Co-operation Regulation REG (EC) No. 2006/2004
– Information by the Commission
12991/06 CONSOM 80 MI 165

(f) National Lisbon co-ordinators meeting, Lisbon, 5-6 October 2006
– Information by the Portuguese delegation
12994/06 COMPET 241


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