Provisionsal agenda of the Competitiveness Council of 26 Nov (updated with additional document links)

November 26, 2002

Brussels, 25 Nov 2002

Full text of Document 14621/02

1. Adoption of the agenda

2. Approval of the list of "A" items 14487/02 PTS A 60

HORIZONTAL QUESTIONS
3. Competitiveness

Commission communication entitled "Better Environment for Enterprises"
­ Commission presentation and exchange of views
­ Council conclusions
13982/02 ECO 335 + ADD 1 + ADD 2 + ADD 3
14407/02 ECO 347

4. State aid
­ Commission progress report concerning the reduction and reorientation of State aid
= Commission presentation
= Exchange of views
13390/02 ECO 322

5. Sustainable development


(a) General strategy to follow up the Johannesburg World Summit
(b) Chemical products
­ Commission briefing

6. Biotechnology

Strategy and action plan ­ follow-up to the Stockholm, Barcelona and Seville European Councils
­ Commission communication entitled "Life sciences and biotechnology ­ a strategy for Europe"
= Exchange of views
= Council conclusions
6415/02 RECH 40 ENV 103 CONSOM 14 SAN 24 DEVGEN 15 MI 31 IND 23 AGRI 43 SOC 87 RELEX EDUC 30 AG 6 (x)
14285/02 RECH 175 ENV 665 CONSOM 110 SAN 197 DEVGEN 171 MI 246 IND 83 AGRI 2 SOC 518 RELEX 235 EDUC 143 AG 28
14587/02 RECH 181 ENV 692 CONSOM 119 SAN 209 DEVGEN 177 MI 268 IND 90 AGRI 284 SOC 547 RELEX 246 EDUC 151 AG 31

7. Commission communication entitled: "The European Research Area: Providing New Momentum ­ Strengthening ­ Reorienting ­ Opening up new perspectives"
­ Exchange of views
­ Council conclusions
13366/02 RECH 163
14563/02 RECH 180

8. Commission communication entitled: "More research for Europe: towards 3% of GDP"
­ Commission presentation and exchange of views

SPECIFIC QUESTIONS

9. Competition policy: proposal for a Council Regulation on the implementation of the rules on competition laid down in Articles 81 and 82 of the Treaty and amending Regulations (EEC) No 1017/68, (EEC) No 2988/74, (EEC) No 4056/86 and (EEC) No 3975/87 (LA) (*)
(Legal basis: Article 83 of the Treaty)
­ Political agreement (x)
11848/00 RC 13
14471/02 RC 20

10. Proposal for a Council Regulation on the Community Patent
­ Presidency conclusions on procedure
13881/02 PI 68 (x)

11. Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on Community participation in a research and development programme aimed at developing new clinical interventions to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis through a long term partnership between Europe and the developing countries, undertaken by a number of Member States and Norway (LA)
­ Exchange of views
11825/02 RECH 145 CODEC 1047
13883/02 RECH 166 CODEC 1386

12. Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on measuring instruments (LA)
­ Progress report
14367/02 ENT 157 CODEC 1465 + COR 1 (en) 13. Shipbuilding


Report on the latest developments on the world shipbuilding market
­ Commission presentation 14443/02 RC 19

14. Other business
(a) Star 21
­ Commission briefing
(b) G 10 Medicines
­ Commission briefing

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