Provisional Agenda of the Competitiveness Council of 25 September

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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