UPDATED – Agenda: Competitiveness (Internal Market, Industry, Research and Space) Council (30 November – 1 December 2017)

Update: The draft minutes are now available.

The Council will be invited to agree on a general approach to establish a single digital gateway.  Ministers will also take part in a debate on industrial policy with a view to adopting conclusions on a future EU strategy on this topic. In addition, the regular “Competitiveness check-up” part of the session will focus on industrial policy objectives. The Council will examine the way forward for the EU space programmes and will be invited to adopt conclusions on the mid-term review of the Copernicus programme. Finally, A set of draft conclusions titled “From the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020 towards the ninth framework programme” will be submitted to the Council for approval.

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THURSDAY 30 NOVEMBER 2017

INTERNAL MARKET AND INDUSTRY

Legislative deliberations
(Public deliberation in accordance with Article 16(8) of the Treaty on European Union)

3. Regulation on Single Digital Gateway
General approach
14401/1/17 REV 1

Non-legislative activities

4. Competitiveness check-up: Objectives of the Industrial Policy
Presentation by the Commission
Exchange of views

5. EU industrial strategy for the future
a)  Presidency report
Exchange of views
14365/17
14367/17

b)  Council conclusions on “A renewed EU Industrial Policy Strategy”
Adoption
14450/17

Any other business

Internal Market and Industry

(Public deliberation in accordance with Article 16(8) of the Treaty on European Union)

6. a) Current legislative proposals

i)  Regulation on geo-blocking
Information from the Presidency

ii)  Implementation of the Digital Single Market
Information from the Commission on the state of play

FRIDAY 1 DECEMBER 2017 (10:00)

Non-legislative activities

SPACE

7. Council conclusions on the “Mid-term evaluation of the Copernicus programme”
Adoption
13599/17

8. EU Space Programmes: The way forward
Exchange of views
14410/17


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Digital

Internal Market and Industry

2. Regulation on consumer protection cooperation
Adoption of the legislative act
approved by Coreper, Part 1, on 29.11.2017
14768/1/17 REV 1 + REV 1 ADD 1 PE-CONS 41/17


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Energy & Climate and Environment

Environment

4. Council conclusions on ECA Special Report No 12/2017 on Drinking Water Directive
Adoption
approved by Coreper, Part 1, on 22.11.2017
14095/17


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Trade

Internal Market

2. Simplification of formalities in trade in goods
Adoption
approved by Coreper, Part 1, on 24.11.2017
ST 14515/17
ST 13646/17

Agriculture

5. Recommendation on opening negotiations to amend International Sugar Agreement
Adoption
approved by Coreper, Part 1, on 24.11.2017
14284/17
14282/17

Foreign Affairs

13. CARIFORUM-EU EPA – Opening of negotiations GIs
Adoption
approved by Coreper, Part 2, on 22.11.2017
14329/17
14072/17 + ADD 1

14. EU-Canada Joint Ministerial Committee
Council Decision regarding the rules of procedure Joint Ministerial statement
Adoption
approved by Coreper, Part 2, on 29.11.2017
14334/17
14655/17

15. EU-Mongolia: Framework Agreement on Partnership and Cooperation
Approval
approved by Coreper, Part 2, on 29.11.2017
14285/17
7902/11

16. EU-Mongolia: Protocol to the Framework Agreement on Partnership and Cooperation
Adoption
approved by Coreper, Part 2, on 29.11.2017
14288/17
8940/16
9264/16

17. EU-Philippines: Framework Agreement on Partnership and Cooperation
Approval
approved by Coreper, Part 2, on 29.11.2017
14302/17
5054/14

18. EU-Philippines: Protocol to the Framework Agreement on Partnership and Cooperation
Adoption
approved by Coreper, Part 2, on 29.11.2017
14293/17
13082/14
13085/14


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Source: Council of the European Union

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