The agenda includes a presentation of the Bulgarian Presidency`s programme in the fields of aviation, land transport, maritime and horizontal issues, a finalisation of discussion on rules of procedure on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the Ministerial Council set up under the Treaty establishing the Transport Community in relation to the adoption of the Rules of Procedure of the Ministerial Council and a presentation of the first Presidency compromise draft on the interoperability of electronic road toll systems and facilitating cross-border exchange of information on the failure to pay road fees in the Union.
The planning is indicative and proposals are subject to Better Regulation principles, including the requirement to conduct an impact assessment.
A study by the EPRS.
The European Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, is asking European Council President Donald Tusk to consider publishing information about meetings he and his cabinet hold with interest representatives.
On 15 December 2017, EU ambassadors agreed a mandate for the monitoring and reporting rules for CO2 emissions and fuel consumption that will apply to new heavy-duty vehicles. This decision on behalf of the Council means that the incoming Bulgarian Presidency will be able to start negotiations with the European Parliament once the Parliament has agreed its negotiation position.
Update: The draft minutes are available.
The agenda items concern energy, climate & environment, digital, transport, and general policy.
A new online register, launched on Tuesday 12 December, will make it easier to find and track EU decisions taken in the form of delegated acts.
A new online register, launched on Tuesday 12 December, will make it easier to find and track EU decisions taken in the form of delegated acts. Delegated acts are used to supplement or amend EU laws.
On 12 December, the Council approved the EU’s legislative priorities for 2018-2019 which have been agreed with the European Parliament and the Commission. The priorities are set out in a joint declaration due to be signed by the Presidents of the three institutions on 14 December. The declaration lists the main legislative initiatives on which the three institutions aim to achieve substantial progress and, where possible, agreement, before the 2019 European elections.