UPDATED – Agenda: Competitiveness Council (28-29 November 2019)

Update: the main results are now available.

Items concern energy, climate & environment, digital, transport, finance and internal market policies. A items are also available.

Energy, Climate & Environment – On Friday 29 November, the adoption of the Conclusions on Space solutions for a sustainable Arctic, and on the updated EU bioeconomy strategy are on the agenda. Also on the agenda is the partial general approach on the Euratom programme complementing Horizon Europe, partial general approach the Recitals and Annex IV (synergies) of the Regulation on Framework Programme for Research and Innovation 2021-2027, partial general approach on the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), and progress report on the Decision on Strategic Innovation Agenda of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).

Digital – On Thursday 28 November, under AOB there will be information from the Commission on the Implementation of the new Consumer Protection Cooperation (CPC), and information from the Presidency on enhancing the digitalisation of the EU tourism sector. On Friday 29 November, there will be a policy debate on Fostering a sustainable space economy and information from the Croatian delegation on the work programme of the incoming Presidency. Also on the agenda is the partial general approach on the Euratom programme complementing Horizon Europe, partial general approach the Recitals and Annex IV (synergies) of the Regulation on Framework Programme for Research and Innovation 2021-2027, partial general approach on the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), and progress report on the Decision on Strategic Innovation Agenda of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).

Finance – On Thursday 28 November, the general approach on disclosure of income tax information is on the agenda.

Internal Market & Industry – On 28 November, the general approach on representative actions is on the agenda, followed by a policy debate on the external dimension of European competitiveness. Under AOB, there will be information from the Commission on the Implementation of the new Consumer Protection Cooperation (CPC), information from the Presidency on better regulation in supporting sustainable growth, information from the Austrian delegation on the Outcome of the “Friends of Industry Ministerial meeting 2019”, presentation by the Commission of the report of the SME Envoy Network, information from the Commission on the Report of the Strategic Forum on Important Projects of Common European Interest, and information from the Croatian delegation on the work programme of the incoming Presidency.

Transport – On Thursday 28 November, under AOB there will be information from the Presidency on enhancing the digitalisation of the EU tourism sector. On Friday 29 November, the partial general approach on the Euratom programme complementing Horizon Europe, partial general approach the Recitals and Annex IV (synergies) of the Regulation on Framework Programme for Research and Innovation 2021-2027, partial general approach on the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), and progress report on the Decision on Strategic Innovation Agenda of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is on the agenda.


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Click here for the full draft agenda which includes the following items:

Energy, Climate & Environment

MEETING ON FRIDAY 29 NOVEMBER 2019 (9:30)

Non-legislative activities

7. Conclusions on “Space solutions for a sustainable Arctic”
Adoption
13996/19

9. Euratom programme complementing Horizon Europe
Partial general approach
14301/19
9871/18 + ADD 1

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

10. Horizon Europe package: Regulation on Framework Programme for Research and Innovation 2021-2027
a) Recitals
b) Annex IV (synergies)
Partial general approach
14298/1/19 REV 1
9865/18 + ADD 1

Non-legislative activities

11. Conclusions on the updated EU bioeconomy strategy
Adoption
14187/19

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

12. Regulation on European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)
Partial general approach
14325/19 + ADD 1 + COR 1

11228/19 + ADD 1

13. Decision on Strategic Innovation Agenda of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)
Progress report
14326/19
11227/19 + ADD 1


Digital

MEETING ON THURSDAY 28 NOVEMBER 2019 (9:30)

Any other business

6. a) Implementation of the new Consumer Protection Cooperation (CPC)
Regulation Information from the Commission
14141/19

c) Enhancing the digitalisation of the EU tourism sector: Work done under the Finnish Presidency
Information from the Presidency
14243/19

MEETING ON FRIDAY 29 NOVEMBER 2019 (9:30)

Non-legislative activities

8. Fostering a sustainable space economy
Policy debate
14208/19

9. Euratom programme complementing Horizon Europe
Partial general approach
14301/19
9871/18 + ADD 1

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

10. Horizon Europe package: Regulation on Framework Programme for Research and Innovation 2021-2027
a) Recitals
b) Annex IV (synergies)
Partial general approach
14298/1/19 REV 1
9865/18 + ADD 1

12. Regulation on European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)
Partial general approach
14325/19 + ADD 1 + COR 1

11228/19 + ADD 1

13. Decision on Strategic Innovation Agenda of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)
Progress report
14326/19
11227/19 + ADD 1

Any other business

14. Work programme of the incoming Presidency
Information from the Croatian delegation


Finance

MEETING ON THURSDAY 28 NOVEMBER 2019 (9:30)

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

4 Directive amending Directive 2013/34/EU as regards disclosure of income tax information
General approach
14038/19 + COR 1
7949/16


Internal Market & Industry

MEETING ON THURSDAY 28 NOVEMBER 2019 (9:30)

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

3. Directive on representative actions
General approach
14210/19 + ADD 1
7877/18 + ADD 1

Non-legislative activities

5. External dimension of European competitiveness
Policy debate
14055/1/19 REV 1

Any other business

6. a) Implementation of the new Consumer Protection Cooperation (CPC)
Regulation Information from the Commission
14141/19

b) Better regulation in supporting sustainable growth: Work done under the Finnish Presidency
Information from the Presidency
13924/19

d) Outcome of the “Friends of Industry Ministerial meeting 2019” (Vienna, 4 October 2019)
Information from the Austrian delegation
14246/19

f) Report of the SME Envoy Network
Presentation by the Commission
14460/19

g) Strategic value chains: Report of the Strategic Forum on Important Projects of Common European Interest
Information from the Commission
14461/19

h) Work programme of the incoming Presidency
Information from the Croatian delegation


Transport

MEETING ON THURSDAY 28 NOVEMBER 2019 (9:30)

Any other business

c) Enhancing the digitalisation of the EU tourism sector: Work done under the Finnish Presidency
Information from the Presidency
14243/19

MEETING ON FRIDAY 29 NOVEMBER 2019 (9:30)

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

10. Horizon Europe package: Regulation on Framework Programme for Research and Innovation 2021-2027
a) Recitals
b) Annex IV (synergies)
Partial general approach
14298/1/19 REV 1
9865/18 + ADD 1

12. Regulation on European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)
Partial general approach
14325/19 + ADD 1 + COR 1

11228/19 + ADD 1

13. Decision on Strategic Innovation Agenda of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)
Progress report
14326/19
11227/19 + ADD 1


Click here for the full list of A items which include:

Environment

2. Conclusions on the circular economy in the construction sector
Adoption
approved by Coreper, Part 1, on 13.11.2019
13814/19 + COR 1 ENT

5. Barcelona Convention – Ministerial Declaration for COP 21
Authorisation to adopt the Ministerial Declaration on behalf of the European Union
approved by Coreper, Part 1, on 27.11.2019
14087/19 + ADD 1 + ADD 2
ENV

8. Commission Regulation (EU) …/… of XXX amending Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97 on the protection of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein
Decision not to oppose adoption
approved by Coreper, Part 1, on 27.11.2019
14398/19
13358/19 + ADD 1 ENV


Trade

13. CTA Discharge procedure 2018 – ACP-EU Committee
Adoption
approved by Coreper, Part 2, on 27.11.2019
14369/19 ACP


Transport

6. Council Decision on the EU position in the 31st session of the IMO Assembly
Adoption
approved by Coreper, Part 1, on 27.11.2019
14211/19 + ADD 1 + ADD 2
14212/19
MAR

7. Council Decision on the EU position in ICAO with regard to standards and recommended practices on passenger name record data
Adoption
approved by Coreper, Part 1, on 27.11.2019
14008/19
14014/19 AVIATION


General

1. Conclusions on “Have your say!: Commission’s public consultations engage citizens, but fall short of outreach activities” (CoA SR No 14/2019)
Adoption
approved by Coreper, Part 1, on 06.11.2019
13607/19 BETREG

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