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The Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council will meet on 7 December in Brussels. The Health and Consumer Affairs part of the Council will take place in the afternoon.
The main agenda items will be the following:
Council conclusions – The Council will adopt conclusions on:
Under Any Other Business there will also be presentations on three other points:
Regulations on medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices – the Presidency will provide an update on the state of play, with negotiations currently at trialogue stage.
The regulations seek to address weaknesses in the current regulatory system, ensure a more consistent level of implementation across the EU, and ensure that the EU will continue to be viewed by business as an innovation-friendly regulatory environment. The UK has broadly supported the Commission’s proposals in order to ensure high standards of patient safety.
Public Health conferences – information from the Presidency of conferences they organised in this field
Dutch Presidency – the Dutch delegation will set out priorities for their forthcoming Presidency, which will run from January until June 2016.
For information, I attach a copy of the latest agenda.