European Union: Forthcoming Council Business

House of Lords written question – answered on 7th February 2001.

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Photo of Lord Hughes of Woodside Lord Hughes of Woodside Labour

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the forthcoming business in the Council of the European Union for February; and what are the major European Union events for the period between 1 February and 31 July 2001.

Photo of Baroness Scotland of Asthal Baroness Scotland of Asthal Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Forthcoming EU business in February is as follows: 8-9--Stockholm--Justice and Home Affairs Council 12--Brussels--ECOFIN Council 12--Brussels--Education/Youth Council 12--Brussels--Research Council 15-17--Lulea--Employment/Telecommunications (Informal) 19-20--Brussels--Agriculture Council 25--Brussels--Informal Trade Ministers Dinner 26--Brussels--General Affairs Council

No agendas for the above are available at present.

The following are the principal events in the EU between 1 March and July 2001 (certain relevant events are also included: the list is based on the information available at the date of issue.)

Date Location Event
March
6 Brussels Employment and Social Affairs Council
8 Brussels Environment Council
12 Brussels ECOFIN Council
12 Brussels Internal Market/Consumer Council
15 Brussels Justice and Home Affairs Council
16 Brussels Justice and Home Affairs Council
19 Brussels Agriculture Council
19 Brussels General Affairs Council
20 Brussels General Affairs Council
20-21 Brussels Fisheries Council (possible)
23-24 Stockholm European Council
31-1 Brussels Informal Meeting of Ministers of the Environment
April
5-6 Brussels Transport/Telecommunications Council
8-10 Brussels General Affairs Council
8-10 Brussels Agriculture Council (Informal)
24-25 Brussels Agriculture Council
May
5-6 Brussels Gymnich
7 Brussels ECOFIN Council
7 Brussels Employment and Social Council (possible)
14-15 Brussels General Affairs Council
14-15 Brussels Industry and Energy Council
22-23 Brussels Agriculture Council
28-29 Brussels Justice and Home Affairs Council
28 Brussels Education and Youth Council
30 Brussels Development Council
31 Brussels Health Council
June
5 Brussels ECOFIN Council
5 Brussels Internal Market/Consumer Council
7-8 Brussels Environment Council
11-12 Brussels General Affairs Council
11 Brussels Employment/Social Affairs Council
15-16 Gothenburg European Council
18 Brussels Fisheries Council (possible)
19-20 Brussels Agriculture Council
19 Brussels ECOFIN Council (possible)
21 Brussels Culture Council
25-26 Brussels General Affairs Council
26 Brussels Research Council
27-28 Brussels Transport/Telecommunications Council
July
6-7 Brussels Informal Employment and Social Affairs Council
10 Brussels ECOFIN Council
13-14 Brussels Regional Territories Council (Informal)?
16-17 Brussels General Affairs Council
20 Brussels Budget Council
23-24 Brussels Agriculture Council

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