EU: Forthcoming Business

House of Lords written question – answered on 7th April 2003.

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Photo of Lord Milner of Leeds Lord Milner of Leeds Labour

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the forthcoming business in the Council of the European Union for April: and what are the major European Union events for the period between 1 May and 31 October 2003.

Photo of Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean Minister of State (Middle East), Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Minister of State (Trade), Department of Trade and Industry, Minister for Trade and Investment and Deputy Leader of the House of Lords (also Department of Trade and Industry), Minister of State (Trade and Investment) Deputy Leader of the House of Lords (also FCO)

Date Location Event
April
2 Brussels Meeting of the Presidium
3–4 Brussels Convention Plenary
4 Brussels Justice & Home Affairs
4–6 Hania (Crete) Informal ECOFIN (Ministerial)
5 Lisbon Europe-Africa Summit
10 Brussels Meeting of the Presidium
14–15 Luxembourg General Affairs & External Relations
14 Brussels Agriculture & Fisheries
16 Athens Signature of the Accession Treaty
17 Athens European Conference
23 Brussels Meeting of the Presidium
24–25 Brussels Convention Plenary
May
2–4 Olympia Gymnich (Informal Foreign Ministers)
3–4 Athens Informal Environment (Ministerial Informal)
5–6 Brussels Education, Youth & Culture Council (To be confirmed)
8 Brussels Corfu Meeting of the Presidium Agriculture (Ministerial Informal)
12–13 Brussels Competitiveness
12 Brussels EUROGROUP
13 Brussels ECOFIN
14 Brussels Meeting of the Presidium
14 Brussels Transport, Telecom & Energy Council
15–16 Brussels Convention Plenary
16 Brussels EU-ACP Ministerial
16–17 Halkidiki Informal Regional Policy (Ministerial)
16–18 Cruise off Greece Informal Transport & Merchant Marine (Ministerial)
17 Brussels EU–W. Balkans (Zagreb Process)
19 Brussels General Affairs & External Relations (+ Defence)
20 Brussels General Affairs & External Relations
22 Brussels Meeting of the Presidium
24 Thessaloniki Informal Culture (Ministerial)
26–27 Brussels Agriculture & Fisheries Council
26–27 Crete EUROMED Conference (Mid Term Ministerial)
27 Brussels Environmental Council
28 Brussels Meeting of the Presidium
30–31 Brussels Convention Plenary
31 St Petersburg EU-Russia Summit
June
2 Brussels EUROGROUP
2–3 Brussels Transport, Telecom & Energy Council
3 Brussels ECOFIN
4 Brussels Meeting of the Presidium
5–6 Brussels Convention Plenary
5–6 Brussels Justice & Home Affairs Council
5–6 Brussels Employment, Social Policy, Health & Consumer Affairs Council
6 Rhodes Public Administration (Ministerial Informal)
11 Brussels Meeting of the Presidium
11–12 Brussels Agriculture & Fisheries Council
12–13 Alexandroupoli Development-Co-operation (Ministerial Informal)
12–13 Brussels Convention Plenary
13 Brussels Environment Council
17–18 Luxembourg General Affairs & External
20 Halkidiki EUROPEAN COUNCIL
21 Halkidiki Zagreb II Summit
22 Brussels General Affairs & External Relations
24 Brussels Employment, Social Policy, Health & Consumer Affairs Council
July
2–3 Rome Research (Ministerial Informal)
4–5 Naples Transport Infrastructure (Ministerial Informal)
6 Brussels Trade (Ministerial Informal)
10 Varese Varese Informal Council/Troika Informal Council of Ministers of Labour and Social Affairs
15–16 Brussels ECOFIN
10 Varese Informal Council/Troika
11–12 Varese Ministers of Labour & Social Affairs
15–16 Brussels ECOFIN
17–18 Treviso EU Employment Committee (Informal)
18–20 Montecatini Energy & Environment (Ministerial Informal)
22–23 Brussels Agriculture & Fisheries Council
22 Brussels General Affairs & External Relations
24–25 Milan European Conference on Discrimination
25–26 Verona Education (Ministerial Informal)
August
No Meetings Planned
September
Viterbo Telecommunications (Ministerial Informal)
Stresa ECOFIN (Informal Council)
19–20 Rome Justice & Internal Affairs (Informal Council)
22–23 Brussels Competition ( Internal Market, Industry & Research)
29–30 Brussels General Affairs & External Relations
29–30 Brussels Agriculture & Fisheries Council
October
2–3 Brussels Justice & Internal Affairs
7 Brussels ECOFIN
9–10 Brussels Transport, Telecom & Energy Council
13–14 Brussels General Affairs and External Relations Council (GAERC)
13–14 Brussels Agriculture & Fisheries Council
16–17 Brussels European Council
20–21 Brussels Employment, Social Policy, Health & Consumer Affairs
27 Brussels Environment Council

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