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|June 1||Development Council|
|June 6||Internal Market Council|
|June 9||Research Council|
|June 15||Fisheries Council|
|June 19||Transport Council|
|June 20||Transport Council|
|Justice and Home Affairs Council|
|June 21||Justice and Home Affairs Council|
|June 22||Environment Council|
|June 23||Environment Council|
|June 26||Agriculture Council|
|June 27||Agriculture Council|
|June 29||Social Affairs Council|
The following subjects were discussed:
June 1: Development Council
Adoption of the agenda.
Approval of the list of "A" items.
Follow-up to the statement of 18 November 1992 on co-operation and development up to 2000.
(a) Complementarity between the development policies and actions of the Union and its member states.
(b) Consistency between the various Community policies.
(c) Operational co-ordination.
Research in developing countries
Development co-operation with South Africa
Basic rules on humanitarian aid.
Progress of discussions on:
Actions on rehabilitation assistance
Migration and development
Internal market in electricity: Council conclusions.
Trans-European energy networks: possible common positions on guidelines and supporting measures.
Energy policy Green Paper: Council Resolution.
Thermie II: possible decision.
Energy efficiency of fridges and freezers: progress report.
Under "Any Other Business": Energy Charter: progress report; and energy dimension to the Euro-Mediterranean Conference: exchange of views/possible Council Conclusions.
White Paper on extending Single Market to the CEEs: discussion amongst the 15 on White Paper, followed by session (and lunch) with CEE and Baltic Ministers.
Operation of the Single Market (routine presentation and discussion of implementation figures and annual report on Single Market, plus announcement of Commission plans for "Citizens' Guide to Single Market").
Deregulation: progress report on monitor group.
Uniform application and effectiveness of Single Market rules and national penalties for violations of them: Council Resolution.
Draft decision on notification of national decisions derogating from free movement of goods (which sets up a procedure to identify cases where mutual recognition does not occur)common position.
Customs 2000: orientation debate on draft decision establishing a programme of practical measures to ensure customs rules work effectively.
Legal Protection of Database Directive: common position.
Community Designs Regulation: progress report.
European Co-operative Society: progress report on draft Directive and Regulation establishing common rules for European co-ops.
Bankruptcy Convention: political agreement.
Novel foodstuffs: common position on directive introducing EC rules for genetically modified foodstuffs.
Co-ordination of research policies.
Adaptation of Framework Programme: Decisions following Enlargement.
International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER).
Prospects for Scientific and Technical Co-operation with the new Independent States of the Former Soviet Union.
Preparation of joint meeting with Associated Countries of Central and Eastern Europe.
International agronomy research.
Training and mobility of researchers.
Research/Industry Task Forces.
Preparation of the Cannes European Council.
Racism and xenophobia: global strategy of the Union.
Relations with the CEEs
Relations with the Baltic States
Decision on signature of the Association Agreement (possible A point)
Lomé mid-term review: EDF VIII
Adoption of report on preparation of the Euro-Med Conference
(possible) Tunisia: decision on signature of new agreement
(possible) Israel: conclusion of negotiations on new agreement
State of negotiations with Morocco and Egypt
(possible) Lebanon: adoption of negotiating directives
Adoption of draft common position on EC/Turkey customs union
Decision to seek consent of European Parliament
Relations with Cyprus
Adoption of Union position at EC/Cyprus Association Council
Decision on signature of fourth financial protocol
Relations with Malta
Adoption of Union position at EC/Malta Association Council
Decision on signature of fourth financial protocol
Relations with Russia.
Relations with Ukraine.
Relations with certain republics of the former Soviet Union.
Free trade areas
(possible) WTO code of conduct
Negotiations in the WTO framework.
Preparation of Halifax G7 summit and meetings with US and Japan.
Negotiating directives for a trade and co-operation agreement and protocol to the Lomé Convention.
(possible) Relations with Mercosur.
Adoption of negotiating directives for an inter-regional framework co-operation agreement.
Relations with Chile
Commission strategy paper on strengthening EU/Chile relations.
Conclusion of negotiations on a co-operation agreement.
Euratom/US nuclear energy agreement (possible)
Association Council with Cyprus
Associated Council with Malta
Council Resolution on Infrastructure Green Paper (Part 2)
Council Resolution on Mobile Telephony
Council Resolution on Postal Services
ONP Voice Telephony Directive: common position
Council Conclusions on Article 90 Cable Network Directive
Western waters effort regulation
Socio-economic measures (possible)
Amendment to technical conservation measures
UN Conference on straddling stocks (possible)
Preparation for European Council (Cannes26/27 June)
Broad economic guidelines (recommendation for 1995/96 and consideration of implementation 1994/95).
Essen follow-up (likely to include employment policy).
Decisions on excessive deficits
Regulation on protection of the Community's financial interests
Examination of member states' reports on measures to combat fraud and waste
Green paper on transition to a single currency (discussion)
Macro-financial assistance to third countries.
Biofuels: draft directive on excise duty relief for biofuels
European System of National and Regional Accounts
Harmonising consumer price indices.
Cross-border payments: agreement on common position
EIB lending to South Africa (possible A point)
TENS financing (possible)
CO2 /energy tax: orientation debate (possible)
European Investment Bank: a meeting of EIB Board of Governors will be held on the same day.
Maritime statistics directive-adoption
Ro-Ro ferry safetyRegulation on early implementation of International Safety Management Code (ISM)Common position
(possible) Resolution on shipping external relations.
Airport ground handlingorientation debate
Mutual recognition for aviation componentsCouncil Conclusions
Trans-European Networksconsideration of EP Opinion
High speed rail interoperabilitycommon position
Harmonisation of road signsresolution
Railway licensing and access directivesadoption of common position in light of EP opinion
(possible) Transport researchresolution
Fraud against the Community Budget
Common Visa List
Brussels (2) Convention
Title VI Finance
Revision of Broadcasting Directive: orientation debate
Media II: orientation debate
New financial instrument for the Audiovisual Sector
Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC)
Air Quality Framework Directive
Wildlife Trade (CITES) Regulation
Major Accident Hazards (Seveso II) Directive
Ecological Quality of Water Directive
LIFE programme (Financial Instrument on the environment)
Waste Shipments Regulation
Negotiating Mandate on the Basle Convention
Nuclear safety in Central and Eastern Europe
Priority waste streams: end-of-life vehicles
JEPs (Joint Environment Programmes)
Italian, Spanish and Greek milk quota
Reform of the wine sector (possible)
Reform of the rice regime (possible)
Trade in bovines (amending 64/432).
Essen follow-up on employment
Draft Directive on Posted Workers
Draft Directive on Use of Work Equipment
Draft Decision on Programme to Combat Social Exclusion
Draft Decision on Action to support Older People
Draft amendments to Regulation 1408/71 (Social Security)
Resolution on Older Workers
Conclusions on the Quality of Vocational Training
Presidency Report on amendments to Acquired Rights Directive.
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