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|January 19||Brussels||Ecofin Council|
|January 19-20||Brussels||Agriculture Council|
|January 26-27||Brussels||General Affairs Council|
|January 29-30||Birmingham||Justice & Home Affairs Council (Informal)|
Presentation and debate.
Preparation of Stage III of EMU.
Reduced VAT on labour-intensive services.
Council Regulation on allocation of Financial Intermediate Services indirectly measured. January 19-20: Agriculture Council
Statement of Presidency aims.
Agri-environment Regulation (2078/92) and Forestry Regulation (2080/92): Commission reports.
Amendments to Regulation 404/93 (possible item).
Reform of tobacco regime (possible item).
Promotion of quality beef and veal.
Potato starch quotas.
World Trade Organisation dispute on hormones.
Veterinary equivalence agreements.
Vehicle standards for carriage of livestock.
Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (possible item). January 26-27: General Affairs Council
Presidency Programme: Public debate.
Enlargement: EU negotiating position for the Central and Eastern European Countries and
Transatlantic Relations: Report in EU-US Ministerial.
Trade issues: China--Silk Agreement: Mongolia--Textile Agreement (possible A point): Russia--Textiles: Vietnam Textiles Agreement (possible A point): Financial Services.
CFSP: Former Yugoslavia--Albania--Great Lakes--Turkey-Cyprus (developments post- Luxembourg)--Middle East Peace Process--Overseas Countries and Territories.
Third Country meetings in margins: Albania: Russia Co-operation Council. January 29-30: Justice & Home Affairs Council (Informal)
No formal Agenda. European Calendar: January-June 1998
|1||UK Presidency commences|
|8||London||Visit of College of Commissioners|
|12-16||Strasbourg||European Parliament Plenary|
|26-27||Brussels||General Affairs Council|
|28-29||Brussels||European Parliament Plenary|
|29-30||Birmingham||Justice & Home Affairs Council (Informal)|
|9-11||Costa Rica||EU/San Jose Group|
|11-12||Brussels||Select Committee on Trade & Industry visit|
|13-15||Cambridge||Internal Market (Informal)|
|16-20||Strasbourg||European Parliament Plenary|
|23-24||Brussels||General Affairs Council|
|9||Brussels||Ecofin Council (t.b.c.)|
|9-10||Manchester||UK Presidency Conference|
|9-13||Strasbourg||European Parliament Plenary|
|12-13||London||Joint Social & Education (Informal)|
|14-15||Edinburgh||Foreign Minister's Informal|
|15-17||Manchester||Seminar for Cultural Ministers|
|19||Brussels||Justice & Home Affairs Council|
|30||Brussels||Internal Market Council|
|30-31||Brussels||General Affairs Council|
|30-31||Strasbourg||European Parliament Plenary|
|3-11 April||Moscow||G8 Energy Ministerial|
|1-3||Strasbourg||European Parliament Plenary|
|6||Luxembourg||Social Affairs Council|
|23||Luxembourg||Consumer Affairs Council|
|24-26||Chester||Environment & Transport (Informal)|
|27-28||Luxembourg||General Affairs Council|
|1-3||Brussels||Ecofin & Special EMU Council|
|5||Brussels||Political Committee (t.b.c.)|
|11||Brussels||Euro-Med Energy Ministerial|
|11-15||Strasbourg||European Parliament Plenary|
|25-26||Brussels||General Affairs Council|
|27-28||Brussels||European Parliament Plenary|
|28-29||Brussels||Justice & Home Affairs Council|
|4||Luxembourg||Education & Social Affairs Council|
|8-9||Luxembourg||General Affairs Council (t.b.c.)|
|15-19||Strasbourg||European Parliament Plenary|
|17||Luxembourg||Joint Environment & Transport Council|
|29-30||Luxembourg||General Affairs Council (t.b.c.)|
Whom they have nominated for the second term of the European Committee of the Regions.[HL189]
George Gill CBE, Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council
From Scottish local government:
John Battye, Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council
Pam Warhurst, Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council
Dennis Pettitt, Nottinghamshire County Council
Ken Bodfish, Brighton and Hove Unitary Authority
Albert Bore, Birmingham City Council
Sally Powell, Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough Council
Jane Hore, Suffolk County Council
Sir Ronald Watson CBE, Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
Lord Bowness CBE DL, Croydon London Borough Council
Paul White, Essex County Council
Sir Simon Day, Devon County Council
Lord Tope CBE, Sutton London Borough Council
Dr. James Walsh RD, West Sussex County Council and Arun District Council
Ruth Coleman, North Wiltshire District Council
Milner Whiteman, Bridgnorth District Council
Hugh Henry, Renfrewshire Council
From Welsh local government:
Ian Stewart Houghton, Angus Council
Christine May, Fife Council
Peter James Peacock, Highland Council
Brian Smith, Torfaen Borough Council
From Northern Ireland local government:
Linda Mathews, Merthyr County Borough Council
Reg Empey, Belfast City Council
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Denis Haughey, Cookstown District Council
Ruth Henig, Lancashire County Council
Keith Billington, Rotheram Borough Council
Peter Soulsby, Leicester Unitary Authority
Toby Harris, Harringey London Borough Council
Sarah McCarthy-Fry, Portsmouth Unitary Authority
Diane Bunyan, Bristol Unitary Authority
Sue Davies, The Wrekin Unitary Authority
David Martin, Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
Margaret Eaton, Bradford City Council
Gordon Keymer, Tanbridge District Council
Suzie Kemp, Newbury Unitary Authority
Keith Whitmore, Manchester City Council
Liz Tucker, Hereford and Worcester County Council
Ros Scott, Suffolk County Council
Peter Moore, Sheffield City Council
Marcus Humphrey, Aberdeenshire Council
Joan Mitchell, Dumfries and Galloway Council
Cormick Keenan McChord, Stirling Council
Eurig Wyn, Gwynedd County Council
John Fee, Newry and Mourne District Council
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