2605TH MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE OF PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVES PART II

The 2605th meeting of the Permanent Representatives Committee Part II, also known as COREPER II, took place.

– Systematic checks of external borders

– Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 562/2006 as regards the reinforcement of checks against relevant databases at external borders (First reading)

= Preparation for the third trilogue

– Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Union Code on visas (Visa Code) (recast) (First reading)

– State of play and guidance for further work

– Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 539/2001 listing the third countries whose nationals must be in possession of visas when crossing the external borders and those whose nationals are exempt from that requirement (Ukraine) (First reading)

– Mandate for negotiations with the European Parliament

– Preparation of the Council meeting (Justice and Home Affairs) on 18 November 2016

= ETIAS: Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a European Travel Information and Authorisation System (First reading)

– Policy debate

= Other items in connection with the Council meeting

– Presentation of the agenda of the Council meeting (Justice and Home Affairs) on 8/9 December 2016

– PIF: Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the fight against fraud to the Union’s financial interests by means of criminal law (First reading)

– Preparation for the trilogue

– Preparation of the EU-Ukraine Summit (Brussels, 24 November 2016)

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– Follow-up to the Council meeting (Foreign Affairs) on 14/15 November 2016

– Follow-up to the Council meeting (Foreign Affairs/Trade) on 11 November 2016

– Follow-up to the Council meeting (General Affairs) on 15/16 November 2016

– Follow-up to the Council meeting (Economic and Financial Affairs/Budget) on 16 November 2016

– Presentation of the agenda of the Council meeting (Economic and Financial Affairs) on 6 December 2016

Any other business

For more details, please consult the attached agenda.

Note: COREPER meetings are held every week and are part of the Council’s legislative process. The items which are discussed follow technical work carried out on the respective files at the Council’s Working Party level. Working Parties are attended by technical officials from the Permanent Representation of Malta to the EU or from the Ministries concerned. The issues discussed in COREPER are subsequently discussed and/or approved by Ministers from Member States at Council ministerial meetings.

There are two COREPER formations (I and II); COREPER II is attended by the Permanent Representative and covers issues which fall under the following Council formations: General Affairs; Foreign Affairs; Justice & Home Affairs; and Economic & Financial Affairs.

Source: Government of Malta.