2612TH MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE OF PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVES PART I (DEPUTIES)

Malta’s Deputy Permanent Representative, Neil Kerr, chaired the 2612th meeting of the Permanent Representatives Committee Part I (Deputies), also known as COREPER I.

In addition to approving ‘I’ items, which are mostly issues that were agreed to at the Council’s technical Working Party level (see attached agenda), today’s meeting discussed the following:

FRIDAY 20 JANUARY 2017 (10:00)

– Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the use of the 470 790 MHz frequency band in the Union (First reading) (Legislative deliberation)

= Analysis of the final compromise text with a view to agreement

– Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 531/2012 as regards rules for wholesale roaming markets (First reading) (Legislative deliberation)

= Presidency debriefing on the outcome of the trilogue

– Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the establishment of a Union framework for the collection, management and use of data in the fisheries sector and support for scientific advice regarding the Common Fisheries Policy (recast) (First reading) (Legislative deliberation)

= Analysis of the final compromise text with a view to agreement

– Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2003/87/EC to enhance cost-effective emission reductions and low-carbon investments (First reading) (Legislative deliberations)

= State of play and guidance for further work

– Any other business

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 adopted by Ministers from Member States at Council ministerial meetings.

There are two COREPER formations (I and II); COREPER I is attended by the Deputy Permanent Representative and covers issues which fall under the following Council formations: Competitiveness; Agriculture & Fisheries; Environment; Transport, Telecommunication & Energy; Employment, Social Policy, Health & Consumer Affairs; and Education, Youth, Culture & Sports.

Source: Government of Malta