Malta’s Deputy Permanent Representative, Neil Kerr, chaired the 2613th 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:

WEDNESDAY 25 JANUARY 2017 (14:00)

– 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)

= Preparation for the trilogue

– 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 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