2626th MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE OF PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVES: Part II – 03 May 2017

Malta’s Permanent Representative to the European Union, Marlene Bonnici, chaired the 2626th meeting of the Permanent Representatives Committee Part II, also known as COREPER II.

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 03 May 2017 (11.30)

– Uniform format for visas:

Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 1683/1995 of 29 May 1995 laying down a uniform format for visas (First reading)

? Confirmation of the final compromise text with a view to agreement

– Preparation of the Council meeting (Justice and Home Affairs) on 18 May 2017

? Other items in connection with the Council meeting

– Presentation of the agenda of the Council meeting (Economic and Financial Affairs) on 23 May 2017

– Draft Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 2016/1036 on protection against dumped imports from countries not members of the European Union and Regulation (EU) No 2016/1037 on protection against subsidised imports from countries not members of the European Union (First reading)

? Mandate for negotiations with the European Parliament

– Preparation of the Council meeting (Foreign Affairs/Trade) on 11 May 2017

a) Draft Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) 2016/1036 on protection against dumped imports from countries not members of the European Union and Regulation (EU) 2016/1037 on protection against subsidised imports from countries not members of the European Union (First reading)

= State of play

b) Preparations for 11th World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference

= State of play

c) Implementation of Free Trade Agreements

= Orientation debate

d) Other items in connection with the Council meeting

– Preparation of the Council meeting (General Affairs) on 16 May 2017

? Other items in connection with the Council meeting

– Any other business

Source: Government of Malta