2627TH MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE OF PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVES PART II

Malta’s Permanent Representative to the European Union, Marlene Bonnici, chaired the 2627th 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 10 May 2017 (10.00)

– Internal border control

Proposal for a Council Implementing Decision setting out a Recommendation for prolonging temporary internal border control in exceptional circumstances putting the overall functioning of the Schengen area at risk

= Approval of the draft text of the recommendation

– Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 1920/2006 as regards information exchange, early warning system and risk assessment procedure on new psychoactive substances and Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Framework Decision 2004/757/JHA of 25 October 2004 laying down minimum provisions on the constituent elements of criminal acts and penalties in the field of illicit drug trafficking, as regards the definition of drug (First reading)

= Preparation for the final trilogue

– Data protection by Union institutions and bodies

Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 and Decision No 1247/2002/EC (First reading)

= Preparation for a general approach

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

a) Effective application of the principles of responsibility and solidarity

= State of play

b) Other items in connection with the Council meeting

– Preparation of the Council meeting (Foreign Affairs) on 15 May 2017

a) Implementation of the EUGS in the area of security and defence

b) Horn of Africa

c) Africa – EU relations

d) Eastern Partnership

e) Other items in connection with the Council meeting

– Preparation of the Council meeting (Foreign Affairs/Defence) on 18 May 2017

a) EU Global Strategy implementation in the area of security and defence

b) EU-NATO cooperation

c) Other items in connection with the Council meeting

– (poss.) New European Consensus on Development

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

a) Preparation of the European Council on 22-23 June 2017

= Annotated Draft Agenda

b) European Council follow-up

c) Information by the Commission on its follow up to the White Paper on the Future of the EU

d) Other items in connection with the Council meeting

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

= Other items in connection with the Council meeting

– Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) 1303/2013 as regards specific measures to provide additional assistance to Member States affected by natural disasters (First reading)

= Preparation for trilogue

– (poss.) Draft Council Decision determining the planning and conduct arrangements for EU non-executive military CSDP missions and amending Council Decisions

– Any other business

Source: Government of Malta