2628TH MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE OF PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVES: PART II – 17 MAY 2017

Malta’s Permanent Representative to the European Union, Marlene Bonnici, chaired the 2628th 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 17 May 2017 (10.00)

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

? Other items in connection with the Council meeting

– Qualification: Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on standards for the qualification of third-country nationals or stateless persons as beneficiaries of international protection, for a uniform status for refugees or for persons eligible for subsidiary protection and for the content of the protection granted and amending Council Directive 2003/109/EC of 25 November 2003 concerning the status of third-country nationals who are long-term residents (First reading)

? Period of Validity of Residence Permits issued to Refugees and Beneficiaries of Subsidiary Protection

a) Preparation for a general approach

– Presentation of the agenda of the Council meeting (Justice and Home Affairs) on 08/09 June 2017

– Preparation of the Council meeting (Foreign Affairs/Development) on 19 May 2017

a) Humanitarian crises

b) Post-Cotonou Framework

c) Other items in connection with the Council meeting

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

a) Dispute Resolution Mechanisms

� Proposal for a Council Directive on Double Taxation Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in the European Union

= General approach

b) (poss.) Common Corporate Tax Base

� Proposal for a Council Directive on a Common Corporate Tax Base (CCTB)

= Policy debate

c) Movement of capital

� 2016 EFC Report on the movement of capital and the freedom of payments

� Report from the Commission – accelerating the Capitals Markets Union: Addressing national barriers to capital flows

= Exchange of views

d) European Semester 2017

� Macroeconomic Imbalance Procedure (MIP): In depth-reviews

= Draft Council conclusions

e) Other items in connection with the Council meeting

– Follow-up to the Council meeting (Foreign Affairs/Trade) on 11 May 2017

– Follow-up to the Council meeting (Foreign Affairs) on 15 May 2017

– Follow-up to the Council meeting (General Affairs) on 16 May 2017

– New European Consensus on Development

– Any other business

Source: Government of Malta