2629TH MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE OF PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVES PART I (DEPUTIES) – 24 MAY 2017

On 24 May 2017, Malta’s Deputy Permanent Representative, Neil Kerr, chaired the 2629th 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 24 MAY 2017 (09:30)

– Preparation for the Council meeting “Competitiveness” (Internal Market, Industry, Research and Space) on 29 and 30 May 2017

= Fitness check of EU consumer and marketing legislation (Non-legislative activity)

a) Presentation by the Commission

b) Exchange of views

– Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on common rules in the field of civil aviation and establishing a European Union Aviation Safety Agency, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council (First reading) (Legislative deliberation)

= Preparation for the trilogue

– Setting of the provisional agenda for the Council meeting (Agriculture and Fisheries) on 12 June 2017 (For the items in the remit of the Permanent Representatives Committee)

– Setting of the provisional agenda for the Council meeting (Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumers) on 15 and 16 June 2017

– Preparation for the Council meeting (Transport, Telecommunications and Energy) on 8 and 9 June 2017

1. Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2003/59/EC on the initial qualification and periodic training of drivers of certain road vehicles for the carriage of goods or passengers and Directive 2006/126/EC on driving licenses (First reading) (Legislative deliberation)

= General approach

2. Draft Council conclusions on “Priorities for the EU’s maritime transport policy until 2020: Competitiveness, Decarbonisation, Digitalisation to ensure global connectivity, an efficient internal market and a world-class maritime cluster” (Non-legislative activity)

= Adoption

(Public debate in accordance with Article 8(2) of the Council’s Rules of Procedure [proposed by the Presidency])

3. Draft Council conclusions on “Road safety endorsing the Valletta Declaration” (Valletta, 28�29 March 2017) (Non-legislative activity)

= Adoption

(Public debate in accordance with Article 8(2) of the Council’s Rules of Procedure [proposed by the Presidency)

4. Regulatory Framework (First reading) (Legislative deliberation)

a) Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the European Electronic Communications Code (Recast)

b) Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications

c) Progress report

d) Policy debate

5. Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on

cross-border parcel delivery services (First reading) (Legislative deliberation)

= General approach

6. Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the respect for private life and the protection of personal data in electronic communications and repealing Directive 2002/58/EC (Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications) (First reading) (Legislative deliberation)

= Progress report

– Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on cooperation between national authorities responsible for the enforcement of consumer protection laws (First reading) (Legislative deliberation)

= Presidency debriefing on the outcome of the trilogue

– European Intellectual Property Office

Appointment of a Chairperson of a Board of Appeal

= Examination of the selected candidatures

– Any other business

= European Semester 2017: Country-specific recommendations

a) Information from the Presidency and the Commission

Source: Government of Malta