2630TH MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE OF PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVES PART I (DEPUTIES) – 31 MAY 2017

Malta’s Deputy Permanent Representative, Neil Kerr, chaired the 2630th 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 31 MAY 2017 (10:00)

– Setting of the provisional agenda for the Council meeting (Environment) on 19 June 2017

– Waste package (First reading) (Legislative deliberation)

a) Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directives 2000/53/EC on end-of-life vehicles, 2006/66/EC on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators, and 2012/19/EU on waste electrical and electronic equipment

b) Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 1999/31/EC on the landfill of waste

c) Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2008/98/EC on waste

d) Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste

= Presidency debriefing on the outcome of the trilogue

– Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on a system of inspections for the safe operation of ro-ro ferry and high-speed passenger craft in regular service and amending Directive 2009/16/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on port State control and repealing Council Directive 1999/35/EC (First reading) (Legislative deliberation)

= Presidency debriefing on the outcome of the trilogue

– Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the recognition of professional qualifications in inland navigation and repealing Council Directive 96/50/EC and Council Directive 91/672/EEC (First reading) (Legislative deliberation)

= Preparation for the trilogue

– Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2003/87/EC to enhance cost-effective emission reductions and low-carbon investments (First reading) (Legislative deliberation)

= Presidency debriefing on the outcome of the trilogue

– Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulations (EU) No 1316/2013 and (EU) No 283/2014 as regards the promotion of internet connectivity in local communities (First reading) (Legislative deliberation)

= Presidency debriefing on the outcome of the trilogue

– Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the sustainable management of external fishing fleets, repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 1006/2008 (First reading) (Legislative deliberation)

= Presidency debriefing on the outcome of the trilogue

– Preparation for the Council meeting (Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumers) on 15 and 16 June 2017

1. Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 96/71/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 1996 concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services (First reading) (Legislative deliberation)

= General approach

1. Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States as regards the accessibility requirements for products and services (First reading) (Legislative deliberation)

= Partial general approach / Progress report

2. Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2004/37/EC on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to carcinogens or mutagens at work (2nd package) (First reading) (Legislative deliberation)

= General approach

3. Draft Council conclusions on the European Court of Auditors’ Special Report No 5/2017 entitled “Youth unemployment � have EU policies made a difference? An assessment of the Youth Guarantee and the Youth Employment Initiative” (Non legislative activity)

= Adoption

4. Draft Council conclusions to contribute towards halting the rise in childhood obesity (Non-legislative activity)

= Adoption

5. Draft Council conclusions on Encouraging Member States driven voluntary co operation between health systems (Non-legislative activity)

= Adoption

Source: Government of Malta