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Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council

Volume 546: debated on Monday 18 June 2012

The Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council will meet on 21and 22 June. The health and consumer affairs part of the Council will be taken on 22 June.

The presidency is expected to seek to agree a partial general approach on the proposal for a regulation on establishing the Health for Growth programme 2014-20, the third successive public health programme. There will also be an orientation debate on the proposal on the decision on serious cross-border threats to health.

The presidency is expected to propose the adoption of Council conclusions on combating antimicrobial resistance, which the UK supports.

Under any other business, the presidency will provide information on the outcomes and conferences of its presidency. In addition, information will be provided from the Commission on its communication on the strategic implementation plan for the European innovation partnership on active and healthy ageing. The French delegation will introduce two points about the MediCrime convention and the supply of raw materials for pharmaceutical use in the EU. Finally, the Cypriot delegation will also give information on the priorities for their forthcoming presidency, which will run from July until December 2012.