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Employment, Health and Consumer Affairs Council

Volume 582: debated on Tuesday 17 June 2014

The Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council will meet on 20 June in Luxembourg. The Health and Consumer Affairs part of the Council will be in the morning of 20 June.

The main agenda items will be the following:

Medical devices directive—The presidency plans a ministerial discussion on medical devices.

Council conclusions—The Council will adopt the two sets of Council conclusions on nutrition and physical activity, and on the economic crisis and health care. Departmental officials have been involved in negotiations on these texts, which are in line with UK priorities.

The Commission will present their work to improve the medical devices regulatory system before the new EU legislation is in place, and the joint vaccine procurement agreement.

The Italian delegation will also give information on the priorities for their forthcoming presidency, which will run from July until December 2014.