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European Union: Forthcoming Council Business
18 January 2001
Volume 620
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asked Her Majesty's Government:What is the forthcoming business in the Council of the European Union for January; and what are the major European Union events between 1 February and 20 June. [HL350]

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See attached.To date we have received the detailed agendas for the following Council meetings in January:

January 19—Brussels—ECOFIN Council

  • Adoption of the provisional agenda
  • Approval of the list of "A" items
  • Taxation
  • Report on Public Finances
  • Implementation of the Stability and Growth Pact EMU statistics
  • AOB

January 12—Brussels—Fisheries Council ( Possible)

January 22–23—Brussels—General Affairs Council

January 29—Brussels—Budget Council ( Possible)

January 29–30—Brussels—Agriculture Council

No agendas for the above are yet available.

The following are the principal events in the EU between 1 February and May 2001 (certain relevant events are also included: the list is based on the information available at the date of issue).





8–9BrusselsJHA Informal Council
12BrusselsECOFIN Council
12BrusselsEducation/Youth Council (possible)
12BrusselsResearch Council
15–17BrusselsInformal Employment/ Telecommunications Council
19–20BrusselsAgriculture Council
25BrusselsInformal Trade Ministers' dinner
26–27BrusselsGeneral Affairs Council


6BrusselsEmployment and Social affairs Council
8BrusselsEnvironment Council
12BrusselsECOFIN Council
12BrusselsInternal Market/Consumer Council
15BrusselsJustice and Home Affairs Council
16BrusselsJustice and Home Affairs Council
19BrusselsAgriculture Council
19BrusselsGeneral Affairs Council
20BrusselsGeneral Affairs Council
20–21BrusselsFisheries Council (possible)
23–24StockholmEuropean Council
31–1BrusselsMeeting of Environment Ministers
5–6BrusselsTransport/Telecommunications Council
8–10BrusselsGeneral Affairs Council
8–10BrusselsAgriculture Council (Informal)
24–25BrusselsAgriculture Council
7BrusselsECOFIN Council
7BrusselsEmployment and Social Council (possible)
14–15BrusselsGeneral Affairs Council
14–15BrusselsIndustry and Energy Council
28–29BrusselsJustice and Home Affairs Council
28BrusselsEducation and Youth Council
30BrusselsDevelopment Council
31BrusselsHealth Council
5BrusselsECOFIN Council
5BrusselsInternal market/Consumer Council
7–8BrusselsEnvironment Council
11–12BrusselsGeneral Affairs Council
11BrusselsEmployment/Social Affairs Council
15–16GothenburgEuropean Council
18BrusselsFisheries Council (possible)
19–20BrusselsAgriculture Council
19BrusselsECOFIN Council (possible)
21BrusselsCulture Council
25–26BrusselsGeneral Affairs Council
26BrusselsResearch Council
27–28BrusselsTransport/Telecommunications Council