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The Lord Privy Seal (Lord Richard): As the Prime Minister's article in the Independent on 7 April 1998 sets out, the third way returns to the values of the left--justice, solidarity, freedom--but we are committed to rethink how we deliver them.
|3-4||Luxembourg||Education & Social Affairs Council|
|8-9||Luxembourg||General Affairs Council|
|17||Luxembourg||Joint Environment & Transport Council|
|29-30||Luxembourg||General Affairs Council|
June 3-4: Joint Education & Social Affairs Council
Adoption of the Agenda.
A points--Draft Directive extending the Burden of Proof Directive to the UK--Draft Regulation amending 1408/71 (various amendments 1997).
June 8: Fisheries Council
Preparation of the Cardiff European Council: Debate.
Commission proposals for draft decisions for the new generation of education, training and youth programmes: Presentation by the Commission and debate.
Draft decision on European Pathways including Apprenticeship.
Presidency information on a pilot project on European Teacher Mobility.
Draft Directive on the Transferability of Supplementary Pension Rights of migrant workers.
Draft Regulation amending Regulation 1408/71 and 574/72 on social security rights of migrant workers.
Draft Directive amending the directive safeguarding the rights of workers in the event of the transfer of undertakings.
Draft Directive on employee involvement in the European Company Statute: Political agreement.
Communication on the future of the Social Dialogue: Commission presentation.
Social Policy Action programme: Commission presentation. June 5: Ecofin Council (provisional agenda)
Commission and EIB report on the loan guarantee system for lending to third countries.
Council draft if Broad Economic Policy Guidelines.
Preparation of Cardiff European Council.
Preparation of Stage 3 of EMU.
Adoption of ECB legislation under Article 106(6): Collection of statistical information by the ECB--minimum reserves of financial institutions at the ECB--Powers of the ECB to impose sanctions on institutions failing to comply with monetary regulations.
Appointment of ECB auditors.
Rules and composition of Economic and Financial Committee.
Post-Amsterdam enforcement proposal: debate, (possible) adoption.
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Commission report on the follow-up to the 1997 Bergen Inter-Ministerial meeting: Council conclusions.
Commission progress report on the 2002 Review: Progress report.
Proposal for revision of Structural Funds: Adoption (possible item).
Revision of basic Marketing Regulation (3759/1992): Policy debate.
Proposal on rules for mesh size combinations: Policy debate.
China: Council conclusions (possible A point).
Additional Protocols concerning the IAEA "93+2" Programme (possible A point).
Preparations for Cardiff European Council: Procedural.
Mediterranean Policy (possible item).
Middle East Peace Process.
EU/Mercosur and EU/Chile (possible item).
Renegotiation of Industrial GSP Regulation. June 15-16: European Council
Not yet available. June 16-17: Environment Council
Proposal for a Council Directive relating to limit values for sulphur dioxide, oxides of nitrogen, particulate matter and lead in ambient air: Common position, co-operation procedure Art. 189c.
Proposal for a Council Directive relating to a reduction of the sulphur content of certain liquid fuels and amending Directive 93/12/EEC: Common position, co-operation procedure Art. 189c.
Amended proposal for a Council Directive establishing a framework for a Community action in the field of water policy: Orientation debate, co-operation procedure Art. 189c.
Proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 90/220 on the deliberate release into the environment of genetically modified organisms: Orientation debate.
Proposal for a Council Directive on emissions from heavy goods vehicles: Orientation debate.
Community strategy on climate change: Council conclusions.
Community strategy on biological diversity: Council conclusions (possible item).
Carbon dioxide emissions from cars: Council conclusions (possible item).
Transport and Environment: Orientation debate and Council conclusions.
Air traffic management: Adoption.
EU/US aviation: Debate.
Denied Boarding Compensation: Agreement of Conclusions.
Computer reservation systems: Common position.
NOx: Agreement of conclusions.
Random checks: Debate, political agreement.
Dangerous goods safety adviser training: Debate, political agreement.
Railways: Progress report.
Transport safety: Debate.
Ferry Operators: Debate, political agreement.
Manning conditions: Debate.
Ports green paper: Report by Commission.
Fifth EC Framework Programme--specific programmes: Thematic programmes--International co-operation--Innovation and participation of SMEs--Improving human research potential and the socio-economic knowledge base: (possible) agreement.
Fifth EURATOM Framework Programme--EURATOM part of specific programmes: (possible) Agreement.
JRC programmes: (possible) Agreement.
Rules of participation and dissemination of results (Article 130j decisions): (possible) Common position (EC)/decision) (EURATOM). June 22-23: Agriculture Council
Not yet available. June 29-30: General Affairs Council (provisional agenda)
Follow-up to Cardiff European Council.
Middle East Peace Process.
Pakistan (possible item).
|3-4||Palermo||Ad hoc meeting of Euro-Mediterranean Foreign Ministers|
|3-4||Luxembourg||Education and Social Affairs Council|
|8-9||Luxembourg||General Affairs Council|
|8-9||Glasgow||Regional Policy/Spatial Planning Ministers' (Informal)|
|15-19||Strasbourg||European Parliament Plenary|
|17||Luxembourg||Joint Environment and Transport Council|
|19||Glasgow||Energy and Environment Conference|
|25||Brussels||Presidency Biotechnology Round Table|
|29||Luxembourg||General Affairs Council|
|1-2||Brussels||European Parliament Plenary|
|8-10||Innsbruck||Employment/Social Affairs/Women (Informal)|
|13-14||Luxembourg||General Affairs Council|
|17-19||Luxembourg||Environment Council (Informal)|
|There are no Councils scheduled for this month.|
|5-6||Salzburg||Foreign Ministers (Informal)|
|7-8||Brussels||Special Committee on Agriculture|
|15-16||Bregenz||Transport Council (Informal)|
|21||New York||Political Committee|
|19-22||St. Wolfgang, Austria||Agriculture Council (Informal)|
|24||Brussels||Justice and Home Affairs|
|25-27||Brussels||ECOFIN Council (Informal)|
|2-3||Luxembourg||Industry/Research and Technology Council (Informal)|
|5||Luxembourg||Work and Social Affairs Council|
|5-6||Luxembourg||General Affairs Council|
|23-24||Luxembourg||Education Council (Informal)|
|26-27||Luxembourg||General Affairs Council|
|29-30||Luxembourg||Justice and Home Affairs Council|
|9||Brussels||Internal Market Council|
|9-10||Brussels||General Affairs Council|
|30-1 December||Brussels||Transport Council|
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