§ Mr. Spring
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement 785W on forthcoming business in the Council of the European Union.
§ Mr. Goodlad
The following meets are planned:
Date Business February 6–7 Foreign Affairs Council February 20 ECOFIN February 20–21 Agriculture Council
The following subjects are likely to be discussed:
6 to 7 February: Foreign Affairs CouncilProvisional agenda.Adoption of the agendaApproval of the list of "A" itemsResolutions adopted by the European Parliament at its part-session (Strasbourg, 16–20 January 1995)Commission report on the setting up of the WTO, policy debate on the sectoral negotiations (aeronautics, steel, negotiating directives on services) and on new subjects (environment, Social standards)Negotiations under article XXIV-6 of GATT following Enlargement: adoption of negotiating directivesRelations with the countries of cEntral and eastern EuropeCommission report on the preparation of the White PaperCurrent state of negotiations with the Baltic CountriesSlovenia: Adoption of negotiating directivesStability pact, including submission by the Commission of the report on accompanying measuresFormer Yugoslavia, in particular:financing the Mostar administration in 1995ChechnyaUkraine: European Union action programme for nuclear safety progress reportMediterranean policy(poss) Relations with IsraelPreparation for the 13th meeting of the EC-Israel cooperation council at ministerial level.Mid term review of the Lomé IV and 8th EDF preparation for the second ministerial conference to renegotiate the fourth ACP-EC convention (Brussels, 16 and 17 February 1995)Rum: discontinuation of the ACP and OCT import quotas and measures to be adopted within the framework of Poseidom(poss) Preparation for the Panama meeting with the San Jose group (23 and 24 February 1995)Adoption in the official languages of the communities of a common position on the directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data.
20 February, ECOFINPresentation by Commission of work programme within ECOFIN's area of competenceFollow up to Essen European CouncilFight against money laundering. Examination of Commission reportFight against fraud. Commission work programme for 1995Preparation for meeting with associated countries of central and Eastern Europe.
20 to 21 February: Agriculture CouncilReform of the wine regimeReform of the sugar regimeSet-aside (biomass)CAP financingRules for the recovery of FEOGA securitiesAmending directive 64/432 (trade in live animals).