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European Council
Council of the European Union

Indicative programme - Competitiveness Council meeting of 29 February 2016

Council of the EU
  • 25/02/2016
  • 17:10
  • Media advisory
  • 79/16
  • Single market
  • Enterprise and industry
Press contacts

Víctor Flavián
Press officer
+32 22816715
+32 473640390

Place:        Justus Lipsius building, Brussels
Chair(s):   Henk Kamp, Minister for economic affairs of the Netherlands 

All times are approximate and subject to change 

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Doorstep by Henk Kamp

+/- 09.00
Beginning of Council meeting (Roundtable)
Adoption of the agenda
Adoption of legislative A Items (public session)
Adoption of non-legislative A Items

+/- 09.15 
Competitiveness check-up: support to SMEs and start-ups 

+/- 10.15
Single market strategy for services and goods 

+/- 12.00
Steel industry and energy-intensive industries 

+/- 13.10
Tackling barriers to growth and investment in the services sector (working lunch) 

+/- 15.00
The circular economy package  

+/- 16.30 - information points:
Cross-border portability of online content services in the single market (public session
EU-US privacy shield agreement 
Patents/plant breeders' rights 
Unitary patent protection system

+/- 17.45
Press Conference (live streaming)