Main topics and media events 25 May - 11 June 2017

Council of the EU
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24/05/2017
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Overview of the main subjects to be discussed at meetings of the Council of the EU over the next two weeks.

Competitiveness Council, 29 and 30 May 2017

The Council will try to reach general approaches on the reform of type-approval for cars and on two directives of the "Services package" to improve the single market. It is due to adopt conclusions on industrial policy; on a space strategy and on monitoring and reporting of research and innovation.

Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council, 8 and 9 June 2017

Transport issues - 8 June 2017

The Council will agree its position on updated rules for the training and qualifications of professional lorry and bus drivers. It will also adopt two sets of conclusions: on the priorities for the EU's maritime transport policy and on road safety. 

Telecommunications issues - 9 June 2017 

The Council is expected to agree on a general approach on a draft regulation on cross-border parcel delivery services. Ministers will take stock of progress and hold a policy debate on the revision of the EU telecoms rules. They will also look at progress made on proposed new rules for ePrivacy.  

Justice and Home Affairs Council, 8 and 9 June 2017 

The Council will discuss a number of legislative files on the Justice topic (EPPO, supply of digital content, money laundering, etc.) as well as on the Home affairs one. Home affairs ministers are also expected to focus on migration, counter terrorism and improving interoperability of information systems. Both ministers will meet to debate on issues related to criminal justice in cyberspace.