Indicative programme – Competitiveness Council of 29 and 30 May 2017

Place:        Europa building, Brussels
Chairs:      Christian Cardona, Minister for the Economy, Investment and Small Business of Malta,
                   Chris Agius, Parliamentary Secretary for Research, Innovation, Youth and Sport of Malta

All times are approximate and subject to change

MONDAY 29 MAY – INTERNAL MARKET / INDUSTRY

+/- 08.00
Arrivals

+/- 08.30
Doorstep by Minister Christian Cardona

+/- 09.30
Beginning of the meeting
(Roundtable Internal Market)
Adoption of agenda
Adoption of legislative A items (public session)
Adoption of non-legislative A items

Competitiveness check-up

+/- 10.30
Type-approval and market surveillance of motor vehicles (public session)

+/- 11.00
Proportionality test before regulation of professions (public session)

+/- 12.00
Notification procedure for authorisation schemes and requirements related to services (public session)

+/- 12.30
Other business:
–    Implementation of the Marrakesh Treaty (public session)

+/- 12.45
Lunch debate on Digitisation of Industry

+/- 14.15
Beginning of the meeting
(Roundtable Industry)

Single market strategy and Digital single market strategy – state of play

Industrial policy in Europe

Business transfers

Fitness check of EU consumer and marketing legislation

+/- 16.55
Other business:
–    Draft directive on empowering competition authorities (public session)
–    Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court
–    Work programme of the incoming Estonian presidency

+/- 18.00
Press conference
(live streaming)

TUESDAY 30 MAY – SPACE POLICY / RESEARCH and INNOVATION (R&I)

+/- 08.15
Arrivals

+/- 08.45
Doorstep by Parliamentary Secretary Chris Agius

+/- 10.00
Beginning of meeting
(Roundtable Space)

+/- 10.05
Space strategy for Europe

Other business:
–    Satellite Sentinel-2B
–    Work Programme of the incoming Presidency

+/- 13.00
Working lunch debate on European Innovation Council

+/- 14.30
Beginning of the meeting
(Roundtable Research)

Streamlining R&I monitoring and reporting landscape

Economic rationale for public R&I funding

+/- 16.30
Other business:
–    Partnership for R&I in the Mediterranean area (PRIMA) (public session)
–    Open science – state of play
–    European Spallation Source research facility
–    Work programme of the incoming Estonian presidency

+/- 17.15
Press conference
(live streaming)

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