2389TH MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE OF PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVES PART I (DEPUTIES) – 14 DECEMBER 2011

Reference Number: pr2439, Press Release Issue Date: Dec 14, 2011
 
On 14 December 2011, Malta’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the European Union, Mr Patrick R. Mifsud, participated in the 2389th meeting of the Permanent Representatives Committee Part I (Deputies). 
 
The meeting discussed the following agenda items:
 
1.       Adoption of the agenda
 
I
 
83.     Replies to written questions put to the Council by Members of the European Parliament
 
(a)           E-009470/2011 put by Nuno Melo
"Proposed European tax on financial transactions"
18192/11 PE-QE 890
(b)          P-009552/2011 put by Lorenzo Fontana
"Measures to safeguard debts owed to companies caught up in the social and economic crisis in Libya"
18247/11 PE-QE 891
(c)           E-009632/2011 put by Fiorello Provera
"North Caucasus Diaspora link to terrorism"
17168/11 PE-QE 866
(d)          E-009724/2011 put by Anne Delvaux
"Member States' positions on the reform of energy taxation"
17311/11 PE-QE 868
(e)           E-009805/2011 put by Carlos Coelho
"Reintroduction of internal border controls by Member States"
17092/11 PE-QE 863
(f)           E-010124/2011 put by Iva Zanicchi
"Major increase in crime in city of Brussels"
17295/11 PE-QE 867
 
84.     Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on a consumer programme 2014-2020
-    Optional consultation of the Committee of the Regions
18229/11 CONSOM 208 MI 647 CADREFIN 183 CODEC 2341
 
85.     Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a common organisation of the markets in agricultural products (Single CMO Regulation)
-    Optional consultation of the Committee of the Regions
15397/11 AGRI 680 AGRIFIN 88 AGRIORG 178 CODEC 1657 + REV 1 (en, fr, de)
18139/11 AGRI 836 AGRIFIN 134 AGRIORG 230 CODEC 2313
 
86.     Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing rules for direct payments to farmers under support schemes within the framework of the common agricultural policy
-    Optional consultation of the Committee of the Regions
15396/11 AGRI 679 AGRIFIN 87 CODEC 1656  + REV 1 (en, fr)
18143/11 AGRI 837 AGRIFIN 135 CODEC 2314
 
87.     Euratom Scientific and Technical Committee
-    Adoption of the Council Decision appointing a member
17607/11 RECH 396 ATO 147
17581/11 RECH 394 ATO 144
 
88.     Advisory Committee on Safety and Health at Work - Appointment of Ms Veronika KAIDIS, Estonian member, in place of Mr Ivar RAIK, who has resigned
- Adoption
18255/11 SOC 1088
 
89.     Advisory Committee on Safety and Health at Work - Appointment of Ms Katrin KAARMA, Estonian alternate member, in place of Mr Tiit KAADU, who has resigned
- Adoption
18256/11 SOC 1089
 
90.     Advisory Committee on Safety and Health at Work - Appointment of Ms Kristel PLANGI, Estonian alternate member, in place of Ms Ester RÜNKLA, who has resigned
- Adoption
18262/11 SOC 1092
 
91.     Advisory Committee on Safety and Health at Work - Appointment of Ms Marju PEÄRNBERG, Estonian alternate member, in place of Ms Veronika KAIDIS, who has resigned
- Adoption
18284/11 SOC 1094
 
92.     Governing Board of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work - Appointment of Ms Katrin KAARMA, Estonian member, in place of Mr Tiit KAADU, who has resigned
- Adoption
18257/11 SOC 1090
 
93.     Governing Board of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work - Appointment of Ms Kristel PLANGI, Estonian alternate member, in place of Mr Ivar RAIK, who has resigned
- Adoption
18258/11 SOC 1091
 
94.     Governing Board of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work - Appointment of Ms Marju PEÄRNBERG, Estonian alternate member, in place of Ms Veronika KAIDIS, who has resigned
- Adoption
18281/11 SOC 1093 + COR 1
 
95.     Draft Commission Regulation (EU) No …/.. of XXX amending Regulation (EC) No 2003/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to fertilisers for the purposes of adapting Annexes I and IV thereto to technical progress
- Decision not to oppose adoption
17200/11 ENT 250 MI 588 AGRILEG 129
18350/11 ENT 276 MI 652 AGRILEG 147
 
96.     Draft Commission Directive ../…/EU of XXX amending Annex I to Directive 2001/37/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco products
- Decision not to oppose adoption
16944/11 SAN 243 MI 567
18426/11 SAN 272 MI 660
 
97.     Proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 98/8/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council to include flufenoxuron as an active substance for product-type 8 in Annex I thereto
-    Confirmation of delegations' positions
16954/11 ENV 869 ENT 241
18366/11 ENV 945 ENT 277
 
98.   Draft Council Decision on the participation of the European Union in the negotiations on the revision of the Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution to Abate Acidification, Eutrophication and Ground-level Ozone
-     Adoption
17860/11 ENV 913 ENT 265 ONU 147 OC 41 + ADD 1
18155/11 ENV 930 ENT 274 ONU 149 OC 66
 
99.   Draft Council Decision establishing the position to be adopted on behalf of the European Union, in relation to matters falling within its competence, at the next three meetings of the International Whaling Commission, including the related inter-sessional meetings, with regard to proposals for amendments to the International Convention on the Regulation of Whaling and its Schedule
-   Adoption
17641/11 ENV 905 PECHE 354 OC 40
18153/11 ENV 929 PECHE 379 OC 65 + ADD 1
 
100.   Decision of the Council and of the representatives of governments of the Member States meeting within the Council of … on the participation of the European Union and its Member States in negotiations for a Convention of the Council of Europe on the protection of the rights of broadcasting organisations
- Adoption
18062/11 PI 178 AUDIO 79 OC 55 + ADD 1
18061/11 PI 177 AUDIO 78 OC 54
 
101.   Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EU) No 7/2010 opening and providing for the management of autonomous tariff quotas of the Union for certain agricultural and industrial products
-    Adoption
18122/11 TDC 26
18325/11 TDC 32 OC 73
 
102.   Proposal for a Council Regulation suspending the autonomous Common Customs Tariff duties on certain agricultural, fishery and industrial products
- Adoption
18131/11 TDC 28
18324/11 TDC 31 OC 72
 
II
 
103.   Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) - (recast) (Second reading) (Legislative deliberation)
-    Preparation for the next informal trilogue
18228/11 ENV 932 MI 646 CODEC 2340
18439/11 ENV 955 MI 661 CODEC 2394
 
104.   Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on entrusting the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) with certain tasks related to the protection of intellectual property rights, including the assembling of public and private sector representatives as a European Observatory on Counterfeiting and Piracy (First reading) (Legislative deliberation)
- Preparation for the next informal trilogue
18319/11 PI 183 CODEC 2361
 
105.   Proposal for a Council Regulation adjusting with the effect from 1 July 2011 the remuneration and pension of the officials and other servants of the European Union and the correction coefficients applied thereto
-        Decision
17620/11 STAT 46 FIN 976 + ADD 1
18394/11 STAT 51 FIN 1036
 
-        Any other business
(a)     Climate and environment mainstreaming proposals
·         Presentation by the Commission
(b)     Delegated Act of Due Dilligence Timber Regulation
·         Information from the Spanish delegation
18404/11 AGRI 865 ENV 951 FORETS 87 CODEC 2380 DEVGEN 340
RELEX 1320 JUR 595 UD 359 WTO 479 PROBA 125
(c)           EU-Swiss Agreement on free movement
(d)          Patent Regulation
 
Any further information may be obtained from the Permanent Representation of Malta to the European Union by contacting Mr Anis Cassar on the following e-mail address: anis.cassar@gov.mt