Internal market and industry, 29 November
The Council reached agreement on its position (general approach) on the platform-to-business regulation and the general safety of vehicles regulation. It also reached agreement on a partial general approach on the single market programme regulation. These agreements open the way for negotiations to begin with the European Parliament. Ministers also adopted conclusions on the future EU industrial policy strategy.
Under the traditional 'competitiveness check-up' item, the Council discussed the future governance of the single market. During this debate the Commission presented its Communication on the future of the single market which it adopted on 22 November 2018.
Today we have reached agreement on a wide range of legislative initiatives. These will bring significant benefits, from safer roads to stronger economies.. We also had an opportunity to exchange views about a future EU industrial policy strategy and the challenges of the single market in a rapidly changing world.
Space and research, 30 November
In the morning ministers will take stock of progress achieved so far regarding the proposed EU space programme. They will also have a policy debate to guide future work on this topic.
In the afternoon the Council will adopt conclusions on the European Research Area. It will also be invited to adopt a partial general approach on the Horizon Europe framework programme and to assess the progress on the specific programme implementing Horizon Europe.