detailed draft agenda - 512th plenary session on 9-10

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Item B.1
512th session/
December
DETAILED DRAFT AGENDA
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Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 December 2015
Charlemagne building (European Commission), room S3
B – 1040 Brussels
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Opening of the session: Wednesday 9 December 2015 at 2.30 p.m.
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Review of the Luxembourg presidency of the Council of the EU,
on Wednesday 9 December at 5 p.m., with the participation of:
Nicolas Schmit, Luxembourg's Minister for Labour, Employment and the Social and Solidarity
Economy
Presentation of the European Commission's 2016 Work Programme
and debate on the European Agenda on Migration,
in conjunction with the adoption of opinions REX/452, REX/457, SOC/525 and SOC/526,
on Thursday 10 December at 10 a.m., with the participation of:
Frans Timmermans,
First vice-president of the European Commission
Award of the Civil Society Prize, on Thursday 10 December at 11.30 a.m.
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Please remember to sign the attendance list at the entrance to the meeting room.
N.B.: This is not the final version of the draft agenda, which will be approved by the Bureau on
8 December 2015.
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Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 December 2015
10 a.m.
Group I
room JDE 51
9.30 a.m.
Group II
room JDE 62
10 a.m.
Group III
room JDE 52
2.30 p.m.
OPENING OF THE PLENARY SESSION
European Commission
Charlemagne building
Room S3
1.
Presence of a quorum
2.
Adoption of the draft agenda
3.
Approval of the minutes of the 511th plenary session held on 6, 7 and 8
October 2015 (EESC-2015-04158-00-00-PV-TRA)
4.
OPINIONS TO BE PUT STRAIGHT TO THE VOTE
CCMI/140
Nanotechnology for a competitive chemical industry
(own-initiative opinion)
EESC-2015-03991-AS-TRA
Rapporteur: Egbert Biermann (Gr. II–DE)
Co-rapporteur: Tautvydas Misiūnas (Cat1.–LT)
INT/771
Report on Competition Policy 2014
Report from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the
European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the
Regions – Report on Competition Policy 2014
COM(2015) 247 final
EESC-2015-03837-AS-TRA
Rapporteur: Reine-Claude Mader (Gr. III–FR)
NAT/672
CAP simplification (exploratory opinion)
EESC-2015-04293-AS-TRA
Rapporteur: Seamus Boland (Gr. III–IE)
NAT/675
Revision of the EU emissions trading system (ETS)
Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council
amending Directive 2003/87/EC to enhance cost-effective emission
reductions and low-carbon investments
COM(2015) 337 final -2015/0148 COD
EESC-2015-04053-AS-TRA
Rapporteur: Antonello Pezzini (Gr. I–IT)
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SOC/524
Engaged universities shaping Europe (own-initiative opinion)
EESC-2015-02595-AS-TRA
Rapporteur: Joost van Iersel (Gr. I–NL)
OPINIONS TO BE DISCUSSED
5 p.m. – 6.15
p.m.
5.
CCMI/138
Contribution of indigenous coal and lignite resources to the EU's
energy security (own-initiative opinion)
EESC-2015-01360-AS-TRA
Rapporteur: Dumitru Fornea (Gr. II–RO)
Co-rapporteur: Renata Eisenvortová (Cat.1–CZ)
6.
CCMI/139
The role of engineers in reindustrialising Europe
(own-initiative opinion)
EESC-2015-01068-AS-TRA
Rapporteur: Antonello Pezzini (Gr. I–IT)
Co-rapporteur: Zbigniew Kotowski (Cat.3–PL)
7.
TEN/574
Digital single market strategy (communication)
Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the
Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the
Committee of the Regions: A Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe
COM(2015) 192 final
EESC-2015-03604-AS-TRA
Rapporteur: Raymond Hencks (Gr. II–LU)
Co-rapporteur: Thomas McDonogh (Gr. I–IE)
8.
Review of the Luxembourg presidency of the Council of the EU, with
the participation of Nicolas Schmit, Luxembourg's Minister for
Labour, Employment and the Social and Solidarity Economy:
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Introduction by Georges Dassis, president of the European
Economic and Social Committee
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Statement by Nicolas Schmit
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Open debate: statements by group presidents/members on behalf of
the groups
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Reply by Mr Schmit
Conclusions by Mr Dassis
7 p.m.
ADJOURNMENT
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Thursday 10 December
9 a.m.
RESUMPTION
9.
10 a.m. – 11.10
a.m.
ECO/383
Action plan on fairer corporate taxation (communication)
Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the
Council: A fair and efficient corporate tax system in the European Union:
5 key areas for action
COM(2015) 302 final
EESC-2015-02961-AS-TRA
Rapporteur: Petru Sorin Dandea (Gr. II – RO)
Co-rapporteur: Paulo Barros Vale (Gr. I-PT)
10. Presentation of the European Commission's 2016 Work Programme
and debate on the European Agenda on Migration,
with the participation of Frans Timmermans, first vice-president of
the European Commission:

Introduction by Georges Dassis, president of the European
Economic and Social Committee
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Statement by Frans Timmermans
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Presentation of opinions REX/452, REX/457, SOC/525 and
SOC/526, by Brenda King, José Antonio Moreno Diaz,
Stefano Mallia and Cristian Pîrvulescu respectively
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Open debate: Statements by group presidents/members on behalf of
the groups
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Reply by Frans Timmermans
Conclusions by Mr Dassis
11. REX/452
EU Action plan against migrant smuggling (2015-2020)
(communication)
Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the
Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the
Committee of the Regions – EU Action Plan against migrant smuggling
(2015-2020)
COM(2015) 285 final
EESC-2015-03940-AS-TRA
Rapporteur: Brenda King (Gr. I–UK)
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12. REX/457
A European list of safe countries of origin
Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council
establishing an EU common list of safe countries of origin for the purposes
of Directive 2013/32/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on
common procedures for granting and withdrawing international protection,
and amending Directive 2013/32/EU
COM(2015) 452 final – 2015/0211 COD
Rapporteur: Jose Antonio Moreno Diaz (Gr. II–ES)
13. SOC/525
A European Agenda on Migration (communication)
Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the
Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the
Committee of the Regions – A European Agenda on Migration
COM(2015) 240 final
EESC-2015-04319-AS-TRA
Rapporteur: Stefano Mallia (Gr. I–MT)
Co-rapporteur: Cristian Pîrvulescu (Gr. III–RO)
14. SOC/526
A permanent crisis relocation mechanism under the Dublin system
Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council
establishing a crisis relocation mechanism and amending Regulation (EU)
No 604/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 June
2013 establishing the criteria and mechanisms for determining the Member
State responsible for examining an application for international protection
lodged in one of the Member States by a third country national or a
stateless person
COM(2015) 450 final – 2015/0208 COD
Rapporteur: Cristian Pîrvulescu (Gr. III–RO)
11.30 a.m. –
12.15 p.m.
15. Award of the Civil Society Prize
16. Any other business
a) Changes in the membership of Committee bodies
17. Date of the next plenary session
1 p.m.
END OF THE PLENARY SESSION
All documents are available on the Members' Portal.
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