Monday 10 December

European Parliament

Plenary agenda

17:00 - 23:00

Resumption of part-session and order of business

Arrival of newly elected Romanian MEPs

One-minute speeches (Rule 144)

(***II) Protection and conservation of the marine environment - Recommendation for second reading - Report by Marie-Noelle Lienemann (PES, FR)

(***II) Air pollution: ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe - Recommendation for second reading - Report by Holger Krahmer (ALDE, DE)

(***I) Population and housing censuses - Debate on report by Ona Jukneviciene (ALDE, LT)

Toy safety - Commission statement

Fire safety in hotels - Oral question to the Commission

A common reference framework for European Contract Law - Oral question to the Commission

Tenth Anniversary of the Mine Ban Treaty (Ottawa Convention) - Commission statement

The President's diary

16:00 Flame of Peace to be handed to the President of the European Parliament

Parliamentary committees

Joint meeting : Committee on Development - Committee on Foreign Affairs - Subcommittee on Human Rights

Discusion with Salih Mahmoud Mohamed Osman, Sakharov Prize Laureate for 2007

Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection

Harmonisation of the Member States' legislation on credit for consumers (repeal of Directive 87/102/EEC) - Vote on report by Kurt Lechner (EPP-ED, DE) (19:00 - 19:45)

Discussion with Gunter Verheugen, Commission Vice-President, in charge of Enterprise and Industry (19:45 - 20:30)

Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development

With the Commission, Date of introduction of electronic identification for ovine and caprine animals - Vote on report by Friedrich-Wilhelm Graefe Zu Baringdorf (Greens/EFA, DE) - Discussion on the request for urgent procedure (Rule 134)

Other events

Sakharov Prize 2007: Salih Mahmoud Mohamed Osman

The 2007 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought will be awarded to the winner, Sudanese human rights lawyer Salih Mahmoud Mohamed Osman, at the European Parliament's plenary session in Strasbourg on 11 December.

7.00-8.30pm Mr Osman will address a joint meeting of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Development Committee and Human Rights Subcommittee

12.00 - 12.30 pm, Prize award ceremony in the EP's Strasbourg Parliamentary Chamber

12.30 - 1.10 pm, Press conference by EP President Hans-Gert Pottering and Mr Osman

3.00-5.00 pm, Mr Osman will give interviews to the audiovisual and print media (in the audiovisual lobby area next to Hemicycle).To reserve a slot, contact Lorinc Redei (print media) or Francois Arnaud (audiovisual): for details see bottom of page.

7.30pm Conference-debate on 'Human rights in Darfur' at Ecole Nationale d'Administration, Strasbourg, with Mr Osman, Josep Borrell (chair of Development Committee) and Helene Flautre (chair of Human Rights Subcommittee). Journalists are welcome but must register first. To register: tel. 33 3 88 21 44 44

A brochure and a leaflet on this year's prize will be available on Monday 10.12.2007 in Strasbourg.

Contact: Jack Blackwell, Press Service, jack.blackwell@europarl.europa.eu, (32-2) 28 42929 (BXL), (33-3) 881 74005 (STR)

Council of Ministers

General Affairs and External Relations Council (GAERC)

Ministerial Troika EU/USA

EU/Russia at margins of GAERC

49th Meeting of Directors-General for Public Administration

Annual Conference on Best Practices in Crime Prevention and ECPA Prize-European Union Crime Prevention Network (EUCPN)

OECD - LEED Programme Meeting on development skills, partenerships and local governance

To know more: http://www.mtss.gov.pt/

ACENET ERA-NET workshop: Applied Catalysis: The Key to European Prosperity and Sustainability

Know more: http://www.mctes.pt/, http://www.ccmar.ualg.pt/

Seminar on Development of Skills, Local Development and Partnerships (LEED/OCDE)

Lisbon Research and Policy Workshops: Why do we need graduate schools to enlighten science and promote research universities?.. a dialogue across different experiences in Europe

European Commission

Travel and visits

(10-11) Participation by Mr Franco Frattini at the JHA Troika with United States

Mr Jacques Barrot inaugurates the Marseille-St Charles Transport Centre (Marseille, France)

Mr Jacques Barrot participates in the political trilogue on 'air safety conciliation' (Strasbourg, France)

Mrs Margot Wallstrom assists in the Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony (Oslo)

(10-14) Mr Stavros Dimas at the UN Conference on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Bali, Indonesia

Mrs Mariann Fischer Boel receives the Minister of Agriculture of Andalusia, Mr Isaias Perez Saldana

Mrs Mariann Fischer Boel receives Mr Lamberto Vallario Gancia, President of the CEEV (Comite Europeen des Entreprises Vins)

Benita Ferrero-Waldner meets with Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad

Mr Janez Potocnik receives the Prime Minister of Armenia, Mr Serge Sargsian

Commissioner Andris Piebalgs takes part in the workshop 'Towards with Euro Mediterranean relations in energy'

Visit by Ms Viviane Reding to the German Land Hessen: meeting with Prime Minister Roland Koch; Europe minister Volker Hoff; Secretary of State responsible for media policy Stefan Gruttner; Secretary of State responsible for Science and art Ralph Alexander Lorz and with the president of the Parliament of Hessen Norbert Kartmann; Participation in a Cabinet meeting of the government of the Land Hessen; Visit to the German Film Institute in Frankfurt am Main and to e-Government projects of the Land Hessen

Speech by Mr Vladimir pidla at the opening session of the CEEP (The Partnership for Services of General Interest) conference 'Public service restructuring and modernisation' (European Economic and Social Committee, Brussels)

Mr Joaquin Almunia in Madrid. Meeting with the CERM (The Spanish National Council of Disabled Representatives). Opening speech at the Seminar of the Spanish Exporters Club and closing speech at the seminar 50 years of the European Union' held by the Association of Civil Engineers

Ms Meglena Kuneva in Sofia, Bulgaria. Meeting with Bulgarian toy producers and participation in Media Fair Opening

Ms Danuta Hubner in London at consultation of the World Bank-initiated Commission on Growth and Development with Ministers of Finance and Ministers of Development from European countries and Australia, EBRD, EIB and other government officials

Speech by Mr Charlie McCreevy on 'The Single Market Review from rhetoric to reality' the Institute of European Affairs, Strasbourg

Louis Michel participates in the ECHO Partners' Annual Conference (Charlemagne)

Mr Jan Figel' attends the Public Services Summit at the Nobel Week 2007 in Stockholm, Sweden

Court of First Instance

Fifth Chamber


Hearing T-205/06 NewSoft Technology v OHMI - Soft (Presto! Bizcard Reader)

Community trade mark - Action for annulment brought by the proprietor of the Community word mark Presto! BizCard Reader' for goods and services in Classes 9, 16 and 42 against Decision R 601/2005-2 of the Second Board of Appeal of the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM) of 19 May 2006, dismissing the appeal brought against the decision of the Cancellation Division upholding the application for a declaration of invalidity of that trade mark, brought by the proprietor of the earlier national figurative marks Presto' for goods and services in Classes 9 and 42

Economic and Social Committee

Study visit of a delegation from the Algerian ESC (CNES)

Lunch between the President Dimitriadis and the Presidents of the Three Groups

Conferences and seminars

CEEP conference: A better kind of change

Subject: Debate on the many questions that surround modernisation and restructuring of Services of General Interest. It is the final event of an EC funded project "Public services restructuring and modernisation through effective social dialogue and human resource management"

Organisers: CEEP (European public service employers)

Contact: Rachel Wouters, 32 2 229 21 47 - ceep@ceep.eu

Venue: EESC building, rue Belliard 99, Brussels


The Lisbon Treaty and competition law

Subject: The EU constitution's new clothes: a series of evening briefings on the legal implications of the Lisbon Treaty (Session 4).

The Constitutional Treaty cited the objective of "free and undistorted competition" in one of its first articles. What is the implication of this for the respect of competition rules? How will the Court of Justice deal with this change?

Organisers: ERA (Academy of European Law)

Contact: Tel: 49 (0)651 93737-0 - http://www.era.int/

Venue: Residence Palace - International Press Centre, Rue de la Loi 155 - Bloc C, 1040 Brussels, 17:15-19:45


Tuesday 11 December

European Parliament

Plenary agenda

9:00 - 11:20

Vote on requests for urgent procedures (Rule 134)

(*) Ovine and caprine animals : electronic identification - Debate on report by Friedrich-Wilhelm Graefe Zu Baringdorf (Greens/EFA, DE)

(*) Common organisation of the market in wine - Debate on report by Giuseppe Castiglione (EPP-ED, IT)

(*) CAP : common rules for direct support schemes and certain support schemes for farmers and support for rural development - Debate on report by Jan Mulder (ALDE, NL)

11:30 - 12:00

Votes - Rule 43 (1)

(*) EC/Morocco Agreement: air services, protocol following the accession of Bulgaria and Romania - Report by Paolo Costa (ALDE, IT)

(*) EC/Georgia, Lebanon, Maldives, Moldova, Singapore and Uruguay Agreements: Protocols amending the Agreements on certain aspects of air services following the accession of Bulgaria and Romania - Report by Paolo Costa (ALDE, IT)

(*) Rural development: adapting Annex VIII to the Act of Accession of Bulgaria and Romania - Report by Neil Parish (EPP-ED, UK)

(*) Monitoring of exports of agricultural products receiving refunds or other amounts - Report by Herbert Bosch (PES, AT)

Votes - Rule 80

(***I) Wheeled agricultural of forestry tractors: coupling device and reverse(codified version) - Report by Hans-Peter Mayer (EPP-ED, DE)

(***I) Non-automatic weighing instruments...

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