Competitiveness Council: extracts from the arrivals and doorsteps
Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - Council
End production: 05/12/2011 First transmission: 05/12/2011
The Industry Council will be chaired by Waldemar Pawlak, Polish Minister of Economy and Barbara Kudrycka, Polish Minister of Science and Higher Education.
Industry ministers will be invited to adopt conclusions addressing the implementation of industrial policy across Europe. They will also hear a presentation on the Commission proposal for a Competitiveness and SME (small and mediumsized enterprise) programme 2014-2020.
The Council will be invited to exchange views and adopt conclusions on the results of the single market forum and on ways for improving impact assessments along the EU's legislative process. It is also expected to adopt conclusions on customs cooperation with Eastern neighbouring countries.
In the afternoon, the Council will continue the examination of files related to the creation of unitary patent protection and of a unified patent litigation system. The Council will adopt a general approach on a draft directive on interconnection of businesses registers.
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||Zoltan Csefalvay, Hungarian Minister for Economy
||John Perry, Irish Minister for Small Business
||Baroness Wilcox, British Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
||Martin Tlapa, Czech Minister of Industry and Trade
||Jeannot Krecke, Luxembourg Minister of Economy and Trade
||José Pascual Martínez, Spanish Deputy permanent representative
||Janko Burgar, Slovenian State Secretary for Economy