This year's plenary meeting, the third of a series, takes place three weeks after the EU-China Summit in Bejing, and one month after the 3rd Plenum of the Communist Party - encouraging discussions of recent developments on both sides. It also coincides with the 10th anniversary of the "Comprehensive Strategic Partnership" between China and the EU.
Consultation on a range of certification actions which could be undertaken in order to tackle the problem of waste shipments out of the European Union to non-OECD countries.
The Commission is taking action to ensure that its policies and programmes sustain the positive trend shown by the economic outlook for the EU SMEs, reducing administrative burden for small business.
Today at the annual conference of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Raw Materials, private, public and non-governmental bodies will be invited to make concrete commitments to help achieve a sustainable supply of raw materials for European industry.