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06-06Lux.: Raad Vervoer, Telecommunicatie en Energie, Kirchberg
06-06Lux.: Raad Vervoer, Telecommunicatie en Energie, Brussel
07-06Lux.: Raad Vervoer, Telecommunicatie en Energie, Brussel;Kirchberg
07-06Lux.: Raad Vervoer, Telecommunicatie en Energie, Brussel
10-06Lux.: Raad Vervoer, Telecommunicatie en Energie, Brussel;Kirchberg;Kirchberg
10-06Lux.: Raad Vervoer, Telecommunicatie en Energie, Brussel
|date||December 20 2012 - December 21 2012|
|address||Wetstraat 175 [kaart]|
|organisation||Council Transport, Telecommunications and Energy (TTE)|
The Council will try to agree a general approach on a proposed update of the common rules on periodic roadworthiness tests for motor vehicles. As a result of the transport ministers' debate at their last meeting in October and of the discussions in the Council's working party, the Commission's original proposal, which provided for an extension of the checks to further categories of vehicles and for more frequent testing of older vehicles, will be substantially amended in the draft to be submitted to the ministers.
The roadworthiness tests proposal is part of a package, which also includes proposals on technical roadside inspections of commercial vehicles and on registration documents for vehicles.
The Council will take note of the state of play on two draft regulations concerning:
the new financial and governance framework for the European satellite navigation systems EGNOS and Galileo for the period 2014 to 2020. The regulation sets out the activities to be financed, establishes the responsibilities for the different governance tasks and lays down rules on public procurement;
the Connecting Europe facility (CEF), the future funding instrument for the trans-European networks in the transport, energy and telecommunications sectors.
The regulation establishes the general rules for the granting of financial aid from the EU budget for the networks. The partial general approach agreed by the Council on the two draft regulations in June did not cover their budgetary provisions. Progress on this issue will depend on the outcome of the ongoing discussions on the multi-annual financial framework for the years 2014-2010.
Furthermore, the Council is due to adopt conclusions in response to the Commission's communication of September on the future challenges for the EU's external aviation policy.
The Council is also expected to authorise the signing and provisional application of an aviation agreement with Israel.
A presidency briefing, agenda and background note will be published on the Council website closer to the date of the meeting.
The council configuration on Transport, Telecommunications and Energy (TTE) consists of the Ministers of Transport, Telecommunications and/or Energy of the Member States of the European Union. The Council formally meets four times a year. The Council is free to preside several informal meetings as well.
In the Council of the European Union, the ministers from the EU Member States take a joint decision on the policy to be implemented within the EU. The Council is supported by the Committee of Permanent Representatives, which prepares decisions and guards the implementation and adherence of the decisions monitored by the Council.