Council Conclusions Week 49

On Wednesday 3 December, the Council on Transport adopted conclusions on the Single European Sky and European Aviation Safety Agency; took stock of the progress on proposals of the Fourth Railway package; and adopted conclusions on transport infrastructure and the trans-European network. Conclusions

The British-Spanish territorial dispute over Gibraltar however prevents the Council from taking a position on the application of the Single European Sky Initiative on the Gibraltar airport, reports EurActiv. The Single European Sky proposals cannot be implemented before the dispute over Gibraltars airport is resolved.

On Thursday 4 December, the Competitiveness Council discussed internal market and industry issues. They adopted conclusions on industrial competitiveness with a focus on the role of SMEs and on preparations for the establishment of a roadmap for industry. Special attention was paid to the tourism industry. The Council exchanged views on the priorities for further enhancing the internal market and adopted conclusions on three key subjects: the smart regulation agenda, the strategy for the management of customs risks to facilitate trade and the enforcement of intellectual property rights. Conclusions

Also on Thursday 4 December, the Justice and Home Affairs Council discussed justice issues. They reached a partial general approach on aspects of a draft regulation for an EU framework on data protection. The Council also approved a political agreement reached with the European Parliament on new EU-wide rules on insolvency proceedings. Conclusions

Friday, the Competitiveness Council will discuss research, innovation and space policy issues and the Justice and Home Affairs Council taking place today will discuss home affairs.

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