Indicative programme – Competitiveness Council of 27 and 28 May 2019


Niculae Bădălău, Minister of Economy of Romania

Nicolae Hurduc, Minister for Research and Innovation of Romania

All times are approximate and subject to change

Monday, 27 May 2019 – Europa building

From 09.30

+/- 09.45 (to be confirmed)
Doorstep by Minister Niculae Bădălău

Internal market and industry

+/- 10.30
Beginning of the Council meeting (Roundtable)
Adoption of the agenda

Approval of non-legislative A items
Approval of legislative A items (public session)

+/- 10.45
Competitiveness check-up

+/- 11.30
Future approach to the single market and the EU’s long-term industrial policy (public session)

+/- 13.45
Lunch debate: EU Public Procurement contribution to cross-border cooperation for a deeper Single Market

+/- 15.15
Competitiveness of the tourism sector (public session)

+/- 15.45
Any other business
– Current legislative proposals (public session)
– Better regulation
– Forum dedicated to auto industry
– Co-operation among market surveillance authorities on the safety of non-food products
– Work programme of the incoming presidency

+/- 17.00
Press conference
(live streaming from JL building press room) 

Tuesday, 28 May 2019 – Lex building

from 08.00

+/- 08.15
Doorstep by Minister Nicolae Hurduc


+/- 09.00
Beginning of the Council meeting (roundtable)

Strengthen EU’s role as a global actor in the field of space

+/- 10.20
European Space Policy: preparation of Space Council

+/- 10.30
Any other business – work programme of the incoming presidency

+/- 13.15
Press conference on Space
(live streaming from LEX building press room)


+/- 15.30
Beginning of the Council meeting (roundtable)
Research and innovation as a driving force for a more competitive European Union (public session)

+/- 17.00
Any other business
– Common declaration on the future role of BIOEAST
– Black Sea strategic research and innovation agenda
– Work programme of the incoming presidency

+/- 17.30
Press conference on research
(live streaming from LEX building press room)

In the margins of the Council

+/- 10.45
European Space Agency (ESA) Council at ministerial level (roundtable)

Space Council
Policy debate: Space as an enabler