Highlights from Subcommittees I-IV meeting and Joint Subcommittees I-IV meeting on 28 November 2011

Published 29-11-2011
The delegations discussed legislative acts currently under consideration by the EFTA side, including the Regulations establishing the three Financial Supervisory Authorities and the European Systemic Risk Board, and the revised Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) along with related acts. The Third Legislative Energy Package, the Community Legal Framework for a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC), the Paediatric Regulation and the Goods Package were also topics of discussion.

Delegates discussed the Subcommittees I-IV Work Programme for 2012, which will be presented in a new more user-friendly format by the beginning of next year. Updated information was provided on the Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020. Since many proposals on the new generation of EU programmes are being published, the Secretariat has updated its Working Paper. Delegates were also informed that the 2012 budget had now been agreed to by the EU side.

In the afternoon, the Subcommittees met with the European External Actions Service (EEAS) as well as with Commission representatives and discussed numerous legislative acts, including the Paediatric Regulation, the CLP regulation (Regulation on Classification, Labelling and Packaging of chemical substances and mixtures), GM Food and Feed, statistics, the Goods Package, the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

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