Public CBCR on the agenda for 28 November competition Council
The Finnish Presidency has included public country by country reporting (CBCR) on the agenda of the ministerial competitiveness Council meeting, taking place on 28 November.
This follows the failure to progress on the file at a technical working party meeting on 25 October. The Finnish Presidency appears to be following up on its commitment to the European Parliament to do what it can to untangle the file, and has therefore submitted it to the decision of political leaders.
It remains to be seen whether the ministers will find an agreement, in which case the Council would begin negotiating with the European Parliament on their respective positions. Alternatively, a failure by the ministers to agree could lead to the file being buried.