Monday 18 June 2007, by House of Lords Select Committee on European Union
1. In recent years it has been our practice to take evidence regularly from the Ambassador of each incoming presidency country.
2. Accordingly, in this Report we make available for the information of the House the oral evidence given to us by His Excellency Mr Wolfgang Ischinger, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany.
3. The key topics in the evidence are:
The CAP health check (Q 21)
Climate change (Q 17)
The Constitutional Treaty (QQ 3–6)
The context of the German presidency of the European Union (Q 1)
The Doha Development Round (Q 14)
Energy security (Q 18)
Enlargement of the EU (QQ 7–10)
The European Neighbourhood Policy (Q 20)
The Prüm Convention (Q 19)
The Quartet on the Middle East (QQ 15–16)
The structure of the European presidencies (Q 2)
The transatlantic economic relationship (QQ 12–13).
4. A supplementary memorandum appears in Appendix 1 covering the following points:
The Berlin Declaration
The Commission’s 2007 Annual Work Programme
Germany’s Parliamentary Scrutiny of the EU
The Prüm Convention.
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