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Commissioners' activities – 08.07.2016

European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities

CALENDRIER du 11 juillet au 17 juillet 2016

Brussels, 8 July 2016

(Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine)

Déplacements et visites

Lundi 11 juillet

Eurogroup, in Brussels.

Informal meeting of environment ministers (until 12/07), in Bratislava.

Ms Federica Mogherini in Beijing, China (until 13/07): attends the 18th EU-China Summit.

Ms Kristalina Georgieva in Sofia, Bulgaria: meets with ambassadors of EU Member States in Bulgaria; meets with Mr Stratsi Kulinski, President of the American University in Bulgaria.

Mr Andrus Ansip receives Mr Martin Bouygues, CEO of Bouygues Europe.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič opens the 2016 Customer Conference of the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER), "Consumers as key energy market players", in Brussels.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič receives Mr Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič receives Mr Peter Žiga, Minister of Economy of the Slovak Republic.

Mr Johannes Hahn in Kiev, Ukraine (until 12/07): participates at the Seventh Eastern Partnership Informal Partnership Dialogue, and holds bilateral meetings with Mr Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine and with government representatives.

Ms Cecilia Malmström in Beijing, China (until 13/07): delivers a speech at the University for International Business and Economics (UIBE).

Mr Neven Mimica in Abu Dhabi, The United Arab Emirates (until 12/07): participates in the 48th Annual Tidewater meeting.

Mr Karmenu Vella in Bratislava, Slovakia: participates in the Informal Environment Council.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis receives representatives from the European Association of Euro-Pharmaceutical Companies (EAEPC).

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos hosts Ministerial meeting on Visa Reciprocity with Mr John McCallum, Minister for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship of Canada, Mr Dragoș Ioan Tudorache, Minister and Head of the Prime Minister's Chancellery of Romania, Mr Rumen Alexandrov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria and Mr Philip Gounev, Deputy Minister of the Interior of Bulgaria.

Ms Marianne Thyssen in Bratislava, Slovakia: attends the Conference of Parliamentary Committees for Union Affairs of Parliaments of the European Union (COSAC).

Ms Marianne Thyssen gives a keynote speech at the High-Level Conference on European Unemployment Insurance, in Brussels.

Ms Marianne Thyssen meets with Mr László Andor, former Commissioner for Employment and Social Affairs and Economist, in Brussels.

Mr Pierre Moscovici attends the conference on Feasibility and Added Value of a European Unemployment Benefits Scheme, co-organised by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the EU and the European Commission, in Brussels.

Mr Christos Stylianides in Thessaloniki, Greece: takes part in the Braga FC food aid to refugees campaign.

Ms Violeta Bulc in Florence, Italy: attends a stakeholders' conference on road transport.

Ms Vĕra Jourová receives Ms Diana Wallis, President of the European Law Institute.

Mr Tibor Navracsics in Munich, Germany: attends the Ceremony Award of the "Ökumenischer Preis 2016" to Mr Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany, organised by the Catholic Academy of Bavaria.

Mr Carlos Moedas in Lisbon, Portugal: delivers a speech at the Fórum Heron Castilho.

 

Mardi 12 juillet

Economic and Financial Affairs Council, in Brussels.

Informal meeting of energy ministers (until 13/07), in Bratislava.

President Jean-Claude Juncker in Beijing, China (until 13/07): participates in the 18th EU-China Summit and delivers a speech at the Closing Ceremony of the Summit. He meets, inter alia, with Mr Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China, and with Mr Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China.

Mr Frans Timmermans receives Ms Aydan Özoğuz, Minister of State to the Federal Chancellor and Federal Government Commissioner for Migrants, Refugees and Integration of Germany.

Mr Frans Timmermans receives representatives of national regulatory watchdogs.

Mr Frans Timmermans opens the conference "Growth Goal – The path of institutional reforms in the EU and in Italy", in Brussels.

Mr Andrus Ansip receives Mr Vittorio Colao, CEO of Vodafone.

Mr Andrus Ansip receives Mr Vance Ikezoye, President and CEO of Audible Magic.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič in Bratislava, Slovakia (until 13/07): attends the Joint Informal Meeting of EU Energy and Environment Ministers and Informal Meeting of EU Energy Ministers.

Mr Jyrki Katainen in Beijing, China: participates in the 18th EU-China Summit.           

Ms Cecilia Malmström in Beijing, China (until 13/07): co-chairs the EU-China Joint Committee for Trade.

Mr Karmenu Vella receives Mr Justin Mundy, Director of the Prince of Wales International Sustainability Unit (PCFISU).

Mr Karmenu Vella receives Mr Paavo Lipponen, former Prime Minister of Finland, and Mr Reijo Svento, former Managing Director of the Finnish Federation for Communications and Teleinformatics (FiCom).

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis receives representatives from the European Coalition for Diabetes (ECD).

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos in Berlin, Germany: takes part in a round table on migration at the invitation of Mr Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany, and meets with Mr Thomas de Maizière, Federal Minister of the Interior, and Mr Peter Altmaier, Chief of the Chancellery and Federal Minister for Special Affairs.

Ms Marianne Thyssen receives Ms Aydan Özoğuz, Minister of State to the Federal Chancellor and Federal Government Commissioner for Migrants, Refugees and Integration of Germany.

M. Pierre Moscovici signe l'accord UE-Monaco sur l'échange automatique d'informations avec M. Peter Kažimír, Ministre des Finances slovaque au nom de la Présidence du Conseil de l'UE, et M. Serge Telle, Ministre d'Etat de la Principauté de Monaco.

Mr Pierre Moscovici receives Mr Fabien Picardo, Chief Minister of Gibraltar.

Jonathan Hill delivers a keynote speech on the conclusions from the Call for Evidence on financial services legislation, in Brussels.

Ms Violeta Bulc receives Mr Rüdiger Grube, Chairman and CEO of Deutsche Bahn; receives Mr Jelko Kacin, Permanent Representative of Slovenia to NATO; receives Ms Elisabeth Borne CEO of Groupe RATP.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska in Kiev, Ukraine: delivers the opening speech and concluding remarks on "Economic Reforms to Unleash SME Potential: Implementing the Principles of the Small Business Act for Europe in Eastern Partner Countries" at the Informal Partnership Dialogue; and meets with Mr Stepan Kubiv, Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine.

Ms Vĕra Jourová speaks at the conference "Convergence of insolvency frameworks within the European Union – the way forward", organised by the European Commission and the Slovak Presidency of the European Union, in Brussels.

Ms Vĕra Jourová receives Ms Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Commerce of the United States.

Ms Vĕra Jourová receives Ms Monique Goyens, Director General of BEUC, the European Consumer Organisation.

Mr Tibor Navracsics delivers a speech at the opening of the 3rd Policy dialogue with South Mediterranean countries on Higher Education, in Brussels.

Ms Margrethe Vestager receives Mr Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Minister of Finance of the Netherlands.

 

Mercredi 13 juillet

College meeting

Mr Frans Timmermans and Mr Valdis Dombrovskis receive Ms Maria Elena Boschi, Minister for Constitutional Reforms and Relations with the Parliament of Italy.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič in Bratislava, Slovakia: meets with Mr Amos Hochstein, Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs in the U.S.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis receives Mr Michael Hüther, Director of the Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis receives Mr Jacob Lew, United States Secretary of the Treasury.

Ms Cecilia Malmström in Beijing, China: participates in the 18th EU-China Summit; delivers a speech to the business community.

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos receives Mr Gerhard Conrad, Director of the EU Intelligence and Situation Centre (EU INTCEN).

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos receives Mr Rob Bertholee, Head of the Counter-Terrorism Group and Director-General of the General Intelligence and Security Service of the Netherlands.

Mr Pierre Moscovici à Paris, France: pour une audition devant le Conseil des prélèvements obligatoires à la Cour des comptes française.

Mr Phil Hogan meets with Dutch young farmers visiting Brussels.

Mr Jonathan Hill delivers a speech on the Capital Markets Union: achievements and remaining challenges, in Brussels.

Mr Jonathan Hill receives Mr Jacob Lew, United States Secretary of the Treasury.

Ms Violeta Bulc receives representatives of the European traffic police forces; receives Mr Kris Peeters, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Employment of Belgium.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska receives Ms Maria Elena Boschi, Minister for Constitutional Reforms and Relations with the Parliament of Italy.

Ms Margrethe Vestager receives Mr Jacob Lew, United States Secretary of the Treasury.

 

Jeudi 14 juillet

President Jean-Claude Juncker in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (until 16/07): participates in the 11th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit, and delivers a speech at the Closing Ceremony of the Business Forum. He meets, inter alia, with Mr Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, President of Mongolia, with Mr Lundeg Purevsuren, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Mongolia, with Ms Park Geun-hye, President of South Korea, with Mr Shinzō Abe, Prime Minister of Japan and with Mr Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore.

Ms Federica Mogherini in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (until 16/07): participates in the 11th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit.

Mr Andrus Ansip in Rome, Italy: meets with Mrs Maria Anna Madia, Minister of the Simplification of the Public Administration, with Mr Carlo Calenda, Minister of Economic Development and Mr Antonello Giacomelli, Undersecretary of State of the Ministry of Economic Development, with Enrico Letta, former Prime Minister, with the Chamber of Deputies and delivers a keynote speech at the "Digital Single Market: challenges and opportunities" conference.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis in Tokyo, Japan: meets with Mr Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor of the Bank of Japan; delivers remarks at the EU-Japan Symposium; holds a meeting with the European Business Council.

Mr Jyrki Katainen in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSARG): holds a series of meetings about investment with government authorities and with business leaders.

Mr Johannes Hahn in Batumi, Georgia: participates at the 13th Annual International Conference "Georgia's European Way"; holds bilateral meetings with Mr Giorgi Margvelashvili, President of Georgia, and with government representatives.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete receives representatives of Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe.

Mr Karmenu Vella in Valletta, Malta: delivers a speech at the "Offshore Energy and Storage Symposium and Industry Connector" event.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis in Montenegro (until 15/07): meets with Mr Petar Ivanović, Deputy Prime Minister of Montenegro.

Ms Marianne Thyssen in Bratislava, Slovakia: attends the informal meeting of Employment, Social Policy and Health Ministers (EPSCO); meets with Mr Giuliano Poletti, Minister of Labour and Social Policy of Italy; meets with Mr Ján Richter, Minister of Labour, Social Affairs and Family.

Mr Christos Stylianides in Niger and Chad (until 18/07): for the assessment of the humanitarian situation in Sahel and Lake Chad Basin.

Mr Phil Hogan in Slovenia: meets with Mr Dejan Židan, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food of Slovenia; meets with representatives of the Consultative Council for Agriculture; visits the tourist farm Ljubica; visits the cheese dairy farm Pustotnik.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska delivers an opening speech at the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials High Level Steering Group, in Brussels.

Mr Tibor Navracsics receives Mr Patxi Baztarrika, Vice-Minister for Language Policy at the Basque Government and Chair of the Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity (NPLD).

Ms Margrethe Vestager receives Mr Francesco Starace, CEO and General Manager of ENEL.   

Ms Margrethe Vestager participates in the European Economic and Social Committee Plenary, in Brussels.

Mr Carlos Moedas in Lisbon, Portugal: delivers a speech at the conferences "A vision of the future for Europe" and "Game Changers: Surfing the wave of technology disruption".

 

Vendredi 15 juillet

Mr Karmenu Vella participates in the "State of Fish Stocks and the Economics of Fishing Fleets" Seminar, in Brussels.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis in Montenegro: meets with Mr Milo Đukanović, Prime Minister of Montenegro; with Mr Budimir Mugoša, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Montenegro; and with Mr Darko Pajović, Speaker of Parliament of Montenegro.

Ms Marianne Thyssen meets with Mr Luca Visentini, General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC).

Mr Phil Hogan delivers the opening speech at the first meeting of the Meat Market Observatory, in Brussels.

Mr Phil Hogan meets with Mr Christian Schmidt, Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture of Germany, and German Lander Ministers for Agriculture, in Brussels.

Mr Tibor Navracsics in Gombasek, Slovakia: participates in a roundtable discussion at the Summer Camp Open University, organised by youth organisations from Hungary and Slovakia.

 

Samedi 16 juillet

 

Dimanche 17 juillet

Mr Neven Mimica in New York, the United States of America (until 19/07): takes part in the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

 

Prévisions du mois de juillet:

18/07 Foreign Affairs Council, in Brussels.

18/07 Agriculture and Fisheries Council, in Brussels.

24-25/07 Informal meeting of the General Affairs Council, in Bratislava.

 

Prévisions du mois de septembre:

02-03/09 Informal meeting of foreign affairs ministers, in Bratislava.

09/09 Eurogroup, in Bratislava.

09-10/09 Informal meeting of economic and financial affairs ministers, in Bratislava.

11-13/09 Informal meeting of agriculture ministers, in Bratislava.

12-14/09 European Parliament plenary session, in Strasbourg.

20/09 General Affairs Council, in Brussels.

22-23/09 Informal meeting of foreign affairs ministers, in Bratislava.

26-27/09 Informal meeting of defence ministers, in Bratislava.

29/09 Competitiveness Council, in Brussels.

 

Prévisions du mois d'octobre:

03-04/10 Informal meeting of employment, social policy and health ministers, in Bratislava.

05/10 Brussels Conference on Afghanistan, in Brussels.

10/10 Eurogroup, in Luxembourg.

10-11/10 Agriculture and Fisheries Council, in Luxembourg.

11/10 Economic and Financial Affairs Council, in Luxembourg.

13-14/10 Justice and Home Affairs Council, in Luxembourg.

17/10 Environment Council, in Luxembourg.

17/10 Foreign Affairs Council, in Luxembourg.

18/10 General Affairs Council, in Luxembourg.

20-21/10 European Council, in Brussels.

 

Prévisions du mois de novembre:

07/11 Eurogoup, in Brussels.

08/11 Economic and Financial Affairs Council, in Brussels.

11/11 Foreign Affairs Council, in Brussels.

14-15/11 Agriculture and Fisheries Council, in Brussels.

14-15/11 Foreign Affairs Council, in Brussels.

15-16/11 General Affairs Council, in Brussels.

16/11 Economic and Financial Affairs Council, in Brussels.

21-22/11 Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council, in Brussels.

28/11 Foreign Affairs Council, in Brussels.

28-29/11 Competitiveness Council, in Brussels.

 

Permanence DG COMM le WE du 9 au 10 juillet:

Enrico BRIVIO, +32 (0)460 756 172    

Permanence RAPID - GSM: +32 (0)498 982 748

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