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Commissioners' activities – 08.12.2017

European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities

CALENDRIER du 11 décembre au 17 décembre 2017

Brussels, 8 December 2017

(Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine)

Déplacements et visites

 

Lundi 11 décembre 2017

Foreign Affairs Council (FAC), in Brussels

11-12/12 Agriculture and Fisheries Council (AGRIFISH), in Brussels.

11-14/12 European Parliament plenary session, in Strasbourg.

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel.

Mr Frans Timmermans in Maastricht, The Netherlands: participates in a roundtable discussion with representatives of the National Parliament of the Netherlands, and delivers a speech on the Commission's White Paper on the Future of Europe.

Mr Frans Timmermans receives Ms Carola Schouten, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality of The Netherlands.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič, Mr Arias Cañete, and Ms Corina Creţu in Strasbourg, France: deliver keynote speeches at the Conference on Coal Regions in Transition Platform, at the Regional Council of Grand Est.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis in Paris, France (until 12/12): meets Mr Michael Bloomberg, UN Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change; and Mr Bill Gates, Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Mr Jyrki Katainen attends a working breakfast with the Ministers for Agriculture of the European People's Party (EPP), in Brussels.

Mr Jyrki Katainen receives a delegation from the Finnish Food and Drink Industries' Federation.

Mr Jyrki Katainen meets Mr Stéphane Travert, Minister for Agriculture and Food of France, in Brussels.

Mr Johannes Hahn receives Mr Gerd Müller, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany.

Mr Johannes Hahn participates in the EU - Montenegro Inter-Governmental Conference, in Brussels.

Mr Johannes Hahn participates in the EU – Serbia Inter-Governmental Conference, in Brussels.

Ms Cecilia Malmström and Mr Phil Hogan in Buenos Aires, Argentina (until 13/12): participate in the 11th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference (MC11).

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis receives representatives of the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis meets Mr Vladimir Chizhov, Head of the Russian Mission to the European Union, in Brussels.

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos in Athens, Greece: participates in the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) conference on 'Hosting asylum seekers and refugees: municipalities share experiences and ideas about the future'.

M. Pierre Moscovici à Paris, France: rencontre M. Gilles Le Gendre, député à l'Assemblée nationale française.

Mr Christos Stylianides receives Mr Herbert Reul, Minister for Home Affairs of Nord Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Ms Vĕra Jourová delivers a keynote speech at the International Video Conference on Elimination of Violence Against Women, in Brussels.

Ms Margrethe Vestager in Copenhagen, Denmark (until 12/12):meets Mr Morten Østergaard, party leader of the Danish Social Liberal Party; delivers a keynote speech on the Future of Europe for a group of business leaders' representatives - VL3 group; and an interview on stage in Norrebro Theatre. 

Mr Julian King receives Mr Herbert Reul, State Minister for Home Affairs of Nord Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Ms Mariya Gabriel in Sofia, Bulgaria: meets Mr Mats Granryd, General Director of GSMA (GSM Association); delivers a public lecture on "Modern Education and Digital Technology" at the opening of Digital Journey Lab event; and attends the Scholarship Awards Ceremony of young people in science and technology at Evrika Foundation.

 

Mardi 12 décembre 2017

Agriculture and Fisheries Council (AGRIFISH), in Brussels

European Parliament plenary session, in Strasbourg

General Affairs Council (GAC), in Brussels

General Affairs Council (Art. 50), in Brussels

Mr Frans Timmermans in Strasbourg, France: meets Ms Kajsa Ollongren, Deputy Prime Minister of The Netherlands.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič and Mr Miguel Arias Cañete in Paris, France: participate in the One Planet Summit; and Mr Maroš Šefčovič co-chairs a roundtable on "Accelerating local and regional climate action" in the framework of the Summit.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis in Paris, France: co-chairs a panel on "Greening finance for sustainable business" at the One Planet Summit; and meets Mr Joseph Carney, Governor of the Bank of England and Chairman of the G20's Financial Stability Board.

Ms Cecilia Malmström and Mr Phil Hogan in Buenos Aires, Argentina (until 13/12): participate in the 11th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference (MC11).

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis in Strasbourg, France: meets the European Parliament's Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals.

Mr Christos Stylianides meets Mr Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament.

Ms Margrethe Vestager in Copenhagen, Denmark: delivers a keynote speech on tax and fair competition in the EU at a think-tank Europa event; and addresses the Danish Social Liberal Party group in the Danish parliament.

Ms Mariya Gabriel in Strasbourg, France: meets Ms Kajsa Ollongren, Deputy Prime Minister of The Netherlands.

 

Mercredi 13 décembre 2017

European Parliament plenary session, in Strasbourg.

Ms Federica Mogherini participates in the event " Building on vision, forward to action: delivering on our common EU defence", in Brussels.

Mr Jyrki Katainen attends the meeting of the Presidency of the European People's Party, in Brussels.

Ms Cecilia Malmström and Mr Phil Hogan in Buenos Aires, Argentina: participate in the 11th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference (MC11).

Mr Neven Mimica in Paris, France: participates in a Donors' conference for Niger; and attends the G5 Sahel Summit chaired by Mr Emmanuel Macron, President of France.

M. Pierre Moscovici à Paris, France: prononce un discours devant les Commissions des Finances et des Affaires européennes à l'Assemblée nationale; et rencontre M. Jean Charest, ancien Premier ministre du Québec.

Mr Tibor Navracsics in Dublin, Ireland: participates in the Creative Ireland Forum with Ms Josepha Madigan, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht of Ireland, and delivers a speech; holds a Citizens' dialogue with Ms Helen McEntee, Minister of State for European Affairs; participates in a hearing at the Joint Oireachtas Committee on European Union Affairs; and visits Dublin City University.

Mr Carlos Moedas in Paris, France: delivers a keynote speech at a conference on "Automated vehicles in our cities", organised by Ms Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris in the margin of the One Planet Summit.

Mr Julian King receives Mr Jesse Spiro, Head of Specialised Research for Thomson Reuters World-Check.

 

Jeudi 14 décembre 2017

European Parliament plenary session, in Strasbourg

14-15/12 European Council, in Brussels

President Jean-Claude Juncker and Mr Jyrki Katainen participate in the European People's Party (EPP) Summit ahead of the European Council, in Brussels.

President Jean-Claude Juncker participates in the European Council.

Ms Federica Mogherini hosts a meeting of the Joint African Union-European Union-United Nations Task Force to Address the Migrant Situation in Libya.  

Ms Federica Mogherini receives Ms Retno Marsudi, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Indonesia.

Mr Andrus Ansip delivers a speech at the opening plenary of "A Digital Presidency. Takeaways from Estonia's programme for a Digital Europe" event, organised by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), in Brussels.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis in Frankfurt, Germany: participates in the meeting of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB).

Mr Jyrki Katainen delivers a keynote speech at the event "Beyond the Circular Economy Package: Priorities for the EU", organised by the Aldersgate Group, in Brussels.

Mr Johannes Hahn delivers a keynote speech at the EUROMED Invest final conference: Four years boosting Business in the Euro-Mediterranean region, in Brussels.

Mr Neven Mimica meets Mr Jovenel Moïse, President of Haiti.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete receives Mr Zhang Ming, Head of the Mission of the People's Republic of China to the European Union.

M. Pierre Moscovici est reçu par la Confédération européenne des syndicats, à Bruxelles.

Mr Phil Hogan in Buenos Aires, Argentina: participates in the 11th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference (MC11).

Ms Vĕra Jourová in Japan (until 15/12): meets Mr Yasuhiro  Hanashi, State Minister for Justice of Japan; Ms Seiko Noda, Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications, Minister in charge of Women's Empowerment; a Vice-Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry; representatives of the Personal Information Protection Commission of Japan; and members of the Diet (Japanese Parliament) to discuss data privacy and gender equality.

Ms Margrethe Vestager participates in the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) group Summit ahead of the European Council, in Brussels.

Mr Carlos Moedas participates in aworking lunch with the members of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE), in Brussels.

Mr Carlos Moedas attends the 2017 Harvard Leadership Prizeawarded to Mr Michaël Gillon, astrophysicist and professor at the University of Liège, in Brussels.

Mr Julian King in Sofia, Bulgaria: meets Mr Valentin Radev, Minister for the Interior of Bulgaria; Ms Tsetska Tsacheva, Minister for Justice; Mr Dimitar Georgiev, Chairperson of the State Agency for National Security; and Members of the Bulgarian Parliament from the Foreign Policy Committee, the Committee on Internal Security and Public Order and the Committee on European Affairs and Oversight of the European Funds; and visits the National Counterterrorism Centre.

 

Vendredi 15 décembre 2017

European Council, in Brussels

President Jean-Claude Juncker participates in the European Council.

Mr Jyrki Katainen receives Mr Hubert Weber, President of FoodDrinkEurope.

Mr Johannes Hahn is in official visit to Athens, Greece

Mr Neven Mimica receives the four winning bloggers of the Faces2Hearts Initiative.

Mr Karmenu Vella receives Mr Luc Bas, Director of the European Regional Office of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis in Vilnius, Lithuania: attends the presentation of the Annual growth survey in the Seimas (Lithuanian Parliament); and delivers a speech on "State of health in the EU 2017 and Lithuania's case. Should we be worried?" at the conference „Changes in the Lithuanian health care sector during the last 30 years“.

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos in Athens, Greece: delivers a speech at the Academy of National Security.

Mr Christos Stylianides meets Mr Nikolaos Toskas, Deputy Minister for Citizen Protection of Greece.

Ms Vĕra Jourová in Japan: visits Panasonic centre and Hitachi; delivers a keynote speech at a Japan Business Federation seminar; and meets representatives of the civil society.

Mr Tibor Navracsics in Budapest, Hungary: participates in a roundtable discussion “Stronger together” on culture and cultural diplomacy organised by the Visegrád Four Presidency.

Ms Mariya Gabriel in Varna, Bulgaria: attends the closing ceremony of Innowave Varna 2017, European Youth Capital.

 

 

Prévisions du mois de décembre:

18/12 Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council (TTE), in Brussels.

19/12 Environment Council (ENVI), in Brussels.

 

Permanence DG COMM le WE du 09 au 10 décembre 2017:

Nathalie VANDYSTADT: +32 (0)460 767 083

 

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

Service Audiovisuel, planning studio – tél. : +32 (0)2/295 21 23

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