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Commissioners' activities – 27.10.2017

European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities

CALENDRIER du 30 octobre au 12 novembre 2017

Brussels, 27 October 2017

(Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine)

Déplacements et visites

 

Calendar from 30 October to 05 November

 

Lundi 30 octobre 2017

President Jean-Claude Juncker in Portugal (until 31/10): in Lisbon: meets Mr António Costa, Prime Minister of Portugal; members of the Conselho de Estado (Council of State) of Portugal; and Mr Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of Portugal, for a working dinner.

Mr Frans Timmermans in Athens, Greece (until 31/10): is awarded the "Grand Cross of the Phoenix" Medal by Mr Prokopios Pavlopoulo, President of the Hellenic Republic, at the Presidential Palace; receives a “Doctor honoris causa” from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; and delivers a keynote lecture on "Unity in Diversity: what Hellenic Europe teaches us".

Ms Federica Mogherini in Rome, Italy: delivers an intervention at a debate organised by the Ialian Institute of International Affairs, entitled 'Europa piú Difesa' with Ms Roberta Pinotti, Minister for Defence of Italy; delivers a speech at an event on "International Cultural Relations - the role of Italy in the new European Union strategy", organised by the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis in Estonia (until 31/10): meets Ms Kersti Kaljulaid, President of Estonia; Mr Jüri Ratas, Prime Minister for Estonia; Mr Toomas Tõniste, Minister for Finance of Estonia; Mr Eiki Nestor, President of the Riigikogu (Estonian Parliament); and delivers a keynote speech on "The Future of the EMU. The Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance and the EU Legal Framework" at the Interparliamentary Conference on Stability, Economic Coordination and Governance in the European Union (SECG).

Mr Johannes Hahn in Cairo, Egypt (until 31/10): on official visit.

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos in Athens, Greece: delivers a speech at the Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence.

M. Pierre Moscovici reçoit M. Nick Clegg, ancien Vice-Premier ministre du Royaume-Uni; M. Kenneth Clarke et M. Andrew Adonis, Membres du Parlement du Royaume-Uni à Bruxelles.

Mr Phil Hogan in Belfast, Northern Ireland: delivers a speech at the International Dairy Federation (IDF) World Dairy Summit; meets Mr Michael Gove, Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs of the United Kingdom; and meets representatives of the German Milk Industry.

Ms Vĕra Jourová in Prague, Czech Republic: delivers a keynote speech at the "Jewish Communities and Western Democracies: What Future?" conference; presents the Commission's Work Programme for 2018 at a roundtable with stakeholders; meets Mr Ondřej Malý, Digital Agenda Coordinator at the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic.

Ms Mariya Gabriel in Bucharest , Romania (until 31/10); delivers a keynote speech at the 7th annual high-level international conference "New global challenges in cyber-security"; meets Mr Ion-Marcel Ciolacu, Deputy Vice Prime Minister of Romania; Mr Lucian Șova, Minister for Communications and Information Society; and stakeholders focusing on illegal content.

 

Mardi 31 octobre 2017

President Jean-Claude Juncker in Coimbra, Portugal: receives a Honoris Causa Doctorate by the University of Coimbra and delivers a keynote speech; and meets Mr António Costa, Prime Minister of Portugal, for a working lunch.

Mr Frans Timmermans in Athens, Greece: receives the "Medal of the City of Athens" from Mr Yiorgos Kaminis, Mayor of Athens.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis in Tartu, Estonia: participates in a Citizens' dialogue on "The Future of the Economic and Monetary Union", in the framework of the European Semester.

Mr Günther H. Oettinger in Tallinn, Estonia: meets government representatives and Members of the Parliament; participates in a Citizens' dialogue to discuss the Future of EU finances as part of a tour across EU Member States to gather views about the next EU multiannual budget.

Mr Neven Mimica receives Mr Ernest Bai Koroma, President of Sierra Leone.

M. Pierre Moscovici à Paris, France:rencontre M. François Villeroy de Galhau, Gouverneur de la Banque de la France.

Mr Christos Stylianides in Bangladesh (until 01/11): meets Mr Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh; representatives of local authorities; and humanitarian partners; and visits Rohingya refugees camps and EU aid projects, in Cox's Bazar.

Ms Vĕra Jourová in Helsinki, Finland: meets Mr Antti Häkkänen, Minister for Justice of Finland; delivers a keynote speech at the high-level seminar "Finland 100 Years - European perspectives to the Rule of Law"; visits an EU-funded school project on Gender Equality; attends a roundtable discussion on the digital agenda with representatives of businesses; and visits Vantaa prison.

Ms Mariya Gabriel in Bucharest, Romania: delivers a keynote speech and participates in the International Digital Forum II; meets representatives of the ITC and European affairs committees; Mr Cătălin Drulă, President of the ITC committee of the Chamber of Deputies and representatives of the two EU-funded projects.

 

Mercredi 01 novembre 2017

Mr Günther H. Oettinger in Riga, Latvia: meets government representatives and Members of the Parliament, participates in a Citizens' dialogue to discuss the Future of EU finances as part of a tour across EU Member States to gather views about the next EU multiannual budget.

Ms Vĕra Jourová in Prague, the Czech Republic: meets Mr Pavel Zeman, Supreme Public Prosecutor of the Czech Republic; and delivers a keynote speech at the Gala Law Awards for Pro bono & CSR 2017.

 

Jeudi 02 movembre 2017

Mr Günther H. Oettinger in Vilnius, Lithuania: meets government representatives and Members of the Parliament to discuss the Future of EU finances as part of a tour across EU Member States to gather views about the next EU multiannual budget.

Mr Neven Mimica in Tanzania (until 03/11): meets Mr John Magufuli, President of Tanzania; Mr Augustine Mahiga, Minister for Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation of Tanzania; Mr Medard Matogolo Kalemani, Minister for Energy of Tanzania.

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos in Athens, Greece: attends the AMVER Awards Ceremony at the International Propeller Club of the United States.

 

Vendredi 03 novembre 2017

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis in Riga, Latvia: participates in a Citizens' dialogue on "Strengthening EMU, competitiveness and the future of Europe"; meets representatives of the Latvian Academy of Sciences; and representatives of the Association of Latvia's Seven Largest Cities.

Mr Neven Mimica meets actors from the economic and research sectors as well as partners from NGOs and international organisations; and participates in a roundtable on current trends and issues in the field of governance and human rights in Tanzania.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska in Warsaw, Poland; delivers a speech in front of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA).

Ms Margrethe Vestager in Aarhus, Denmark: delivers a keynote speechat the Aarhus Symposium hosted by the Aarhus University; meets local mayors from the Region of Central Denmark; and delivers a speech at the 10-year reception of the Central Denmark European Union Office.

 

Samedi 04 novembre 2017

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis in Milan, Italy (until 06/11): participates in a high-level event co-hosted by the Italian G7 Presidency, the Italian Ministry of Health and the city of Milan on Nutrition and Food for Healthier Future; and delivers a speech on "Celebrating Progress toward the Global Nutrition Targets".

 

Dimanche 05 novembre 2017

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis in Milan, Italy: participates in the G7 Health Ministers' Meeting; and meets Ms Michiyo Takagi, State Minister for Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan.

 

 

Calendar from 06 November to 12 November

 

Lundi 06 novembre 2017

Eurogroup, in Brussels

06-07/11 Agriculture and Fisheries Council (AGRIFISH), in Brussels

President Jean-Claude Juncker delivers remarks at the presentation of the report "Reaching out to EU citizens: a new opportunity" by Mr Luc Van den Brande, Special Adviser to President Juncker for the outreach towards the citizens, in Brussels.

Mr Frans Timmermans receives representatives of the "Rethink Plastic" NGO.

Mr Frans Timmermans delivers a keynote speech to a group of young Benelux diplomats, in Brussels. 

Ms Federica Mogherini in Washington D.C., the United States (until 07/11): meets representatives from the US Senate and the House of Representatives; Mr Yukiya Amano, Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Mr Andrus Ansip delivers a speech at the event on Future Emerging Technologies.

Mr Andrus Ansip receives Mr Matthias Kurth, Executive Chairman of Cable Europa.    

Mr Maroš Šefčovič receives representatives from cross-sectorial Social Partners: the Centre Européen des Employeurs et Entreprises (CEEP), the European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (UEAPME) and the Confederation of European Trade Union (ETUC) on the Mobility Package.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič receives Mr Joe Mizzi, Minister for Energy and Water Management of Malta.

Mr Jyrki Katainen receives a delegation from the European Chamber of Commerce in Korea (ECCK).

Mr Jyrki Katainen receives Mr Suren Karayan, Minister for Economic Development and Investments of Armenia.

Ms Cecilia Malmström in Chișinău, Moldova (until 07/11): on official visit.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis in Milan, Italy: participates in the G7 Health Ministers' Meeting.

M. Pierre Moscovici à Paris, France: rencontre M. Emmanuel Macron, Président de la République française.

Mr Phil Hogan attends an event on beef organised by Copa Cogeca, European farmers and European agri-cooperatives, in Brussels.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska receives representatives of European Plastics Converters (EuPC) organisation.

Mr Tibor Navracsics, Ms Margrethe Vestager and Mr Carlos Moedas in Lisbon, Portugal: participate in the Web Summit and deliver speeches.

Mr Tibor Navracsics in Lisbon, Portugal (until 07/11); participates in Erasmus Talks; meets Mr Tiago Brandão Rodrigues, Minister for Education of Portugal; Mr Luís Filipe Castro Mendes, Minister for Culture.

Ms Margrethe Vestager in Lisbon, Portugal (until 07/11): meets Mr António Costa, Prime Minister for Portugal; and participates in a fireside interview; meets Mr António Guterres, United Nations' Secretary-General; and attends the debate "Women in Power – the new role of women in politics", organised by ALDE members in Portugal.

Mr Julian King in Lisbon, Portugal (until 07/11): visits the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA).

 

Mardi 07 novembre 2017

Agriculture and Fisheries Council (AGRIFISH), in Brussels

Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN), in Brussels

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Wopke Hoekstra, Minister for Finance of the Netherlands.

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Suma Chakrabarti, President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

President Jean-Claude Juncker meets President Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, for a working lunch.

President Jean-Claude Juncker delivers a speech to the Young Members of Parliament Forum 2017, in Brussels.

Mr Frans Timmermans hosts the annual High-Level meeting with Religious Leaders, on “The Future of Europe: a value-based and effective Union",in Brussels.

Mr Frans Timmermans receives Mr Tudorel Toader, Minister for Justice of Romania.

Ms Federica Mogherini in Washington D.C., the United States: meets representatives of the US Senate and the House of Representatives; and addresses the House of Representatives' Republican Conference.   

Mr Andrus Ansip receives Mr Alberto Calcagno, CEO and General Manager of Fastweb.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič participates in the high-level conference on clean energy financing:" Delivering the energy transition for jobs, growth and investment", at the European Parliament, in Brussels.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič receives Mr Francesco Starace, CEO of Enel S.p.A.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič receives Mr Cyril Muller, World Bank Regional Vice-President for Europe and Central Asia.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis receives Ms Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration.

Mr Jyrki Katainen delivers a keynote speech at the high-level conference on clean energy financing: Delivering the energy transition for jobs, growth and investment, organised by the European Parliament, in Brussels.

Mr Jyrki Katainen delivers a keynote speech and participates in a panel discussion on "Making globalisation great again" at the Economic Ideas Forum, organised by the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies, in Brussels.

Mr Jyrki Katainen delivers a keynote address at the Public Sector Transformation conference, organised by Forum Europe, in Brussels.

Mr Johannes Hahn receives Ms Naira Zohrabyan, Chair of the Standing Committee on European Integration of the National Assembly of Armenia.

Mr Johannes Hahn receives Mr Wess Mitchell, Assistant Secretary of State of the United States of America, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs.

Mr Johannes Hahn in Vienna, Austria: participates in the Parliamentary debate of the Federal Council of the Austrian Parliament on the future of Europe.

Ms Cecilia Malmström in Chișinău, Moldova: on official visit.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete delivers a keynote speech at the high-level conference on clean energy financing: Delivering the energy transition for jobs, growth, and investment, at the European Parliament, Brussels.

Mr Karmenu Vella meets Mr Dejan Židan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Food of Slovenia, in Brussels.

Mr Karmenu Vella meets Mr Rumen Porodzanov, Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry ofBulgaria, in Brussels.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis participates in the EU Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste, at the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), in Brussels.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis meets the representatives of the European Confederation of Independent Winegrowers, in Brussels.

Mr Christos Stylianides receives Mr Yiannis Yiannakis, Commissioner for Volunteerism and Non-Governmental Organisations of Cyprus.

Ms Violeta Bulc delivers a speech at the high-level conference on financing clean energy for all Europeans in Brussels

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska in Tallinn, Estonia: delivers a speech at the EU – European Space Agency Informal Space Ministerial Meeting.

Ms Vĕra Jourová delivers a keynote speech at the 11th European Forum on the Rights of the Child: "Children deprived of their liberty and alternatives to detention", in Brussels.

Ms Vĕra Jourová exchanges views at a debate "Multi-speed Europe" organised by the Delegation of Prague to the EU, the Institute for Politics and Society and the European Liberal Forum, in Brussels.

Ms Vĕra Jourová receives Mr Tudorel Toader, Minister for Justice of Romania.

Ms Vĕra Jourová receives Mr Eduard Scicluna, Minister for Finance of Malta.

Mr Tibor Navracsics, Ms Margrethe Vestager, Mr Carlos Moedas and Mr Julian King in Lisbon, Portugal: participate in the Web Summit and deliver speeches.

Mr Tibor Navracsics in Lisbon, Portugal; participates in a hearing at the Parliamentary Commission for European Affairs; and meets Mr Manuel Heitor, Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education.

Mr Carlos Moedas in Lisbon, Portugal (until 08/11): delivers a speech to promote the EU Prize for Women Innovators; participates in and announce the winners of the iCapital Awards ceremony; participates in a panel debate on 'Repairing our relationship with experts'; and in a panel debate on 'How we can stop killing our oceans', in the framework of the Web Summit.

Mr Julian King in Lisbon, Portugal: participates in a hearing at the Parliamentary Commission for European Affairs on the European Commission's Work Programme for 2018.

 

Mercredi 08 novembre 2017

College meeting

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Boyko Borissov, Prime Minister of Bulgaria.

President Jean-Claude Juncker, together with the College of Commissioners, receives the members of the Bulgarian Government for a plenary meeting in preparation of the upcoming Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

President Jean-Claude Juncker holds a joint press conference together with Mr Boyko Borissov, Prime Minister of Bulgaria.

Ms Federica Mogherini receives Mr David Harris, Executive Director of the American Jewish Committee.

Ms Federica Mogherini receives, together with Ms Mariya Gabriel, Mr Boyko Borissov, Prime Minister of Bulgaria.

Ms Federica Mogherini receives young African and European representatives from the AU-EU Youth Plug-In Initiative ahead of the African Union-European Union Summit.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis delivers a keynote address at the conference "Making the Euro fit for the 21st Century - the Future of EMU", organised by the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE), in Brussels.

Mr Jyrki Katainen delivers a keynote address at the Young Members of Parliament Forum 2017, in Brussels.

Mr Jyrki Katainen delivers a keynote address at the Strategic Council of the European Policy Centre on the future of Europe's economy and the role of innovation in achieving Europe's economic, environmental and social objectives.

Mr Johannes Hahn receives Ms Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration; and Ms Lilia Hrynevych, Minister for Education and Science of Ukraine.

Mr Johannes Hahn in Tirana, Albania (until 10/11): participates at the EU – Western Balkans Media Days.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete delivers a speech at the KPMG 7th Global Power and Utilities Conference 2017, in Brussels.

Mr Karmenu Vella receives Ms Véronique Willems, Secretary General of the European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (UEAPME).

Mr Karmenu Vella delivers a speech at the event on "Marine Plastics Need European Action!", organised by MrRicardo Serrão Santos, Member of the European Parliament, together with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) European Regional Office, in Brussels.

Mr Karmenu Vella receives Mr Boyko Borissov, Prime Minister of Bulgaria.

Mr Karmenu Vella receives Ms Bernadett Szél, co-chair of the Hungarian Green Party 'Lehet Más a Politika'.

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos receives Mr David Harris, Executive Director of the American Jewish Committee.

Ms Marianne Thyssen receives Ms Tatjana Babrauskiene, Chair of the Governing Board of the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop).

M. Pierre Moscovici à Berlin, Alemagne: rencontre M. Peter Altmaier, Ministre des Finances de l'Allemagne; M. Christian Lindner, Président du Parti libéral-démocrate allemand (FDP); et prononce un discours au French German Business Forum, organisé par Handelsblatt et Les Echos.

Mr Christos Stylianides receives Mr Constantinos Yiorkadjis, Mayor of Nicosia.

Mr Phil Hogan in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (until 09/11): participates in the opening session of the business event: "Doing business in Saudi Arabia: Agri-Food Sector".

Ms Vĕra Jourová delivers a keynote speech at the International Association of Privacy Professionals' Europe Data Protection Congress, in Brussels.

Ms Vĕra Jourová receives Ms Bernadett Szél, co-chair of the Hungarian Green Party 'Lehet Más a Politika'.

Ms Vĕra Jourová receives Mr Ladislav Hamran, President of Eurojust.

Mr Tibor Navracsics receives Mr Yiannis Yiannaki, Commissioner for Volunteering and Non-Governmental Organizations of the Republic of Cyprus.

Ms Corina Creţu receives Ms Nikolina Angelkova, Minister for Tourism of Bulgaria.

Ms Corina Creţu receives Ms Bernadett Szél, co-chair of the Hungarian Green Party 'Lehet Más a Politika'.

Mr Carlos Moedas in Lisbon, Portugal: participates in the Web Summit and delivers a keynote speech on "Can the benefits of publicly funded research continue to outweigh the costs?"

Ms Mariya Gabriel receives Mr Jean-Noël Tronc, CEO of Sacem, the music society for authors, song writers and publishers.

Ms Mariya Gabriel receives Ms Monique Goyens, Director-General of the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC).

Ms Mariya Gabriel receives Ms Maria Stoyanova, member of the European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media (ERGA).

 

Jeudi 09 novembre 2017

Justice and Home Affairs Council (JHA), in Brussels

President Jean-Claude Juncker in Salamanca, Spain: receives a Honoris Causa Doctorate by the University of Salamanca; and delivers a keynote speech.

Ms Federica Mogherini in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan: meets Mr Almazbek Atambayev, President of Kyrgyzstan; and Mr Sooronbay Jeenbekov, President-elect of Kyrgyzstan.

Mr Andrus Ansip in Budapest, Hungary: participates in ICT Proposers' Day 2017 conference, organised by the European Commission.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič in Athens, Greece (until 10/11): delivers the opening address at the 2nd EU-Arab World Summit “Towards a Solid Alliance"; on Energy Union Tour: meets Mr Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister; Mr Kyriakos Mitsotakis, leader of the New Democracy party; and Mr Georgios Stathakis, Minister for Environment and Energy; and visits a power station in Lavrion.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis receives Mr Kevin Hassett, Chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers.

Mr Jyrki Katainen in Buenos Aires, Argentina: participates in high-level political meetings in the context of the ongoing Mercosur trade negotiations.

Mr Neven Mimica in Samarkand, Uzbekistan (until 10/11): attends the EU-Central Asia Foreign Ministers' Meeting.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete receives Mr Eldar Sætre, President and CEO of Statoil.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete delivers a keynote speech at the "Plenary across Institutions, Businesses and Civil Society: Financing the Energy Union" event, organised by Energy Solutions, at the European Parliament, Brussels.

Mr Karmenu Vella delivers a speech at the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) Information Day on"A wave of opportunities for blue growth", in Brussels.

Mr Karmenu Vella receives Mr Edmund Gerald Brown Jr., Governor of California.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis in Prague, Czech Republic: participates in a high-level conference on African swine fever "Measures to prevent further territorial spread of the disease and eradication plans" at the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic.

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos in Larnaca, Cyprus: meets Mr Constantinos Petrides, Minister for the Interior of Cyprus; and Mr Ionas Nicolaou, Minister for Justice and Public Order of Cyprus; and delivers the keynote address at the annual Plenary Congress of AIRPOL organisation for security enhancement at European airports.

Ms Marianne Thyssen participates in a panel discussion at the People Experiencing Poverty meeting, in Brussels.

Mr Christos Stylanides receives Ms Sigrid Kaag, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of the Netherlands.

Mr Phil Hogan in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: on official visit.

Ms Violeta Bulc in Tallinn, Estonia: delivers a keynote speech at the Digital Transport Days.

Ms Vĕra Jourová receives Mr Vladimír Dlouhý, President of the Czech Chamber of Commerce.

Ms Vĕra Jourová receives Mr Owen Bonnici, Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government; and Ms Helena Dalli, Minister for European Affairs and Equality of Malta.

Ms Vĕra Jourová receives Mr Peter Scherrer, Deputy Secretary General the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC).

Ms Vĕra Jourová meets Mr George Soros, Founder and Chairman of the Open Society Foundations, in Brussels.

Mr Carlos Moedas in Aman, Jordan (until 10/11): participates in the 8th World Science Forum.

Ms Mariya Gabriel receives Ms Joséphine Staron, Doctorante SciencesPo.

Ms Mariya Gabriel receives stakeholders from the European Organisation for Astronomical Research (ESO) from Bulgaria.

 

Vendredi 10 novembre 2017

Foreign Affairs Council – Trade (FAC), in Brussels

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Miro Cerar, Prime Minister of Slovenia.

Ms Federica Mogherini in Samarkand, Uzbekistan: chairs the EU-Central Asia Foreign Ministers' Meeting; and delivers a speech at the opening ceremony of the Conference "Central Asia: Shared Past and Common Future, Cooperation for Sustainable Development and Mutual Prosperity".

Mr Maroš Šefčovič in Greece: on Energy Union Tour: meets stakeholders from the energy sector; representatives from the Regulatory Authority for Energy (RAE); and delivers a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the Energy Union Future Leaders Academy.

Mr Jyrki Katainen in Brasilia, Brazil: participates in high-level political meetings in the context of the ongoing Mercosur trade negotiations.

Mr Neven Mimica in Samarkand, Uzbekistan: attends the EU-Central Asia Foreign Ministers' Meeting.

Mr Karmenu Vella in Bonn, Germany: delivers a speech at the Oceans Day as part of the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis participates in the EU Platform on Animal Welfare, in Brussels.

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos in Athens, Greece: delivers a keynote speech at the EU Arab World Summit – Towards a Solid Alliance event.

Ms Violeta Bulc receives Mr Raphaël Schoentgen, Chair of the governing board of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU).

Ms Margrethe Vestager receives Ms Frances Fitzgerald, Tánaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation of Ireland.

Ms Margrethe Vestager receives Ms Mateja Vraničar Erman, Minister for Finance of Slovenia.

Ms Margrethe Vestager meets Mr George Soros, Founder and Chairman of the Open Society Foundations, in Brussels.

Mr Carlos Moedas in Amman, Jordan: participates in the 8th World Science Forum; delivers a keynote address in the plenary session on "Science Diplomacy to Strengthen Governance and Build Enduring Relationships"; and a speech at the closing ceremony; and participates in the ceremony on the signature of the EU – Jordan PRIMA international agreement.

Ms Mariya Gabriel in Sofia, Bulgaria: attends the ceremony of "Manager of the Year".

 

Samedi 11 novembre 2017

Mr Maroš Šefčovič in Bonn, Germany (until 12/11): participates in the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC): delivers teh opening speech  'Road to Zero – Electric, efficient and clean Transport'; meets Mr Michael Bloomberg and Ms Christiana Figueres, members of the Board of the Global Covenant of Mayors; Mr Park Won-soon, Mayor of Seoul; a delegation of US Senators; and Mr Maurico Rodas, Mayor of Quito.

Mr Karmenu Vella in Bonn, Germany: participates in the Oceans Day as part of the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos in Athens, Greece: meets Mr Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister of Greece.

Mr Phil Hogan in Tehran, Iran (until 13/11): delivers a speech at the opening session of the EU-Iran Agri-Food Business Forum.

 

Dimanche 12 novembre 2017

Mr Maroš Šefčovič in Bonn, Germany: participates in the meeting of the EU Covenant of Mayors; participates and delivers a special address at the Climate Summit of Local and Regional Leaders as part of the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC); meets Mr Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Governor of California and founder of the R20 Regions of Climate Action; and Mr Karl-Heinz Lambertz, President of the European Committee of Regions (COR).

Mr Phil Hogan in Tehran, Iran (until 13/11): on official visit.

  

Prévisons du mois de novembre:

13-14/11 Foreign Affairs Council (FAC), in Brussels.

13-16/11 European Parliament plenary session, in Strasbourg.

15/11 General Affairs Council (GAC), in Brussels.

17/11 Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN), in Brussels.

17/11 Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth, in Gothenburg.

20/11 General Affairs Council (GAC), in Brussels.

20-21/11 Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council (EYCS), in Brussels.

24/11 Eastern Partnership summit, in Brussels.

27/11 Foreign Affairs Council (FAC), in Brussels.

29-30/11 European Parliament plenary session, in Brussels.

30/11 – 01/12 Competitiveness Council (COMPET), in Brussels.

 

Prévisions du mois de décembre:

30/11 – 01/12 Competitiveness Council (COMPET), in Brussels.

04/12 Eurogroup, in Brussels.

04-05/12 Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council (TTE), in Brussels.

05/12 Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN), in Brussels.

07-08/12 Justice and Home Affairs Council (JHA), in Brussels.

07-08/12 Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO), in Brussels.

11/12 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.

12/12 General Affairs Council (GAC), in Brussels.

12/12 General Affairs Council (Art. 50), in Brussels

14-15/12 European Council, in Brussels.

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

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

 

Permanence DG COMM le WE du 28 au 29 octobre 2017:

Annika BREIDTHARDT: +32 (0) 460 75 61 53

 

Permanence DG COMM du 01 au 02 novembre 2017:

Johannes BAHRKE: +32 (0) 460 75 86 15

 

Permanence DG COMM le WE du 28 au 29 octobre 2017:

Tove ERNST: +32 (0) 498 98 44 83

 

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

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

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