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Commissioners' activities – 24.03.2017

European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities

CALENDRIER du 27 mars au 02 avril 2017

Brussels, 24 March 2017

(Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine)

Déplacements et visites

 

Lundi 27 mars 2017

27-28/03 Justice and Home Affairs Council

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian President.

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Günther Platter, Landeshauptmann of Tyrol, Austria.

Ms Federica Mogherini receives H.E. Sayyid Badr Bin Hamad Al Busaidi, Secretary General of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Sultanate of Oman.

Ms Federica Mogherini hosts a working lunch with Mr Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian President.

Mr Andrus Ansip receives Ms Caroline Atkinson, Head of Global Public Policy at Google.

Mr Johannes Hahn in Lebanon (until 28/03): on official visit.

Ms Cecilia Malmström in Zagreb, Croatia (until 28/03): meets Mr Davor Ivo Stier, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign and European Affairs of Croatia.

Mr Neven Mimica in Zagreb, Croatia: participates in a discussion on the European Semester in the Parliament of Croatia.

Mr Karmenu Vella in Ispra, Italy (until 28/03): visits the Joint Research Centre (JRC).

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis in Brazil (until 29/03): in Rio de Janeiro: visits the public health research institution Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ).

Mr Phil Hogan in Madrid, Spain: delivers a speech at a conference on "Building the Common Agricultural Policy of the Future" organised by the Ministry for Agriculture, Fisheries, Food and the Environment of Spain.

Ms Violeta Bulc receives Mr Dan Ťok, Minister for Transport of the Czech Republic.

Ms Vĕra Jourová receives Mr José Manuel García Collantes, President of the Council of the Notariats of the EU (CNUE).

Ms Corina Creţu receives Ms Rovana Plumb, Minister-delegate for European Funds of Romania.

Mr Carlos Moedas delivers an opening speech at a mid-term review of H2020 event, organised by the European Parliament, in Brussels.

Mr Carlos Moedas receives Mr Lino Barañao, Minister for Science, Technology and Productive Innovation of Argentina.

Mr Julian King receives Mr John Frank, Vice-President EU Government Affairs at Microsoft; Mr Marc Mossé, Director Public and Legal Affairs at Microsoft; and Mr Daniel Franklin, Managing Partner at Benenson Strategy Group.

Mr Julian King delivers a keynote speech on security issues in the EU and in Europe at the Annual Brussels meeting of the Ad-Hoc Council (European Government Business Relations Council), in Brussels.

 

Mardi 28 mars 2017

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) and current Chairman and founder of the Kofi Annan Foundation.

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

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London.

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia; and holds a joint press point.

Mr Frans Timmermans receives Mr Alistair Burt, Member of Parliament for North Bedfordshire in the United Kingdom.

Mr Frans Timmermans receives Members of the opening panel at the Conference on Roma Social Inclusion.

Mr Frans Timmermans receives Mr Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London.

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

Mr Frans Timmermans receives Ms Danielle Auroi, Member of the National Assembly of France.

Mr Frans Timmermans in Antwerp, Belgium: delivers an opening speech at the "Willem Elsschot benefietdiner".

Ms Federica Mogherini in Amman, Jordan (until 29/03): participates in the 2017 League of Arab States (LAS) Summit.

Mr Andrus Ansip participates in a policy lunch on "Building a European Data Economy" organised by the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC), in Brussels.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič receives Mr Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, to exchange views on energy transition and the role of cities.                              

Mr Maroš Šefčovič receives Mr Laurent Schmitt, Secretary-General of European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E).                                                                                                    

Mr Maroš Šefčovič inaugurates the Solar Impulse Exhibition together with Mr Bertrand Piccard, initiator and chairman of Solar Impulse, and co-pilot of the first successful around-the-world solar flight; and exchanges views on the cooperation with World Alliance for Efficient Solutions, in Brussels.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis receives Mr Luca Visentini, General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC).

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis participates in a working dinner with CEOs of the European Central Counterparties (CCPs), in Brussels.

Mr Jyrki Katainen delivers a keynote speech at the event “Paving the way for a more territorial Cohesion Policy after 2020” organised by the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR), in Brussels.

Mr Jyrki Katainen delivers remarks on the future of the financial services sector at the Politico event "The New European Order", in Brussels.

Mr Jyrki Katainen participates in a working lunch with Mr Bertrand Piccard, initiator and chairman of Solar Impulse, and co-pilot of the first successful around-the-world solar flight, in Brussels.

Mr Jyrki Katainen receives representatives of plastics industry associations.

Mr Jyrki Katainen delivers a keynote speech at the "Forum for the Future of Agriculture", in Brussels.

Mr Jyrki Katainen meets Mr Nathan Guy, Minister for Primary Industries and Racing and Associate Minister for Economic Development of New Zealand, in Brussels.

Ms Cecilia Malmström in Zagreb, Croatia: meets with Mr Andrej Plenković, Prime Minister of Croatia and Ms Martina Dalić, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for the Economy Enterprise and Small Business of Croatia, Entrepreneurship and Crafts; briefs Members of the Croatian Parliament from the Committees for European Affairs, Economy, Agriculture and Regional Development and European Union Funds on the "State of play of EU trade policy and trade agreements"; and participates in a Citizens' Dialogue at the University of Zagreb on the "Current challenges of EU trade policy".

Mr Neven Mimica receives Mr Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) and current Chairman and founder of the Kofi Annan Foundation.

Mr Neven Mimica participates, together with Mr Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) and current Chairman and founder of the Kofi Annan Foundation, in the "Extremely Together - Youth Perspectives on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism" conference, co-organised by the Kofi Annan Foundation, the European Commission and One Young World, in Brussels.

Mr Neven Mimica receives Mr Aart de Geus, President and CEO of the Bertelsmann Foundation.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete delivers a keynote speech at the "3d Energy Policy Summit", in Brussels.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete receives Mr Kevin Sara, CEO and Chairman of Nur Energy.

Mr Karmenu Vella in Ispra, Italy: participates in the inauguration of the spring plenary meeting of the Joint Research Centre's (JRC) Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF); and visits European Commission's Vehicle Emissions Laboratory (VELA).

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis in Brasilia, Brazil (until 29/03): meets Mr Blairo Maggi, Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply of Brazil; Mr Jarbas Barbosa, President of Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA); and participates in an open discussion on "public health, global health challenges and threats" at the University of Brasília.      

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos in Budapest, Hungary: meets Mr Sándor Pintér, Minister for the Interior of Hungary.

Ms Marianne Thyssen receives Ms Elżbieta Rafalska, Minister for Family, Labour and Social Policy of Poland.

Mr Christos Stylianides delivers a speech at a European Parliament's Disability Intergroup's meeting about the refugee crisis and the role of the European Union to assist those most at risk, in Brussels.

Mr Phil Hogan meets Mr Nathan Guy, Minister for Primary Industries and Racing and Associate Minister for Economic Development of New Zealand, in Brussels.

Mr Phil Hogan delivers a keynote speech at the "10th Forum for the Future of Agriculture" on "Is the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) fit for the Sustainable Development Goals' age?!", in Brussels.

Ms Violeta Bulc in Malta (until 29/03): participates in the Stakeholders Meeting on Maritime and Road Safety organised jointly with the Maltese Presidency.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska receives Mr Jo Johnson, Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation of the United Kingdom.

Ms Vĕra Jourová meets Mr David Stanton, Minister of State for Justice at the Department of Justice and Equality with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration, and Integration of Ireland, in Brussels.

Ms Vĕra Jourová meets Mr Rafael Catalá, Minister for Justice of Spain, in Brussels.

Mr Tibor Navracsics receives Mr Lino Barañao, Minister for Science, Technology and Productive Innovation of Argentina.

Ms Corina Creţu receives Mr Rob van Gijzel, former Mayor of Eindhoven.

Ms Corina Creţu delivers a keynote speech at the 6th Structured Dialogue with partners group of experts of the European Structural Investment Funds (ESIF), in Brussels.

Mr Carlos Moedas meets Mr Bertrand Piccard initiator and chairman of Solar Impulse, and co-pilot of the first successful around-the-world solar flight, in Brussels.

Mr Carlos Moedas receives Mr Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London.

Mr Julian King receives members of the Regional Parliament of Saxony (Germany), in Brussels.

 

Mercredi 29 mars 2017

College meeting

President Jean-Claude Juncker and Mr Karmenu Vella in Valletta, Malta (until 30/03): participate in a Citizens' Dialogue together with Mr Joseph Muscat, Prime Minister of Malta.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič delivers a keynote speech at the high level conference “Unlocking the Potential for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in South-Eastern Europe”, in Brussels.                                                

Mr Maroš Šefčovič receives representatives of EURELECTRIC: Mr Kristian Ruby, Secretary-General; Mr Patrick O'Doherty, Chief Executive of Electricity Supply Board (ESB)' and Mr Pekka Lundmark, President and CEO of Fortum.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis receives Mr Greg Baer, President of The Clearing House Association and Executive Vice-President and General Counsel of The Clearing House Payments Company; and Mr Jeremy Newell, Executive Managing Director, Head of Regulatory Affairs and General Counsel of the Association at The Clearing House.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis delivers a keynote speech at the roundtable event "Innovative Financial Services: the era of the consumer", in Brussels.

Mr Jyrki Katainen in Valletta, Malta (until 30/03): participates in the European People's Party (EPP) Congress; meets Ms Kristalina Georgieva, CEO of the World Bank and former European Commissioner; Mr Simon Busuttil, Leader of the Nationalist Party in Malta; and representatives of the National Coalition Party of Finland.

Mr Günther Oettinger receives Ms Emily O'Reilly, European Ombudsman.

Mr Johannes Hahn in Malta (until 30/03): attends theEuropean People's Party (EPP) Congress.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete in Zhangjiakou, Ningbo and Beijing, China (until 01/04): meets Mr Xie Zhenhua, China's Special Representative for Climate Change Affairs; and Mr Nur Bekri, Administrator of China's National Energy Administration to discuss China-EU cooperation on climate change and clean energy; and visits clean energy projects.

Mr Karmenu Vella in Malta (until 30/03): meets various stakeholders at a round table event on small scale fisheries; and participates in the launch event of the "Ministerial Conference on Mediterranean Fisheries".

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis in Brasilia, Brazil: delivers an opening speech at the conference "EU and South-America: Working Together on Anti-microbial Resistance";meets Mr Ricardo Barros, Minister for Health of Brazil; and representatives of the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA).  

Mr Christos Stylianides in Malta (until 30/03): attends theEuropean People's Party (EPP) Congress; andmeets Mr Pedro Agramunt, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

Mr Phil Hogan receives representatives of EuroCommerce – a grouping of retail, wholesale and international trade companies.

Ms Violeta Bulc in Malta: participates in the "Transport Ministerial Conference".

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska receives Ms Rovana Plumb, Minister-delegate for European Funds of Romania.

Ms Vĕra Jourová in Washington D.C., the United States (until 31/03): meets privacy NGOs on transatlantic data flows; and Mr Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of the United States.

Mr Carlos Moedas in Valetta, Malta (until 30/03): participates in the European People's Party (EPP) Congress; and delivers a keynote speech at the EPP Congress sideline event EPPtalks – "Future Society".

Mr Julian King in Roissy, France: visits the Passenger Name Record (PNR) Platform together with Mr Matthias Fekl, Minister for the Interior of France.

 

Jeudi 30 mars 2017

President Jean-Claude Juncker, Mr Valdis Dombrovskis, Mr Jyrki Katainen, Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos, Mr Christos Stylianides and Mr Carlos Moedas in Valletta, Malta: participate in the European People's Party (EPP) Congress.

President Jean-Claude Juncker and Mr Jyrki Katainen in Valletta, Malta: participate in the European People's Party (EPP) Summit on the sidelines of the EPP Congress.

Mr Frans Timmermans in Madrid, Spain (until 31/03): meets Members of the Joint Committee for the EU of the Parliament of Spain; and holds a Commemorative Lecture at the Carlos de Amberes Foundation.

Mr Andrus Ansip receives Mr Johann Schneider-Ammann, Federal Councillor for Economic Affairs, Education and Research of Switzerland.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič in Stockholm, Sweden (until 31/03): on 2nd Energy Union Tour - exchanges views with members of the Committee on Industry and Trade of the Swedish Parliament (Riksdagen); delivers a keynote speech at the Swedish Transmission System Operators' annual stakeholder meeting; meets Mr Ibrahim Baylan, Minister for Coordination and Energy of Sweden; members of the Haga Initiative (businesses for active climate responsibility); and energy stakeholders to discuss the Swedish implementation plan for the Energy Union.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis in Valletta, Malta: meets Mr Joseph Muscat, Prime Minister of Malta; Mr Edward Scicluna, Minister for Finance of Malta; and attends a working lunch with Mr Mario Vella, Governor of the Central Bank of Malta.

Mr Jyrki Katainen in Valletta, Malta: delivers an address at the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies breakfast event "Committed to the Euro".

Ms Cecilia Malmström receives Mr Johann Schneider-Ammann, Federal Councillor for Economic Affairs, Education and Research of Switzerland.

Mr Neven Mimica in Geneva, Switzerland: delivers a speech at United Nations executive briefing about the EU's approach to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); meets Mr Michael Moller, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva; Mr Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organisation; and Ms Gerda Verburg, Coordinator of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement.

Mr Karmenu Vella in Malta: hosts the "Ministerial Conference on Mediterranean Fisheries"; delivers a speech on the occasion; and attends the ceremony for the signature of the common declaration (Malta MedFish4Ever Declaration) on the future of Mediterranean fisheries.

Mr Phil Hogan in Dublin, Ireland: meets representatives of the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders' Association; and Mr Sean Molloy, Director of Strategy and Supply Development of Glanbia Ingredients Ireland (nutrition and ingredients group).

Ms Vĕra Jourová in Washington D.C., the United States: meets Mr Jim Sensenbrenner, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives; Mr Wilbur Ross Jr., Secretary of Commerce of the United States; delivers a keynote speech at a roundtable organised by the US Chamber of Commerce; and meets Mr Kenneth Juster, Deputy Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs and Deputy Director of the National Economic Council (NEC).

Mr Tibor Navracsics in Florence, Italy: attends the G7 Cultural Ministers' Meeting; delivers a speech in the "Culture as a Tool for Dialogue Among Peoples" session at the G7 Cultural Ministers' Meeting; participates in a panel on the role of innovative public-private partnerships to promote economic growth and cultural dialogue; delivers concluding remarks in the panel together with Mr Dario Franceschini, Minister for Culture of Italy; and participates in the signing ceremony of the “Joint Declaration of Florence”.

Ms Corina Creţu delivers a keynote opening speech at the 4th Forum of the Outermost Regions on "The outermost regions, European lands in the world: toward a renewed strategy", in Brussels.

Ms Corina Creţu receives Ms Gesine Schwan, President of the Humboldt-Viadrina Governance Platform; and Mr Ernst Stetter, Secretary General of the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS).

Ms Corina Creţu receives Ms Ericka Bareigts, Minister for the Overseas Territories of France.

Mr Julian King in Tallinn, Estonia (until 31/03): delivers opening remarks together with Mr Anders Anvelt, Minister for the Interior of Estonia, at the conference on "European response to terrorism" organised by the Ministry of the Interior and the European Commission Representation in Estonia.

 

Vendredi 31 mars 2017

President Jean-Claude Juncker delivers opening remarks at the 4th Forum of the Outermost Regions on "The outermost regions, European lands in the world: toward a renewed strategy", in Brussels.

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives His Eminence Reinhard Cardinal Marx, Archbishop of Munich and Freising and President of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Community (COMECE).

Mr Frans Timmermans in Madrid, Spain: participates in a Citizens' Dialogue with students from the Universidad Complutense; and meets Mr Mariano Rajoy, Prime Minister of Spain.

Ms Federica Mogherini participates in the EU-Moldova Association Council, in Brussels.

Mr Andrus Ansip in Slovenia: participates in a working lunch with Mr Boris Koprivnikar, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Public Administration of Slovenia; and delivers a welcome speech at a conference on Collaborative economy.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič in Stockholm, Sweden: on 2nd Energy Union Tour - delivers a keynote speech at the University of Umeå on "Energising Europe"; participates in a Citizens' Dialogue; and visits smart city projects in Umeå and sustainable energy projects in Västerbotten region.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis receives Mr Vítor Manuel Ribeiro Constâncio, Vice-President of the European Central Bank (ECB).

Mr Jyrki Katainen delivers a keynote address at the European Economic and Social Committee's (EESC) youth event "Your Europe, Your Say" on the Future of Europe.

Mr Jyrki Katainen receives a group of Finnish teachers.

Mr Johannes Hahn receives Mr Pavel Filip, Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova.

Mr Johannes Hahn participates in the EU-Moldova Association Council, in Brussels.

Ms Cecilia Malmström receives Mr Pavel Filip, Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova.

Mr Neven Mimica receives Mr Michael Linhart, Secretary-General of the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of Austria.

Mr Karmenu Vella receives Mr Rodolphe Alexandre, President of the Territorial Collectivity of French Guiana and Chair of the Conference of Presidents of the Outermost Regions.

Mr Karmenu Vella delivers the closing speech at the 4th Forum of the Outermost Regions on "The outermost regions, European lands in the world: toward a renewed strategy", in Brussels.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis receives Mr Pavel Filip, Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis receives Mr Willy Borsus, Minister for the Middle Classes, SMEs, Self-employed, Agriculture and Social Integration of Belgium.

Ms Marianne Thyssen meets Ms Margarida Marquez, Secretary of State for European Affairs of Portugal, in Brussels.

Mr Christos Stylianides receives Mr Ian Lesser, Vice-President, Foreign Policy and Executive Director, Transatlantic Center of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

Ms Violeta Bulc in Ljubljana, Slovenia: meets Mr Peter Gašperšič, Minister for Infrastructure of Slovenia; and Mr Boris Koprivnikar, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Public Administration of Slovenia.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska in Warsaw, Poland: delivers an opening speech at a Single Market Forum.

Ms Vĕra Jourová in Washington D.C., the United States: delivers a keynote speech at a Center for Strategic and International Studies' event; delivers a keynote speech at a roundtable organised by The Information Technology Industry Council; meets Ms Maureen Ohlhausen, Acting Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission of the US; and Mr Hynek Kmoníček, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the US.

Ms Corina Creţu delivers a welcoming speech at the 4th Forum of the Outermost Regions on "The outermost regions, European lands in the world: toward a renewed strategy", in Brussels.

Ms Corina Creţu receives Mr Pavel Filip, Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova.

Ms Margrethe Vestager in Washington D.C., the United States: participates in the "Enforcers Roundtable" at the Spring Meeting of American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law; and meets Ms Maureen Ohlhausen, Acting Chairwoman of the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

Mr Carlos Moedas in Tunis, Tunisia: delivers a keynote speech at the Third Ministerial Conference on Research, Innovation and Higher Education of the Dialogue 5+5.

Mr Julian King in Tallinn, Estonia: meets Ms Kersti Kaljulaid, President of Estonia; Mr Andres Anvelt, Minister for the Interior; Mr Urmas Reinsalu, Minister for Justice; Mr Sven Sakkov, Director of NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence.

 

Samedi 01 avril 2017

 

Dimanche 02 avril 2017

Mr Karmenu Vella in Monaco (until 03/04): meets Prince Albert II of Monaco; attends the opening event of the "8th Edition of the Monaco Blue Initiative" conference on ocean management and conservation co-organised by the Monaco Oceanographic Institute, the Foundation Albert I, the Prince of Monaco, and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation; and visits Monaco Oceanographic Museum.

 

Prévisions des mois de mars et avril:

27-28/03 Justice and Home Affairs Council

31/03 EU-Moldova Association Council

03/04 Agriculture and Fisheries Council

03/04 Foreign Affairs Council

03-04/04 Informal meeting of employment, social policy and health ministers

03-06/04 European Parliament plenary session in Strasbourg

06/04 Informal meeting of ministers responsible for competitiveness (internal market and industry)

07-08/04 Informal meeting of economic and financial affairs ministers

25/04 General Affairs Council

25-26/04 Informal meeting of environment ministers

26-27/04 Informal meeting of defence ministers

26-27/04 European Parliament plenary session in Brussels

28-29/04 Informal meeting of foreign affairs ministers

 

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