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Commissioners' activities – 24.05.2017

European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities

CALENDRIER du 29 mai au 04 juin 2017

Brussels, 24 May 2017

(Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine)

Déplacements et visites

 

Lundi 29 mai 2017

29-30/05 Competitiveness Council

Mr Andrus Ansip receives Mr Brian Mikkelsen, Minister for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs of Denmark.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis receives Mr Steven Maijoor, Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA).

Mr Jyrki Katainen receives Mr Brian Mikkelsen, Minister for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs of Denmark.

Mr Jyrki Katainen receives Mr Joachim Herrmann, Minister for the Interior, Construction and Transport of the Free State of Bavaria, Germany.

Mr Günther H. Oettinger receives Ms Beate Merk, Minister of State for European affairs and Regional Relations of the Free State of Bavaria, Germany.

Ms Cecilia Malmström receives Mr Mateusz Morawiecki, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Economic Development and Finance of Poland.

Ms Cecilia Malmström participates in a "Civil Society Dialogue on EU Trade Policy", in Brussels.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete in Madrid, Spain: delivers a keynote speech at "The Clean Energy Package for all Europeans" event.

Mr Karmenu Vella in Malta: delivers a speech at the opening event of the EU Green Week; and a speech at the LVII plenary meeting of the Conference of Parliamentary Committees for Union Affairs of the Parliaments of the European Union on "Expanding the Blue Economy – Towards a more sustainable EU Integrated Maritime Policy".

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis in Poland (until 30/05): in Toruń: participates in a Citizens' Dialoguetogether with Mr Piort Całbecki, Marshal of the Kujawsko-Pomorskie region.

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos in Berlin, Germany: participates in the 3rd Berlin Roundtable on Refugees and Migration.

Ms Marianne Thyssen in Rome, Italy: delivers a keynote speech during the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome organised by the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC).

Mr Christos Stylianides receives Mr Neil Buhne, United Nations Resident Coordinator and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative in Pakistan.

Mr Phil Hogan receives Mr Krzysztof Jurgiel, Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development of Poland.

Mr Phil Hogan receives Mr Ruairí Quinn, Chairperson of the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA); and Mr Barry Andrews, Director-General of IIEA.

Mr Phil Hogan meets representatives of the Irish Northern and Western Regional Assembly, in Brussels.

Mr Tibor Navracsics in Budapest, Hungary: visits the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) together with Mr Markku Markkula, President of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR).

Ms Margrethe Vestager participates in the online webinar "Europe Calling" with Mr Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament, in Brussels.

Mr Carlos Moedas in Porto, Portugal: delivers a speech at Estoril Conferences – Youth Summit Programme in Lisbon; and a speech at the "Europe, where are we going? Opportunities and challenges for Portugal in the vertigo of change" conference.

Mr Julian King delivers a keynote speech at the expert workshop on "Security needs hope: Better protection through enhanced cooperation", organised by the Forum Internal Security, in Brussels.

Mr Julian King delivers cconcluding remarks at a high-level seminar on "Islam in Europe", organised by the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC), in Brussels.

 

Mardi 30 mai 2017

Competitiveness Council

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

President Jean-Claude Juncker addresses the Committee of Inquiry into Money Laundering, Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion (PANA) in the European Parliament, in Brussels.

Mr Frans Timmermans receives a group of students from Lycée de Vauban in Luxembourg to discuss "Une nouvelle Fraternité en Europe."

Mr Frans Timmermans participates in a discussion on the future of Europe together with Lord Peter Mandelson, Chairman of Global Counsel and former European Commissioner.

Mr Andrus Ansip and Mr Tibor Navracsics deliver speeches at "Meet the Authors" event organised by the European Grouping of Societies of Authors and Composers(GESAC).

Mr Maroš Šefčovič participates in an exchange of views with the Party of European Socialists (PES) Environment and Climate Change Network, in Brussels.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis delivers opening remarks at the EU Green Jobs Summit, in Brussels.

Mr Jyrki Katainen in the Netherlands: delivers a keynote speech at the European Family Business Summit; and meets social partners at the Social and Economic Council to discuss the European Semester.

Ms Cecilia Malmström receives Ms Urve Palo, Minister for Entrepreneurship and Information Technology of Estonia.

Mr Neven Mimica receives Mr José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete receives Mr Rafael Villaseca Marco, CEO of GasNatural Fenosa.

Mr Karmenu Vella delivers speeches at the EU Green Jobs Summit in the framework of the EU Green Weekduring the sessions: 'Green jobs for tomorrow, today', 'Is Europe ready for green employment?' and the 'Green Awards Ceremony', in Brussels.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis in Warsaw, Poland: participates in the COCERAL and UNISTOCK joint conference"Innovation in the food and production supply chain - communicating risks, sharing experiences, seizing opportunities".

M. Pierre Moscovici prononce un discours d'ouverture à l'événement Tax Day 2017 organisé par Accountancy Europe, à Bruxelles.

M. Pierre Moscovici rencontre M. Alain Rousset, Président du Conseil régional de Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France, à Bruxelles.

M. Pierre Moscovici prononce un discours à l'événement "Tax policy: the mission and limits of the European Union" organisé par la Fédération pour l'économie bavaroise, à Bruxelles.

Mr Phil Hogan in Stockholm, Sweden:meets Mr Sven-Erik Bucht, Minister for Rural Affairs of Sweden; and delivers a speech at the General Assembly of the Federation of Swedish Farmers.

Ms Violeta Bulc receives Mr Henri Poupart-Lafarge, Chairman and CEO of Alstom.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska receives Ms Urve Palo, Minister for Entrepreneurship and Information Technology of Estonia.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska receives Mr Axel Eggert, Director-General of European Steel Association (EUROFER); and Mr Geert Van Poelvoorde, President of EUROFER.

Ms Corina Creţu receives Mr Kathrin Schneider, Minister for Infrastructure and Spatial Planning of the Land Brandenburg, Germany.

Ms Corina Creţu receives Mr Aidan McQuade, Director of Anti-Slavery International.

Mr Julian King delivers a keynote speech at the "Protection of Soft Targets in a Counterterrorism Context Initiative Third Regional Workshop", organised by Global Counterterrorism Forum, in Brussels.

Mr Julian King delivers a keynote speech at a high-level European symposium organised by the Economic Council, in Brussels.

 

Mercredi 31 mai 2017

College meeting

European Parliament Plenary Session in Brussels

President Jean-Claude Juncker in Berlin, Germany (until 01/06): delivers a speech at the event "Social partners and employers in dialogue" hosted by the Confederation of German Employers' Association (BDA).

Mr Frans Timmermans receives Mr Janez Potočnik, Member and Co-Chair of the International Resource Panel of the United Nations, and former European Commissioner.

Mr Frans Timmermans hosts a Facebook Live chat on "A social Europe".

Mr Jyrki Katainen participates in a working lunch with a delegation from the Ministry for Education of Finland, in Brussels.

Mr Jyrki Katainen delivers a keynote speech at the Retail Forum for Sustainability, in Brussels.

Mr Karmenu Vella participates in the 'EU Ecolabel Session' of theEU Green Jobs Summit in the framework of the EU Green Week, in Brussels.

Mr Karmenu Vella and Ms Marianne Thyssen deliver keynote speeches at the closing session of theEU Green Jobs Summit in the framework of the EU Green Week, in Brussels.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis delivers a speech at the workshop "Seeking new partnerships for EU action on vaccination", in Brussels.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis delivers a speech at the high-level policy debateWorld No Tobacco Day 2017 "Tobacco – a threat to development" at the European Parliament, in Brussels.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis delivers a speech at the side event “WHO FCTC Article 14 – time to prioritise tobacco cessation and dependence treatment” organised by health NGOs as part of the World No Tobacco Day 2017 at the European Parliament, in Brussels.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis receives representatives of the European Federation for Salaried Doctors (FEMS).

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos receives Mr George Soros, Founder and Chairman of the Open Society Foundations.

M. Pierre Moscovici participe à un déjeuner de travail avec le Club des grandes entreprises françaises, à Bruxelles.

M. Pierre Moscovici reçoitMme Carole Delga, Présidente de la région Occitanie, France, à Bruxelles.

M. Pierre Moscovici reçoit M. George Soros, Fondateur et Président de Open Society Foundations.

Mr Christos Stylianides receives Mr George Soros, Founder and Chairman of the Open Society Foundations.

Ms Vĕra Jourová delivers a keynote speech at the third meeting of the EU High-Level Group on Combating Racism, Xenophobia and other forms of Intolerance, in Brussels.

Mr Tibor Navracsics participates in the plenary debate of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on the EESC's evaluation of Erasmus+ programme, in Brussels.

Ms Corina Creţu receives Mr Hu Zucai, Vice-Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).

Mr Carlos Moedas in Krakow, Poland: participates in Visegrad V4 ministerial meeting.

 

Jeudi 01 juin 2017

01-02/06 EU-China Summit

President Jean-Claude Juncker in Berlin, Germany: participates in the 20th edition of the WDR Europaforum; and meets Mr Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President of the Federal Republic of Germany, for a working lunch.

President Jean-Claude Juncker participates in an official dinner with Mr Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China; and Mr Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, ahead of the EU-China Summit, in Brussels.

Mr Frans Timmermans participates in a panel debate “Belgium at the Centre – of Which Europe?” to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Egmont Institute, in Brussels.

Mr Andrus Ansip in Vienna, Austria (until 02/06): meets members of the Parliament of Austria; and participates in the Pioneers 2017 Festival.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič Copenhagen, Denmark (until 02/06): on Energy Union tour: meets representatives of the Danish Energy Association; and LEGO Group on environmental responsibility agenda; participates in a citizens' dialogue; meets representatives of SydEnergy, Energy South; and visits ARLA dairy products' plant.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis and Mr Pierre Moscovici deliver speeches at the Brussels Economic Forum, organised by the European Commission, in Brussels.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis receives Mr François Villeroy de Galhau, Governor of the Bank of France.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis receives Mr Gregory Johnson, CEO of Franklin Templeton Investments.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis receives representatives of the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI).

Mr Jyrki Katainen in Helsinki, Finland (until 02/06): together with Ms Corina Creţu deliver speeches at the opening of Smart regions 2.0 Conference "Maximising Europe's innovation potential"; visit an EFSI-funded Project "Tripla mall"; and participate in a Citizens' dialogue on the Future of Europe.

Mr Günther H. Oettinger in Berlin, Germany: participates in the 20th edition of the WDR Europaforum organised by the Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR).

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete in Copenhagen, Denmark: delivers a keynote speech at the "Energy Infrastructure Forum".

Mr Karmenu Vella delivers the welcome speech at the high-level event "Skills needed in an evolving maritime green economy", in Brussels.

Mr Karmenu Vella participates in the opening ceremony of the 'Lampara' photographic exhibition about traditional Maltese fishing community by Gilbert Calleja, in Brussels.

Mr Karmenu Vella delivers the welcome speech at "EU-China Blue Year Event - forecasting, data, monitoring, planning, indicators", in Brussels.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis in Riga, Latvia (until 02/06): participates in the Ministerial meeting on African swine fever.

Ms Marianne Thyssen receives Ms Zornitsa Rusinova, Vice-Minister for Labour and Social Policy of Bulgaria.

M. Pierre Moscovici reçoit M. François Villeroy de Galhau, Gouverneur de la Banque de France, à Bruxelles.

M. Pierre Moscovici à Paris, France: rencontre M. Bruno Le Maire, Ministre de l'économie de la France.

Mr Phil Hogan in Kilkenny, Ireland (until 02/06): delivers the opening speech at Digital Innovation Hubs for Agriculture seminar organised by the agricultural European Innovation Partnership; and participates in a Citizens' Dialogue.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska in Grasse, France: visits production units of cosmetics manufacturers.

Ms Vĕra Jourová receivesexperts to discuss collective redress, in Brussels.

Ms Vĕra Jourová delivers the keynote opening speech at the conference "A Czech Perspective for the Future of the EU", organised by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, in Brussels.

Mr Tibor Navracsics delivers a speech at the "2nd Digital Festival", in Brussels.

Ms Margrethe Vestager in Denmark: delivers a keynote speech at the REDO biannual Cumulus conference, organised by Design School of Kolding; a keynote speech on fair competition in front of Danish European Movement; and a keynote speech in front of Business academy Aarhus on her role as Commissioner for Competition and current European issues.

Mr Julian King in Helsinki, Finland: meets Ms Paula Risikko, Minister for the Interior of Finland; and Mr Jori Arvonen, ‎State Under-Secretary for EU Affairs at the Prime Minister's Office; and visits the Cybercrime Center.

 

Vendredi 02 juin 2017

EU- China Summit

President Jean-Claude Juncker and Ms Margrethe Vestager participate in the EU-China Summit, in Brussels.

Ms Federica Mogherini hosts the EU-China Summit, in Brussels.

Mr Andrus Ansip in Vienna, Austria: meets Ms Muna Duzdar, State Secretary for Diversity, Public Service and Digitalisation in the Federal Chancellery; visits an e-Government centre; holds a discussion with trust service providers; and meets Social Partners.

MrMaroš Šefčovič in Copenhagen, Denmark: on Energy Union tour: visits Amager Bakke waste-to-energy plant; participates in a roundtable with energy stakeholders and members of the Confederation of Danish Industry hosted by the Confederation of Danish Industry; meets Mr Lars Christian Lilleholt, Minister for Energy, Utilities and Climate of Denmark; and representatives of the think-tank Concito.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis in Sofia, Bulgaria: meets Mr Boyko Borissov, Prime Minister of Bulgaria; Mr Vladislav Goranov, Minister for Finance of Bulgaria; Mr Biser Petkov, Minister for Labour and Social Policy; and Mr Dimitar Radev, Governor of Bulgarian National Bank.

Mr Jyrki Katainen in Helsinki, Finland: participates in a European Fund for Strategic Investments signature event; meets members of the Ministerial Committee on European Union Affairs of the Government of Finland; Mr Petteri Orpo, Minister for Finance of Finland; addresses a meeting of the Parliamentary Group of the National Coalition Party in the Finnish Parliament; and participates in working lunch with Mr Antti Herlin, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Kone Corporation.

Ms Cecilia Malmström delivers a speech at the 12th EU-China Business Summit jointly organised by BusinessEurope and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) in the margins of the EU-China Summit, in Brussels.

Mr Karmenu Vella in Essen, Germany: delivers a speech at the closing event of the EU Green Week; and participates in the "2019 European Green Capital and 2018 European Green Leaf Awards Ceremony".

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis in Riga, Latvia: participates in the Ministerial meeting on African swine fever.

Ms Marianne Thyssen receives Mr Herman Van Rompuy, President Emeritus of the European Council.

M. Pierre Moscovici pronounce un discours au comité mixte de coopération douanière UE-Chine; et participe à la signature du Cadre stratégique UE-Chine pour la coopération douanière, à Bruxelles.

Mr Phil Hogan in Kilkenny, Ireland: delivers the closing speech at the "Digital Innovation Hubs for Agriculture" seminar organised by the agricultural European Innovation Partnership.

Ms Violeta Bulc in Barcelona, Spain: delivers a keynote speech at the "2017 Conference of the European Sea Ports Organisation".

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska in Paris, France: delivers an opening speech at a strategic public procurement conference co-organised by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Mr Carlos Moedas participates in 3rd EU-China Innovation Cooperation Dialogue together with Mr Wan Gang, Minister for Science and Technology of China, in Brussels.

Mr Carlos Moedas meets Ms Emma Marcegaglia, President of BusinessEurope, in Brussels.

 

Prévisions du mois de mai:

29-30/05 Competitiveness Council

31/05 European Parliament Plenary Session in Brussels

01-02/06 EU- China Summit

08-09/06 Informal meeting of the General Affairs Council

08-09/06 Justice and Home Affairs Council

08-09/06 Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council

12/06 Agriculture and Fisheries Council

15/06 Eurogroup

 

Permanence DG COMM du 25 au 26 mai 2017:

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Permanence DG COMM le WE du 27 au 28 mai 2017:

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