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European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities

CALENDRIER du 8 au 14 décembre 2014

Brussels, 05 December 2014

Déplacements et visites

Lundi 8 décembre

Ms Federica Mogherini visits Turkey together with Commissioner Johannes Hahn and Commissioner Christos Stylianides.

Mr Andrus Ansip participates in a meeting of CEOs and delivers a keynote speech at the GSMA’s Annual Mobile 360 Europe Conference “Accelerating Growth through a Connected Europe” in Brussels.

Mr Günther H. Oettinger receives Mr Marco Patuano, CEO of Telecom Italia.

Ms Cecilia Malmström in Washington (8-9/12): meets with Mr Michael Froman, US Trade Representative; meets with representatives of the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (8/12); takes part at a roundtable at the US Chamber of Commerce and its Business Coalition for Transatlantic Trade; meets with Members of the United States House Committee on Ways and Means; meets with House of Representatives TTIP Caucus Co-Chairs (9/12).

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Lima (8-10/12): gives a keynote speech at the "The Geothermal Development Facility (GDF) for Latin America" event.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete meets Ms Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Lima.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete meets Mr Adnan Amin, Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), at the margins of the Climate Change Conference in Lima.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete meets Ms Helen Clark, Administrator of the UN Development Programme, at the margins of the Climate Change Conference in Lima.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete meets the Peruvian Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal Otaróla and Vice-Minister Gabriel Quijandría, at the margins of the Climate Change Conference in Lima.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete gives a keynote speech at the Climate Change Conference side event "Green Growth: achieving development goals and ambitious climate policies", Lima.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete gives a keynote speech at the EU side event "The Global Climate Change Alliance: support the most vulnerable countries – SIDS and LDCs" at the Climate Change Conference in Lima.

Mr Karmenu Vella in Copenhagen, Denmark: meets with representatives of the European Environmental Agency; attends the European Green Capital Handover Conference; meets with the Minister of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries of Denmark, Mr Dan Jørgensen.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis in Lithuania (8-9/12). On 8/12: meets Ms Loreta Graužinienė, Speaker of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania; meets the Committee on Rural Affairs of the Seimas; meets with the Prime Minister, Mr Algirdas Butkevičius; meets with the Minister for Health, Ms Rimantė Šalaševičiūtė; meets with Ms Virginija Baltraitienė, Minister of Agriculture.

Ms Marianne Thyssen attends the VBO Forum, Brussels.

Mr Phil Hogan receives Mr Nicos Kouyialis, Minister for Agriculture of Cyprus.

Mr Phil Hogan receives Mr Paddy Burke, Cathaoirleach of the Irish Senate.

Ms Violeta Bulc receives Mr Karen Chshmaritian, Minister of Economy, Republic of Armenia.

Ms Violeta Bulc receives a delegation of Members of Parliament from Slovenia.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska receives representatives of Green 10 NGOs.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska receives Mr Tomasz Tomczykiewicz, Secretary of State of Poland.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska attends the office opening of the Polish Electricity Association, Brussels.

Ms Vĕra Jourová receives Ms DanaReizniece-Ozola, Latvian Minister of Economics.

Ms Vĕra Jourová receives Mr Kelly Welsh, General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Mr Tibor Navracsics receives Mr Robert Ashcroft, CEO of PRS for Music.

Mr Tibor Navracsics receives Mr Luca Bergamo, Secretary General of Culture Action Europe.

Ms Margrethe Vestager receives Mr Tomasz Tomczykiewicz, Secretary of State, Deputy Minister of Economy of Poland.

Mr Carlos Moedas receives representatives of EUREKA.

 

Mardi 9 décembre

ECOFIN Council

TTE Council

Mr Frans Timmermans receives representatives of the Latvian National Parliament.

Ms Federica Mogherini visits Turkey together with Mr Johannes Hahn and Mr Christos Stylianides.

Ms Kristalina Georgieva and 11:00 Ms Corina Creţu receive the Bulgarian Minister of Tourism, Ms Nikolina Angelakova.

Mr Andrus Ansip participates in the ECR Digital Single Market working party at the European Parliament in Brussels.

Mr Andrus Ansip receives Latvian Parliament Committee Chairs.

Mr Andrus Ansip and Mr Jyrki Katainen receive Mr Vittorio Colao, CEO of Vodafone.

Mr Andrus Ansip receives the General Secretary of the European Film Agency Directors.

Mr Andrus Ansip receives Mr Ferenc Gyurcsany, Former Prime Minister of Hungary.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič receives Ministers of the EU countries involved in the South Stream project.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis receives the Chairs of Committees of the Latvian Parliament.

Mr Neven Mimica attends the African, Caribbean and Pacific Ministerial Council in Brussels and signs the National Indicative Programme (NIP) for Vanuatu.

Mr Neven Mimica receives Mr Yong Li, Director General of UNIDO.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete meets Ms Rachel Kyte, World Bank Vice-President, at the margins of the Climate Change Conference in Lima.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete meets Mr Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, at the margins of the Climate Change Conference in Lima.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete meets Hon. Ms Julie Bishop MP, Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs, at the margins of the Climate Change Conference in Lima.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete meets Mr Ed Davey, UK Secretary of State, at the margins of the Climate Change Conference in Lima.

Mr Karmenu Vella delivers speech on Efficiency and Coherence of Environmental Legislation at the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union plenary, Brussels.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis in Lithuania (8-9/12). On 9/12: attends the conference "European Year for Development 2015, Lithuania’s development cooperation: experience of a decade"; meets the Committee on Health Affairs of the Seimas.

Dimitris Avramopoulos participates at the "Ministerial-level pledging conference on resettlement and other forms of admission for Syrian refugees" in Geneva.

Mr Phil Hogan receives delegates from Macra Na Feirme (Irish Young Farmers Union).

Mr Phil Hogan receives Mr Georgios Drys, Greek Minister for Agriculture.

Mr Phil Hogan receives Mr Ian Marshall, President of the Ulster Farmers' Union.

Ms Violeta Bulc in Paris: addresses seminar of TDIE (Transport Développement Intermodalité Environnement), Galeries des Fêtes, Assemblée nationale; meets with Mr Claude Bartolone, President of the National Assembly of France; meets with Mr Alain Vidalies, Minister for Transport; visits SNCF national control room for rail network operations.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska receives Mr Sigmar Gabriel, Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy of Germany.

Ms Vĕra Jourová speaks at the 5th Annual European Data Protection and Privacy Conference (Forum Europe, Brussels).

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

Mr Tibor Navracsics receives the delegation of publishers from European Magazine Media (EMMA).

Mr Tibor Navracsics receives representatives of the European Festival Association.

Ms Corina Creţu receives Mr Nicola Zingaretti, president of the Italian region of Lazio.

Ms Margrethe Vestager receives Mr Sigmar Gabriel, Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy and Vice Chancellor of Germany.

Mr Carlos Moedas receives Mr Ramon Escolano, Vice President of the European Investment Bank.

 

Mercredi 10 décembre

President Jean-Claude Juncker and the College of Commissioners take their oath before the Court of Justice of the European Union (Luxembourg).

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete meets with Mr Yoshio Mochizuki, Japanese Minister for the Environment, at the margins of the Climate Change Conference in Lima.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete meets with Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Singapore, at the margins of the Climate Change Conference in Lima.          

Mr Phil Hogan in the Netherlands:visits the Dutch Parliament (The Hague); meets with Mrs Sharon Dijksma, Minister for Agriculture of The Netherlands: bilateral meeting, visit of a dairy farm and meeting with stakeholders from agri-business (Waarder).


Jeudi 11 décembre

EPSCO Council

President Jean-Claude Juncker and Mr Frans Timmermans participate in the Conference of Presidents of the European Parliament.

Mr Frans Timmermans receives representatives of BEUC, The European Consumer Organisation.

Mr Frans Timmermans receives representatives of the Bundestag European Affairs Committee.

Ms Federica Mogherini briefs in camera the enlarged bureau of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament (AFET) ahead of the FAC, Brussels.

Mr Andrus Ansip on official visit to Latvia: meets with Ms Lolita Čigāne, Chairperson of European Affairs Committee; meets with Ms Laimdota Straujuma, Latvian Prime Minister; meets with Ms Dana Reizniece-Ozola, Latvian Minister of Economics. Visits the IT Demo Center and delivers a keynote speech at the LIKTA 16th annual conference devoted to the Digital priorities under the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis delivers keynote speech at the conference "‘Reinvigorating the European Economy: Policies to Foster Jobs, Growth and Innovation", American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union, Brussels.

Mr Jyrki Katainen receives Mr Pekka Soini, CEO of the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation and Technology

Mr Günther Oettinger receives BUSINESSEUROPE Executive Committee.

Mr Günther Oettinger receives Ms Kirsta Kiuru, Finnish Minister of Education and Communication.

Mr Günther Oettinger receives the Committee for European Affairs of the German Parliament.

Mr Johannes Hahn on official visit to Morocco.

Ms Cecilia Malmström speaks at the Open Europe and Friedrich-Naumann Foundation event: TTIP: Addressing the Criticism, Looking Ahead (Brussels).

Mr Neven Mimica receives Ms Sirpa Paatero, Finnish Minister for International Development.

Mr Neven Mimica receives Mr Gerd Műller, German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Mr Neven Mimica attends a dinner with EU Ministers of Foreign Affairs/Development Cooperation and Ms Amina Mohamed, Special Advisor to the UN Secretary General on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on the eve of the Foreign Affairs Council Development segment, Brussels.

Mr Karmenu Vella receives Ms Amina Mohamed, Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General's on Post-2015 Development Planning.

Mr Karmenu Vella receives the Minister of Agriculture of Hungary, Mr Sándor Fazekas.

Mr Karmenu Vella participates in the Progressive Economy policy roundtable (Brussels).

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis in Stockholm (11-12/12).

Mr Christos Stylianides attends a meeting with ACP Group of States in the context of the 100th Session of the ACP Council of Ministers, Brussels.

Mr Christos Stylianides receives Ms Sirpa Paatero, Finnish Minister for International Development.

Mr Christos Stylianides receives Mr Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council.

Mr Christos Stylianides receives Mr Gerd Müller, Germany's Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development.

Mr Phil Hogan visits the Netherlands: visits the Dutch Parliament; meets with Ms Sharon Dijksma, Dutch Minister for Agriculture, has informal meeting with Agricultural stakeholders.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska delivers a keynote speech at the conference '‘Reinvigorating the European Economy", organised by the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU), and meets with CEOs of the Executive Council of AmCham EU, Brussels.

Ms Vĕra Jourová receives Ms KatalinNovak, Hungarian Minister of State for Family and Youth Affairs.

Ms Vĕra Jourová receives Ms Anja Kopač Mrak, Slovenian Minister of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal opportunities.

Ms Vĕra Jourová receives Ms Malgorzata Fuszara, Polish Secretary of State, Equal treatment.

Mr Tibor Navracsics delivers a speech at the European High Level Dialogue on Education in the Digital Era, Brussels.

Mr Tibor Navracsics receives Ms Mārīte Seile, Minister for Education and Science of Latvia.

Mr Tibor Navracsics receives Ms Neela Winkelmann, Managing Director of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience.

Mr Tibor Navracsics receives Mr Franz Fischler, former EU Commissioner of Agriculture and Chair of the Expo Scientific Committee.

Ms Corina Creţu participates in an event in the European Parliament on Roma integration: "From beggar to MEP: a Roma integration story".

Ms Corina Creţu receives Mr Günther Platter, governor of Tyrol.

Ms Corina Creţu receives Mr Carmen Vela, Spanish minister for Research, Development and Innovation.

Mr Carlos Moedas visits the Oporto University and the Technological and Innovation institute, Portugal.

 

Vendredi 12 décembre

FAC Council chaired by Ms Federica Mogherini.

EYCS Council.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič in Berlin:meets with Mr Sigmar Gabriel, Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy and Vice Chancellor of Germany; meets with Mr Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany.

Mr Johannes Hahn on official visit to Morocco.

Ms Cecilia Malmström receives Mr Francisco XavierRivadeneira Sarzosa, Ecuadorian Minister of Foreign Trade for the initialisation of the EU-Ecuador Free Trade Agreement.

Mr Karmenu Vella attends the 6th meeting of the Steering Group of the European Innovation Partnership on Water (Brussels).

Mr Karmenu Vella receives representatives of the Friends of the Earth Europe.

Mr Karmenu Vella receives representatives the Europêche.

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos and Ms Vĕra Jourová participate in the EU-Western Balkans Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Forum.

Mr Christos Stylianidesopens the senior-level meeting on Ebola, Brussels.

Mr Christos Stylianides receives Ms Zanda Kalnina-Lukasevica, Minister for Development Affairs of Latvia.

Ms Violeta Bulc in Slovenia: meets with Mr Miro Cerar, Prime Minister of Slovenia; meets with Mr Milan Brglez, President of the National Assembly of Slovenia; addresses three committees of the National Assembly.

Ms Margrethe Vestager meets European Affairs committee of the Danish Parliament, Copenhagen.

 

Samedi 13 décembre

Mr Pierre Moscovici in Rome: participates in a conference organized in association with the Italian EU Presidency on investing in long-term Europe.


Dimanche 14 décembre

 

Prévisions du mois de décembre:

15/12 FAC (Foreign Affairs Council), Brussels

15-16/12 AGRIFISH (Agriculture and Fisheries Council)

15-18/12 European Parliament plenary session, Strasbourg

16/12 GAC (General Affairs Council)

17/12 ENVI (Environment Council), Brussels

18-19/12 European Council (Brussels)

 

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