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European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities

CALENDRIER du 19 au 25 janvier 2015

Brussels, 16 January 2015

(Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine)

Déplacements et visites

Lundi 19 janvier

Foreign Affairs Council

Mr Frans Timmermans receives Mr Malik Azmani, Chair of the EU Affairs Committee of the Dutch Parliament.

Mr Frans Timmermans receives Mr Alex Brenninkmeijer, Member of the European Court of Auditors.

Mr Frans Timmermans receives Ms Zita Gurmai, President of PES Women.

Mr Frans Timmermans and Ms Vĕra Jourová receive Mr Robert-Marius Cazanciuc, Minister of Justice of Romania.

Mr Frans Timmermans, Ms Federica Mogherini and Ms Cecilia Malmström receive Mr Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan.

Ms Federica Mogherini and Mr Johannes Hahn receive Mr Nabil El Araby, Secretary General of the League of Arab States.

Ms Federica Mogherini receives Mr Edward Nalbandian, Armenian Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Ms Kristalina Georgieva receives the Foreign Affairs Minister of Luxembourg, Mr Jean Asselborn.

Mr Andrus Ansip receives Mr David Drummond, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer of Google, and Mr Marco Pancini, Public Policy Senior Counsel of Google. 

Mr Andrus Ansip receives the former European Commission Vice President, Mrs Neelie Kroes.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič in London: meets with Ms. Baroness Kramer, UK Minister of State for Transport; meets with Mr Edward Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change; meets with Mr Tom Scholar, UK Prime Minister’s Adviser and Head of European and Global Issues; meets with Mr. Matthew Pencharz, Senior Adviser to the Mayor of London on Environment and Energy.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis participates in an IMF conference in Dublin, "Ireland - Lesssons from Its Recovery from the Bank-Sovereign Loop".

Mr Jyrki Katainen will make opening remarks at the conference "Financial Instruments 2014-2020 under European Structural and Investment Funds" in the Charlemagne building, Brussels.

Mr Johannes Hahn and Ms Corina Creţu receive the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania, Mr Bogdan Aurescu.

Ms Cecilia Malmström receives representatives of the European Round Table.

Mme Cecilia Malmström et M. Pierre Moscovici reçoivent M. Philippe Couillard, Premier Ministre du Québec.

Mr Neven Mimica takes part in the intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (MDGs) taking place in New York.

Mr Karmenu Vella receives representatives of the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF), the International Ocean Conservation (Oceana), the Pew Charitable Trusts and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

Mr Karmenu Vella receives representatives of the EU Fish Processors and Traders Association.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis receives Mr Algirdas Paleckis.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis receives representatives of the European Federation of Nurses Associations and the International Federation of Social Workers.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis receives representatives of the International Sport and Culture Association.

Ms Marianne Thyssen delivers a closing speech at a seminar about youth unemployment organised by Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the European Economic and Social Committee.

Mr Pierre Moscovici takes part in talk at Bruegel "Deepening Economic and Monetary Union", Brussels.

Mr Jonathan Hill receives Mr Michel Prada, Chairman of the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation Trustees.

Mr Jonathan Hill receives Mr John Longworth, Director General, British Chambers of Commerce.

Ms Violeta Bulc receives Mr José Manuel García-Margallo, Spain's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.

Ms Violeta Bulc meets representatives of ESPO, the European Sea Ports Organisation.

Ms Vĕra Jourová receives Mr David Drummond, Google's Senior Vice-President, Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer.

Ms Vĕra Jourová receives Ms Diana Wallis, President, and Ms Christiane Wendehorst, Vice-President of the European Law Institute (ELI).

Mr Tibor Navracsics receives Mr Jean -Noel Tronc, CEO of the French Society for Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music.

Ms Margrethe Vestager receives Mr Dario Franceschini, Italian Minister for Culture and Tourism.


Mardi 20 janvier

President Jean-Claude Juncker, Mr Frans Timmermans, Ms Marianne Thyssen, Ms Kristalina Georgieva, Mr Andrus Ansip, Mr Karmenu Vella, Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis and Ms Margrethe Vestager attend the New Year's reception at the Belgian Royal Palace.

President Jean-Claude Juncker and Mr Frans Timmermans receive Mr Tony Blair.

President Jean-Claude Juncker hosts the European Commission New Year's Reception.

Mr Frans Timmermans and Mr Andrus Ansip receives Mr Vince Cable, UK Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills.

Ms Federica Mogherini visits Washington, USA.

Mr Andrus Ansip participates in a debate with Members of the European Parliament and Members of the European Internet Foundation at the European Parliament in Brussels.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič receives Mr. Bernard Bigot, upcoming Director-general of the international organisation in charge of ITER, the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor project.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič receives representatives of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC).

Mr Maroš Šefčovič and Mr Johannes Hahn receive Mr Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary.

Mr Günther H. Oettinger participates in the DLD15 Conference in Munich, Germany.

Mr Günther H. Oettinger participates in the German Media Congress in Frankfurt, Germany.

Mr Johannes Hahn participates in the EU-Armenia Cooperation Council.

 Mr Johannes Hahn receives the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, Mr Edward Nalbandian.

Mr Johannes Hahn receives the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides.

Ms Cecilia Malmström in Vienna: meeting with Members of the Austrian Parliament; meeting with Mr Reinhold Mitterlehner, Vice-Chancellor and Minister for Science, Research and Economy; public debate with social partners and civil society.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete receives Mr Vidar Helgesen, Norwegian Minister of EEA and EU Affairs, and Ms Tine Sundtoft, Norwegian Minister for Climate and Environment.

Mr Christos Stylianides receives Mr Nicolas Borsinger, President of Voice (Voluntary Organisations in Cooperation in Emergencies).

Mr Jonathan Hill receives Mr David Soanes, Group Managing Director, UBS.

Ms Violeta Bulc receives Mr Henri Malosse, President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).

Ms Violeta Bulc receives Mr Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska gives a keynote speech at 'Points of Single Contact' conference, Brussels.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska and Ms Margrethe Vestager receive Mr Vince Cable, UK Minister for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Ms Vĕra Jourová receives Mr Martin Vychopeň, President of the Czech Chamber of Lawyers, Mr Antonín Mokrý, Vice-President of the Council of the European Chambers (CCBE) and Mr Stanislav Balík, Head of the Czech delegation of CCBE.

Ms Vĕra Jourová receives Mr Brad Smith, Microsoft's Vice President and General Counsel.

Mr Tibor Navracsics participates in an exchange of views with the CULT committee at the European Parliament.

Mr Carlos Moedas receives Mr Bernard Bigot, Director-General of ITER.

Mr Carlos Moedas receives Dr Kalervo Väänänen, Chairman of Universities Finland UNIFI and a group representatives from Finish Universities.


Mercredi 21 janvier

College meeting

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives the Norwegian Prime Minister, Ms Erna Solberg.

Mr Frans Timmermans and Mr Karmenu Vella receive Ms Yasemin Çegerek, Member of the Committee for European Affairs of the Dutch House of Representatives.

Ms Federica Mogherini visits Washington, USA.

World Economic Forum annual meeting 2015 in Davos, Switzerland (21-24/01): Mr Maroš Šefčovič attends the session "Energy community" and Mr Valdis Dombrovskis participates in panel discussion using Chatham House rules. The session will be on: "How can advanced economies avoid a decade of secular stagnation?"

Mr Günther H. Oettinger meets several EU Telecoms Ministers during an informal dinner in Brussels.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete receives Mr Marcin Korolec, Polish Secretary of State, Government Plenipotentiary for Climate Policy at the Ministry of the Environment.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis on official visit to Ireland (21-22/01).

Jonathan Hill receives Ms Nemat (Minouche) Shafik, Deputy Governor of the Bank of England.

Jonathan Hill receives Mr Hikmet Ersek, President and CEO of the Western Union Company.

Jonathan Hill delivers a keynote speech at the UK Automotive Industry Reception, Brussels.

Ms Violeta Bulc gives keynote address at the European Railway Award ceremony.

Ms Violeta Bulc andMs Corina Creţu receive Mr Joseph Garcia, Deputy Chief Minister of Gibraltar.

Ms Corina Creţu receives the CEOs members of the Union des Industries Ferroviaires Européennes (UNIFE - the Association of the European Rail Industry).

Mr Carlos Moedas receives Mr Simon Hamilton, Minister of Finance and Personnel from Northern Ireland.


Jeudi 22 janvier

President Jean-Claude Juncker , Mr Neven Mimica and Mr Carlos Moedas receive Mr Bill Gates, founder of the Bill Gates Foundation.

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives the Finnish President, Mr Sauli Niinistö.

World Economic Forum annual meeting 2015 in Davos, Switzerland (21-24/01): Mr Frans Timmermans meets Mr Jean-François van Boxmeer, CEO of Heineken International; Mr Michael Fries, CEO of Liberty Global; Mr Aleksandar Vučić, Prime Minister of Serbia; Mr Mike Froman, USTR; and Mr Carlos Brito, CEO of AB InBev; participates in sessions on The Europe Outlook (with Mr Jyrki Katainen); Scenarios for Ukraine (with Mr Valdis Dombrovskis); Wasteless supply; Technology for Humanity. Mr Maroš Šefčovič (sessions on Energy Technologies and Energy Utilities - Future of Electricity; The new geo-economics of energy) attends.

Ms Kristalina Georgieva receives representatives of the German Federal Agency for Technical Relief.

Ms Kristalina Georgieva receives Ms Paula Caballero, World Bank Group Senior Director.

Mr Andrus Ansip and Ms Violeta Bulc receive representatives of Uber: Mr Travis Kalanick, CEO; Mr David Plouffe, Senior Vice-President for Policy & Strategy; and Mark MacGann, Head of Public Policy for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Mr Johannes Hahn receives the President of the Anna Lindh Foundation, Mrs Elisabeth Guigou.

Mr Johannes Hahn receives the Parliamentary Secretary for the EU Presidency 2017 and EU Funds of Malta, Mr Ian Borg.

Mr Neven Mimica meets ONE Youth Ambassadors at the Residence Palace, Brussels.

Mr Karmenu Vella receives the Vice Minister of Oceans and Fisheries of the Republic of Korea, Mr Young-Suk Kim.

Mr Christos Stylianides receives Mr Mike Baker, CEO World Animal Protection – Europe.

Mr Phil Hogan receives representatives of the European Milk Board.

Mr Jonathan Hill receives Mr Jean Lemierre, Chairman of BNP Paribas.

Ms Violeta Bulc receives Mr José Viegas, Secretary-General of the International Transport Forum.

Ms Violeta Bulc receives Fang Liu, Director, International Civil Aviation Organization.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska receives Mr Etienne Schneider, Deputy Prime Minister of Luxembourg.

Ms Vĕra Jourová receives representatives of the ERGO Network (European Roma Grassroots Organisation Network).

Ms Vĕra Jourová receives Mr Elliot Kaye, Chairman of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Ms Vĕra Jourová receives Mr Jeremy Wright, British Attorney General for England and Wales.

Ms Vĕra Jourová receives Sir Nigel Sheinwald, UK Prime Minister´s Special Envoy for intelligence and law enforcement data sharing.

Ms Corina Creţu is on a two-day official visit to Slovenia to launch the Partnership Agreement. She will meet Slovenian Prime Minister Mr Miro Cerar and the chairmen of parliamentary committees dealing with EU funds at the National Assembly.

Mr Carlos Moedas participates in a panel discussion on the new European research agenda at the Bruegel institute, Brussels.


Vendredi 23 janvier

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives the Prime Minister of Hungary, Mr Viktor Orbán.

World Economic Forum annual meeting 2015 in Davos, Switzerland (21-24/01): Mr Frans Timmermans meets Ms Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and Mr Joel Kaplan Vice President of Public Policy of Facebook; Sir Michael Rake, President of the Confederation of British Industry; Mr Thomas De Maizière, Minister of the Interior of Germany; Mr Didier Burkhalter, Head of the Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland; Mr Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross. Mr Maroš Šefčovič takes part in the Governors Session on CO2 Emissions and Pollution and Industry Partners lunch meeting on The Prosumer Revolution. Mr Jyrki Katainen (session "Bridging the gap of underinsurance") and Mr Carlos Moedas (session "Biotechnology Ecosphere: Challenges & opportunities") attend. Ms Cecilia Malmström meets with the Trans-Atlantic Business Dialogue; meets with Mr Michael Froman, US Trade Representative; meets with Mr Alexey Valentinovich Ulyukaev, Minister for Economic Development.

Mr Andrus Ansip meets with the Board of Tartu University Hospital on e-Health, Estonia.

Mr Neven Mimica delivers a key note speech in Ljubljana to inaugurate the European Year of Development (EYD) in Slovenia.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis receives representatives of the Eurogroup for Animals.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis delivers a speech at Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference's Standing Committee meeting, Brussels.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis receives representatives of the Pesticide Action Network.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis receives representatives of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations.

Mr Jonathan Hill is in London: meetings with Mr Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange and Mr William Wright, Managing Director of New Financial.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska on official visit to Poland, attends industry meetings organised by Polish Ministry of Economy, Warsaw.

Ms Vĕra Jourová receives Ms Julie Brill, US Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission(FTC).

Ms Vĕra Jourová receives Ms Michèle Coninsx, President of EUROJUST.

Ms Margrethe Vestager meets in Denmark (in separate meetings): Mr Morten Ostergaard, Minister for Economy and Interior; Ms Pia Dyhr Olsen, Chairman of the Danish Socialist Peoples' Party; Ms Chairman of the The Red-Green Alliance Johanne Schmidt Nielsen and Stine Brix MP.


Samedi 24 janvier

World Economic Forum annual meeting 2015 in Davos, Switzerland (21-24/01): Ms Cecilia Malmström attends the WTO Informal Ministerial meeting; meets with Mr Ed Fast, Canadian Minister for International Trade; meets with Mr Yoichi Miyazawa, Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry; meets with Mr Pavlo Klimkin Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs. Mr Carlos Moedas attends working sessions.

Marianne Thyssen attends the launch of the European Capital of Culture programme in Mons.


Dimanche 25 janvier



Prévisions du mois de janvier:

26/01 Agrifish Council

26/01 Eurogroup

27/01 Ecofin Council

29-30/01 Informal Meeting of Ministers for Justice and Home Affairs


Prévisions du mois de février:

09-12/02 European Parliament plenary session, Strasbourg

09/02 Foreign Affairs Council

10/02 General Affairs Council

12-13/02 European Council

16/02 Eurogroup

17/02 Ecofin Council

18-19/02 Informal meeting of Ministers for Defence


Prévisions du mois de mars:

02-03/03 Competitiveness Council

05/03 TTE (Energy) Council

06/03 Environment Council

09/03 EPSCO Council

09/03 Eurogroup

10/03 Ecofin Council

12-13/03 JHA Council

13/03 TTE (Transport) Council

16/03 Foreign Affairs Council

16/03 Agrifish Council

17/03 General Affairs Council

19-20/03 European Council

26-27/03 Informal Competitiveness Council


Prévisions du mois d'avril:

14-15/04 Informal Environment Council

15-16/04 Informal Energy Council

20/04 Foreign Affairs Council (Luxembourg)

20/04 Agrifish Council (Luxembourg)

20-22/04 Informal Epsco Council

21/04 General Affairs Council (Luxembourg)

24-25/04 Informal Ecofin Council

27-30/04 European Parliament Plenary Session (Strasbourg)


Prévisions du mois de mai:

07/05 Foreign Affairs (Trade) Council

08/05 Foreign Affairs (Defence) Council

11/05 Eurogroup

12/05 Ecofin Council

18/05 Foreign Affairs Council

18/05 EYCS (Education and Youth) Council

18/05 EYCS (Culture and Sport) Council

18-21/05 European Parliament Plenary Session (Strasbourg)

21-22/05 Eastern Partnership Summit

26/05 Foreign Affairs (Development) Council

28-29/05 Competitiveness Council

31/05 Informal Agrifish Council


Prévisions du mois de juin:

01-02/06 Informal Agrifish Council

08/06 TTE (Energy) Council (Luxembourg)

08-11/06 European Parliament Plenary Session (Strasbourg)

09-10/06 Informal Cohesion Council

10-11/06 EU-CELAC Summit

11/06 TTE (Transport) Council (Luxembourg)

12/06 TTE (Telecommunications) (Luxembourg)

15-16/06 JHA Council (Luxembourg)

15/06 Environment Council (Luxembourg)

16/06 Agrifish Council (Luxembourg)

18/06 Epsco (Employment) Council (Luxembourg)

18/06 Eurogroup

19/06 Ecofin Council (Luxembourg)

22/06 Foreign Affairs Council (Luxembourg)

23/06 General Affairs Council (Luxembourg)

25-26/06 European Council



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