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European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities

CALENDRIER du 20 au 26 avril 2015

Brussels, 17 April 2015

(Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine)


Déplacements et visites

Lundi 20 avril

Foreign Affairs Council, Luxembourg.

Agrifish Council, Luxembourg.

Informal Epsco Council (20-22/04).

Mr Frans Timmermans receives Mr Ard van der Steur, Minister of Security and Justice of the Netherlands and Mr Klaas Dijkhoff, State Secretary of Security and Justice and Minister for Immigration of the Netherlands.

Mr Frans Timmermans receives Mr Rob van Gijzel, Mayor of Eindhoven and Mr Staf Depla, Alderman of Eindhoven.

Ms Federica Mogherini chairs the Eastern Partnership Ministerial meeting, Luxembourg. Mr Johannes Hahn participates.

Ms Kristalina Georgieva meets Belgium's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Didier Reynders.

Mr Andrus Ansip in Sofia (20-21/04) to participate in a Citizens' Dialogue together with Ms Gergana Passi, Bulgaria’s Digital Champion. Vice-President Ansip will also meet the Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, the Bulgarian President, Rosen Plevneliev, and the Minister of Transport, Information Technologies and Communication, Ivaylo Moskovski. He will speak at the opening of the WebIT Congress for Central and Eastern Europe, the largest gathering of IT companies and entrepreneurs in the region. Vice-President Ansip will also address a conference on E-Government organised by the Bulgarian Association on Information Technologies with members of the Bulgarian government and parliament.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis gives a lecture on “The European Union Moving Towards Economic Recovery” in Harvard University’s Center for European Studies, Boston.

Mr Jyrki Katainen is in Poland as part of the Investment Plan roadshow. He will meet Deputy Prime Minister Janusz Piechociński, give a keynote speech at the European Economic Congress in Katowice and hold a debate on the Future of Europe.

Mr Johannes Hahn participates in the Friends of Georgia meeting, Luxembourg.

Mr Johannes Hahn participates in the Bosnia and Herzegovina breakfast meeting.

Ms Cecilia Malmström and Ms Violeta Bulc receive Members of the Dutch House of Representatives.

Mr Neven Mimica participates in the Post-2015 Intergovernmental Negotiations and the United Nations Economic and Social Council meeting in New York, USA.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete in Washington:participates in the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate (19-20/04); meets the US climate envoy, Mr Todd Stern, and the Undersecretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment, Ms Catherine Novelli (20/04).

M. Pierre Moscovicireçoit une délégation de l'association européenne des éditeurs de journaux (ENPA).

Mr Jonathan Hill receives Mr Paul Goldsmith, Minister of Finance of New Zealand.

Mr Jonathan Hill participates in a live web chat on Capital Markets Union.

Ms Violeta Bulc receives representatives of the European Cockpit Association (ECA).

Ms Violeta Bulc receives representatives of the Eurocities Network.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska is in Poland together with Vice-President Katainen as part of his Investment Plan roadshow. She participates in the European Economic Congress in Katowice.

Ms Vĕra Jourová speaks at Forum on future of gender equality, Brussels.

Mr Tibor Navracsics is on official visit to Berlin. During the visit he will hold meetings with Ms Brunhild Kurth, 2015 President of the Standing Conference of Education Ministers (Kultusministerkonferenz) and Education Minister of Saxony; and with Mr Thomas Rachel, Parliamentary State Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, and with Ms Monika Grütters, State Minister of Cultural and Media Affairs. He will also participate in the Culture and Media Committee and Committee on Education, Research and Technology Assessment at the German Parliament.

Ms Margrethe Vestager in New York: gives a keynote speech at the Paris Europlace International Financial Forum 2015; gives a speech on "Enforcing competition rules in the global village" at the New York University.

Mr Carlos Moedas in Poland. During his visit, he will hold meetings with government and business representatives, including Mrs Lena Kolarska-Bobińska, Minister of Science and Higher Education. He will also attend the Opening of the Congress and inaugural speech by the President of the Republic of Poland, Mr Bronisław Komorowski, meet with representatives of the The National Center for Research and development (NCBiR), the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development (PARP) and the Industrial Development Agency (ARP) as well as deliver a speech and take part in a debate on Innovative Europe.

 

Mardi 21 avril

General Affairs Council, Luxembourg.

President Jean-Claude Juncker holds meetings with government representatives in Vienna, including Vice Chancellor Reinhold Mitterlehner, Bundespräsident, Dr. Heinz Fischer, Bundeskanzler Werner Faymann and Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz. He will also deliver a speech at the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the European Forum Alpbach.

Mr Frans Timmermans receives Ms Aicha Laraba Abdullahi, African Union Commissioner for Political Affairs.

Ms Federica Mogherini and Mr Johannes Hahn receive Mr Mykhailo Denysenko, Patriarch Philaret of Ukraine.

Ms Federica Mogherini chairs the EU-Chile Association Council, Brussels.

Ms Federica Mogherini receives Mr Smail Chergui, Commissioner for Peace and Security of the African Union.

Ms Federica Mogherini receives Mr José Antonio Meade, Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs.

Ms Federica Mogherini receives Mr Milo Đukanović, Prime Minister of Montenegro.

Ms Federica Mogherini participates in the EUISS conference on the strategic review, Brussels.

Ms Federica Mogherini receives Prime Ministers Aleksandar Vučić and Isa Mustafa in the framework of the EU facilitated dialogue for the normalisation of relations between Belgrade and Pristina.

Ms Kristalina Georgieva in Berlin: takes part in the conference “Policy options for more investment in Germany and Europe” organised by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, meets Vice-Chancellor and Minister of the Economy Mr Sigmar Gabriel.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič receives Mr José Antonio Meade Kuribreña, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mexico.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič gives a speech on the EU Energy Union and Climate Action at the Mentor Group Forum, Brussels.

Mr Jyrki Katainen is in Poland as part of the Investment Plan roadshow. He will meet Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz, Minister of Finance Mateusz Szczurek, and National Bank Governor Marek Belka.

Mr Günther Oettinger takes part in an intergroup meeting on Creative Industries at the European Parliament, Brussels.

Mr Günther Oettinger receives the French Finance Minister, Mr Michel Sapin.

Mr Günther Oettinger and Ms Violeta Bulc receive Mr Elham Mahmoud Ibrahim, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, African Union Commission.

Mr Johannes Hahn and Ms Violeta Bulc receive a delegation of Prime Ministers from the Western Balkan countries.

Mr Johannes Hahn meets the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mr Denis Zvizdić.

Mr Johannes Hahn meets the Prime Minister of Albania, Mr Edi Rama.

Mr Johannes Hahn meets Prime Minister of Serbia, Mr Aleksandar Vučić.

Ms Cecilia Malmström receives Mr Mats Karlsson, Director of the Swedish Institute of International Affairs.

Ms Cecilia Malmström receives Mr Heraldo Muñoz, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Chile.

Ms Cecilia Malmström receives Mr Kadré Désiré Ouedraogo, President of the Economic Community of West African States Commission (ECOWAS).

Ms Cecilia Malmström receives Ms Fatima Acyl, African Union Commissioner for Trade.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete gives a keynote speech on "Energy  Union - Competitive, secure and sustainable energy for the European Industry" at the European Economic Congress in Katowice, Poland.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete receives Mr Janusz Piechociński, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy of Poland.

Mr Karmenu Vella attends the Seafood Expo Global exhibition, Brussels: visits the stands of Korea to meet Mr Kim Young-Suk, Vice-Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs of the Republic of Korea, Spain to meet Mr. Andrés Hermida, Secretary General for Fisheries, and France to meet Mr Alexis Dutertre, Deputy Permanent Representative.

Ms Marianne Thyssen in Riga (21-22/04): attends Informal Meeting of the Ministers for Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs (EPSCO).

Mr Pierre Moscovici receives Mr José Antonio Meade Kuribreña, Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexico.

Mr Christos Stylianides receives Mr Justin Forsyth, CEO of humanitarian organisation Save the Children.

Mr Christos Stylianides receives Mr Mahboub Maalim, Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development.

Mr Phil Hogan addresses a roundtable in the European Parliament on contribution of trade to the growth of the Agricultural sector in the EU hosted by MEP Schaake; receives Mr Evagelos Apostolou, Deputy Minister for Rural Development of Greece; receives Mr Henri Malosse, President of the European Economic and Social Committee; receives H.E. Tumusiime Rhoda Peace, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture at the African Union

Mr Jonathan Hill receives a delegation from the Institute of Directors.

Mr Jonathan Hill receives Mr Peter Hancock, CEO of American International Group (AIG).

Mr Jonathan Hill receives Sir Jon Cunliffe, Deputy Governor of the Bank of England.

Ms Violeta Bulc visits the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA), Brussels.

Mr Tibor Navracsics is on official visit to Berlin.

Mr Tibor Navracsics receives Mr Martial de-Paul Ikounga, Commissioner for Human Resources, Science & Technology of the African Union.

Ms Corina Creţu participates to the EU Capital Mayors Conference in Vienna.

Ms Margrethe Vestager participates in the discussion at the Friends of Europe event "An EU Competition Policy for the 21st Century", Brussels.

Mr Carlos Moedasdelivers keynote speech at the annual joint meeting of ERC Panel Chairs, Brussels.

Mr Carlos Moedas receives Mustapha Sidiki Kaloko, Commissioner for Health and Social Affairs, Tumusiime Rhoda Peace Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr Aisha L. Abdullahi, Commissioner for Political Affairs and Martial De-Paul Ikounga Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology in the margins of the 7th College-to-College Meeting between the European Commission and the Africa Union Commission.

 

Mercredi 22 avril

College meeting

President Jean-Claude Juncker chairs the 7th College-to-College Meeting between the European Commission and the Africa Union Commission, Brussels.

Ms Federica Mogherini receives Mr Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, Cuba's Minister of Foreign Affairs for EU-Cuba Political Dialogue.

Ms Federica Mogherini receives Ms Julie Bishop, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs.

Ms Kristalina Georgieva receives Mr Erastus Mwencha, Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission.

Ms Kristalina Georgieva delivers a keynote speech at The European Serious & Organised Crime Conference 2015 in Brussels, Belgium.

Mr Andrus Ansip delivers a keynote speech and takes part in a debate with different representatives from popular digital applications at the ALDE seminar on App Economy: "The only way is App: How to make Europe more attractive to innovative companies", in Brussels.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis in Berlin: meets with Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble, German Minster of Finance, meets with the Budget Committee of the Bundestag.

Mr Günther Oettinger is in Berlin to deliver a keynote speech at the Smart Data Conference.

Mr Günther Oettinger delivers a speech at the Kompetenzzentrum Deutschland des Wirtschaftsrates.

Mr Johannes Hahn in Berlin delivers opening Speech at Conference "East Forum", meets Foreign Minister Mr Frank-Walter Steinmeier, speaks in the German Bundestag.

Mr Johannes Hahn in Slovenia participating in the Western Balkans ministerial meeting in Brdo.

Ms Cecilia Malmström delivers a speech at the European Economic and Social Committee plenary session, Brussels.

Mr Neven Mimica has bilateral meetings during the 7th College-to-College Meeting between the European Commission and the Africa Union Commission, Brussels.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete in Dublin: meets Mr Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Mr Alex White TD, Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources of Ireland.

Mr Christos Stylianides receives the Patriarch Philaret of Kyiv and All Ukraine.

Mr Phil Hogan takes part in the panel discussions and has bilateral meetings during the 7th College-to-College Meeting between the European Commission and the Africa Union Commission, Brussels.

Mr Jonathan Hill receives Mr Jack Inglis, CEO of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA).

Ms Violeta Bulc on official visit to Slovenia: delivers a keynote speech at the bi-annual congress on roads and transport, Portorož.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska receives Mr Marek Darecki, president of WSK Rzeszów.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska receives representatives of ECTAA, the Group of European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Associations within the EU: Mr Michel de Blust, Secretary General, Mr Lars Thykier, President, and MrPawel Niewiadomski, President of Polish Chamber of Tourism.

Ms Corina Creţu is on a two-day mission to Italy: she will visit the regions of Calabria and Sicily, meet with stakeholders in charge of the implementation of Regional Policy programmes on the ground and visit EU-funded projects.

 

Jeudi 23 avril

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives the president of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Mr Christoph Leitl.

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr. Josep A. Duran i Lleida, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the Spanish parliament and president of UDC.

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives the Prime Minister of Slovakia, Mr Robert Fico, the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Mr Bohuslav Sobotka and the Prime Minister of Bulgaria, Mr Boyko Borissov.

Mr Frans Timmermans receives Ms Julie Bishop, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia.

Mr Frans Timmermans speaks in a debate on the future of the EU Transparency register, hosted by MEP Sylvie Guillaume and ALTER-EU, in the European Parliament, Brussels.

Mr Frans Timmermans delivers a Speech on Better Regulation, at the EU Law Symposium of the Asser Institute, in The Hague.

Mr Andrus Ansip delivers a keynote speech at a high-level eIDAS event bringing together different industry sectors and public services to talk about experiences and best practices as part of the implementation of the eIDAS Regulation, Berlaymont building, Brussels.

Mr Andrus Ansip receives representatives of the European CIO Association.

Mr Andrus Ansip makes apresentation in the framework of the "structural dialogue" at the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee meeting, European Parliament, Brussels.

Mr Andrus Ansip takes part in a panel discussion on "Putting Europe on the Digital Map" at the launch event of POLITICO, Brussels. Ms Margrethe Vestager also attends.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič in Bratislava (23-24/04): meets Mr Peter Pellegrini, Speaker of the Slovak National Council (Slovak parliament); exchanges views on Energy Union with the EU affairs and the Economic affairs committee of the Slovak National Council; gives a lecture at the City University of Bratislava.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis delivers a speech at the Conference "Die Welt Währungskonferenz" (Berlin).

Mr Jyrki Katainen is in Greece as part of the Investment Plan roadshow.

Mr Günther Oettinger receives the Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Mr Xavier Bettel.

Ms Cecilia Malmström in Stockholm to attend a public hearing on TTIP in the Swedish Parliament.

Mr Neven Mimica is in Spain (23-24/04): official visit to Madrid upon invitation from the Spanish Government.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete gives an introductory speech at the GIE Annual Conference in Dublin. 

Ms Marianne Thyssen in Krakow (23-24/04): Delivering a keynote speech at the 3rd European Labour Mobility Congress; meets with Mr Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz, Minister of Labour and Social Policy; visits ESF funded projects.

M. Pierre Moscovici intervient lors de la session plénière du Comité économique et social européen (CESE).

Mr Christos Stylianides visits Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for discussions on the regional humanitarian situation.

Mr Christos Stylianides visits South Sudan for discussions on the ongoing humanitarian crisis and visit to EU-funded relief projects.

Mr Phil Hogan addresses the "Agra 2015" conference in Leipzig, Germany.

Mr Jonathan Hill in Riga (23-25/04): attends the Informal meeting of Ministers for Economic and Financial Affairs (ECOFIN); delivers a speech at the Eurofi High Level seminar.

Ms Violeta Bulc receives Mr Miro Cerar, Prime Minister of Slovenia.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska is inLuxembourg where she will deliver a keynote speech at the HOTREC General Assembly. HOTREC is the umbrella association of national trade associations representing the hotels, restaurants, cafés and similar establishments in Europe.

Ms Vĕra Jourová in Riga: meets Mr Dzintars Rasnacs, Minister of Justice of Latvia, speaks at a conference on Insolvency law in Europe: current trends and future perspectives; speaks at European Consumer Protection Conference; meets Ms Dana Reizniece-Ozola, Minister of the Economy of Latvia.

Mr Tibor Navracsics receives Mr Theo van Seggelen, General Secretary of FIFPro (Global Football Players Union) European Division.

Mr Tibor Navracsics receives Dr. Mezey Barna, Rector of Eötvös Loránd University and Prof. Stavros Zenios, President of UNICA (Network of Universities from Capitals of Europe).

Mr Tibor Navracsics hosts a meeting with European Youth Organisations.

Mr Tibor Navracsics receives participants of study tour of talent program of Pázmány Péter University Faculty of Law And Political Sciences.

Mr Carlos Moedas is on mission to Lisbon. He will deliver speeches at the Congress of the Confederation of Portuguese Farmers, the opening ceremony of the Festival IN on Innovation & Creativity and at the Award ceremony for the 2015 ALLEA (All European Academies) prize with the Science Academy of Lisbon.

 

Vendredi 24 avril

Informal Ecofin Council (24-25/04), Riga.

Mr Frans Timmermans attends the launch event for the book 'Problems of Representative Democracy in Europe', at the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS).

Ms Kristalina Georgieva in Riga: meets Ms Laimdota Straujuma, Prime Minister of Latvia, Mr Edgars Rinkēvičš, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, takes part in the ECOFIN Council.

Mr Andrus Ansip delivers the closing speech at the ITS Conference 2015 "A Digital Strategy for Mobility: from capacity to connectivity", Charlemagne building, Brussels. Ms Violeta Bulc delivers the opening speech.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič in Bratislava (23-24/04): meets Mr Pavol Pavlis, Minister of Economy of the Slovak Republic; participates in the Energy Union Dialog with experts and citizens organised by the information office of the European Parliament in Bratislava.

Mr Jyrki Katainen is in Greece as part of the Investment Plan roadshow.

Mr Günther Oettinger receives the German Minister for Justice and Consumers, Mr Heiko Maas.

Mr Günther Oettinger takes part in the Intellectual Property Day organised by BDI.

Ms Cecilia Malmström on official visit to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for a meeting with ASEAN Trade Ministers (24-26/04).

Mr Neven Mimica receives Ms Julie Bishop, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete gives a keynote speech at the Club Español de la Energía (ENERCLUB) in Madrid.

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos is accompanying Mr Jyrki Katainen in Athens as part of the Investment Plan roadshow.

Mr Christos Stylianides visits South Sudan for discussions on the ongoing humanitarian crisis and visit to EU-funded relief projects.

Ms Violeta Bulc delivers a keynote speech at the conference "A Digital Strategy for Mobility: from capacity to connectivity", Brussels.

Ms Vĕra Jourová in Prague: speaks at Euro Business Breakfast, launches European Consumer Credit Campaign.

Mr Tibor Navracsics in Budapest:meets Mr László Baán, Director General of Museum of Fine Arts; meets Mr Gábor Balogh, President of Student Sport Alliance.

Mr Carlos Moedas is on mission to Lisbon. He will deliver a speech at the AEPSA conference (Business Association on environment sector).

 

Samedi 25 avril

Ms Kristalina Georgieva opens the Grand Horo Dance on Brussels' Grand Place, taking place for a third year in a row at her initiative as part of the Balkan Trafik! festival for Balkan music and arts.

Mr Johannes Hahn delivers keynote speech at the 4th Otto von Habsburg Symposium organised by the Pan-European Movement in Vienna.                                                                        

Mr Christos Stylianides visits South Sudan for discussions on the ongoing humanitarian crisis and visit to EU-funded relief projects.

 

Dimanche 26 avril

Mr Johannes Hahn participates in the panel "debating Europe" in the Burgtheater in Vienna.

 

Prévisions du mois d'avril:

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

27/05 European Parliament plenary session (Brussels)

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)

24/06 European Parliament plenary session (Brussels)

25-26/06 European Council

 

 

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