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European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities

CALENDRIER du 28 septembre au 4 octobre 2015

Brussels, 25 September 2015

(Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine)


Déplacements et visites

Lundi 28 septembre

Mr Frans Timmermans attends the UN Sustainable Development Summit, in New York (28-30/09): meets with Mr Ahmet Davutoğlu, Prime Minister of Turkey, Mr Ditmir Bushati, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Albania, Ms Aichatou Boulama Kane, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Niger, Mr George Soros, Mr Ban Ki-Moon, UN Secretary-General, together with Ms Frederica Mogherini and Council President Donald Tusk, meets with Mr Mogens Lykketoft, President of the United Nations General Assembly, meets with Ms Catherine A. Novelli, United States Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment; speaks at the event 'Europe’s Moment of Truth' at Columbia University's European Institute; Co-hosts the EU Reception with Ms Frederica Mogherini and Council President Donald Tusk.

Mr Andrus Ansip in Berlin: meets with the Bundestag Committee for Justice and Consumer Protection, the Bundestag Committee for the Digital Agenda, the German Federal Minister of Interior, Mr Thomas de Maizière and participates ina Public debate on digital transformation at Humboldt University.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič receives Mr Johann-Dietrich Woerner, Director General of the European Space Agency ESA.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič receives representatives of the 'Green 10' group, the alliance of environmental NGOs active at EU level.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič takes part at the "Energiesalon" organised by Verbundnetz Gas AG (VNG), in Brussels.

Mr Jyrki Katainen in China to discuss investment cooperation between the EU and China: meets with Vice-Premier Ma Kai and speaks at the High-level Economic Dialogue plenary session.

Mr Gunther Oettinger in China: participates in the High-Level Economic Dialogue, signs an agreement on 5G communication networks with Mr. Miao Wei, Chinese Minister of Industry and Information Technology; meets with Mr. Lu Wei, Director of the Cyberspace Administration.

Mr Karmenu Vella in Washington (until Tuesday 29/09) for the State of the Environment event where he delivers a keynote speech on "The role of key international players in encouraging the shift to a more resource efficient world". The mission also includes meetings with Ocean Leadership; with US NGOs on Ocean Governance and Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing; with Ms Kathryn Sullivan, Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Administrator; and with Ms Lisa Murkowski, chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and co-chair of the Senate Ocean Caucus.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis participates in a conference on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of EU Pharmaceutical Legislation, in the Charlemagne Building, in Brussels.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis participates in the World Heart Day event, in Brussels.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis receives representatives of Greenpeace.

Ms Marianne Thyssen in Hasselt: attends an annual conference of VKW Limburg.

M. Pierre Moscovici rencontre M. François Hollande, Président de la République française, à Paris.

Mr Pierre Moscovici is in Berlin: meets with Mr Wolfgang Schäuble, Federal Minister of Finance of Germany, delivers a keynote speech the Bruegel anniversary event "Challenges for growth in Europe".

Mr Christos Stylianides participates in High-level breakfast meeting "International Rescue Committee" hosted by Mr David Miliband, in Brussels.

Mr Christos Stylianides participates in an event on the 'Humanitarian situation and response in Yemen', in Brussels.

Mr Christos Stylianides participates in an event on 'A big data revolution in humanitarian response', in Brussels.

Mr Phil Hogan and Ms Corina Creţu in Dublin, Ireland, for the Rural Broadband Conference. Ms Corina Creţu meets with the Irish Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Mr Brendan Howlin, and visits EU-funded projects in the field of research and innovation.

Mr Jonathan Hill receives a delegation from UNI Europa Finance.

Mr Jonathan Hill receives Mr Klaus-Peter Müller, Chairman, Commerzbank AG.

Mr Jonathan Hill receives Ms Deirdre Somers, President of the Federation of European Securities Exchanges.

Ms Violeta Bulc participates in the EU-China High Level Economic and Trade Dialogue in Beijing, China.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska is in Finland: meets Mr Olli Rehn, Minister of Economic Affairs, Mr Jari Lindström, Minister of Justice and Employment, and representatives of the Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK): Mr Jyri Häkämies, Director General, Confederation of Finnish Industries, Mr Jorma Turunen, CEO, Technology Industry, Mr Timo Jaatinen, Director General, Finnish Forest Industry, and Mr Timo Leppä, Director General, Chemical Industry Federation of Finland. The Commissioner visits the European Chemical Agency, ECHA, where she meets Mr Geert Dancet, the Executive Director, and other representatives of the ECHA management. She is also invited to the Aalto Design Factory and Startup Sauna in Espoo.  

Mr Tibor Navracsics is in Salzburg: delivers a keynote speech at the Annual Conference of European Regions and Cities.

Ms Margrethe Vestager gives a speech at the conference "Capacity mechanisms in Europe" organised by Global Competition Law Centre, in Brussels.

 

Mardi 29 septembre

President Jean-Claude Juncker in Paris: delivers a speech at the opening of ETUC 13th Statutory Congress “ European trade union solidarity for quality jobs, workers’ rights, a fair society” meets with the French Minister of Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs, Mr Emmanuel Macron; meets with the French Prime Minister, Mr Manuel Valls.

Ms Kristalina Georgieva takes part in the meeting of the High-Level Group on Own Resources.

Mr Andrus Ansip in Berlin: meets with Mr Heiko Maas, German Federal Minister of Justice and for Consumer Protection.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič meets with Mr Stephan Weil, the Prime Minister, and the members of the government of the state of Lower Saxony, in Brussels.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič receives Mr Gertjan Lankhorst, President of Eurogas.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis receives Mr Karlheinz Kopf, Second Speaker of the Austrian National Council and Chairman of the Permanent Sub-committee on the EU.

Mr Johannes Hahn participates in the United Nations General Assembly, in New York (29/09-01/10).

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete attends the Major Economies Forum (29-30/09), in New York.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis visits Euro-Silo, in Gent.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis visits Compound Feed Mill, in Vanden Avenne-Ooigem.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis visits a pig breeding farm, in Ooigem.

Ms Marianne Thyssen in Eupen: visits the European Social Fund project "Werkstatt Cardijn", participates in Citizens Dialogue with Minister-President of the German-speaking Community of Belgium Oliver Paasch.

Ms Marianne Thyssen in Paris: attends 13th Congress of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC); meets with Mrs Myriam El Khomri, Minister of Labour, Employment, Vocational Training and Social Dialogue.

M. Pierre Moscovici rencontre M. Manuel Valls, Premier ministre de la République française, à Paris.

Mr Christos Stylianides participates in a breakfast meeting hosted by the Global Business Coalition for Education and Their World, upon the invitation by Mr Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy for Global Education, at UN General Assembly in New York.

Mr Christos Stylianides participates in a High-level Event on South Sudan, at UN General Assembly in New York.

Mr Christos Stylianides participates in the event organised by both the EU and Jordan on Syria, 'Re-thinking the International response to the biggest crisis of our times - how to respond better to growing and evolving needs', at UN General Assembly in New York.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska receives Mr Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Board of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars Brand.

Mr Tibor Navracsics delivers a speech at European Council for High Ability at the European Talent Centres, in Brussels.

Mr Tibor Navracsics delivers a speech at the 30th European Students' Convention, in Brussels.

Mr Tibor Navracsics delivers an introduction to the JRC Annual lecture event, in Brussels.

Mr Carlos Moedas receives Prof. Elyès Jouini, Vice-President of the Paris-Dauphine University.

 

Mercredi 30 septembre

College meeting

President Jean-Claude Juncker meets with Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, in Brussels.

Mr Frans Timmermans receives Mr Jean-Louis Chaussade, CEO of Suez Environment.

Mr Frans Timmermans receives Mr Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever.

Mr Frans Timmermans hosts the First Annual EU Colloquium on Fundamental Rights, in Brussels.

Mr Andrus Ansip receives a group of UK Liberal Democrats Members of Parliament.

Mr Andrus Ansip receives members of the UK All Party Parliamentary Intellectual Property Group.

Mr Andrus Ansip receives Ms Axelle Lemaire, French State Secretary for Numerical.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič on Energy Union Tour to Poland (30/09 – 01/10): on 30/09 participates in the opening ceremony of the European Forum for New Ideas (EFNI) Conference 2015, in Sopot.

Mr Jyrki Katainen receives Mr Paul Polman, Chief Executive Officer of Unilever.

Mr Neven Mimica receives Mr Paul Polman, Chief Executive Officer of Unilever.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete attends the Major Economies Forum (29-30/09), New York.

Mr Gunther Oettinger receives Ms Axelle Lemaire, French State Secretary for Numerical.

Mr Karmenu Vella receives Mr Paul Polman Chief Executive Officer of Unilever.

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos participates in High Level event on Migration at UN General Assembly in New York.

Mr Christos Stylianides participates in the High Level Panel Debate, 'Uniting around the principle of humanity', at UN General Assembly in New York.

Mr Christos Stylianides participates in the event, 'World Humanitarian Summit - Humanitarian Action: A Forward-Looking Agenda', at UN General Assembly in New York.

Mr Christos Stylianides participates in an event on the 'humanitarian situation in Iraq', at UN General Assembly in New York.

Mr Jonathan Hill gives a keynote speech at a European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) event, in Brussels.

Mme Elżbieta Bieńkowska rencontre M. Alain Paul Lebeaupin, le Nonce Apostolique auprès de l'Union Européenne.

Ms Vĕra Jourová receives Mr Tim Farron, Leader of the Liberal Democrats of the United Kingdom.

Mr Tibor Navracsics delivers opening speech at JRC Annual Conference "A safer Europe: Creating Resilience in a globalised world", in Brussels.

Mr Tibor Navracsics delivers a speech at the European Broadcasting Union Sports Assembly, in Brussels.

Ms Corina Creţu receives the Bulgarian Minister of Tourism, Ms Nikolina Angelkova.

Ms Corina Creţu receives Mr Fernando Clavijo, President of the Canary Islands.

Mr Carlos Moedas receives Mr Paul Polman, Chief Executive Officer of Unilever.

 

Jeudi 1 octobre

Competitiveness Council, in Luxembourg (01-02/10).

Mr Frans Timmermans hosts the First Annual EU Colloquium on Fundamental Rights, in Brussels.

Ms Kristalina Georgieva in Florence, Italy: meets with Mr Pier Carlo Padoan, Minister of Economy and Finance, takes part in a workshop on the efficiency and effectiveness of the EU budget, visits the EU historical archives in the European University Institute.

Mr Andrus Ansip receives AEPO-ARTIS, EuroFIA, FIM and IAO delegations.

Mr Andrus Ansip participates in the roundtable on "SEC2R Startup Europe comes to the Regions" event and in the closing session, at the Committee of Regions, in Brussels.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič on Energy Union Tour to Poland (30/09 – 01/10): on 01/10 participates in a panel discussion at the European Forum for New Ideas (EFNI) Conference 2015, in Sopot; gives a keynote speech "Energy Union for you" at the Gdansk University of Technology; meets with representatives from the regional self-government authorities, NGOs and think-tanks and visits Lotos oil refinery in Gdansk.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis in Vienna, Austria, on the European Semester visit (1-2/10): meets Finance Minister Mr Hans Joerg Schelling, Mr Rudolf Hundstorfer, Minister for Social affairs, members of the Austrian Parliament and social partners.

Mr Jyrki Katainen receives Mr Jean-Louis Chaussade, CEO of SUEZ environnement.

Mr Jyrki Katainen speaks at the workshop on the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), in Brussels.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete attends the G20 Summit-Energy Ministers Meeting (1-2/09), in Istanbul, Turkey.

Mr Karmenu Vella and Ms Corina Creţu are in Valletta, Malta (until Friday 02/10) for the Citizens Dialogue on Investment Plan, Regional Policy, Environment Policy.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis in Angers, France, where he delivers the opening speech at the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) 20th Anniversary.

Ms Marianne Thyssen attends a meeting with Civil Society, in Brussels.

Mr Christos Stylianides participates in the event 'Call to Action to end violence against women and girls', organised by US Secretary of State Mr John Kerry and Sweden's Foreign Minister Ms Margot Wallström, at UN General Assembly in New York.

Mr Christos Stylianides participates in the High Level event on the Central African Republic, at UN General Assembly in New York.

Mr Jonathan Hill discusses Capital Markets Union at a breakfast event organised by Politico, in Brussels.

Ms Violeta Bulc opens the High-level conference 'Saving lives with safety information - The impact of implementing a Just Culture in aviation', in Brussels.

Ms Vĕra Jourová meets with Mr Jiří Dienstbier, Minister for Human Rights of the Czech Republic, in Brussels.

Ms Vĕra Jourová receives Mr Christian Lange, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Justice and Consumer Protection of Germany.

Ms Vĕra Jourová meets with Mr Lodewijk Asscher, Minister of Social Affairs and Employment of the Netherlands, in Brussels.

Ms Vĕra Jourová meets with Ms Alice Bah Kuhnke, Minister of Culture and Democracy of Sweden, in Brussels.

Mr Tibor Navracsics receives Mr Lino Guzzella and Mr Patrick Aebischer, Presidents of ETH Zurich and EPFL, the two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology.

Ms Corina Creţu in Malta (01-02/10). On 01/10: meets with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for European Affairs, Mr Louis Grech, and Parliamentary Secretary for EU Presidency 2017 and EU Funds, Mr Ian Borg, as well as with the Members of the Maltese Council for Social and Economic Development.

Ms Margrethe Vestager meets with Mr Robert Thomson, CEO of NewsCorp, in New York.

Ms Margrethe Vestager gives a keynote speech at the Foreign Policy Association: The future of competition, in New York.

Mr Carlos Moedas receives Mr Lino Guzzella and Mr Patrick Aebischer, Presidents of ETH Zurich and EPFL, the two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology.

 

Vendredi 2 octobre

Mr Maroš Šefčovič meets with the European Roundtable of Energy Industrialists (ERT), in Brussels.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič and Ms Violeta Bulc receive Mr Alexandre de Juniac, CEO of Air France-KLM, Ms Carolyn McCall, CEO of EasyJet, Mr Michael O'Leary, CEO of Ryanair, Mr Carsten Spohr, CEO of Lufthansa Group and Mr Willie Walsh, CEO of IAG.

Ms Cecilia Malmström receives Mr Paul Magnette, Minister-President of Wallonia.

Ms Cecilia Malmström receives Mr Gregory Domingo, Secretary of Trade and Industry of the Philippine.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete attends the G20 Summit-Energy Ministers Meeting (1-2/09), in Istanbul, Turkey.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis in Bad Hofgastein, Austria (until Sunday 4); for the 18th European Health Forum Gastein.

Ms Marianne Thyssen in Weert, The Netherlands: attends CDA-Europe conference on cross-border mobility.

Mr Pierre Moscovici is in Rome: participates in the conference "Beyond austerity: for a Europe of Growth and employment" organised by the S&D, the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats in the European Parliament.

Mr Jonathan Hill in London: opens the London Stock Exchange; meets with Mr Andrea Rossi, CEO, AXA Investment Managers; meets with Mr John Nelson, Chairman of Lloyd's; meets with Mr Garry Jones, CEO, London Metal Exchange.

Ms Violeta Bulc receives Mr David Abney, CEO of UPS.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska receives Mr Étienne Davignon, President of the CSR Europe.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska receives Mr Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Director General of the European Space Agency, ESA.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska receives representatives of the Coordination Council of IndustriAll Polska.

Mme Elżbieta Bieńkowska reçoit M. Koen Geens, Ministre belge de la justice.

Ms Vĕra Jourová speaks at the conference on Company Law in the Digital Age - Adapting company law and corporate governance to the digital world, in Brussels.

Ms Vĕra Jourová and Ms Marianne Thyssen speak at Annual Colloquium on Fundamental Rights 2015, in Brussels.

Ms Vĕra Jourová receives Ms Helgard van Hüllen and Mr João Lázaro, Vice-Presidents of Victim Support Europe.

Ms Vĕra Jourová receives IT companies: Mr Marco Pancini, Senior Public Policy Counsel  - GOOGLE,  Ms Cornelia Kutterer, Digital Policy Director - MICROSOFT, Ms Audrey Herblin, Head of Public Policy - TWITTER France, Mr Emil Valdelin, EU Affairs Manager, and Ms Siobhan Cummiskey, Policy Manager EMEA – FACEBOOK, to discuss Online hate speech.

Mr Tibor Navracsics is in Hungary: delivers an opening speech at the European Physical Activity Association (EUPEA) general assembly and participates in a roundtable discussion in Veszprém on European higher education.

Ms Corina Creţu in Malta (01-02/10). On 02/10: meets with the Members of the Standing Parliamentary Committee on Foreign and European Affairs in the Maltese House of Representatives; visits the EU-funded Mater Dei Hospital Oncology Centre.

Ms Margrethe Vestager gives a speech at the 42nd Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law and Policy, Fordham University, in New York.

Mr Carlos Moedas is in Cyprus: attends an inauguration of a European Research Project at the Cyprus Institute; meets with Mr Nicos Anastasiades, President of Cyprus; Mr Yiorgos Lakkotrypis, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism and Ms Androulla Vassilliou, former EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth.

 

Samedi 3 octobre

President Jean-Claude Juncker participates in the official celebration of the 25th anniversary of the German reunification, in Frankfurt.

 

Dimanche 4 octobre

Mr Karmenu Vella in Valparaiso, Chile (until Wednesday 07/10) for Our Oceans II Conference 2015.


Prévisions du mois d'octobre:

05/10 Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council, in Luxembourg

05/10 Eurogroup, in Luxembourg

05-08/10 European Parliament plenary session, in Strasbourg

06/10 Economic and Financial Affairs Council, in Luxembourg

07/10 Informal meeting of Ministers for Transport, in Luxembourg

08/10 Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council, in Luxembourg

08-09/10 Justice and Home Affairs Council, in Luxembourg

12/10 Foreign Affairs Council, in Luxembourg

13/10 General Affairs Council, in Luxembourg

14/10 European Parliament plenary session, in Brussels

15-16/10 European Council, in Brussels

22-23/10 Agriculture and Fisheries Council, in Luxembourg

26/10 Environment Council, in Luxembourg

26/10 Foreign Affairs Council, in Luxembourg

26-29/10 European Parliament plenary session, in Strasbourg

 

Prévisions du mois de novembre:

09/11 Eurogroup, in Brussels

10/11 Economic and Financial Affairs Council, in Brussels

11/11 European Parliament plenary session, in Brussels

13/11 Economic and Financial Affairs Council, in Brussels

16-17/11 Foreign Affairs Council, in Brussels

16/11 Agriculture and Fisheries Council, in Brussels

17/11 General Affairs Council, in Brussels

23/11 Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council, in Brussels

23-26/11 European Parliament plenary session, in Strasbourg

26/11 Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council, in Brussels

26/11 Informal meeting of Ministers responsible for Spatial/Regional Planning, in Luxembourg

27/11 Foreign Affairs Council, in Brussels

27/11 Informal meeting of Ministers for Urban Policy

30/11-01/12 Competitiveness Council, in Brussels

 

Prévisions du mois de décembre:

30/11-01/12 Competitiveness Council, in Brussels

02/12 European Parliament plenary session, in Brussels

03-04/12 Justice and Home Affairs Council, in Brussels

07/12 Eurogroup, in Brussels

08/12 Economic and Financial Affairs Council, in Brussels

08/12 Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council, in Brussels

09/12 Informal meeting of Ministers for Development Cooperation, in Luxembourg

10-11/12 Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council, in Brussels

14-15/12 Agriculture and Fisheries Council, in Brussels

14-17/12 European Parliament plenary session, in Strasbourg

15/12 General Affairs Council, in Brussels

15/12 Foreign Affairs Council "Trade", in Brussels

16/12 Environment Council, in Brussels

17-18/12 European Council, in Brussels

 

Permanence DG COMM le WE du 26 au 27 septembre:

Vanessa Mock, +32 (0)460 764 687   

Permanence RAPID - GSM: +32 (0) 498 982 748

Service Audiovisuel, planning studio – tél. : +32 (0)2/295 21 23

 

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