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European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities

CALENDRIER du 16 au 22 novembre 2015

Brussels, 13 November 2015

(Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine)


Déplacements et visites

Lundi 16 novembre

Agriculture and Fisheries Council, in Brussels.

Foreign Affairs Council, in Brussels (16-17/11).

G20 Summit in Antalya, Turkey (15-16/11): President Jean-Claude Juncker and Mr Pierre Moscovici participate.

Mr Frans Timmermans receives Mr Andrä Rupprechter, Federal Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management of Austria.

Mr Frans Timmermans receives Ms Victoria Nuland, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs of the USA.

Mr Frans Timmermans receives Mr Dejan Zidan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Food of Slovenia.

Mr Frans Timmermans receives Mr Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia.

Mr Frans Timmermans receives Mr Philip Hammond, Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom.

Ms Federica Mogherini chairs the Foreign Affairs Council, in Brussels.

Ms Federica Mogherini participates at the EDA (European Defence Agency) annual conference, in Brussels.

Ms Federica Mogherini chairs the EU/Georgia Association Council together with Mr Johannes Hahn, in Brussels.

Mr Andrus Ansip in Luxembourg: opens the European Data Forum 2015 together with the Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Mr Xavier Bettel, and participates in the Future Data Vision panel discussion; visits the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology and the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič meets with Mr Timothy Clark, President and CEO of Emirates Airline, in Brussels.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič meets with CEOs from the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW), in Brussels.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič receives Mr Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič receives Ms Victoria Nuland, the Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs at the United States Department of State.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič is in Paris (16-17/11): meets with Ms Ségolène Royal, the French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis receives Mr José Luis Escrivá from the Independent Authority for Fiscal Responsibility, and Mr Ľudovít Ódor, Member of the Council for Budget Responsibility.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis receives representatives from the IndustriAll European Trade Union.

Mr Jyrki Katainen receives representatives of Baltic Sea Action Group to discuss nutrient recycling.

Mr Günther Oettinger meets with Mr Jeremy Rifkin, American economic and social theorist, writer and political advisor, on the impact of technological changes on the economy and society, in Karlsruhe, Germany. 

Mr Günther Oettinger meets with the Scientific Committee of the Bavarian Parliament on copyright and broadband expansion, in Brussels. 

Mr Günther Oettinger participates in the 2015 European Broadband Awards, in Brussels.

Mr Günther Oettinger delivers a keynote speech at the ECTA (European Competitive Telecommunications Association) Regulatory Conference, in Brussels.

Mr Günther Oettinger meets with Members of the European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA), in Brussels.

Mr Neven Mimica is in Vietnam: meets with Mr Nguyen Dunguyen Tan Dung, Prime Minister of Vietnam; Mr Thi Kim Tien, Minister of Health; Mr Bui Quang Vinh, Minister of Planning and Investment.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete delivers a keynote speech at the European Round Table of Industrialists Conference (ERT), in Madrid, Spain.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis meets with Mr Martijn van Dam, Minister for Agriculture of the Netherlands, in Brussels.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis participates in the European Antibiotic Awareness Day event on 'The Global Health Challenges of Antibiotic Resistance', in Brussels.

Ms Marianne Thyssen in Ghent, Belgium: speaks at a colloquium at Ghent University.

Mr Christos Stylianides receives Mr Nikolaos Xydakis, Greek Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Ms Violeta Bulc receives Mr Ivaylo Moskovski, Minister for Transport of Bulgaria.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska delivers a speech at the Enterprise 2020 Summit, BOZAR, Brussels.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska speaks at the event on women's entrepreneurship organised at the Scottish Government EU Office, Brussels.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska delivers an opening keynote speech at the annual conference "European Defence Matters" of the European Defence Agency, in Brussels.

Ms Vĕra Jourová is in Washington, USA (16-17/11): delivers a speech at Brookings Institution on "The future of U.S.-EU data transfers ", meets with Ms Penny Pritzker, United States Secretary of Commerce; meets with Mr Chuck Grassley, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman; meets with Mr Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.

Mr Tibor Navracsics delivers a speech at the JRC Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM ) on "55 years dedicated to measurements" in Geel, Belgium.

Mr Tibor Navracsics participates in the Enterprise 2020 Summit, in Brussels.

Ms Corina Creţu is in the Netherlands: delivers a speech at an event on Smart Specialisation in the province of North Brabant and visits EU-funded projects.

Ms Corina Creţu receives Mr Andrian Candu, President of the Moldovan Parliament.

Ms Margrethe Vestager receives a group of Danish Judges (study visit).

Ms Margrethe Vestager receives representatives of ECTA – European Competitive Telecommunications Association.

Ms Margrethe Vestager receives Mr Karsten Lauritzen, Danish Minister for Taxation.

Ms Margrethe Vestager receives Mr Angel Ron, the Chairman of Banco popular.

Ms Margrethe Vestager receives representatives of the Danish trade union 3F.

Mr Carlos Moedas is in Brazil (16-17/11): meets with Professor Marco Antonio Zago, Rector of the University of Sao Paulo and Rector of other Universities of Sao Paolo State;meets with Mr José Goldemberg, President of the Sao Paulo Research Foundation FAPESP and participates at an event organised by Eurochambers; delivers a keynote speech at the Destination Europe Programme and another one at the Conference on 'Open science, open innovation, openness to the world' organised by Fapesp.

 

Mardi 17 novembre

General Affairs Council, in Brussels.

President Jean-Claude Juncker and Ms Federica Mogherini attend the Commemorative ceremony for Paris attack victims at the European Parliament.

President Jean-Claude Juncker meets with His All Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople.

Mr Frans Timmermans takes part in a High-Level Roundtable at the 7th Subsidiarity Conference: "Subsidiarity monitoring and better regulation in the EU", in Brussels.

Mr Frans Timmermans receives His All Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople.

Ms Federica Mogherini chairs the Foreign Affairs Council (defence), in Brussels.

Mr Andrus Ansip participates in the Politico Annual Data Summit, in Brussels.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič is in Paris (16-17/11): delivers a keynote speech at the European Wind Energy Association annual conference (EWEA) 2015; meets with Ms Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris; meets with Mr Gérard Mestrallet, CEO of ENGIE; meets with Mr Jean-Yves Le Gall, President of CNES (Centre National d'Études Spatiales).

Mr Jyrki Katainen speaks at the Arctic Futures Symposium, in Brussels.

Mr Jyrki Katainen receives representatives of the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union.

Mr Günther Oettinger visits the Forschungszentrum Jülich (Jülich Research Centre), in Jülich, Germany.

Mr Günther Oettinger delivers a keynote speech on Big Data at the European Data Forum, in Luxembourg.

Ms Cecilia Malmström receives Ms Marina Kaljurand, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia.

Ms Cecilia Malmström participates in the conference “TTIP - What's in it for the social partners?” at the European Economic and Social Committee, in Brussels.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete participates in the International Energy Agency Ministerial Meeting, in Paris.

Mr Karmenu Vella delivers opening speech at Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Ministerial Conference on Blue Economy, and participates in the Sessions of the conference, in Brussels.

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos receives His All Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople.

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

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos receives Mr Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Georgian Vice Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Ms Tea Tsulukiani, Minister of Justice.

Ms Marianne Thyssen gives the opening speech of the Enterprise Summit 2020 to launch the European Pact For Youth, in Brussels.

Mr Christos Stylianides receives Mr Craig Fugate, Head of the US Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Mr Phil Hogan closes the 'Broadband 2020 and beyond' event at Borschette Centre, in Brussels.

Mr Phil Hogan delivers a speech at the reception celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Tyrol, South Tyrol and Trentino Joint Representation, in Brussels.

Mr Jonathan Hill receives Mr Gottfried Leibbrandt, CEO of SWIFT.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska hosts a meeting of the High-level group of personalities on defence research.

Ms Vĕra Jourová is in Washington, USA (16-17/11): meets with Mr Jim Sensenbrenner, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, meets with Ms Catherine A. Novelli, Under Secretary at the State Department.

Mr Tibor Navracsics receives Mr David López, President of the European Civil Society Platform on Lifelong Learning.

Mr Tibor Navracsics meets with representatives of the American Chamber of Commerce, in Brussels.

Mr Tibor Navracsics receives a group of Erasmus students studying in Brussels.

Ms Corina Creţu attends the High-Level Panel on EU Funding for Roma Inclusion at the European Parliament, in Brussels.

Mr Carlos Moedas is in Brazil (16-17/11): meets with Mr Celso Pansera, Minister of Science and Technology; meets with the presidents of the Finep (Funding Authority for Studies and Projects), Faberj (Rio de Janeiro Research Foundation), Fiocruz (Oswaldo Cruz Foundation); meets with Mr Gustavo Tutuca, the Secretary for Science and Innovation of Rio de Janeiro state.

 

Mercredi 18 novembre

College meeting, in Brussels.

President Jean-Claude Juncker and the College receive their H.R.H. Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg.

President Jean-Claude Juncker participates in a Citizens' Dialogue in the context of the third edition of 'Les Journées de Bruxelles', at Bozar, Brussels.

Mr Frans Timmermans receives Mr Nikos Xydakis, Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece.

Mr Frans Timmermans receives a delegation of Austrian and German State Parliament representatives.

Ms Federica Mogherini receives Mr Eladio Loizaga, Foreign Minister of Paraguay.

Ms Kristalina Georgieva attends the final event of the Schuman Trophy, the charity sports competition of European Commission staff members, at which the collected contributions will be given to 17 organisations supporting disadvantaged children, in Brussels.

Mr Andrus Ansip participates in the EUhackathon, at the European Parliament, in Brussels.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič speaks at the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) annual CEO forum, in Brussels.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič speaks on the state of the Energy Union at the NGO Forum hosted by E3G, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and the European Climate Foundation, in Brussels.

Mr Günther Oettinger delivers a speech at Bitkom reception on the eve of the 10th National IT Summit, in Brussels.

Ms Cecilia Malmström receives Mr Eladio Loizaga, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Paraguay.

Mr Neven Mimica is in Cambodia: meets with Mr Hun Cen, Prime Minister of Cambodia; meets with Mr Aun Pornmoniroth, Minister of Economy and Finance; meets with Mr Pit Chamnan, Secretary of State for Education, Youth and Sport.

Mr Phil Hogan receives Mr Dennis Jönsson, Chief Executive Officer of Tetra Pak Group.

Ms Corina Creţu receives Members of the Romanian Parliament.

Ms Corina Creţu attends the High-Level Roundtable on how to improve the delivery of the EU’s Cohesion Policy at the European Parliament, in Brussels.

 

Jeudi 19 novembre

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Algirdas Butkevičius, Prime Minister of Lithuania.

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Isa Mustafa, Prime Minister of Kosovo.

President Jean-Claude Juncker attends a reception organised by the Business Federation Luxembourg (Fedil), in Luxembourg.

Ms Federica Mogherini is in Prague, Czech Republic.

Ms Kristalina Georgieva in New York, the United States of America: presents work of UN High Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing in the Informal Meeting of the UN General Assembly to Consider Ways to Advance a Comprehensive Response to the Global Humanitarian and Refugee Crisis.

Mr Andrus Ansip is in Tallinn, Estonia (19-20/11): participates in the European Film Forum at the Black Nights Film Festival; participates in the Cultural Committee of the Estonian Parliament session.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič meets with members of the Economic Committee of Slovak Parliament, in Brussels.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič speaks at the EURELECTRIC conference "Achieving the Energy Union? Member States & the power sector in the spotlight”, in Brussels.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič gives a keynote speech at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) conference, in Brussels.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič together with Mr Carlos Moedas meets with several think tanks on the State of the Energy Union / innovation, in Brussels.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis in Stockholm Sweden: meets with Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister of Sweden and Ms Magdalena Andersson, Swedish Finance Minister; meets with members of the Committee on the Labour Market and the Committee on Finance at the Swedish Parliament, and representatives of social partners; delivers a speech at Stockholm School of Economics.

Mr Jyrki Katainen speaks at the European engineering industries association Orgalime's General Assembly at a session entitled "Will the digitalisation of industry lead to both more growth and jobs?", in Brussels.

Mr Jyrki Katainen speaks at the Polis' 2015 Annual Conference Opening Plenary, at a session entitled "Smart cities, what’s in a name?", in Brussels.

Mr Günther Oettinger is in Germany: delivers a keynote speech at the Hightech Award CyperOne 2015, in Sinsheim; delivers a keynote speech on "digitalisation of trade" atthe TradeAssociation of Germany (HDE), in Berlin; delivers a keynote speech at the Association ofEngineers (VBI) Federal Congress, in Baden-Baden.

Ms Cecilia Malmström participates in the Third edition of 'Les Journées de Bruxelles', at Bozar, in Brussels.

Ms Cecilia Malmström receives Mr Joakim Reiter, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade (UNCTAD).

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete gives a keynote speech at the Atlantic Council Energy and Economic Summit, in Istanbul.

Mr Karmenu Vella meets with Mr Mario Salerno and Mr Marco Schlueter from IFOAM (European umbrella organisation for organic food and farming), in Brussels.

Mr Karmenu Vella participates in a European Innovation Partnership (EIP) event on water, in Brussels.

Mr Karmenu Vella participates in a High-Level Event organised by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) International, in Brussels.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis is in Greece (19-20/11): meets with Mr Evangelos Apostolou, Minister of Rural Development and Food, in Athens; meets with Mr Andreas Xanthos, Minister of Health, in Athens; visits the 1st Health Structure, in Lesbos; visits place of arrival of refugees, in Lesbos; visits hotspot, 1st reception centre, and Asylum service, in Skala Sykamias village; visits the Pediatric department of the General Hospital, in Skala Sykamias village.

Ms Marianne Thyssen in Stuttgart, Germany:visits a number of companies in the framework of the European Alliance for Apprenticeships and dual education system for your people in Germany.

Mr Phil Hogan in Stockholm, Sweden: meets with Mr Sven-Eric Bucht, Swedish Minister for Rural Affairs; meets with Ms Helena Jonsson, President of the Federation of Swedish Farmers (LRF); participates in a seminar on Swedish agriculture and food production; meets with forestry, bioeconomy, and bioenergy stakeholders.

Mr Jonathan Hill receives Mr Pascal Lamy, Président emeritus of the Jacques Delors Institute.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska receives representatives of SES, a satellite company.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska delivers a keynote speech at the 2015 SME Assembly, in Luxembourg.

Ms Vĕra Jourová speaks at the Annual conference on successions, organised by Notaries of Europe, in Brussels.

Mr Tibor Navracsics is in Kiev, Ukraine: meets with Mr Arseniy Yatseniuk, Prime Minister of Ukraine, Mr Vyacheslav Kyrylenko, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Culture, Mr Serhiy Kvit, Minister of Education and Science and Mr Igor Zhdanov, Minister of Youth and Sport. He also participates in the signing of the Creative Europe Agreement; meets with representatives of cultural and creative industries as well as holds a discussion with students and educators at the Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University.

Ms Corina Creţu receives Mr George Soros, Chairman of the Open Society Foundations.

Ms Margrethe Vestager is in London, the U.K. (19-20/11): participates in the discussion at the European Policy Forum.

Mr Carlos Moedas receives Ms Yiota Poirazi, Chair of FENS (Federation of European Neuroscience Societies) and Members.

Mr Carlos Moedas participates in the handover of the FP7 review report, in Brussels.

 

Vendredi 20 novembre

Mr Andrus Ansip is in Tallinn, Estonia (19-20/11): meets with Mr Taavi Rõivas, Prime Minister of Estonia; delivers a keynote speech at the Digital5 seminar.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič speaks at the ENTSO-E annual conference on the State of Energy Union, in Brussels.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič speaks at the Polis annual conference on Smart Cities (Polis - European Cities and Regions Networking for Innovative Transport Solutions), in Brussels.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič receives Mr Mario Mehren, CEO of Wintershall.

Mr Günther Oettinger is in Madrid: delivers a keynote speech at the European Digital Jobs Fair; meets with Representatives of the Spanish cultural sector; meets with Mr Iñigo Mendez de Vigo, Education Minister of Spain.

Mr Günther Oettinger participates in the reception, organised by the Foundation for Children with Cancer, in Berlin.

Ms Cecilia Malmström participates in the party congress of the Liberal People's Party in Stockholm, Sweden.

Mr Karmenu Vella delivers a keynote address at the Conference on the Fitness Check of EU Nature Legislation, in Brussels.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis is in Greece (19-20/11): delivers key-note speech "Health in Europe" to the Hellenic Parliament (members of the Parliamentary Committees of European Affairs and Social Affairs), in Athens; visits the Open Polyclinic run by the NGO "Doctors of the World", in Athens; visits the Shelter for Vulnerable Asylum Seekers, in Athens.

Mr Phil Hogan is in Copenhagen, Denmark: meets with the Danish Agriculture and Food Council; meets with Ms Eva Kjer Hansen, Danish Minister for the Environment and Food.

Mr Jonathan Hill receives Mr Scott O'Malia, CEO of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska meets with representatives of BEPOLUX, the Belgian Polish Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, in Brussels.

Ms Vĕra Jourová in Budapest, Hungary: attends the ALDE Party Congress.

Ms Corina Creţu in Bucharest, Romania: meetings with Mr Dacian Cioloș, Prime Minister; Mr Vasile Dîncu, Vice Prime Minister; Mr Patriciu Achimaş-Cadariu, Minister of Health; Mrs Aura Carmen Raducu, Minister of European Funds.

Ms Margrethe Vestager is in London, the U.K. (19-20/11): gives a public lecture at the London School of Economics; meets with Mr Oliver Letwin, UK Minister for Government Policy, and Mr Ed Vaizey, UK Minister of State at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

 

Samedi 21 novembre

Mr Günther Oettinger delivers a speech at the Economic Summit 2015 organised by the Süddeutsche Zeitung, in Berlin.

 

Dimanche 22 novembre

 

Prévisions du mois de novembre:

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 14 au 15 novembre:

Nathalie Vandystadt, +32 (0)460 767 083      

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

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