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European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities

CALENDRIER du 11 au 17 janvier 2016

Brussels, 8 January 2016

­­­­­Lundi 11 janvier

Ms Federica Mogherini in Prague, the Czech Republic: meets Mr Bohuslav Sobotka, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Mr Martin Stropnický, Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic, and Mr Lubomír Zaorálek, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.

Mr Andrus Ansip receives Mr Chris Cardona, Minister for the Economy, Investment and Small Business of Malta.

Mr Andrus Ansip receives a delegation of the Federation of European Publishers.

Mr Andrus Ansip receives Mr Alexander Pechtold, Parliamentary leader of the Democrats 66 in the House of Representatives of the Netherlands.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič on Energy Union Tour to Cyprus (until 12/01): on 11/01 meets with Mr Nicos Anastasiades, President of the Republic of Cyprus; Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Mr Yiorgos Lakkotrypis, Minister of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism. He also holds a joint meeting at the House of Representatives with the Chairmen and Members of the Parliamentary Standing Committees on Energy, Trade, Industry and Tourism, as well as Foreign and European Affairs; participates in the Citizens' Dialogue 'A Resilient Energy Union with a Forward-Looking Climate Change Policy and the Future of Europe' at the University of Cyprus.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis in the Netherlands (until 12/01): meets with Mr Mark Rutte, Prime Minister and Minister of General Affairs, Mr Lodewijk Asscher, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Social Affairs and Employment, and Mr Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Minister of Finance. He also meets with members of the Dutch Parliament's Committee on Finance; and participates in discussion with stakeholders at the Central Bank of the Netherlands (De Nederlandsche Bank).

Mr Jyrki Katainen receives Mr Antti Vasara, President and CEO of the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.

Mr Jyrki Katainen receives Mr Hubert Patricot, President of Unesda (Soft Drinks Europe).

M. Günther Oettinger reçoit M. Alexander Dobrindt, Ministre allemand en charge des Transports et des Infrastructures numériques, sur le développement des réseaux internet à haut débit dans l'Union européenne et en Allemagne.

Ms Cecilia Malmström in Karlsruhe, Germany: speaks at the 2nd Meeting of the TTIP Advisory Council of Baden-Wurttemberg; delivers a keynote speech at the event of Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) in Karlsruhe.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete receives Mr Sigmar Gabriel, Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, and Vice Chancellor of Germany.

Mr Karmenu Vella and Mr Phil Hogan in Malta: participates in the high level meeting with Mr Leo Brincat, Minister for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change of Malta, and Mr Roderick Galdes, Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights of Malta. He also participated in a stakeholder meeting, and visits an EU-funded winery in Ta' Qali and agricultural parcels in Mdina (Malta).

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis receives representatives of the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) and theEuropean Hospital & Healthcare Employers' Association (HOSPEEM).

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis receives representatives of Association of Plastics Manufacturers (PlasticsEurope).

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis receives representatives of the European Liver Patients’ Association (ELPA).

Ms Marianne Thyssen à Liège, Belgique: donné à discours sur "Priorités pour une Europe sociale"au Conseil Economique et Social de Wallonie (CESW).

Mr Pierre Moscovici à Paris, France: rencontre M. Michel Sapin, ministre des Finances et des Comptes publics.

Mr Jonathan Hill meets Mr Hans Hoogervorst, Chairman of International Accounting Standards Board (IASB).

Mr Jonathan Hill meets Mr Paul Tucker, Chairman, and Ms Sheila Bair, Member, The Systemic Risk Council.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska receives representatives of the European Apparel and Textile Confederation (Euratex).

Mr Tibor Navracsics receives Mr Yossi Beilin, Founder and President of Business Foreign Affairs (Beilink).

Mr Carlos Moedas in Jerusalem: meets Mr Reuven Rivlin, President of the State of Israel; he will also meet representatives of Mobileye Vision Technologies, Jerusalem Venture Partners, and Weizmann Institute of Science.

 

Mardi 12 janvier

President Jean-Claude Juncker attends the New Year’s Reception at the Royal Palace of Belgium.

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

President Jean-Claude Juncker together with Ms Federica Mogherini,Mr Johannes Hahn receive Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan.

Mr Frans Timmermans receives a delegation from the UK House of Lords.

Mr Frans Timmermans receives Mr Lazaros Lazarou, Member of the European Court of Auditors.

Mr Andrus Ansip receives a delegation of the European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ECTA).

Mr Maroš Šefčovič on Energy Union Tour to Cyprus (11-12/01): meets with the energy stakeholders from various sectors, such as energy producers, including renewables, network operators, academia and think-tanks.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis in the Netherlands.

Mr Jyrki Katainen receives Mr Horst Hippler, President of the German Rectors' Conference (HRK).

Mr Jyrki Katainen attends dinner at the Globe European Union, in Brussels.

M. Günther Oettinger receives CEO of companies representing network operators on 5G deployment in Europe

Ms Cecilia Malmström participates in a TTIP hearing at the Flemish Parliament in Brussels.

Mr Neven Mimica receives Mr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete receives CEOs of companies in the steel industry: VoestAlpine, Riva, tata, CELSA, ThyssenKrupp, ArcelorMittal and Eurofer.

Ms Marianne Thyssen receives Mr Simon Bulterys, CEO of IDEWE Group, and Mr Lode Godderis, Professor Occupational Medicine KU Leuven and Head of Knowledge, Information and Research at IDEWE Group.

Mr Christos Stylianides receives Mr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.

Mr Jonathan Hill meets Mr Guntram B. Wolff, Director of Bruegel, in Brussels.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska delivers a keynote speech at the opening of the 8th Conference “Europe as a global space player”, in Brussels.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska reçoit M. Thierry Mandon, Secrétaire d’État chargé de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, auprès de la ministre de l’Éducation nationale, de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche de France.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska receives representatives of the Polish Space Agency (POLSA).

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Mr Tibor Navracsics, and Ms Margrethe Vestager receive Mr János Lázár, Minister of Prime Minister's office of Hungary.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska receives representatives of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA).

Mr Tibor Navracsics receives Mr Chris Agius, Parliamentary Secretary for Research, Innovation, Youth and Sport of Malta.

Mr Carlos Moedas in Jerusalem and Ramallah: visits the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Jerusalem. He meets Mr Sabri Saidam, Minister, and Mr Mohammed Abu Zaid, Deputy Ministers of Education of Palestine in Ramallah, and participates in a seminar on research, science and innovation matters at the National Institute for Education Training in Ramallah.

 

Mercredi 13 janvier

College meeting, in Brussels.

President Jean-Claude Juncker gives a keynote speech at the dinner of WELT Wirtschaftsgipfel, in Berlin.

Ms Federica Mogherini receives Mr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Ms Kristalina Georgieva in Moscow, Russia: takes part in the plenary discussion within the Gaidar Forum 2016.

Mr Andrus Ansip receives Mr Gavin Patterson, CEO of BT Group plc.

M. Günther Oettinger receives representatives of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights

Mr Maroš Šefčovič receives members from the United Kingdom's House of Commons.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič gives an opening address at the 8th Annual Conference on European Space Policy and receives CEOs from the space sector, in Brussels.

Mr Neven Mimica in Guatemala (until 16/01): attends an inauguration of Mr Jimmy Morales, newly elected President of Guatemala.

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos receives Mr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia

Mr Pierre Moscovici receives Mr Jonathan Le Tocq, Chief Minister of States of Guernsey, and Mr Ian Gorst, Chief Minister of States of Jersey, in Brussels.

Mr Pierre Moscovici receives Mr Louis Grech, Deputy Prime Minister, and Mr Edward Scicluna, Minister for Finance of Malta, Brussels.

Mr Christos Stylianides receives Ms Irina Bokova, Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Ms Violeta Bulc meets with Mr Pim Van Ballekom, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank, and Mr Massimo Garbini, Managing Director of SESAR Deployment Manager, for the signature of the SESAR agreement.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska receives representatives from Warsaw Institute of Aviation.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska receives representatives from European Bioeconomy Alliance.

Ms Corina Creţu receives Ms Aura Carmen Răducu, Minister of European Funds of Romania.

Ms Corina Creţu receives Mr Joan Clos, Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat).

 

Jeudi 14 janvier

Eurogroup, in Brussels.

President Jean-Claude Juncker in Berlin, Germany: meets with Ms Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany and with Mr Norbert Lammert, President of the German Bundestag.

Mr Frans Timmermans receives Mr Luc Van den Brande, Chair of the Management Board of the Flanders-Europe Liaison Agency and Member of the Committee of Regions.

Mr Frans Timmermans receives Mr Wolfgang Schäuble, Federal Minister of Finance of Germany.

Mr Frans Timmermans receives Mr Michael O'Flaherty, Director of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA).

Mr Frans Timmermans receives Mr Mikołaj Dowgielewicz, EIB Representative to the EU institutions and Head of Brussels office.

Mr Frans Timmermans delivers the keynote speech at the event 'The Future of Europe' organised by Mediafin and KBC.

Ms Federica Mogherini receives representatives of the United Kingdom's Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Commons.

Mr Andrus Ansip andMs Margrethe Vestager receive Ms Sharon White, CEO of Ofcom.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič gives a keynote speech at the European Alliance to Save Energy (EU-ASE) debate, in Brussels.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič receives Mr Jeremy Rifkin, President of the Foundation on Economic Trends (FOET), in Brussels.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis receives Mr Raja Al Marzouqi, Executive President of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf.

Mr Jyrki Katainen in Finland: meets with Mr Erkki Liikanen, Governor of Bank of Finland, representatives of the Chamber of Commerce of Finland, and delivers a keynote speech at the Federation of Finnish Financial Services.

M. Günther Oettinger participates in the Conference WELT-Wirtschaftsgipfel, Berlin

Ms Cecilia Malmström in Berlin, Germany: participates at the8th WELT Economic Summit.Speaking in the Bundestag to the Committee for Economic Affairs and Energy, and members of other parliamentary committees.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete attends the Consultation Forum on the implementation of the energy directives with representatives of the European Defence Agency (EDA), in Brussels.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete in Warsaw, Poland: meets Mr Jan Szyszko, Minister for Environment of Poland.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis in France: visits Naturex's Headquarters, including the Naturex Manufacturing Plant, and the Naturex SPRINGLab in Avignon; meets with Mr Christopher P. Wild, Director of International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), in Lyon.

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos meets Mr Michael O'Flaherty, Director, Director of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights.

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos meets Mr Michel Sapin, Minister of Finance and Public Accounts of France.

Mr Pierre Moscovici receives Mr Mario Centeno, Minister for Finance of Portugal, in Brussels.

Mr Phil Hogan addresses the conference “Europe’s Opportunity in Digital Agriculture” co-organised by the Waterford Institute of Technology and DG Communication Networks, Content and Technology of the European Commission, in Brussels.

Mr Jonathan Hill meets Mr Alexandros Sarrigeorgiou, Chairman of the Board of the Hellenic Association of Insurance Companies.

Ms Vĕra Jourová speaks at the conference "Association commitments: what progress in reforms in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine?" co-organised by the European Parliament, Parliamentary Assembly 'EuroNest' and the Open Society Foundations (OSF), in Brussels.

Mr Tibor Navracsics receives Mr Zsolt Gabor Pataki, Head of the Service of the Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) at the European Parliament.

Mr Tibor Navracsics receives Mr Csaba Borboly, Member of the Committee of the Regions.

Mr Tibor Navracsics receives Mr Antal Nikoletti, Alternate Member of the Board of Directors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

Ms Corina Creţu receives Ms Emma Pengelly and Ms Jennifer McCann, Junior Ministers in the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister of the Northern Ireland Executive, and Mr Seán Sherlock, Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North-South Co-operation of Ireland.

Mr Carlos Moedas participates in the Plenary Meeting of the Research, Innovation and Science Policy Experts (RISE) High-Level Group, in Brussels.

 

Vendredi 15 janvier

Economic and Financial Affairs Council, in Brussels.

Foreign Affairs Council, in Brussels.

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Johann N. Schneider-Ammann, President of the Swiss Confederation for 2016.

Mr Frans Timmermans and Ms Vĕra Jourová receive Ms Ekaterina Zaharieva, Minister of Justice of Bulgaria.

receives Ms Ekaterina Zaharieva, Minister for Justice of Bulgaria.

Mr Frans Timmermans receives Ms is Ranuca Pruna, Romania, Minister of Justice.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič receives Mr Volkan Bozkır, Minister of European Union Affairs of Turkey.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete in Warsaw, Poland: meets Mr Krzysztof J. Tchórzewski, Minister for Energy of Poland.

Ms Marianne Thyssen in Paris, France: speaks at the Employment and Social Affairs Committee of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Mr Phil Hogan in Berlin, Germany, for Green Week (until 17/01): participates at High-Level Panel on development on sustainable cities at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) "Feeding the Cities".

Mr Christos Stylianides in Serbia:  meets Mr Aleksandar Vulin, Minister of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs, and representatives of the Commissariat for Refugees of the Republic of Serbia.

Ms Violeta Bulc inTrebnje, Slovenia: speaks at a conference on transport and local governance.

Ms Vĕra Jourová receives Mr Frédéric Sicard, President of the Bar of Paris.

Mme Vĕra Jourová reçoit M. Michel Sapin, ministre des Finances et des Comptes publics de France.

Ms Vĕra Jourová receives Ms Raluca Alexandra Prună, Minister for Justice of Romania.

Mr Tibor Navracsics in Budapest, Hungary: meets Mr Zsolt Fülöp, Director of the Institute of Nuclear Research (Atomki) of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Ms Margrethe Vestager in Denmark:gives a keynote speech on competition and the renewable energy at the conference organised by International Network for Sustainable Energy (Inforse), the Danish Wind Industry Association and the Renewable Energy organisation (in Aarhus); delivers a speech at the Aarhus University; gives a speech at the Business Forum (in Kolding).

Mr Carlos Moedas in Berlin, Germany: participates in a signing ceremony of the EU Finance for innovators' (InnovFin) agreement with the KFW Development Bank. He also meets representatives of the KFW Development Bank.

 

Samedi 16 janvier

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates (until 18/01): attends the General Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), and World Future Energy Summit (WFES).

Mr Phil Hogan in Berlin, Germany, for Green Week (until 17/01): participates at the International Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) Panel. He also delivers a keynote speech at the Berlin Agriculture Ministers' Summit 2016. He will have a series of bilateral meetings with Ministers present from the around the globe.                                                                                                            

 

Dimanche 17 janvier

Ms Kristalina Georgieva in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates: takes part in official launch of report of the UN High-Level Panel on humanitarian financing, which she is co-chairing.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates (until 18/01): attends the General Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), and World Future Energy Summit (WFES).

Mr Phil Hogan in Berlin, Germany, for Green Week: participates in a roundtable on the Western Balkans' agriculture and rural development.

Ms Margrethe Vestager in Munich, Germany: delivers a keynote speech at the DLD conference.

Mr Tibor Navracsics is in Wrocław, Poland: attends the Opening of the European Capital of Culture.

 

Prévisions du mois de janvier:

18/01 Foreign Affairs Council, in Brussels.

19/01 General Affairs Council, in Brussels.

18-21/01 European Parliament plenary session, in Strasbourg.

25/01 Agriculture and Fisheries Council, in Brussels.

 

Prévisions du mois de février:

01-04/02 European Parliament plenary session, in Strasbourg.

11/02 Eurogroup, in Brussels.

12/02 Economic and Financial Affairs Council, in Brussels.

16/02 General Affairs Council, in Brussels.

18-19/02 European Council, in Brussels.

24/02 Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council, in Brussels.

24-25/02 European Parliament plenary session, in Brussels.

29/02 Competitiveness Council, in Brussels.

 

Prévisions du mois de mars:

03/03 Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council, in Brussels.

04/03 Environment Council, in Brussels.

07/03 Eurogroup, in Brussels.

07/03 Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council, in Brussels.

07-10/03 European Parliament plenary session, in Strasbourg.

08/03 Economic and Financial Affairs Council, in Brussels.

10-11/03 Justice and Home Affairs Council, in Brussels.

14/03 Agriculture and Fisheries Council, in Brussels.

14/03 Foreign Affairs Council, in Brussels.

14/03 General Affairs Council, in Brussels.

15/03 Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council, in Brussels.

17-18/03 European Council, in Brussels.

 

Prévisions du mois d'avril:

11-12/04 Agriculture and Fisheries Council, in Luxembourg.

11-14/04 European Parliament plenary session, in Strasbourg.

18-19/04 Foreign Affairs Council, in Luxembourg.

27-28/04 European Parliament plenary session, in Brussels.

 

Prévisions du mois de mai:

09-12/05 European Parliament plenary session, in Strasbourg.

12-13/05 Foreign Affairs Council, in Brussels.

17/05 Eurogroup, in Brussels.

23/05 Foreign Affairs Council, in Brussels.

24/05 General Affairs Council, in Brussels.

25/05 Economic and Financial Affairs Council, in Brussels.

25-26/05 European Parliament plenary session, in Brussels.

26-27/05 Competitiveness Council, in Brussels.

30-31/05 Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council, in Brussels.

 

Prévisions du mois de juin:

06-07/06 Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council, in Luxembourg.

06-09/06 European Parliament plenary session, in Strasbourg.

09-10/06 Justice and Home Affairs Council, in Luxembourg.

13/06 Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council, in Luxembourg.

22-23/06 European Parliament plenary session, in Brussels.

23-24/06 European Council, in Brussels.

 

Permanence DG COMM le WE du 9 au 10 janvier: MsTove Ernst, GSM: +32 (0)498 984 483

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

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