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European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities

CALENDRIER du 22 au 28 février 2016

Brussels, 19 February 2016

(Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine)


Déplacements et visites

Lundi 22 février

President Jean-Claude Juncker participates in the CDU / CSU Annual European Group Chairman Conference, at the European Parliament, in Brussels.

President Jean-Claude Juncker has a working dinner with Mr Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, in Brussels.

Mr Frans Timmermans participates in a working dinner with members of VNO-NCW (Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers).

Ms Federica Mogherini receives Ms María Teresa Fernández de la Vega, President of Mujeres por África Foundation.

Ms Kristalina Georgieva and Mr Christos Stylianides are in Vatican to participate in the high-level discussion "Reaffirming Global Solidarity, Restoring Humanity".

Mr Andrus Ansip participates in the Mobile World Congress, in Barcelona (22-23/02). On 22/02: delivers a keynote speech at the Mobile World Summit Session "Mobile as the Foundation for Digital Identity"; meets with Mr Jose Manuel Soria, Minister for Industry, Energy and Tourism of Spain; meets with Mr Tom Wheeler, FCC Chairman.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič is in Vilnius, Lithuania (22-23/02). On 22/02: meets with Ms Dalia Grybauskaité, President of the Republic of Lithuania; Mr Algirdas Butkevičius, Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania; Ms Loreta Graužiniené, Speaker of the Parliament, and Members of the Parliament; visits LITGRID dispatch centre, accompanied by Mr Rokas Masiulis, Lithuanian Minister for Energy and Mr Daivis Virbickas, CEO of LITGRID.

Mr Jyrki Katainen and Ms Corina Creţu receive Mr Ambroise Fayolle, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank, and Mr Roger Havenith, Deputy Chief Executive of the European Investment Fund; present investors' guide on the EFSI/ESIF interaction.

Mr Günther Oettinger participates in the Mobile World Congress, in Barcelona (22-23/02): delivers a keynote speech at the Connected Cars Roundtable.

Ms Cecilia Malmström in Vienna, Austria: participates in a public debate with Presidents of the Chamber of Labour and Trade Unions and NGOs; meets with Mr Reinhold Mitterlehner, Vice-Chancellor andFederal Minister of Science, Research and Economy; meets with members and party leaders of the Austrian Parliament; meets with Ms Doris Bures, President of the National Council of Austria.

Mr Neven Mimica is in Geneva for the Global Fund Equitable Health Conference.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete meets with Mr Fernando Becker, Corporate Director of Iberdrola, in Madrid.

Mr Karmenu Vella is in Edinburgh, Scotland (22-23/02). On 22/02: meets with Mr Richard Lochhead, Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis in Amsterdam, The Netherlands: participates in a high-level conference on Food Product Improvement, organised by the Dutch Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos in The Hague, The Netherlands: participates in the Europol-Interpol Operational Forum on countering Migrant Smuggling Network; launches the European Migrant Smuggling Centre at Europol.

Ms Marianne Thyssen and Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska speak at the Eurocities high-level roundtable on employment, in Brussels.

M. Pierre Moscovici à Monaco: rencontre M. Serge Telle, Ministre d’Etat et différents Membres du gouvernement monégasque, paraphe l'accord d'échange automatique d'informations fiscales; visite deux entreprises locales, et est reçu en audience par S.A.S. le Prince Souverain Albert de Monaco.

Ms Violeta Bulc in London for the Western Balkans Investment Summit.

Ms Violeta Bulc delivers a speech at the Eurocities 30th anniversary event, in Brussels.

Ms Vĕra Jourová in Prague, Czech Republic: meets with Mr Miloš Zeman, President of the Czech Republic; meets with Mr Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank, and Mr Andrej Babiš, Minister of Finance of the Czech Republic; speaks at the conference on European investment plan - a tool for stimulating economic growth in the EU; speaks at the opening of the European Investment Bank's office in Prague.

Mr Tibor Navracsics delivers an opening speech at the ET (Education and Training) 2020 Working Groups launch, in Brussels.

Mr Tibor Navracsics receives representatives of the International Student Identity Card Association (ISIC) and the International Student Travel Confederation (ISTC).

Mr Tibor Navracsics receives Ms Sophie Karmasin, Austrian Minister for Families and Youth.

Mr Tibor Navracsics delivers a speech on the occasion of the launch of the Joint Research Centre’s Behavioural Insights Report, in Brussels.

Mr Carlos Moedas receives Mr Tomas Hedenborg, President of the European Engineering Industries Association (Orgalime).

 

Mardi 23 février

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Vittorio Grilli, Chairman of J.P. Morgan Corporate & Investment Bank EMEA.

President Jean-Claude Juncker has a working lunch with Mr Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, in Brussels.

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Dietmar Woidke, Minister-President of Brandenburg.

Mr Frans Timmermans receives Mr Jozias Johannes Van Aartsen, Mayor of The Hague.

Mr Frans Timmermans receives Mr Michael Moller, Director General of the United Nations Geneva Office.

Ms Federica Mogherini travels to Mozambique (23-25/02).

Ms Kristalina Georgieva receives Mr Robert Glasser, United-Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Mr Andrus Ansip participates in the Mobile World Congress, in Barcelona (22-23/02). On 23/02: meets with Mr Mats Granryd, Director General of GSMA.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič is in Vilnius, Lithuania (22-23/02). On 23/02: visits the LNG Terminal Independence, together with Mr Rokas Masiulis, Minister for Energy of Lithuania; meets with local stakeholders (energy producers, including renewables, network operators, academia, students and think-tanks).

Mr Günther Oettinger participates in the Mobile World Congress, in Barcelona (22-23/02). On 23/02: delivers a keynote speech on "5G: Creating Value for Industry Verticals".

Ms Cecilia Malmström meets with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Parliamentary Committee, in Brussels.

Mr Neven Mimica is in Istanbul for the high-level Partnership Forum / New deal Compact for Somalia.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete gives a keynote speech at the EU Energy Policy Summit, in Brussels.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete receives Mr Wojciech Cetnarski, President of the Board of the Polish Wind Energy Association. 

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete receives Mr Jean-Bernard Levy, CEO of EDF.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete receives Ms Hakima El Haite, Minister of Environment of Morocco.

Mr Karmenu Vella is in Edinburgh, Scotland (22-23/02). On 23/02: visits "Kalopsia Collective”, an ergonomic textiles agency; delivers speech at the International Conference on Ocean Energy.

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos receives Mr Saimir Tahiri, Minister of Interior of Albania.

Ms Marianne Thyssen in Paris, France: meets with Mr Manuel Valls, French Prime Minister; meets with Ms Myriam El Khomri, Minister of Labour, Employment, Vocational Training and Social Dialogue.

Mr Pierre Moscovici receives Mr Vittorio Grilli, Chairman of JP Morgan Corporate and Investment Bank EMEA.

Mr Pierre Moscovici receives Ms Jana Hainsworth and Mr Pierre Baussand, President and Director of Social Platform.

Mr Pierre Moscovici receives Mr Adriano Campolina, Executive Director of Actionaid International, in Brussels.

Mr Christos Stylianides receives Mr Robert Glasser, Head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

Mr Christos Stylianides takes part in the 3rd National Humanitarian Conference, in Paris.

Mr Phil Hogan delivers speech at the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) Workshop: “Financing opportunities for projects in agriculture and rural areas - The Investment Plan for Europe”, in Brussels.

Mr Phil Hogan delivers speechat the MicrobiomeWorkshop, in Brussels.

Mr Phil Hogan receives representatives of the European Meat Network.

Mr Phil Hogan attends the Hume Brophy Annual Lecture, in Brussels.

Mr Jonathan Hill meets with Mr Sebastian Siemiatkowski, CEO of Klarna Group, in Brussels.

Ms Violeta Bulc receives representatives from Slovenian municipalities.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska hosts a meeting of the High-level Group of Personalities on defence research and receives the final report of the Group on its recommendations for research related to Common Security and Defence Policy.

Ms Vĕra Jourová in London: speaks at the 8th Citizens' Energy Forum.

Mr Tibor Navracsics participates in the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy of the European Parliament.

Mr Tibor Navracsics receives Mr Evarist Bartolo, Minister for Education of Malta.

Ms Corina Creţu meets with mayors of the Eurocities network.

Ms Corina Creţu receives Mr Dietmar Woidke, the President of the German Land of Brandenburg.

Ms Margrethe Vestager in Dubai: speaks at the opening panel "The Turning Point" of the Global Women's Forum; meets with Ms Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund.

Mr Carlos Moedas receives Mr Mario Monti, former Italian Prime Minister.

 

Mercredi 24 février

College meeting, in Brussels.

Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council, in Brussels.

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

President Jean-Claude Juncker addresses the European Parliament Plenary on the conclusions of the February European Council, in Brussels.

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Alain Juppé, Mayor of Bordeaux.

Ms Kristalina Georgieva receives Mr Michael Møller, Director-General of United Nations Office in Geneva.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič participates in the Euractiv policy debate on the State of the Energy Union at the European Parliament, in Brussels.

Mr Neven Mimica is in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, for the Great Lakes Private Sector Investment Conference, organised by the ICGLR (International Conference on the Great Lakes Region), the United Nations, the African Union and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) (24-25/02).

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

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis delivers a speech at the multi-stakeholder Symposium on Improving Patient Access to Rare Disease Therapies, in Brussels.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis meets with representatives of the European Organisation for Rare Diseases (EURORDIS), in Brussels.

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos receives Mr Joseph Garcia, Deputy Chief Minister of the Government of Gibraltar.

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos receives Mr Markus Ederer, State Secretary of the German Foreign Office.

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos receives Mr George Papandreou, President of the Socialist International.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska meets with representatives of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), in London.

Ms Vĕra Jourová meets with Ms Kateřina Valachová, Minister of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic, in Brussels.

Mr Tibor Navracsics receives a group of Greek and Turkish Cypriots taking part in the Youth in Action programme.

Ms Corina Creţu receives Ms Petra Köpping and Mr Geerd Mackenroth, Equal Opportunities and Integration Ministers of the German Land of Saxony.

Mr Carlos Moedas launches the "Get Caught reading 2016" campaign, EP, n Brussels.

 

Jeudi 25 février

Justice and Home Affairs Council, in Brussels.

Mr Frans Timmermans receives Mr Michiel Eman, Prime Minister of Aruba.

Mr Frans Timmermans in Paris, France (25-26/02). On 25/02: speaks at a public event at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques ("Sciences Po"); participates in a working dinner with members of the "Cercle de l'Industrie" and the Association Française des Entreprises Privées (AFEP).

Ms Federica Mogherini travels to South Africa (25-26/02).

Mr Andrus Ansip participates in a panel discussion at the "Conference on Sharing Economy" of the Committee on EU Affairs of the Estonian Parliament, in Tallin.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič participates in the 2nd Generation Biofuels Conference at the European Parliament, in Brussels.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič gives a keynote speech at the conference organised by Notre Europe on "Energy Union, One Year On", in Brussels.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič receives Mr Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, President of the European Research Council (ERC).

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis in Zagreb, Croatia, for a European Semester country visit (25-26/02): meets with Ms Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, President of the Republic of Croatia; meets with Mr Tihomir Orešković, Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia; meets with Mr Zdravko Marić, Minister of Finance, Ms Nada Šikić, Minister of Labour and Pension System, Mr Miro Kovač, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs and Mr Tomislav Tolušić, Minister of Regional Development and EU Funds.

Ms Cecilia Malmström in London, United Kingdom:participates in the Policy Network Symposium "Britain, the EU and Global Trade" lecture; meets with the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee of the House of Commons; participates in the China Association Talk "Europe and China: Trade & Investment in the Global Economy"; meets with Mr Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills; meets with Lord Maude, Minister of State for Trade and Investment; meets with Mr Nick Clegg, Member of Parliament.

Mr Günther Oettinger receives Mr Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete receives Mr Thierry de l'Escaille, CEO of the European Landowners' Organization (ELO), Mr Yogesh Kumar, Environment Director, Swedish Property Federation and Mr Michael McBrien, Director General of European Property Federation.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete receives Mr Jean-Pol Poncelet, President of Foratom.

Mr Karmenu Vella delivers a speech at the WWWforEurope Conference, in Brussels.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis is in Tallinn, Estonia (25-26/02). On 25/02: holds a series of meetings including with Mr Taavi Rõivas, Prime Minister of Estonia; Mr Jevgeni Ossinovski, Estonian Minister of Health and Labour; Mr Andres Sooniste, Director General of the Consumer Protection Board; Ms Tiiu Aro, Director General of the Health Board; Mr Olev Kalda, Acting Director General of the Veterinary and Food Board; also meets with Chairs of the Rural development and Environment Parliament Committees, the Estonian Chamber of Agriculture and Commerce and the Estonian Food Industry Association.

Ms Marianne Thyssen is in Berlin, Germany (25-26/02). On 25/02: meets with Mr Reiner Hoffmann, Chairman of the Confederation of German Trade Unions; meets with Mr Frank-Jürgen Weise, Chairman of the Federal Agency of Employment and head of the Federal Agency of Migration and Refugees; meets with Länder Ministers of European Affairs, Bundesrat; meets with Ms Andrea Nahles, Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs.

Mr Christos Stylianides is in Vienna for the Winter meeting of the OSCE (Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe) Parliamentary Assembly (25-27/02).

Mr Phil Hogan is in Paris: meets withMr Manuel Valls, Prime Minister of France.

Ms Violeta Bulc receives Mr Flavio Cattaneo, CEO of Nuovo Transporto Viaggiatori.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska in Copenhagen, Denmark (25-26/02). On 25/02: visits the Danish Chamber of Commerce.

Ms Vĕra Jourová receives Ms Victoria A. Espinel, CEO of the Business Software Alliance (BSA).

Mr Tibor Navracsics is in Vienna, Austria: meets with Mr Reinhold Mitterlehner, Vice-Chancellor and Minister of Science, Research and Economy; attends the University Business Forum; meets with Mr Jörg Dräger, Executive Director of the Centre of Higher Education and Board Member of the Bertelsmann Foundation; meets with Mr Hans Peter Doskozil, Minister of Defence and Sport; meets with Members of the Austrian parliament; meets with Mr Josef Ostermayer Minister for Arts and Culture, Constitution and Media; meets with Ms Gabriele Heinisch-Hosek, Minister of Education and Women.

Ms Corina Creţu is in Athens, Greece (25-27/02). On 25/02: meets with Mr Geogios Stathakis, Minister of Economy, Infrastructure, Shipping and Tourism; meets with Mr Alexis Charitsis, Deputy Minister in charge of National Strategic Reference Framework Issues.

Ms Margrethe Vestager receives representatives of the Danish Think Tank Europe.

Ms Margrethe Vestager receives members of Europaudvalget, Danish European Affairs Council (Committee of the Danish Parliament).

Ms Margrethe Vestager receives Mr Pascal Lamy, Honorary President of Notre Europe think tank – Institut Jacques Delors.

Mr Carlos Moedas receives Mr Peder Holk Nielsen, CEO of Novozymes and Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

 

Vendredi 26 février

President Jean-Claude Juncker is in Italy: meets with Mr Sergio Mattarella, President of Italy; meets with Mr Matteo Renzi, Prime Minister of Italy; meets with Mr Pietro Grasso, President of the Italian Senate; participates in a meeting with Mr Pietro Grasso, President of the Italian Senate, the Presidents of the Committees of the Senate, and the Presidents of the Chamber of Deputies; meets with Mr Giorgio Napolitano, former President of Italy.

Mr Frans Timmermans in Paris, France (25-26/02). On 26/02: meets with Mr Manuel Valls, Prime Minister of France; meets with Mr Bernard Cazeneuve, Minister of the Interior of France.

Ms Kristalina Georgieva meets with the Bulgarian participants in CEPS Ideas Lab.

Ms Kristalina Georgieva takes part in the panel "EU budget policies and resources fit for Europe" of CEPS Ideas Lab together with Mr Mario Monti, Chair of the High-Level Group on Own Resources.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič receives representatives from the Employers Organization of Renewable Energy Manufacturers in Romania – PATRES.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete meets with Mr Manuel Cabral, Minister of Economy of Portugal, in Lisbon.

Mr Karmenu Vella receives Mr Høgni Hoydal, Deputy Prime Minister and Minster for Fisheries of the Faroe Islands.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis is in Tallinn, Estonia (25-26/02). On 26/02: meets with Mr Urmas Kruuse, Estonian Minister of Rural Affairs; visits the Competence Center of Food and Fermentation Technologies (CCFFT); participates in a Ministerial conference on African swine fever.

Ms Marianne Thyssen is in Berlin, Germany (25-26/02). On 26/02: meets with Mr Peter Altmaier, Minister in the Chancellor's office, Chief of Staff of the Federal Chancellery, Federal Minister for Special Affairs; meets with Mr Peter Clever, Member of the Management Board of the Confederation of German Employers' Associations.

Mr Pierre Moscovici in Shanghai: takes part in the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting (26-27/02).

Mr Christos Stylianides is in Vienna for the Winter meeting of the OSCE (Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe) Parliamentary Assembly (25-27/02). On 26/02: participates in the Joint Session of the three General Committees / Special Debate on Migrant and refugee crisis; meets with Mr Ilkka Kanerva, President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska in Copenhagen, Denmark (25-26/02). On 26/02: meets with the Committees for European Affairs and for Business, Growth and Export at the Danish Parliament, participates in a round table discussion with business leaders at the Embassy of Poland, meets with Mr Troels Lund Poulsen, Minister for Business and Growth and representatives of Dansk Industri, and delivers a key note speech at a Single Market Event at Børsen.

Mr Tibor Navracsics in Budapest, Hungary:delivers theclosing speech at the ceremony of the Networking of the European Heritage Label Workshop; holds a "Tea with the Commissioner event" at the European Commission representation in Budapest.

Ms Corina Creţu is in Athens, Greece (25-27/02). On 26/02: meets with the Presidency of the Special Permanent Committee of the Regions of the Greek Parliament; delivers a speech at the Delphi Economic Forum.

Mr Carlos Moedas participates in the European Investment Bank Conference on the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), together with Mr Román Escolano, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank; meets with Mr Pedro Marques, Portuguese Minister for Planning and Infrastructure, in Lisbon.

 

Samedi 27 février                

Mr Christos Stylianides is in Vienna for the Winter meeting of the OSCE (Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe) Parliamentary Assembly (25-27/02). On 27/02: meets with Ms Gordana Comic, Rapporteur of the OSCE Committee on Democracy, Human Rights and Humanitarian Questions.

Ms Corina Creţu is in Athens, Greece (25-27/02). On 27/02: meets with Mr Kostas Bakoyiannis, Governor of Continental Greece; visits an EU-funded project.

 

Dimanche 28 février

Ms Violeta Bulc is in Montreal for a visit to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) (28/02 – 01/03). On 28/03: visits the Bombardier aircraft manufacturing site of Dorval.


 

Prévisions du mois de février:

29/02 Competitiveness Council, in Brussels.

 

Prévisions du mois de mars:

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.

21/04 Justice and Home 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.

10/05 Agriculture and Fisheries Council, in Brussels.

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.

16/06 Eurogroup, in Brussels.

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

23-24/06 European Council, in Brussels.

 

Permanence DG COMM le WE du 20 au 21 février:

Christian Wigand, +32 (0)460 764 700           

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

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

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