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European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities

CALENDRIER du 18 au 24 janvier 2016

Brussels, 15 January 2016

(Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine)


Déplacements et visites

Lundi 18 janvier

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

Foreign Affairs Council, in Brussels.

Mr Frans Timmermans receives Mr Philip Hammond, UK Foreign Secretary.

Mr Frans Timmermans receives Mr Pavlo Klimkin, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

Mr Frans Timmermans receives Mr Ivan Korčok, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic.

Mr Andrus Ansip receives representatives of Startup Europe Advisory Group.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič receives Mr Pavlo Klimkin, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis receives Mr Doug Peterson, President of Standard & Poor's Financial Services.

Mr Jyrki Katainen receives Mr Mikko Helander, CEO of Kesko.

Mr Jyrki Katainen receives Mr Douglas Peterson, CEO of McGraw Hill Financial.

Mr Günther Oettinger in Berlin: delivers a keynote speech at the "Farm&Food 4.0" event; visits the Green Week.

Mr Johannes Hahn attends the EU-Armenia Cooperation Council, in Brussels.

Ms Cecilia Malmström receives representatives of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH).

Ms Cecilia Malmström receives Mr Pavlo Klimkin, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis receives Mr Achim Irimescu, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Romania.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis receives Mr Ricardo Buryaile, Minister of Agro-Industry of Argentina.

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos in Berlin, Germany: participates in the plenary meeting of the Transatlantic Council on Migration.

Mr Christos Stylianides is in Geneva, Switzerland: meets with Mr Stephen O'Brien, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs.

Mr Phil Hogan receives Mr Achim Irimescu, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Romania.

Mr Jonathan Hill meets with Mr Douglas Peterson, CEO of McGraw Hill Financial, in Brussels.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska is keynote speaker at a reception hosted by the SME circle of the Group of the European People’s Party in the European Parliament (European Parliament, Strasbourg).

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska speaks at the plenary debate on Real Driving Emission test procedure (European Parliament, Strasbourg).

Ms Vĕra Jourová receives Mr Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer of Microsoft.

Ms Vĕra Jourová speaks at the conference Digital Values: Advancing technology – preserving fundamental rights, organised by Carnegie Europe and Microsoft, in Brussels.

Mr Tibor Navracsics is in Wrocław, Poland: participates in the European Capital of Culture events.

Mr Carlos Moedas receives Mr Adrian Curaj, Minister for Education and Scientific research of Romania.

 

Mardi 19 janvier

College meeting, in Strasbourg.

General Affairs Council, in Brussels.

President Jean-Claude Juncker addresses the European Parliament Plenary on the Review of the Luxemburgish Presidency of the Council, in Strasbourg.

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

Mr Andrus Ansip and Mr Günther Oettinger meet with Mr Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer of Microsoft (European Parliament, Strasbourg).

Mr Johannes Hahn participates in the 10th Annual Government Meets the Business conference, in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos meets with Mr Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer of Microsoft (European Parliament, Strasbourg).

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska receives representatives from PRS for Music (European Parliament, Strasbourg).

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska speaks at the Plenary Debate on Internal Market Harmonisation (European Parliament, Strasbourg).

 

Mercredi 20 janvier

World Economic Forum 2016 Annual Meeting, in Davos (20-23/01): Mr Frans Timmermans (21-22/01), Ms Federica Mogherini (21-22/01), Mr Andrus Ansip (20-21/01), Mr Maroš Šefčovič (21-22/01), Mr Jyrki Katainen (21-22/01), Mr Günther Oettinger (21/01), Mr Johannes Hahn (21/01), Ms Cecilia Malmström (22-23/01), Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis (20-21/01), Mr Pierre Moscovici (20-21/01), Mr Jonathan Hill (21-22/01) and Mr Carlos Moedas (21-23/01) attend. More details on the Commissioners' activities per day can be found below.

President Jean-Claude Juncker addresses the European Parliament Plenary on the Programme of activities of the Dutch Presidency of the Council, in Strasbourg.

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Ms Elisabeth Guigou, President of the Foreign Affairs Committee at the French National Assembly.

Mr Andrus Ansip is in Davos for the World Economic Forum 2016 Annual Meeting (20-21/01). On 20/01: participates in the interactive session on Internet without Borders; participates in the Community Dinner for Energy Industries event; holds a series of bilateral meetings withMr Randall Stephenson, CEO and Chairman of AT&T; Mr Chuck Robbins, CEO of CISCO; Mr Fadi Chehade, ICANN President; Mr David Abney, CEO of UPS.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič participates in the EUFORES-MEPs Roundtable on the development of the Energy Union (European Parliament, Strasbourg).

Mr Karmenu Vella receives Mr Alan Kelly, Irish Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis is in Davos for the World Economic Forum 2016 Annual Meeting (20-21/01). On 20/01: participates in a Public Session on Health Transformation; meets with Mr Jamie Oliver – "Feeding the Future"; meets with representatives of the pharmaceutical company Merck; meets with Mr Alain Berset, Federal Councillor of Home Affairs of Switzerland; participates in event on "Networking for Health".

Mr Pierre Moscovici in Davos for the World Economic Forum 2016 Annual Meeting (20-21/01). On 20/01: participates in a lunch discussion on "The End of Political Consensus; meets with Ms Natalia Ann Jaresko, Finance Minister of Ukraine; rencontre M. Pierre Chareyre, Directeur Général adjoint d'ENGIE; meets with Mr Luca Visentini, General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC); meets with Dr Adam Posen, President of Peterson Institute for International Economics; meets with Mr Douglas Peterson, Chief Executive Officer of McGraw Hill Financial.

Mr Phil Hogan in Vienna, Austria: meets with Members of the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture and Forestry, at the Austrian Parliament; meets with Mr Andrä Rupprechter, Austrian Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Mr Hermann Schultes, President of the Austrian Agriculture Chamber, and Mr Jakob Auer, President of the Austrian Farmers Union/Member of the Austrian Parliament; participates in a public debate on "Common Agricultural Policy: Regionalism versus Globalism?".

Ms Violeta Bulc attends the European Aviation Summit in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (20-21/01).


Jeudi 21 janvier

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Wladyslaw Kosiniak-Kamysz, President of the Polish People's Party.

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Miguel Angel Moratinos, former Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs.

Mr Frans Timmermans is in Davos for the World Economic Forum 2016 Annual Meeting (21-22/01). On 21/01: participates in the Meet the European Commission lunch; together with the other College members meets with Mr Claus Schwab, CEO of WEF; holds a series of bilateral meetings with Sir Michael Rake, Chairman of the BT Group, Mr Cyrus Mistry, Chairman of the Tata Group, Mr David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, Ms Ellen MacArthur, Founder of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Mr Johann Schneider-Amman, President of the Swiss Confederation.

Ms Federica Mogherini is in Davos for the World Economic Forum 2016 Annual Meeting (21-22/01). On 21/01: participates in the Informal Gathering of World Economic Leaders on "Stabilising the Middle East"; holds a number of bilateral meetings, including with Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Ms Kristalina Georgieva attends a breakfast with Mr Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on the World Humanitarian Summit, organised by the High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing (which she co-chairs), in Davos, Switzerland.

Ms Kristalina Georgieva meets with Ms Annette Dixon, Vice President for South Asia at the World Bank, in Brussels.

Mr Andrus Ansip is in Davos for the World Economic Forum 2016 Annual Meeting (20-21/01). On 21/01: participates in the Governors Policy Meeting for Information and Communication Technologies on Digital Trade & Data Flows; participates in the Meet the European Commission lunch; participates in Governors Policy Meeting for Media, Entertainment and Information on Disruption, Innovation and the Future of the Digital Economy; holds a series of bilateral meetings with Ms Penny Pritzker, US Secretary of Commerce, Mr Joe Kaeser, CEO of Siemens, Mr Michael Gregoire, CEO of CA Technologies.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič is in Davos for the World Economic Forum 2016 Annual Meeting (21-22/01). On 21/01: participates in the Informal Gathering of World Economic Leaders "Mastering the 4th Industrial Revolution – The Role of Government"; participates in the Governors Policy Meeting for Energy Utilities & Energy Technologies; participates in Transformation Meeting on Energy Security; participates in the Meet the European Commission lunch; holds bilateral meetings with Mr Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan, Ms Doris Leuthard, Member of the Swiss Federal Council, Ms Natalia Jaresko, Ukraine's Minister of Finance.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis is in Frankfurt, Germany: attends a meeting of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank.

Mr Jyrki Katainen is in Davos for the World Economic Forum 2016 Annual Meeting (21-22/01). On 21/01: participates in the Meet the European Commission lunch; participates in the session on Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution - The Role of Government.

Mr Günther Oettinger is in Davos for the World Economic Forum 2016 Annual Meeting (21/01): participates in the Special Session of the ITU Broadband Commission; participates in the Meet the European Commission lunch; participates in the dinner on "The Forth Industrial Revolution: Setting the Agenda for Europe".

Mr Johannes Hahn is in Davos for the World Economic Forum 2016 Annual Meeting (21/01): participates in a discussion on "New Economic Vision for Ukraine"; participates in the Meet the European Commission lunch.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete receives representatives of the European Car Manufacturers.

Mr Karmenu Vella in Warsaw, Poland (21-22/01). On 21/01: meets with Mr Jan Szysko, Minister of Environment of Poland.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis is in Davos for the World Economic Forum 2016 Annual Meeting (20-21/01). On 21/01: participates in the Industry Governor Policy Meeting; participates in "Governors Policy Meeting for Health: Access to Healthcare"; participates in the Meet the European Commission lunch; participates in the session on "Aligning the Healthcare".

Ms Marianne Thyssen delivers an opening speech at the Employment and Social Developments in Europe Conference, in Brussels.

Ms Marianne Thyssen receives a delegation from the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC).

Ms Marianne Thyssen receives Ms Ouranía Antonopoúlou, Greek Alternate Minister for Combatting Unemployment.

Mr Pierre Moscovici in Davos for the World Economic Forum 2016 Annual Meeting (20-21/01). On 21/01: meets with Mr David McCormick, President of Bridgewater Associates; meets with Mr Travis Kalanick and Mr Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty, Chief Executive and Co-Founder and Head of Operations, Europe, Middle East of Uber; meets with Mr Ueli Maurer, Finance Minister of Switzerland.

Mr Phil Hogan in Bratislava, Slovakia: meets with Mr Ľubomír Jahnátek, Slovak Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development; meets with Mr Jozef Vozár, CEO of Boni Fructi Ltd., including site visit.

Mr Jonathan Hill is in Davos for the World Economic Forum 2016 Annual Meeting (21-22/01). On 21/01: participates in the Meet the European Commission lunch; meets with Mr Paul Manduca, Chairman of Prudential; meets with Mr Douglas Flint, Group Chairman of HSBC; meets with Mr Ueli Maurer, Finance Minister of Switzerland.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska receives representatives from Arcellor Mittal.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska receives Mr Matthias Mueller, CEO of Volkswagen.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska receives Mr James D. Farley, CEO of Ford.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska hands out the European Social Innovation Award to the winners, in Brussels.

Ms Violeta Bulc attends the European Aviation Summit in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (20-21/01): delivers a speech on the Aviation Strategy.

Mr Tibor Navracsics receives representatives of the European Theatre Convention (ETC).

Mr Carlos Moedas is in Davos for the World Economic Forum 2016 Annual Meeting (21-23/01). On 21/01: participates in the Meet the European Commission lunch; participates in the Informal Gathering of World Economic Leaders on "Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution - The Role of Government".

 

Vendredi 22 janvier

Mr Frans Timmermans is in Davos for the World Economic Forum 2016 Annual Meeting (21-22/01). On 22/01: participates in the Informal Gathering of World Economic Leaders on "Fighting the Root Causes of Terrorism"; meets with Mr Johann Schneider-Ammann, President of the Swiss Confederation; meets with Most Revd and Rt Hon Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury.

Ms Federica Mogherini is in Davos for the World Economic Forum 2016 Annual Meeting (21-22/01). On 22/01: participates in the Informal Gathering of World Economic Leaders on "Responding to the humanitarian crisis"; participates in the Informal Gathering of World Economic Leaders lunch; meets with Ms Susana Malcorra, Foreign Minister of Argentina.

Ms Kristalina Georgieva receives Mr Jeremy Heywood, Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service of the UK.

Ms Kristalina Georgieva receives Mr Igors Ludboržs, Member of the European Court of Auditors.

Ms Kristalina Georgieva attends a concert of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, organised by the Netherlands Presidency of the Council of the European Union, in Brussels.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič is in Davos for the World Economic Forum 2016 Annual Meeting (21-22/01). On 22/01: participates in the Governors Policy Meeting for the Automotive Industry; participates in the Transformation Meeting: "Energy Demand Reinvented".

Mr Jyrki Katainen is in Davos for the World Economic Forum 2016 Annual Meeting (21-22/01). On 22/01: participates in the Investors Infrastructure Trustee Summit; participates in the Informal Gathering of World Economic Leaders lunch.

Ms Cecilia Malmström is in Davos for the World Economic Forum 2016 Annual Meeting (22-23/01). On 22/01: participates in a discussion on "The Future of Global Trade"; holds bilateral meetings with Mr Johann Schneider-Amman, President of the Swiss Confederation, with Ms Susana Malcorra, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Argentina, with Mr Michael Froman, US Trade Representative, and with Mr Andrew Robb, Minister for Trade and Investment of Australia.

Mr Neven Mimica attends the event organised by the Global Fund on AIDS, TB and Malaria on "The role of the Global Fund and its upcoming replenishment conference in supporting game changing ideas and innovations that are bringing us closer to ending Aids, TB and Malaria", in Davos, Switzerland.

Mr Karmenu Vella in Warsaw, Poland (21-22/01). On 22/01: meets with Mr Marek Gróbarczyk, Minister of Maritime Affairs; meets with stakeholders from the fisheries sector; meets with stakeholders from the environmental sector, delivers a presentation on the new Circular Economy package and the developments in the EU Air Quality legislation.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis receives Professor Christopher J. Portier, Senior Collaborating Scientist with the Environmental Defense Fund, and accompanying scientists.

Ms Marianne Thyssen receives Mr Jacques Chanut, President of the French Building Federation (FFB).

Ms Marianne Thyssen is in Paris, France: meets with Mr Manuel Valls, Prime Minister, and Ms Myriam El Khomri, Minister of Labour.

Mr Jonathan Hill is in Davos for the World Economic Forum 2016 Annual Meeting (21-22/01). On 22/01: participates in a CNBC televised panel on Rebuilding Europe's Financial Confidence; meets with Mr Peter Grauer, Global Chairman of Bloomberg; meets with Sir Michael Rake, Chairman of BT Group.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska receives Mr Costin Borc, Vice Prime Minister of Romania and Minister of Economy, Commerce and Relations with the Business Environment.

Mr Tibor Navracsics is in Budapest, Hungary: meets with representatives of Hungarian Youth Organisations, including the National Youth Council, the National Union of Students in Hungary, and the Young Entrepreneurs Association of Hungary.

Ms Corina Creţu receives Mr Costin Borc, Vice Prime Minister of Romania and Minister of Economy, Commerce and Relations with the Business Environment.

Ms Margrethe Vestager receives Mr Costin Borc, Vice Prime Minister of Romania, and Minister of Economy, Commerce and Relations with the Business Environment. 

Mr Carlos Moedas is in Davos for the World Economic Forum 2016 Annual Meeting (21-23/01). On 22/01: attends the “Digital Path to Learning” and “The Future of Health: Trustee Meeting for Health” sessions; meets with Mr Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD; meets with Mr Johann Schneider-Amman, President of the Swiss Confederation.

 

Samedi 23 janvier

Ms Cecilia Malmström in Davos for the World Economic Forum 2016 Annual Meeting (22-23/01). On 23/01: participates in the informal gathering of Trade Ministers on negotiations for a Trade in Services Agreement; meets with Ms Susana Malcorra, Minister of Foreign Relations and Worship of Argentina; participates in the informal gathering of Trade Ministers on the WTO negotiating agenda.

Mr Carlos Moedas is in Davos for the World Economic Forum 2016 Annual Meeting (21-23/01). On 23/01: meets with Mr Travis Kalanick, CEO and Co-founder of Uber;participates in the public programme"Global Science Outlook: How to make a breakthrough".

 

Dimanche 24 janvier

 

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 16 au 17 janvier:

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

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