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European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities

CALENDRIER du 24 avril au 30 avril 2017

Brussels, 21 April 2017

(Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine)

Déplacements et visites

 

Lundi 24 avril 2017

Mr Frans Timmermans receives Mr Michael Ignatieff, President and Rector of the Central European University (CEU).

Ms Federica Mogherini in Moscow, Russia: on official visit.

Mr Andrus Ansip receives Ms Sharon White, CEO of Ofcom - the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič in Hannover, Germany (until 24/04): attends the opening ceremony of "Hannover Trade Fair 2017" together with Ms Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany and Ms Beata Szydło, Prime Minister of Poland; meets several exhibitors of the fair; and delivers a keynote speech at the Forum "Life needs Power".

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis and Ms Marianne Thyssen receive social partners for an exchange on the European Pillar of Social Rights.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis delivers the concluding remarks at the "Annual Convention for Inclusive Growth", organised by the European Commission, in Brussels.

Mr Jyrki Katainen in Bratislava, Slovakia: participates in the "Conference of Speakers of Parliaments in the European Union" and delivers a keynote speech on the Future of Europe; and participates in a working lunch with business associations on the Investment Plan for Europe and on the Future of Europe.

Mr Jyrki Katainen delivers a keynote address at an event on the circular economy in the European Parliament, in Brussels.

Mr Jyrki Katainen participates in a working dinner with Ms Esa Pulkkinen, Director-General of the EU Military Staff, in Brussels.

Mr Günther H. Oettinger in Hannover, Germany (until 24/04): attends the "Hannover Trade Fair 2017".

Mr Johannes Hahn receives Mr Ivica Dačić, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Serbia.

Ms Cecilia Malmström in Washington, the United States (until 25/04): participates in a reception to receive the "Women of the Year Award" by the Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT); meets Mr Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce of the USA; and participates in discussions with trade experts and academics.

Mr Neven Mimica receives Ms Abou-Zeid Amani, African Union Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy.

Mr Neven Mimica co-hosts together with Mr Miguel Arias Cañete a high-level roundtable on renewable energy investments in Africa with CEOs of European renewable energy companies, in Brussels.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete receives Mr Alberto Núñez Feijóo, President of the Xunta of Galicia, Spain.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete receives Mr Daniel Oh, President and CEO of Renewable Energy Group (REG).

Mr Karmenu Vella receives Ms Susi Pudjiastuti, Minister for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of Indonesia.  

Mr Karmenu Vella andMs Violeta Bulc deliver a keynote speech at the conference "Noise in Europe", in Brussels.

Mr Karmenu Vella meets Mr Christián Samper, President and CEO of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), in Brussels.

Mr Karmenu Vella receives Ms Thorgerdur Katrín Gunnarsdóttir, Minister for Fisheries and Agriculture of Iceland.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis receives representatives of the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU).

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis receives Mr Bruno Giuffra Monteverde, Minister for Production of Peru.

Ms Marianne Thyssen delivers a keynote opening speech at the "Annual Convention for Inclusive Growth", organised by the European Commission, in Brussels.

M. Pierre Moscovici à Paris, France: participe à une "Conférence sur l'avenir de l'Europe" organisée par l'Association du Master Affaires européennes de Paris IV et la Maison Heinrich Heine.

Mr Christos Stylianides receives Mr Jamie McGoldrick, United Nations Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative for the Republic of Yemen.

Mr Phil Hogan in Ireland: delivers a speech at the Irish Farmers' Association event; and a keynote speech about "Agricultural Policy in Europe" at the Annual conference of Agricultural Economics Society.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska in Hannover, Germany: attends "Hannover Trade Fair"; and meets Ms Beata Szydło, Prime Minister of Poland.                     

Ms Vĕra Jourová delivers a keynote speech at the International Film festival of documentary films on Human rights "One World", in Brussels.

Ms Vĕra Jourová receives Mr Ryszard Petru, Member of the Polish Parliament (Sejm) and leader of "Nowoczesna" political party.

Ms Corina Creţu in Luxembourg: meets Mr Vazil Hudák, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank (EIB); Mr Klaus-Heiner Lehne, President of the European Court of Auditors; and Ms Iliana Ivanova, Member of the European Court of Auditors.

Ms Margrethe Vestager receives Mr Ryszard Petru, Member of the Polish Parliament (Sejm) and leader of "Nowoczesna" political party.

MrCarlos Moedas receives Mr Michael Ignatieff, President and Rector of the Central European University (CEU).

Mr Carlos Moedas receives representatives of the European Group of Ethics.

Mr Carlos Moedas receives Mr Alberto Núñez Feijóo, President of the Xunta of Galicia, Spain.

Mr Julian King receives Mr Peter Grauer, Chairman of Bloomberg LP.

 

Mardi 25 avril 2017

General Affairs Council in Luxembourg

25-26/04 Informal meeting of environment ministers

Mr Frans Timmermans receives Mr Ryszard Petru, Member of the Polish Parliament (Sejm) and leader of "Nowoczesna" political party.

Mr Andrus Ansip receives Ms Amani Abu-Zeid, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, African Union Commission (AUC).

Mr Andrus Ansip receives representatives of EU28 Cybersecurity agencies.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič receives a delegation from the European Distribution System Operators' Association (EDSO) for Smart Grids.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič takes part in a high-level panel debate on the North Sea cooperation, in Brussels.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis in Bruges, Belgium: delivers a keynote speech at the "8th Bruges European Business Conference", organised by the College of Europe and Deloitte.

Mr Jyrki Katainen delivers a keynote address at the event "How to strengthen the European defence market," organised by the Centre for European Reform and Kreab, in Brussels.

Mr Günther H. Oettinger in Hannover, Germany: visits the stands at Hannover Trade Fair 2017 together with Ms Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, and Ms Beata Szydło, Prime Minister of Poland; delivers a keynote speech "The Future of Europe" at the stand of German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (ZVEI); and participates in a discussion on what the EU means to SMEs organised by the Association of German Machine and Plant Engineering (VDMA).

Ms Cecilia Malmström in Washington, the United States: meets Mr John Cornyn, Senate Majority Whip and Member of the Senate Finance Committee; Mr Orrin Hatch, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee; and Mr Ron Wyden, Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee.

Mr Neven Mimica receives Mr Charles Huber, Member of the German Bundestag.

Mr Karmenu Vella in Malta (until 27/04): participates in the Informal meeting of environment ministers.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis receives representatives of the International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed (IPIFF).

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis receives Ms Susi Pudjiastuti, Minister for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of Indonesia.  

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos receives Mr Isa Mustafa, Prime Minister of Kosovo.

M. Pierre Moscovici en Suisse: à Berne, rencontre M. Ueli Maurer, Conseiller fédéral, Chef du Département fédéral des finances de la Suisse; et M. Alain Berset, Conseiller Fédéral, Chef du Département fédéral de l'intérieur de la Suisse; à Fribourg, participe à la "Conférence sur l'Intégration européenne" organisée par l'Université de Fribourg.

Mr Christos Stylianides in Geneva, Switzerland: participates in a "High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen", co-hosted by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the Swedish and the Swiss governments.

Mr Phil Hogan receives Ms Thorgerdur Katrín Gunnarsdóttir, Minister for Fisheries and Agriculture of Iceland.

Ms Violeta Bulc delivers a keynote speech at the "Sustainable, Safe, Smart Mobility" policy debate and annual reception of CLEPA - the European Association of Automotive Suppliers, in Brussels.

Ms Violeta Bulc receives Mr Rüdiger Grube, former CEO of Deutsche Bahn.

Ms Vĕra Jourová in Luxembourg: delivers a speech at the "Law Enforcement Challenges in the Online Context" conference, organised by the University of Luxembourg; meets Mr Félix Braz, Minister for Justice of Luxembourg; and Mr Koen Geens, Minister for Justice of Belgium.

Mr Tibor Navracsics receives Mr Michael Ignatieff, President and Rector of the Central European University (CEU).

Ms Corina Creţu in Luxembourg: meets Mr Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform of Ireland.

Mr Carlos Moedas receives Mr Jean-Louis Chaussade, CEO of Suez Environnement.

Mr Carlos Moedas receives Mr Jarosław Gowin, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Science and Higher Education of Poland.

Mr Julian King receives Mr Volker Bouffier, Minister-President of the German state of Hessen.

 

Mercredi 26 avril 2017

College meeting

26-27/04 Informal meeting of defence ministers

26-27/04 European Parliament plenary session in Brussels

President Jean-Claude Juncker meets Mr Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, for a working lunch.

President Jean-Claude Juncker in London, the United Kingdom: meets Ms Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič receives Mr Jörg Leichtfried, Minister for Transport, Innovation and Technology of Austria.

Mr Jyrki Katainen participates in a roundtable discussion on boosting EU infrastructure investments, organised by E3PO - European PPP Operating Companies in Infrastructures and Services, in Brussels.

Mr Jyrki Katainen receives Mr George Soros, Founder and Chairman of the Open Society Foundations.

Mr Neven Mimica participates in a lunch event on "Remembering Rana Plaza – how can we create fair and sustainable supply chains in the garment sector?", organised by the European Parliament and the European Commission, at the European Parliament, in Brussels.

Mr Karmenu Vella in Malta (until 27/04): participates in the Informal meeting of environment ministers.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis in Spain (until 28/04): in Madrid, meets Ms Dolors Montserrat, Minister for Health, Social Services and Equality of Spain; and members of the parliamentary committees for the EU and for Health and Social Services.

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos receives Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Cyprus.

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos receives Mr Sándor Pintér, Minister for the Interior of Hungary.

M. Pierre Moscovici participe au dialogue citoyen "Quelles perspectives pour l'économie européenne?" organisé par l'Université Saint-Louis, à Bruxelles.

Ms Violeta Bulc receives Mr Jörg Leichtfried, Minister for Transport, Innovation and Technology of Austria.

Ms Violeta Bulc receives representatives of the European Transport Workers' Federation (ETF).

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska receives Mr John Chave, Director-General of Cosmetics Europe.

Ms Vĕra Jourová receives Mr George Soros, Founder and Chairman of the Open Society Foundations.

 

Jeudi 27 avril 2017

General Affairs Council in Luxembourg

President Jean-Claude Juncker and Mr Carlos Moedas receive Mr George Soros, Founder and Chairman of the Open Society Foundations.

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr José María Aznar, former Prime Minister of Spain

Mr Maroš Šefčovič exchanges views at the European and Economic Social Committee (EESC) Plenary session on objectives of the Energy Union and benefits of the Clean Energy Package for the Europeans, in Brussels.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis in in Frankfurt am Main, Germany: attends the monetary policy meeting of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB).

Mr Jyrki Katainen in Madrid, Spain: delivers a keynote address at the Investment Plan for Europe event "An opportunity for growth for Spain," organised by the European Commission representation in Spain and the European Investment Bank (EIB); and participates in the meeting of the Joint Committee for the EU and the Competitiveness Committee of the Spanish Parliament on the Investment Plan for Europe.

Ms Cecilia Malmström in Copenhagen, Denmark: meets Mr Kristian Jensen, Minister for Finance of Denmark; speaks about "The state of play of EU trade policy" at a meeting with members of the Parliamentary Committee for European Affairs; delivers a speech and participates in a panel discussion at the "Conference on Globalisation – Making it work for all"; and speaks at a roundtable co-hosted by the Confederation of Danish Industries and the Danish Agriculture and Food Council.

Ms Cecilia Malmström in Malmö, Sweden: participates in a Citizens' Dialogue on the Future of Europe and EU trade.  

Mr Neven Mimica in Rome, Italy: participates in the high-level conference "60 years and beyond: contributing to development cooperation"; meets Mr Mario Giro, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy; participates in a joint hearing with the committees for Foreign Affairs of the Italian Senate and Chamber of Deputies; and meets the leaders of the community of Sant' Egidio.

Mr Karmenu Vella in Malta: delivers a speech at the 5th WEEE Forum (Assembly of the European Association of Electrical and Electronic Waste take back systems); participates in the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Ministerial Meeting on Water; and delivers the opening speech at the "Developing Urban Rail Transport: Environment Performances and Financing Solutions" conference.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis in Madrid, Spain: participates in a working breakfast at the Nueva Economía Forum; meets Ms Isabel García Tejerina, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries, Food and the Environment; Mr Jesús Fernández Crespo, Director of Carlos III Health Institute; and representatives of the football club Real Madrid; and visits the National Centre for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC) and the Agency of Evaluation of Sanitary Technologies for Rare Diseases.

Ms Marianne Thyssen in Berlin, Germany: participates in a Citizens' Dialogue; and visits the German Bundestag.

Mr Christos Stylianides receives Mr Ian Lesser, Vice-President, Foreign Policy and Executive Director, Transatlantic Center of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

Mr Phil Hogan in the United States (until 28/04): in Washington, meets Mr Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture of the USA; Mr Zippy Duvall, President of the American Farm Bureau Federation; Ms Debbie Stabenow, US Senator and Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee; Mr Pat Roberts, US Senator and Chairman of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee; Mr Jim Costa, Ranking Member of the Senate Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee; and Mr Juergen Voegele, Senior Director of the World Bank's Agriculture Global Practice.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska in Valetta, Malta: participates in the Informal meeting of defence ministers; and delivers a keynote speech at the EU Global Strategy Conference.

Ms Corina Creţu in Zagreb, Croatia: meets Mr Gordan Jandroković, Deputy Speaker of the Croatian Parliament, along with Presidents and Members of several Parliamentary Committees; Mr Andrej Plenković, Prime Minister of Croatia; and Ms Gabrijela Žalac, Minister for Regional Development and EU Funds; participates in the signing ceremony of contracts on grants from EU funds; in the "Week of the EU Projects" event, together with Ms Gabrijela Žalac; and in a Citizens' Dialogue .

 

Vendredi 28 avril 2017

28-29/04 Informal meeting of foreign affairs ministers

President Jean-Claude Juncker meets Mr Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament, for a working lunch.

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Joseph Daul, President of the European People's Party (EPP).

Mr Frans Timmermans receives Mr George Soros, Founder and Chairman of the Open Society Foundations.

Mr Frans Timmermans meets representatives of Civil Society Europe - European network of organised civil society organisations, to exchange views on the rule of law, in Brussels.

Mr Andrus Ansip in Bucharest, Romania: delivers a speech at the opening plenary of the 5th edition of Eurosfat - the largest annual forum on European affairs in Romania.

Mr Andrus Ansip in Bucharest, Romania: meets Mr Sorin Grindeanu, Prime Minister of Romania;  participates in a government roundtable; meets representatives of the ITC and European Affairs parliamentary committees; and representatives of startups; visits the Innovation Labs project; and delivers a speech at the opening plenary of 5th edition of Eurosfat, the largest annual forum on European affairs in Romania.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič receives Mr Ralf Speth, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover.           

Mr Jyrki Katainen receives Mr Christian Thimann, Chairman of the EU High-level Group on Sustainable Finance.

Mr Neven Mimica attends EU-UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organisation) cooperation meeting about inclusive and sustainable development, in Brussels.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete in Tehran, Iran (until 30/04): opens the first Iran-EU Business Forum on Sustainable Energy and High-Level Conference on Climate Change; meets Mr Ali Akbar Salehi, Vice-President of Iran and Head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran; Ms Masoumeh Ebtekar, Vice-President of Iran and Head of Environmental Protection Organisation; Mr Bijan Zanganeh, Oil Minister of Iran; and Mr Hamid Chitchian, Minister for Energy of Iran.

Mr Karmenu Vella receives Mr Jean Bizet, Senator and Chairman of the European Affairs Committee of the French Senate; and representatives of the French fisheries sector.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis in Sevilla, Spain: participates in a Citizens' Dialogue; visits the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC); meets Mr Aquilino Alonso Miranda, Minister for Health of the Regional Government of Andalusia; visits the Hospital Virgen del Rocio; and the most prominent reserve of Andalusian Horses "Yeguada de la Cartuja - Hierro del Bocado", in Jerez de la Frontera.

M. Pierre Moscovici participe au dialogue européen "Europe: Rewriting the Rules for Shared Prosperity", organisé par l'Institut syndical européen, à Bruxelles.

M. Pierre Moscovici à Paris, France: participe au colloque "Les 60 ans des traités de Rome" à la Cour de Cassation.

Mr Christos Stylianides receives Ms Ayoade Alakija, Chief Humanitarian Coordinator of Nigeria.

Mr Phil Hogan in Chicago, the United States: meets Mr Bryan Durkin, President of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group (CME); Mr Tim Andriesen, Managing Director of Agricultural and Alternative Investment Products at CME; and Mr Dave Lehman, Managing Director of Commodity Research and Product Development at CME.

Ms Margrethe Vestager in Copenhagen, Denmark: speaks to the students of the Ingrid Jespersen gymnasium, at the Innovation Day; meets Mr Kristian Jensen, Minister for Finance of Denmark; and Ms Mette Frederiksen, leader of the Danish Social Democrats Party, to discuss current European affairs.

Mr Carlos Moedas in Beja, Portugal (until 29/04): delivers an opening speech at the "Valorisation of the agro-food industry" Conference at the Instituto Politecnico.

 

Samedi 29 avril 2017

Special European Council (Article 50)

President Jean-Claude Juncker and Mr Jyrki Katainen participate in the European People's Party (EPP) Summit ahead of the Special European Council (Article 50), in Brussels.

President Jean-Claude Juncker participates in the Special European Council (Article 50), in Brussels.

Mr Jyrki Katainen participates in the meeting of the Presidency of the European People's Party (EPP), in Brussels.

 

Dimanche 30 avril 2017

Mr Jyrki Katainen delivers a speech at an event on the occasion of Finnish May Day Eve celebration, organised by the Finnish Association in Belgium, in Brussels.

 

Prévisions du mois d'avril:

25/04 General Affairs Council in Luxembourg

25-26/04 Informal meeting of environment ministers

26-27/04 Informal meeting of defence ministers

26-27/04 European Parliament plenary session in Brussels

27/04 General Affairs Council in Luxembourg

28-29/04 Informal meeting of foreign affairs ministers

29/04 Special European Council (Article 50)

 

Permanence DG COMM le WE du 22 au 23 avril 2017:

Nathalie VANDYSTADT: +32 (0)460 76 70 83

 

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

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

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