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European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities

CALENDRIER du 23 janvier au 29 janvier 2017

Brussels, 20 January 2017

(Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine)

Déplacements et visites

 

Lundi 23 janvier 2017

President Jean-Claude Juncker participates in the conference of Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands (CDU) and Christlich-Soziale Union in Bayern (CSU) party leaders at EU, federal and regional level, in Brussels.

President Jean-Claude Juncker delivers concluding remarks of the conference on "The European Pillar of Social Rights: Going Forward Together", in Brussels.

Mr Frans Timmermans in Valetta, Malta: attends the COSAC Chairpersons' meeting.

Ms Federica Mogherini in Barcelona, Spain: co-chairs the second "Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Regional Forum. Mediterranean in Action: Youth for Stability and Development".

Mr Andrus Ansip delivers a speech at the  European Young Innovators Forum UNconvention 2017 panel debate on"How can EU start-ups survive and thrive in the 4th industrial revolution?", in Brussels.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič delivers a keynote speech at the conference “The New Energy Market Design – Achieving the Energy Union" jointly organised by the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER)  and the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER), in Brussels.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis receives Mr Jānis Reirs, Minister for Welfare of Latvia.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis participates in the concluding session of "The European Pillar of Social Rights: Going Forward Together" conference and holds a press point, in Brussels.

Mr Jyrki Katainen delivers a keynote speech at Aldersgate Group event "Circular Economy Package: Turning Potential into Reality", in Brussels.

Mr Günther Oettinger in Luxembourg: meets Mr Klaus-Heiner Lehne, President of the European Court of Auditors (ECA).

Mr Johannes Hahn in Barcelona, Spain:participates in the second "Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Regional Forum. Mediterranean in Action: Youth for Stability and Development".

Mr Neven Mimica receives Ms Emma Bonino, Co-Chair of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR); Mr Pascal Lamy, President Emeritus of the Jacques Delors Institute; and Mr Louis Michel, Member of the European Parliament.

Mr Neven Mimica receives Mr Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas, Prime Minister of Vanuatu.

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

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete receives Ms Dolors Montserrat, Minister for Health, Social Services and Equality of Spain.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete receives Mr Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas, Prime Minister of Vanuatu.

Mr Karmenu Vella in Tromsø, Norway (until 24/01): opens and participates in Arctic Frontiers Conference "White Space – Blue Future"; delivers a speech in the "Blue-green economy" session and at the "Arctic Stakeholder Forum"; meets Mr Frank Bakke-Jensen, Minister for the European Economic Area (EEA) and EU Affairs of Norway; and visits the National Facility for Marine Bioprocessing (Biotep).

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis receives Mr Tarmo Tamm, Minister for Rural Affairs of Estonia.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis receives Mr Maurizio Martina, Minister for Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies of Italy.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis meets Mr Krzysztof Jurgiel, Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development of Poland, in Brussels.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis delivers opening remarks at the working group "The Future of social protection" in the framework of the conference on "The European Pillar of Social Rights: Going Forward Together", in Brussels.

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos in Auschwitz, Poland: attends an event commemorating the "72nd anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz".

Ms Marianne Thyssen delivers the opening keynote speech at "The European Pillar of Social Rights: Going Forward Together" conference, in Brussels.

Mr Pierre Moscovici delivers opening remarks at the working group "The social dimension of the Economic and Monetary Union" in the framework of "The European Pillar of Social Rights: Going Forward Together" conference, in Brussels.

Mr Phil Hogan meets Mr Maurizio Martina, Minister for Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies of Italy, in Brussels.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska receives Mr Grzegorz Tobiszowski, Secretary of State, Plenipotentiary of restructuring the coal mining, Ministry of Energy of Poland.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska delivers opening remarks at the working group "The future of work" in the framework of "The European Pillar of Social Rights: Going Forward Together" conference, in Brussels.

Ms Vĕra Jourová delivers opening remarks at the working group "Fair working conditions for all" in the framework of "The European Pillar of Social Rights: Going Forward Together" conference, in Brussels.

Mr Tibor Navracsics delivers opening remarks at the working group "Ensuring equal access to labour markets and skills development" in the framework of "The European Pillar of Social Rights: Going Forward Together" conference, in Brussels.

Mr Tibor Navracsics receives Mr Rimantas Šadžius, Member of the European Court of Auditors (ECA), in Brussels.

Ms Corina Creţu receives Ms Gabrijela Žalac, Minister for Regional Development and EU Funds of Croatia.

Ms Corina Creţu delivers opening remarks at the working group "Tackling poverty" in the framework of "The European Pillar of Social Rights: Going Forward Together" conference, in Brussels.

Ms Margrethe Vestager receives Ms Mateja Vraničar Erman, Minister for Finance of Slovenia.

Mr Carlos Moedas delivers opening remarks at the working group "Ensuring equal access to labour markets and skills development" in the framework of "The European Pillar of Social Rights: Going Forward Together" conference, in Brussels.

Mr Carlos Moedas participates in a working lunch with Mr Henrique Leitão, Principal Researcher at the Centro Interuniversitário de História das Ciências e da Tecnologia, at the University of Lisbon (CIUHCT-UL), in Brussels.

Mr Carlos Moedas meets Mr Ambroise Fayolle, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank (EIB), in Brussels.

 

Mardi 24 janvier 2017

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas, Prime Minister of Vanuatu.

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Gianni Pittella, Chair of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats in the European Parliament (S&D Group).

Ms Federica Mogherini delivers an opening speech at the "9th Conference on European Space Policy", in Brussels.

Mr Andrus Ansip reçoit une délégation du Conseil d'Etat français.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič receives Mr Vazil Hudák, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank (EIB).

Mr Maroš Šefčovič participates in European Energy Forum debate on the Energy Union, at the European Parliament, in Brussels.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis delivers the opening speech at the High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance, in Brussels.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis receives Mr Pierre Heilbronn, Vice-President, Policy and Partnerships of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

Mr Jyrki Katainen receives Mr Pascal Lamy, Chair of the High Level Group on Maximising the Impact of EU Research and Innovation Programmes and President Emeritus, Jacques Delors Institute.

Mr Jyrki Katainen receives Mr Hervé Morin, First President of the Normandy Region (France).

Mr Jyrki Katainen delivers a keynote speech at the event "E!Sharp Live 2017: What does Europe mean to Europe?", in Brussels.

Mr Jyrki Katainen delivers closing remarks at the European Young Innovators Forum "Unconvention 2017", in Brussels.

Mr Johannes Hahn in Strasbourg, France: addresses the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE).

Ms Cecilia Malmström delivers a speech at the Bruegel event on "The future of EU trade policy", in Brussels.

Ms Cecilia Malmström participates in a panel in an event by ActionAid, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) on "Can the EU better support job creation in developing countries?", in Brussels.

Ms Cecilia Malmström receives Mr Khurram Dastgir Khan, Minister for Commerce of Pakistan.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete delivers a keynote speech at the Joint ACER-CEER conference on "Towards a future proof-read EU energy market design", in Brussels

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete receives Mr Markus Beyrer, Director General of BusinessEurope.

Mr Karmenu Vella in Tromsø, Norway: meets Mr Per Sandberg, Minister of Fisheries of Norway.

Ms Marianne Thyssen receives Ms Dominique Leroy, CEO of Proximus and Mr Stefaan De Clerck, Chairman of the Proximus Board of Directors.

Ms Marianne Thyssen receives Ms Anniken Hauglie, Minister of Labour and Social Affairs of Norway.

Mr Pierre Moscovici in Dublin, Ireland: addresses the Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach; participates in the "Irish Times Corporate Tax Summit"; and attends a roundtable with business stakeholders.

Mr Christos Stylianides receives Right Reverend Archimandrite Moises of Aleppo.

Mr Phil Hogan receives Mr Nicos Kouyialis, Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment of Cyprus.

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

Ms Violeta Bulc participates in European Parliament's conference "The road ahead? How to ensure fair competition and working conditions in the European road transport sector", in Brussels.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska delivers an opening speech at the "9th Conference on European Space Policy", in Brussels.

Ms Vĕra Jourová delivers a keynote speech at the International Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony, in Brussels.

Mr Tibor Navracsics in Berlin, Germany: delivers a speech at the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research' s event "30 Years of European Cooperation in Education" on the occasion of 30th anniversary of Erasmus programme; visits Erasmus mobility project "Motivation through Mobility 2015-2017"; and meets Hans-Gert Pöttering, former President of the European Parliament and Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.

Ms Margrethe Vestager receives Mr Nick Clegg, Member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Ms Margrethe Vestager receives representatives of the Confederation of Danish Employers and the Danish Confederation of Trade Unions.

Ms Margrethe Vestager receives members of the Board of the Danish Investment Fund Association.

Ms Margrethe Vestager delivers a keynote speech at the Esharp Live 2017 event "What does Europe mean to Europe?", in Brussels.

Ms Margrethe Vestager delivers presentation at the "Nordic Drama" event of the European Parliament, in Brussels.

Mr Julian King in Lille, France: delivers a speech at the 9th International Cybersecurity Forum (FIC 2017).

 

Mercredi 25 janvier 2017

College meeting

President Jean-Claude Juncker attends the New Year's reception hosted by His Majesty King Philippe of the Belgians.

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Werner Faymann, former Chancellor of Austria.

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

Mr Frans Timmermans receives Mr Emiliano Garcia Page, President of the Regional Government of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain), in Brussels.

Mr Frans Timmermans receives Mr Karsten Klein, Deputy Mayor and Alderman for Economic Affairs, Harbours, Welfare and Health of the Hague (the Netherlands).

Mr Maroš Šefčovič gives a keynote speech at the "9th Annual Conference on Space Policy", in Brussels.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič gives a keynote speech on "Decarbonizing the EU Energy System: the Energy Union Initiative" during the National Debate on Carbon Pricing, in Brussels.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič attends the "Decarbonizing Europe's transport sector, on the road to low emission mobility" event, organised by POLITICO, in Brussels.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis receives Mr Michel Prada, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation (IFRS).

Mr Jyrki Katainen attends the New Year's reception hosted by His Majesty King Philippe of the Belgians.

Ms Cecilia Malmström receives Mr Yarub Qudah, Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply of Jordan.

Mr Christos Stylianides receives Mr Dimitrios Emmanouloudis, Vice-President of European and International Affairs at the Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology (EMaTTECH).

Mr Christos Stylianides receives Mr Spyridon Flogaitis, Director of the European Public Law Organization (EPLO).

Mr Christos Stylianides receives a group of Cypriot entrepreneurs.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete in Santiago de Compostela, Spain: participates in a Citizens' Dialogue.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis in Vilnius, Lithuania (until 26/01): meets Mr Aurelijus Veryga, Minister of Health of the Republic of Lithuania.

Mr Pierre Moscovici receives representatives of OXFAM International.

Mr Phil Hogan delivers a speech at the European Network for Rural Development (ENRD) and the European Council of Young Farmers (CEJA) joint event on "Generational Renewal through Rural Development", in Brussels.

Mr Phil Hogan receivesMr Blairo Maggi, Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply of Brazil.

Mr Phil Hogan receives Mr Joe Healy, President of the Irish Farmers' Association (IFA); and Mr Damian McDonald, Director-General of IFA.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska receives Mr Piotr Suszyński, acting President of the Polish Space Agency (POLSA).

Ms Vĕra Jourová delivers a speech at the "Computer, Privacy and Data Protection 2017: The Age of Intelligent Machines" conference, in Brussels.

Mr Julian King receives Mr Adam Thomson KCMG, Director the European Leadership Network (ELN).

 

Jeudi 26 janvier 2017

President Jean-Claude Juncker meets Mr François Hollande, President of France.

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Martin Schulz, former President of the European Parliament.

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Duško Marković, Prime Minister of Montenegro.

Mr Frans Timmermans receives Mr Valeriu Nicolae, Special Representative of the Secretary General for Roma Issues of the Council of Europe.

Mr Frans Timmermans attends the Holocaust Remembrance Day and participates in a debate with Ms Deborah Lipstadt, author and historian, in Brussels.

Mr Andrus Ansip in Larnaca, Cyprus (until 27/01): delivers a speech at a public discussion: "Cyprus in the Internet Age: European Digital Market and Development".

Mr Maroš Šefčovič receives in a courtesy visit representatives of the Slovak business (U.S. Steel Košice, Eustream, Slovnaft, Slovenský plynárenský priemysel (SPP), Východoslovenská energetika (VSE), Západoslovenská energetika (ZSE), Philip Morris), on the occasion of the New Year concert organised by the Slovak community in Brussels.

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

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis in Berlin, Germany: delivers a keynote speech at the Conference "Finanzmarktklausur 2017".

Mr Jyrki Katainen receives Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies of Singapore.

Mr Jyrki Katainen receives Mr Panu Routila, President and CEO of Konecranes Plc.

Ms Cecilia Malmström in Stockholm, Sweden: participates in "The World in 2017" conference, organised by Dagens Industri.

Mr Karmenu Vella delivers a speech on "Circular Economy and Green Growth: EU Approach and Perspectives for International Cooperation"at the EU-Japan Konwakai Forum, in Brussels.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis and Ms Corina Creţu in Vilnius, Lithuania: participate, with Mr Aurelijus Veryga, Minister for Health of Lithuania, in a conference on "Networks of Healthcare Institutions - the Best Response to European Regional Policy"; and meet Mr Saulius Skvernelis, Prime Minister of Lithuania.

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos in Valletta, Malta: attends the informal Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council.

Ms Marianne Thyssen attends the launching ceremony of the 30th anniversary of the Erasmus+ programme at the European Parliament, in Brussels.

Mr Pierre Moscovici receives Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies of Singapore.

Ms Violeta Bulc in Berlin, Germany: participates in the 2017 Symposium on Competition and Regulation in the Rail Sector; and meets Dr. Rüdiger Grube, CEO and Chairman of the Management Board of Deutsche Bahn AG.

Mr Tibor Navracsics delivers a speech at the launching ceremony of the 30th anniversary of the Erasmus+ programme at the European Parliament, in Brussels.

Ms Corina Creţu in Vilnius, Lithuania (until 27/01): visits Vilnius University Hospital Santariškių Klinikos; and a fair on EU funded projects.

Mr Carlos Moedas meets Mr Joseph Daul, President of the European People's Party (EPP); and participates in a working meeting of the EPP Expert Group on Digital Europe: "Societal challenges in times of digitalisation", in Brussels.

Mr Carlos Moedas delivers a keynote speech at the Club of Associated Research Organisations (CLORA) 25 years anniversary event "The Added Value of European Research and Reflections of Future Policies?", in Brussels.

 

Vendredi 27 janvier 2017

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Donald Tusk, President of the European Council.

Mr Andrus Ansip in Larnaca, Cyprus: attends a joint meeting at the House of Representatives with the Chairmen and Members of the Parliamentary Standing Committees - Committee on Transport, Communication and Works, Committee on Energy, Committee on Trade, Committee on Industry and Tourism, Committee on Foreign and European Affairs; meets Mr Yiorgos Lakkotrypis, Minister for Commerce, Industry and Tourism of Cyprus; and Mr Marios Demetriades, Minister for Transport, Communications and Works of Cyprus.

Mr Neven Mimica in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (until 30/01): attends the 28th African Union (AU) Summit "Harnessing the Demographic Dividend though Investments in Youth".

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete in Madrid, Spain: gives a keynote speech at the Corporate Leaders Group workshop; and meets Mr Aniceto Zaragoza Ramírez, Director-General of Oficemen.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis inAmsterdam, the Netherlands (until 28/01): visits the Academic Medical Center (AMC) E-health project; meets with representatives of the hospital and of Nictiz, the national competence centre for standardisation and eHealth of the Netherlands; delivers a speech at theEuropean Cancer Congress 2017 on "The European Society for Paediatric Oncology (SIOPE) Strategic Plan in the EU Agenda"; and meets Mr Martin Schrappe, President of SIOPE.

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos in Valletta, Malta: participates in the "Lost in migration: Working together in protecting children disappearance" conference.

Mr Pierre Moscovici meets Mr Vilius Šapoka, Minister for Finance of Lithuania, in Brussels.

Mr Christos Stylianides in Pafos, Cyprus (until 28/01): delivers an opening speech at the inauguration of Pafos as the European Capital of Culture 2017.

Mr Phil Hogan in Dublin, Ireland: delivers a speech at the Irish Farmers' Journal conference on "Navigating Global Trade".

Mr Tibor Navracsics in Budapest, Hungary: delivers opening remarks at the "Beyond the Obvious, Europe, quo vadis?" conference organised by Culture Action Europe.

Ms Corina Creţu inVilnius, Lithuania: meets members of the Committee on the European Affairs of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania.

Ms Margrethe Vestager in Copenhagen, Denmark: meets Ms Ellen Thrane Nørby, Minister for Health of Denmark; gives a keynote speech at a meeting of the Danish Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry; gives a keynote speech at the meeting with EU and candidate countries' ambassadors to Denmark; meets Mr Jens Klarskov, CEO of the Federation of the Danish Enterprises (Dansk Erhverv).

Mr Carlos Moedas receives Ms Teresa Lago, Full Professor, University of Porto in the Physics and Astronomy Department.

Mr Carlos Moedas receives Mr Markus Borchert, President of DIGITALEUROPE.

Mr Carlos Moedas receives Ms Marie Lou Papazian, CEO of the Simonian Educational Foundation and Managing Director of the Tumo Center for Creative Technologies.

 

Samedi 28 janvier 2017

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis in Amsterdam, the Netherlands: delivers a speech at the European Cancer Congress 2017 in the European CanCer Organisation (ECCO) session on "How can oncopolicy strengthens multidisciplinary practice to ensure optimal patient outcomes?"; and meets Mr Peter Naredi, President of ECCO.

 

Prévisions du mois de janvier:

23/01 Agriculture and Fisheries Council (AGRIFISH), in Brussels.

23-24/01 Informal General Affairs Council (GAC), in Valletta, Malta.

26-27/01 Informal Justice and Home Affairs Council (JHA), in Valletta, Malta.

26/01 Eurogroup, in Brussels.

27/01 Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN), in Brussels.

 

Permanence DG COMM le WE du 21 au 22 janvier 2017:

Ricardo CARDOSO: +32 (0)460 764 266          

 

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

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

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