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European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities

CALENDRIER du 20 février au 26 février 2017

Brussels, 17 February 2017

(Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine)

Déplacements et visites

 

Lundi 20 février 2017

Eurogroup

Competitiveness Council

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Mike Pence, Vice-President of the United States of America.

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

Mr Frans Timmermans in Dublin, Ireland (until 21/02): meets Ms Frances Fitzgerald, Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality; and participates in a Citizens' Dialogue meeting at UCD Law Society (Live on the Facebook page of the Commission's Representation to Ireland).

Ms Federica Mogherini receives Mr Mike Pence, Vice-President of the United States of America.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič receives Mr Mika Lintilä, Minister for Economic Affairs of Finland.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič receives Mr Henk Kamp, Minister for Economic Affairs of the Netherlands.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič participates at the Covington Energy Union debate, in Brussels.                                       

Mr Neven Mimica in Croatia (until 21/02): participates in a lecture on "The renewed development policy of the European Union" at the Faculty of Political Science of Zagreb University.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete in Madrid, Spain: meets Mr Josu Jon Imaz San Miguel, CEO and Executive Director of Repsol; and Mr John Cooper, Director General of FuelsEurope.

Ms Marianne Thyssen delivers the opening keynote speech at a debate co-hosted by the European Woman Lawyers Association (EWLA) and the law firm Ks4v, in Brussels.

Ms Marianne Thyssen receives Mr Mateusz Morawiecki, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Development and Finance of Poland.

Mr Christos Stylianides in Ukraine (until 21/02): on a mission.

Mr Phil Hogan in Bari, Italy: participates in event on "Development in the Mediterranean region",organised by Mr Paolo de Castro, Member of the European Parliament.

Ms Violeta Bulc in Switzerland (until 21/02): meets Ms Doris Leuthard, President of the Swiss Confederation and Federal Councillor for the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications; and Members of the Swiss Federal Assembly; and visits the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).

Ms Corina Creţu receives Mr Mika Lintilä, Minister for Economic Affairs of Finland.

Ms Corina Creţu attends a meeting with representatives of Regional Offices, in Brussels.

Mr Carlos Moedas in Portugal (until 24/02): delivers a speech at Lisbon Living+ "Europe: an ageing continent towards a knowledge-based economy” conference; a speech at COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) "Connecting people and ideas, excellence and widening" conference; and a keynote speech at a conference organised by the Portugal Agency for Innovation (ANI): "Portugal's participation in Horizon 2020 and perspectives for FP9".

Mr Julian King in Lisbon, Portugal: meets Mr Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of Portugal; Ms Francisca Van Dunem, Minister for Justice; Ms Maria Helena Fazenda, Secretary General of the Internal Security System; Mr Júlio Pereira, Secretary General of the Portuguese Information System (SIRP); Mr António Gameiro Marques, Director-General of the National Security Office; and Mr Frank Francis, Director of Maritime Analysis and Operations Centre – Narcotics.

 

Mardi 21 février 2017

Economic and Financial Affairs Council

President Jean-Claude Juncker visits the Belgian Federal Parliament, accompanied by Ms Marianne Thyssen, and delivers a speech to the Belgian Chamber of Representatives, in Brussels.

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

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Luc Van den Brande, Special Adviser to President Juncker on the outreach towards citizens and former Minister-President of Flanders, Belgium.

Mr Frans Timmermans in Dublin, Ireland: meets Mr Enda Kenny, Taoiseach (Prime Minister) and Minister for Defence of Ireland; Mr Brendan Howlin TD, Leader of the Labour Party and Spokesperson on Justice and Northern Ireland; and participates in a Joint meeting of the EU Affairs Committee, and the Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence Committees at the House of the Oireachtas.

Mr Andrus Ansip receives Mr Sven Sester, Minister for Finance of Estonia.

Mr Andrus Ansip receives Mr Henrique Mota, President of Federation of European Publishers.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič receives Mr Matthias Wissmann, President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA).

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis receives Mr J. Christopher Giancarlo, Acting Chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

Mr Günther Oettinger receives Mr Vilius Šapoka, Minister for Finance of Lithuania.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete receives Mr Matthias Warning, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rosneft; and Mr Gerhard Schröder, Chairman of the Shareholders' Committee of Nord Stream AG and former Chancellor of Germany.

Mr Karmenu Vella in Indonesia (until 24/02): meetsMs Siti Nurbaya Bakar, Minister for Environment and Forestry of Indonesia.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis participates in the EURORDIS Award Ceremony 2017 and hands in the awards, in Brussels.

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos in Berlin, Germany: meets Mr Thomas de Maizière, Federal Minister for the Interior; and Mr Peter Altmaier, Head of the Federal Chancellery and Federal Minister for Special Tasks; speaks at the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung on EU's Refugee Policy; and at the 20th European Police Congress.

Pierre Moscovici reçoit les sénateurs français membres de la mission de travail du Sénat sur la politique fiscale européenne.

Ms Violeta Bulc in Geneva, Switzerland: participates in the 70th Session of the Inland Transport Committee of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE); meets Mr Christian Friis Bach, Executive Secretary of UNECE.

Ms Corina Creţu receives Mr Vilius Šapoka, Minister for Finance of Lithuania.

Mr Julian King in Madrid, Spain: meets Mr Juan Ignacio Zoido Álvarez, Minister for the Interior of Spain; addresses the Joint Committee for National Security in the Congress of Deputies; visits the Intelligence Centre against Terrorism and Organised Crime (CITCO); and the Security Technology Centre (CETSE).

 

Mercredi 22 février 2017

College meeting

President Jean-Claude Juncker in Berlin, Germany: meets Ms Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, for a working dinner.

Mr Andrus Ansip receives Dr Francis Gurry, Director-General of World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).

Mr Karmenu Vella in Jakarta, Indonesia: meets Mr Luhut Pandjaitan, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs; representatives of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN); and stakeholders including representatives of business associations and civil society to discuss circular economy; and participates in the EU-Indonesian Working Group on Environment and Climate Change meeting.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis receives Ms Beatrice Lorenzin, Minister for Health of Italy.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis participates in the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium dinner event on "Health and Food Safety: Looking Back and Looking Ahead", in Brussels.

M. Pierre Moscovici reçoit des représentants de la Fédération Nationale de l'Artisanat Automobile (FNAA).

Mr Phil Hogan receives Mr Francis Gurry, Director-General of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska receives Mr Francis Gurry, Director-General of World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).

Mr Carlos Moedas in Porto, Portugal: delivers an opening speech at the presentation of the book on social innovation by José Manuel Fernandes, Member of the European Parliament.

 

Jeudi 23 février 2017

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Enda Kenny, Taoiseach (Prime Minister) and Minister for Defence of Ireland.

President Jean-Claude Juncker in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium: delivers a speech at the Conférence d'études européennes.

Mr Andrus Ansip in Tallinn, Estonia: meets Mr Taimar Peterkop, Director-General of the state's Information System Authority.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič in Baku, Azerbaijan:  delivers a keynote speech at the "3rd Ministerial Meeting of the Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council"; meets Mr Giorgos Stathakis, Minister for Environment and Energy of Greece; Mr Carlo Calenda, Minister for Economic Development of Italy;  Mr Berat Albayrak, Minister for Energy and Natural Resources of Turkey; and Ms Dragica Sekulić, Minister for Economy of Montenegro.  

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis in Paris, France: participates in the Capital Markets Summit organised by Politico; meets Mr Michel Sapin, Minister for Economy and Finance of France; delivers an opening address to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Council on Global Economy; and meets Mr José Ángel Gurría, Secretary General of OECD.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis in Lisbon, Portugal (until 24/02): meets Mr António Costa, Prime Minister of Portugal.

Mr Neven Mimica in Aruba of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (until 25/02): takes part in the 15th EU-OCT (Overseas countries and territories) Forum.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete in Madrid, Spain: participates in the X Anniversary ceremony of the Institute Tomas Pascual and delivers a speech on "Circular economy and climate change".

Mr Karmenu Vella in Bali, Indonesia: delivers a speech at the Fourth World Ocean Summit in the panel "The ocean economy – a whale of an opportunity"; participates in Ocean Unite meeting on "The ocean is everybody's business"; meets Mr John Maneniaru, Minister for Fisheries and Marine Resources of the Solomon Islands; Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st United Nations General Assembly (UNPGA); and Mr Mark Burrows, Managing Director of Credit Suisse; and Ms Susi Pudjiastuti, Minister for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of Indonesia.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis receives researchers from the European research infrastructure "European Social Survey".

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis participates in the Ministerial dinner event of the Global Health Security Initiative (GHSI), in Brussels.

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos in Athens, Greece: attends the inauguration of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre.

Ms Marianne Thyssen in Tallin, Estonia: meets Mr Jüri Ratas, Prime Minister of Estonia; Mr Jevgeni Ossinovsk, Minister for Health and Labour; Ms Mailis Reps, Minister for Education and Research; Ms Kaia Iva, Minister for Social Protection; Mr Toomas Vitsut, Chairman of the EU Affairs Committee and Member of the Legal Affairs Committee;Ms Helmen Kütt, Chairman of the Social Affairs Committee; Mr Toomas Tamsar, Chairman of the Employers´Estonian Confederation and Mr Peep Peterson, President of the Confederation of Estonian Trade Unions.

M. Pierre Moscovici rencontre sa Majesté Philippe, Roi des Belges pour un déjeuner de travail, à Bruxelles.

M. Pierre Moscovici prononce un discours sur "EMU Governance: a reality check"  lors de la conférence "4th annual Ideas Lab", organisé par le Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS).

Mr Christos Stylianides in Oslo, Finland (until 24/02): participates in a Humanitarian Conference on Nigeria and the Lake Chad Region.

Mr Phil Hogan in Geneva Switzerland (until 24/02): meets Mr Roberto Azevêdo, Director-General of World Trade Organization (WTO).

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska in Sofia, Bulgaria: delivers a keynote speech at "Entrepreneurship for Growth" conference; meets Mr Ognian Gerdjikov, Prime Minister of Bulgaria;and Mr Teodor Sedlarski, Minister for Economy.

Ms Vĕra Jourová receives representatives from international organisations, universities and think-thanks to discuss work-life balance.

Mr Tibor Navracsics participates in the European Festivals Association's annual round table, in Brussels.

Mr Tibor Navracsics receives Mr Lars-Christer Olsson, Chairman of the Board of the European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL).

Mr Carlos Moedas in Lisbon, Portugal: delivers a keynote speech at a conference organised by the Portugal Agency for Innovation (ANI): "Portugal's participation in Horizon 2020 and perspectives for FP9" 

 

Vendredi 24 février 2017

Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis in Lisbon, Portugal: meets Mr Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of Portugal; participates in a discussion in the Portuguese Parliament; meets Mr António Correia de Campos, President of the Economic and Social Council of Portugal and social partners; participates in a working lunch with Mr Mário Centeno, Minister for Finance; and meets Mr Carlos Costa, Governor of the Bank of Portugal.  

Mr Karmenu Vella in Bali, Indonesia: meets Mr Justin Mundy, Director of the Prince of Wales' Charities' International Sustainability Unit (ISU); and delivers a speech in the closing panel: "What comes next: a call for commitments" of the Fourth World Ocean Summit.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis participates in theGlobal Health Security Initiative (GHSI) Ministerial meeting, in Brussels.

Ms Marianne Thyssen delivers the closing speech at theInternational Labour Conference (ILO) on "Inequalities and world of work: what role for industrial relations and social dialogue?", in Brussels.

Mr Christos Stylianides in Oslo, Finland: meets Mr Anthony Lake, Executive Director of United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

Ms Vĕra Jourová receives representatives of the Chance for Children Foundation.

Mr Tibor Navracsics in Budapest, Hungary (until 25/02): meets Mr Paolo Barelli, President of the Ligue Européenne de Natation (LEN).

Ms Corina Creţu in Florence, Italy: participates in a European University Institute workshop on "Better regulation: the scrutiny of EU policies"; meets Mr Renaud Dehousse, President of the European University Institute; visits EU -funded projects: Tramvia di Firenze, Museo del 900; and meets Ms Monica Barni, Vice-President of the Region of Tuscany.

Ms Margrethe Vestager in Copenhagen, Denmark (until 25/02):meets Mr Søren Pape Poulsen, Minister for Justice of Denmark; and Mr Uffe Elbæk, Leader of the 'Alternative' party.

Mr Carlos Moedas in Lisbon, Portugal: delivers a keynote speech at a working lunch with representatives of the Forum of Company Directors (FAE).

 

Samedi 25 février 2017

Mr Neven Mimica in El Salvador (until 28/02): meets Mr Salvador Sánchez Cerén, President of El Salvador to sign new measures of support for the country; and visits EU-funded projects.

Mr Tibor Navracsics in Budapest, Hungary: delivers introductory remarks at the opening ceremony of the Háry Gala event at the Hungarian State Opera.

Ms Margrethe Vestager in Copenhagen, Denmark: delivers a keynote speech at a Danish Association of Medical Students' (FADL) event.

 

Prévisions du mois de février:

20/02 Eurogroup

20/02 Competitiveness Council

21/02 Economic and Financial Affairs Council

27/02 Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council

28/02 Environment Council

 

Permanence DG COMM le WE du 18 au 19 février 2017:

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