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European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities

CALENDRIER du 16 octobre au 22 octobre 2017

Brussels, 13 October 2017

(Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine)

Déplacements et visites

 

Lundi 16 octobre 2017

Foreign Affairs Council (FAC), in Luxembourg

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives together with Mr Frans Timmermans, Mr Valdis Dombrovskis, Mr Andrus Ansip, Ms Marianne Thyssen, Mr Pierre Moscovici and Ms Corina Creţu, Mr Edouard Philippe, Prime Minister for France.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič in Bratislava, Slovakia (until 17/10): hosts a Citizens' dialogue on the Future of Europe at the University of Economy.

Mr Jyrki Katainen in Washington D.C., the United States (until 17/10): participates in a working dinner with high-level experts and think-tanks on the challenges to the global trade system.

Ms Cecilia Malmström in South Africa (until 17/10): participates in the EU-Southern African Development Community (EU-SADC) Economic Partnership Agreements Civil Society Forum (EPA CSF); and meets Mr Rob Davies, Minister for Trade and Industryof South Africa.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete in Denarau Island, Nadi, Fiji (until 18/10): participates in the Pre-COP (United Nations Climate Change Conference) Ministerial meeting.

Mr Karmenu Vella in Cyprus: meets Mr Nicos Kouyialis, Minister for Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment of Cyprus; Mr Adamos Adamou, Acting President of the House of Representatives of Cyprus and Chairman of the House Standing Committee on the Environment; participates in a joint meeting with the chairmen and members of the House Standing Committees on Environment, on Foreign and European Affairs, and on Agriculture and Natural Resources; visits a project site on "Restoration and Management of Oroklini Lake", a Special Protection Area (SPA); and holds a Dialogue on "Engaging Nature, People and the Economy" with various stakeholders, at the EU House in Nicosia.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis in Gembloux, Belgium:visits the Crealys@science park Gembloux; and holds a Citizens' dialogue.

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos and Mr Julian King in Seville, Spain: attend the G6/US/Morocco ministerial meeting.

Mr Christos Stylianides in Nimes, France: delivers a keynote speech at the Opening of the Aerial Firefighting Europe 2017; and meets Mr Ioannis Kapakis, Secretary General for Civil Protection of Greece.

Mr Phil Hogan in Rome, Italy: delivers a speech on the occasion of World Food Day 2017.

Ms Violeta Bulc in Skopje, Former Yougoslav Republic of Macedonia: delivers a keynote speech at the Business Leadesr of South-East Europe Summit100 .

Mr Tibor Navracsics in Budapest, Hungary, delivers a speech on cultural heritage and tourism and participates in a panel discussion on Europe's future innovation strategy at the INNOVEIT forum; meets graduates of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT); and participates in the EIT Awards Ceremony handing over one of the EIT Awards.

Ms Corina Creţu receives a group of students of the Lauder-Reut high school, Romania.

Mr Carlos Moedas in Edinburgh, Scotland (until 17/10): delivers a MacCormick European Lecture on "The Future of EU Research and Innovation"at the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

 

Mardi 17 octobre 2017

General Affairs Council (Art. 50), in Luxembourg

Competitiveness Council (COMPET), in Luxembourg

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

Ms Federica Mogherini in Magdeburg, Germany: receives the Emperor Otto Prize awarded by the City of Magdeburg.

Mr Andrus Ansip in Luxembourg: attends the General Affairs Council and working lunch.

Mr Andrus Ansip receives a delegation of members of the US Congress.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič in Bratislava, Slovakia: meets Mr Juraj Stern, Rector of the Pan European University, and exchanges views with students.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič meets representatives of Eurospace trade association, along with Members of the European Parliament, at the European Parliament, in Brussels.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis in Paris, France: delivers a keynote address at the opening session of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Conference 2017; meets Mr Bruno Le Maire, Minister for Economy and Finance of France; and Mr Alexis Kohler, Secretary General of the Élysée.

Mr Jyrki Katainen in Washington D.C., the United States: meets Mr Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce; Mr Gary Cohn, Director of the National Economic Council; Mr John Cornyn, Senator; and delivers keynote address at an event of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Atlantic Council.

Ms Cecilia Malmström in South Africa: meets Mr Adam Habib, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of theUniversity of the Witwatersrand; and delivers a lecture on: "Global Trade: Path to Shared Prosperity", at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete in Denarau Island, Nadi, Fiji: participates in the Pre-COP (United Nations Climate Change Conference) Ministerial meeting.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis in Tallinn, Estonia: delivers a speech at the high-level conference “Health in the Digital Society. Digital Society for Health”.

M. Pierre Moscovici à Paris, France: prononce un discours sur le future de l'euro à la  Bergedorfer Roundtable, organisé par la Fondation Körber.

Mr Christos Stylianides in Ankara, Turkey: participates in the "1 Year 1 Million" event to mark the milestone of reaching 1 million beneficiaries of the EU-funded Emergency Social Safety Net programme in Turkey.

Mr Phil Hogan receives Mr Joachim Rukwied, President of COPA, European Farmers.

Mr Phil Hogan receives Mr François Bonneau, President of Centre-Val de Loire Region of France; Mr Renaud Muselier, President of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region; Mr Jean-Pierre Raynaud, Vice-President of Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region; Ms Hélène Aussignac, Adviser for Agriculture, Agri-food, Fisheries and Forestry at Regions of France; and Mr Pascal Gruselle, Adviser for European Affairs, Regional Planning and Overseas at Regions of France.

Ms Violeta Bulc delivers a keynote speech at the CEO forum of Airlines for Europe (A4E), in Brussels.

Ms Vĕra Jourová receives Mr Ted Deutsch, Ms Suzan DelBene, Ms Brenda Lawrence and Ms Yvette Clarke, Members of the US House of Representatives, to discuss transatlantic digital policy issues.

Ms Vĕra Jourová delivers a keynote speech at the 10th anniversary celebration of the hotline for missing children and child helpline organised by Missing Children Europe and Child Helpline International, in Brussels.

Ms Vĕra Jourová delivers a keynote speechat theHigh-Level Expert meeting on the European Arrest Warrant, in Brussels.

Ms Corina Creţu delivers a keynote speech at the ''Future of the Cohesion Policy post-2020: The role of local administrations in Central and Eastern European countries in maximizing the contribution of European funds" conference, in Brussels.

Ms Corina Creţu receives Mr Renaud Muselier, President of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region.

Mr Carlos Moedas in Edinburgh, Scotland: meets Mr Mark Walport, Chief Executive Designate of UK Research and Innnovation; participates in a Scottish Government innovator roundtable hosted by Mr Paul Wheelhouse, Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy in the Scottish Parliament; visits the Data Lab Innovation Centre, and Robotarium at Heriot Watt University; and participates in a working lunch with young innovators, hosted by Mr Richard Williams, Principal, and Mr Julian Jones, Vice-Principal of the Heriot Watt University.

Ms Mariya Gabriel delivers a keynote speech at the "Working Smart. Drawing the future of a flexible and efficient work" conference, at the European Parliament, in Brussels.

Ms Mariya Gabriel attends the opening of the annual CoderDojo event on programming languages, at the European Parliament, in Brussels.

Ms Mariya Gabriel receives Mr Thomas Schmidt, State Minister for Environment and Agriculture of Saxony, Germany.

Ms Mariya Gabriel attends the opening ceremony of the exhibition "Generation Code: Born at the Library" in the framework of EU Code Week , in Brussels.

 

Mercredi 18 octobre 2017

College meeting

Tripartite Social Summit, in Brussels

President Jean-Claude Juncker delivers a speech at the Tripartite Social Summit.

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister of Hungary; Mr Robert Fico, Prime Minister of Slovakia; Mr Bohuslav Sobotka, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic; and Ms Beata Szydło, Prime Minister of Poland, for a working dinner of the Visegrad Group.

Mr Frans Timmermans attends the Plenary Session of the European Economic Social Committee on the Commission Work Programme, in Brussels.

Mr Frans Timmermans participates in a panel discussion on "Progressive Leaders paving the Way", organised by S&D, in Brussels.

Mr Andrus Ansip delivers closing remarks at the 5th BEREC Stakeholder Forum (Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications), in Brussels

Mr Maroš Šefčovič, Ms Violeta Bulc and Ms Mariya Gabriel deliver keynote speeches at the 3rd EU Aeronautics Conference, at the European Parliament, in Brussels.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič meets Mr Alessandro Profumo, CEO of global high-tech company Leonardo S.p.A., in Brussels.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič meets representatives of the European Round Table of Energy Industrialists, in Brussels.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič receives representatives of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) project.

Mr Jyrki Katainen receives Mr Alessandro Profumo, CEO of global high-tech company, Leonardo S.p.A.

Mr Jyrki Katainen receives Mr Warren East, CEO of Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC.

Ms Cecilia Malmström receives Mr Muhammad Pervaiz Malik, Federal Minister for Commerce and Textile of Pakistan.

Ms Cecilia Malmström participates in a roundtable on "Animal Welfare and the Future of Ethical Trade", in Brussels.

Ms Cecilia Malmström receives Mr Tom Enders, CEO of Airbus Group.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete in Denarau Island, Nadi, Fiji (until 18/10): participates in the Pre-COP (United Nations Climate Change Conference) Ministerial meeting.

Mr Karmenu Vella, Ms Violeta Bulc, Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska and Ms Mariya Gabriel participate and deliver interventions at the High Level Group on Competitiveness and Sustainable Growth of the Automotive Industry in the EU (GEAR 2030), in Brussels.

Mr Karmenu Vella receives Mr Eoghan Murphy, Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government of Ireland.

Mr Karmenu Vella receives Mr Kyriakos Mitsotakis, leader of the New Democracy party of Greece.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis participates in the European Association for Food Safety SAFE 2017 workshop, in Brussels.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis receives representatives of European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS).

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos receives Mr Edward Nalbandian, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Armenia.

Ms Marianne Thyssen attends the Tripartite Social Summit, in Brussels.

M. Pierre Moscovici reçoit M. Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Président de Nea Dimokratia parti en Grece.

Mr Christos Stylianides receives Mr Yannis Vardakastanis, President of the European Disability Forum.

Mr Phil Hogan meets Mr Petteri Orpo, Minister for Finance of Finland, in Brussels.

Ms Vĕra Jourová delivers a keynote speech at the Brussels POLITICO's Playbook Breakfast event, in Brussels.

Ms Vĕra Jourová receives representatives of Nomad Foods.

Ms Vĕra Jourová receives Mr Adrian Delia, Leader of the Partit Nazzjonalista of Malta.

Ms Corina Creţu in Budapest, Hungary: delivers a keynote speech at the 6th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region.

Mr Julian King attends the memorial for victims of terrorist attacks, in Brussels.

Mr Julian King receives Mr Adrian Delia, Leader of the Partit Nazzjonalista of Malta.

Mr Julian King delivers a speech at the "Building Alliances – Preventing Terror" conference organised by the Counter Extremism Project (CEP), in Brussels.

Mr Julian King meets Mr Marcel Huber, Head of the Bavarian State Chancellery and State Minister for Federal Affairs and Special Affairs, in Brussels.

Ms Mariya Gabriel receives Mr Warren East, CEO of Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC.

Ms Mariya Gabriel attends the opening and delivers the keynote speech at the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women Europe Class of 2017, in Brussels. 

 

Jeudi 19 octobre 2017

19-20/10 European Council, in Brussels

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Pedro Sánchez, leader of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE).

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Māris Kučinskis, Prime Minister of Latvia.

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Kyriakos Mitsotakis, leader of the New Democracy party of Greece.

President Jean-Claude Juncker participates in the EPP Summit ahead of the European Council.

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Paolo Gentiloni, Prime Minister of Italy.

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Sebastian Kurz, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Austria and leader of the Austrian People's Party (ÖVP).

President Jean-Claude Juncker participates in the European Council.

Mr Frans Timmermans participates in a panel discussion on "Defending and Strenghtening Democracy, the Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights in Europe, organised by S&D group, in Brussels.

Mr Frans Timmermans receives Ms Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway.

Ms Federica Mogherini préside l'inauguration du dialogue informel de haut niveau UE-Algérie sur la sécurité régionale et la lutte anti-terrorisme, à Bruxelles.

Mr Andrus Ansip receives Heads of European Postal Operators.

Mr Andrus Ansip receives teachers from Russian schools in Tallinn.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis receives a delegation of Members of US House of Representatives, led by Mr Jeb Hensarling, Chairman of the Financial Services Committee.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis delivers a keynote speech at the "Reinventing Convergence: Towards Resilient Economic Structures" conference, organised by the European Commission, in Brussels.

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

Mr Jyrki Katainen receives Mr Christian Sewing, President, Co-Head of Private and Commercial Bank at Deutsche Bank; and Mr Michael Reuther, Member of Board of Managing Directors at Commerzbank.

Ms Cecilia Malmström in Gothenburg, Sweden: delivers a lecture on "Halfway through the mandate – achievements and visions for the future of the EU", organised by the student organisation "Brännpunkt Europa" at the University of Gothenburg; and participates in the annual "Prins Bertils Seminar" at theSchool of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg.

Mr Neven Mimica receives Mr Albert Muchanga, African Union Commissioner for Trade and Industry.

Mr Karmenu Vella speaks at the General Assembly of Eurometaux, the European non-ferrous metals association, in Brussels.

Mr Karmenu Vella receives Ms Adriana-Doina Pană, Minister for Waters and Forests of Romania.

Mr Karmenu Vella receives Mr Gheorghe Șimon, Minister for Economy of Romania.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis in Bucharest, Romania: meets Mr Mihai Tudose, Prime Minister of Romania; Mr Florian Bodog, Minister for Health of Romania; Mr Petre Daea, Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development of Romania; participates in a meeting with the Health and European Affairs Committees from the Chamber of Deputies and Senate; holds a Citizens' dialogue on the Future of Europe together with Mr Victor Negrescu, Minister-delegate for European Affairs; delivers a speech at the "Health Forum – the financing of the healthcare system in 2018"; meets Mr Vlad Voiculescu, former Minister for Health; and Mr Vlad Mixich, former interim Vice-President of the Romanian National Agency for Medicines and Medical Devices.

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos and Mr Julian King in Ischia, Italy (until 20/10): attend the G7 Interior Ministers' meeting on the fight against terrorism and violent extremism.

Ms Marianne Thyssen delivers a keynote speech at the high-level Conference "Power from Statistics", in Brussels.

Ms Marianne Thyssen delivers a keynote speech at a Belgian event on European Disability Card for access of people with disabilities to culture, in Brussels.

Ms Marianne Thyssen receives Mr Jevgeni Ossinovski, Minister for Health and Labour of Estonia.

M. Pierre Moscovici prononce un discours à la  conférence "Reinventing Convergence: Towards Resilient Economic Structures" organisé par la Commission Européenne, à Bruxelles. *

Mr Phil Hogan in Serock, Poland: delivers a speech at the 15th Dairy Cooperatives Forum (DCF).

Ms Violeta Bulc in Dublin, Ireland: meets with Mr Shane Ross, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport of Ireland; and addresses the Transport Committee of the Houses of the Oireachtas.

Ms Vĕra Jourová receives a delegation of Members of US House of Representatives, led by Mr Jeb Hensarling, Chairman of the Financial Services Committee.

Ms Vĕra Jourová delivers a keynote speech at the European Brands Association's Board meeting, in Brussels.

Mr Tibor Navracsics in Budapest, Hungary; delivers a keynote address at the Danube Forum; at the 2nd European Pro Bono Summit organised by 'Volunteering in Hungary' (ÖKA); and at the annual high-level Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research (CESAER).

Mr Carlos Moedas receives Mr Garik Israelian, Director of STARMUS Festival.

Ms Mariya Gabriel delivers a keynote speech by video-conference to the VII European Congress of SMEs in Katowice, Poland.

 

Vendredi 20 octobre 2017

European Council, in Brussels

President Jean-Claude Juncker participates in the European Council.

President Jean-Claude Juncker meets Mr Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister of Sweden.

President Jean-Claude Juncker in Oviedo, Spain: together with Mr Antonio Tajani, President of European Parliament and Mr Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, accepts the Princess of Asturias Award of Concord on behalf of the European Union; and attends a reception in the presence of the King and Queen of Spain.

Ms Federica Mogherini receives Ms Kang Kyung-wha, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea.

Ms Federica Mogherini receives Mr Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council.

Mr Jyrki Katainen in Luxembourg: meets Mr Etienne Schneider, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for the Economy; Mr Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank (EIB); Mr Ville Itälä, Member of the European Court of Auditors (ECA); and delivers keynote address at an event organised by the Permanent Representation of Finland to the European Union.

Ms Cecilia Malmström receives Mr Albert Muchanga, African Union Commissioner for Trade and Industry.

Ms Cecilia Malmström receives Mr Mustapa Mohamed, Minister for International Trade and Industry of Malaysia.

Ms Cecilia Malmström receives Ms Kamina Johnson-Smith, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica.

Mr Neven Mimica holds a speech at the high-level roundtable "Putting Partnership into Practice: making the best of the toolbox to promote investment in ACP countries, to connect to value chains and industrialise", in Brussels.

Mr Karmenu Vella meets Mr Pierre Olivier Drège, President of the European Landowners' Organisation (ELO); Mr Thierry de l'Escaille, Secretary General of ELO; Mr Konstantin Kostopoulos, Adviser at ELO for Wildlife-Estate and Natura 2000; and Mr Allan Buckwell, Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP), in Brussels.

Mr Karmenu Vella receives Mr Eneko Aierbe, Fisheries campaigner for Ecologistas en Acción NGO.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis in Bucharest, Romania: participates in the European Livestock and Meat Trades Union 2017 Annual General Meeting.

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos and Mr Julian King in Ischia, Italy (until 20/10): attend the G7 Interior Ministers' meeting on the fight against terrorism and violent extremism.

Mr Christos Stylianides receives Ms Najat Rochdi, Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA).

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska in Katowice, Poland: participates in the VII European Congress of SMEs.

Mr Carlos Moedas in Lisbon, Portugal: delivers a keynote speech at a Radio and Television of Portugal (RTP) conference on "Future of the Public Media Service in the EU".

 

Samedi 21 octobre 2017

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis in Cernobbio, Italy: delivers a speech at the Coldiretti International Forum on Agriculture and Food.

 

*  Correction made on 18/10 at 09:45h. Original entry inserted for 18/10 instead fo 19/10.

 

Prévisions du mois d'octobre:

23/10 Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO), in Luxembourg.

23-26/10 European Parliament plenary session, in Strasbourg.

24/10 Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council (TTE), in Luxembourg.

 

Prévisons du mois de novembre:

06/11 Eurogroup, in Brussels.

06-07/11 Agriculture and Fisheries Council (AGRIFISH), in Brussels.

07/11 Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN), in Brussels.

09/11 Justice and Home Affairs Council (JHA), in Brussels.

10/11 Foreign Affairs Council (FAC), in Brussels.

13-14/11 Foreign Affairs Council (FAC), in Brussels.

13-16/11 European Parliament plenary session, in Strasbourg.

15/11 General Affairs Council (GAC), in Brussels.

17/11 Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN), in Brussels.

17/11 Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth, in Gothenburg.

20/11 General Affairs Council (GAC), in Brussels.

20-21/11 Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council (EYCS), in Brussels.

24/11 Eastern Partnership summit, in Brussels.

27/11 Foreign Affairs Council (FAC), in Brussels.

29-30/11 European Parliament plenary session, in Brussels.

30/11 – 01/12 Competitiveness Council (COMPET), in Brussels.

 

Prévisions du mois de décembre:

30/11 – 01/12 Competitiveness Council (COMPET), in Brussels.

04/12 Eurogroup, in Brussels.

04-05/12 Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council (TTE), in Brussels.

05/12 Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN), in Brussels.

07-08/12 Justice and Home Affairs Council (JHA), in Brussels.

07-08/12 Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO), in Brussels.

11/12 Foreign Affairs Council (FAC), in Brussels.

11-12/12 Agriculture and Fisheries Council (AGRIFISH), in Brussels.

11-14/12 European Parliament plenary session, in Strasbourg.

12/12 General Affairs Council (GAC), in Brussels.

12/12 General Affairs Council (Art. 50), in Brussels

14-15/12 European Council, in Brussels.

18/12 Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council (TTE), in Brussels.

19/12 Environment Council (ENVI), in Brussels.

 

 

Permanence DG COMM le WE du 23 au 24 septembre 2017:

Ricardo CARDOSO: +32 (0) 460 76 42 66

 

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

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

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