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European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities

CALENDRIER du 19 juin au 25 juin 2017

Brussels, 16 June 2017

(Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine)

Déplacements et visites

 

Lundi 19 juin 2017

Foreign Affairs Council

Environment Council

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Gaston Reinesch, Governor of the Central Bank of Luxembourg.

Mr Frans Timmermans hosts the High-Level meeting with non-confessional leaders, in Brussels.

Mr Frans Timmermans delivers the concluding keynote speech at the European Network of Ombudsmen Conference, in Brussels.

Ms Federica Mogherini in Luxembourg: chairs the Foreign Affairs Council and the Eastern Partnership Ministerial Meeting.

Mr Andrus Ansip receives Mr Claude Schmit, CEO of SUPER RTL.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič in Bratislava, Slovakia: delivers a keynote speech at the conference "The EU in 2017: How to improve Europe´s future", organised by the Slovak Foreign Ministry; attends EFEKTIA 2017 award ceremony for energy efficiency projects; and meets Mr Andrej Danko, Speaker of the of the National Council of Slovakia.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis receives Ms Susan Danger, CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU); and Mr Karl Cox, Vice-President, Global Public Affairs, Oracle Corporation and Board Chair of AmCham EU.  

Mr Jyrki Katainen in Lisbon, Portugal (until 20/06): meets Mr José Azeredo Lopes,  Minister for National Defence of Portugal; Mr Mário Centeno, Minister for Finance; Mr Pedro Marques, Minister for Planning and Infrastructure; takes part in an exchange of views with members of the Parliament of Portugal on the Future of Europe; addresses a conference on "Investment and Future of Europe"; meets stakeholders to discuss the opportunities of the Investment Plan for Europe; and visits projects supported by it.

Mr Johannes Hahn in Luxembourg: participates in the Foreign Affairs Council and the Eastern Partnership ministerial meeting.

Ms Cecilia Malmström receives Mr Luca Visentini, Confederal Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC).

Ms Cecilia Malmström receives representatives of the Executive Council of the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union (AmCham).

Mr Neven Mimica and Mr Christos Stylianides in San Giljan, Malta: participate in the 33rd session of the African Caribbean Pacific countries-European Union Joint Parliamentary Assembly.

Mr Karmenu Vella in Luxembourg: meets Mr Siim Kiisler, Minister for the Environment of Estonia; Mr Neno Dimov, Minister for Environment and Water of Bulgaria; and Mr Zsolt Németh, Minister for State for Environmental Affairs and Agricultural Development of Hungary.

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos and Ms Corina Creţu in Athens, Greece: meet the governors of the 13 regions of Greece.

M. Pierre Moscovici à Paris, France: assiste au Salon International de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace organisé par le Groupement des Industries Françaises Aéronautiques et Spatiales (GIFAS).

Mr Phil Hogan meets Mr Marian Jurečka, Minister for Agriculture of the Czech Republic, in Brussels.

Mr Phil Hogan receives Mr Kevin O'Connor, Associate Professor at University College Dublin Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research.

Mr Tibor Navracsics in Budapest, Hungary: meets Ms Liu Yandong, Vice-Premier of the State Council of People's Republic of China

Mr Tibor Navracsics receives Mr Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee; and participates in a panel discussion entitled "EU Sport Policy: Quo Vadis?", in Brussels.

Ms Margrethe Vestager receives Ms Ellen Trane Nørby, Minister for Health of Denmark.

Mr Carlos Moedas in Trondheim, Norway: visits the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience; delivers the opening speech at the mini-symposium "The Role of Universities in Innovation"; meets Mr Stephen Hawking, Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge; attends a working lunch with Mr Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, Minister for Education and Research of Norway; and Mr John-Arne Røttingen, Director-General of the Research Council of Norway, hosted by Mr Gunnar Bovim, Rector of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) ; participates in the STARMUS Festival on "The Role of Science in the 21st century".

Mr Julian Kingdelivers an opening speech at the conference on "Responses to returning terrorist fighters and their families" organised by the Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN), in Brussels.

Mr Julian King delivers a keynote speech at the event on "Implementing the Security Union: The European Commission's Priorities and Next Steps" organised by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), in Brussels.

Mr Julian King receives Ms Victoria Espinel, President and CEO of the Business Software Alliance (BSA), in Brussels.

 

Mardi 20 juin 2017

General Affairs Council

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

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Roberto Azêvedo, Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

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

Ms Federica Mogherini receives Ms Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN).

Ms Federica Mogherini receives Mr Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates.

Mr Andrus Ansip receives Mr Sanjay Pradhan, CEO of the Open Government Partnership.

Mr Andrus Ansip receives a group of CEOs from the Roundtable of European Energy Industrialists on digitisation.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič in Budapest, Hungary: on Energy Union Tour: meets Mr Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister for Hungary; visits Smart City Thermal Project at Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden; meets Mr Péter Szijjártó, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary; attends the signing ceremony of the reverse flow gas pipeline Memorandum of Understanding between Hungary and Croatia together with Mr Péter Szijjártó and Ms Martina Dalić, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for the Economy, Enterprise and Small Business of Croatia; meets Social Partners; and meets representatives of NGOs to discuss the "Energy Union".

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis receives a delegation from Latvia on the European Week of Sport.

Mr Günther H. Oettinger participates in a public hearing on "Preparing for the MFF post-2020: assessing strengths and weaknesses of the current MFF system and its relation to the Europe 2020 strategy" in the European Parliament, in Brussels.

Mr Günther H. Oettinger in Luxembourg: participates in a lunch meeting in the General Affairs Council.

Ms Cecilia Malmström participates in a live interview about the "Future of Europe's Trade relationships with the United States, the United Kingdom and China" at a Brussels Playbook Breakfast organized by Politico, in Brussels.

Ms Cecilia Malmström hosts together with Ms Arancha González, Executive Director of the International Trade Centre (ITC) the International Forum on Women and Trade, in Brussels.

Ms Cecilia Malmström delivers the closing speech at the Trade Review 2017 event "Stand Up for Trade" organised by spiritsEurope, in Brussels.

Mr Neven Mimica in Bratislava, Slovakia: attends a joint meeting of the members of the European Affairs and the Foreign Affairs Committees of the National Council of Slovakia on a renewed EU development policy.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete delivers a speech at the opening session ofthe EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), in Brussels.

Mr Karmenu Vella receives Ms Nikolina Angelkova, Minister for Tourism of Bulgaria; Mr Neno Dimov, Minister for Environment and Water of Bulgaria; and Mr Nikolay Nankov, Minister for Regional Development and Public Works of Bulgaria.        

Mr Karmenu Vella receives Mr Denis Zvizdić, Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis in Washington D.C., the United States (until 22/06):holds official meetings with representatives of the World Resources Institute and Animal Welfare Institute.

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos participates in the European Border Management, Defence, Internal Security and Migration conference, in Brussels.

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos participates in the launch event "Skills Profile Tool for Non-EU nationals", in Brussels.

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos receives representatives of the Executive Council of the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union (AmCham).

Ms Marianne Thyssen participates in the launch event "Skills Profile Tool for Non-EU nationals" and in a demonstration of the EU skills profile toolkit, in Brussels.

M. Pierre Moscovici s'adresse aux Commissions des Affaires étrangères, des Affaires européennes, de la Coopération internationale, du Tourisme et du Patrimoine culturel et de la Politique générale, des Finances et du Budget du Parlement Flamand, à Bruxelles.

M. Pierre Moscovici rencontre M. Geert Bourgeois, Ministre-président de la Flandre et ministre de la politique extérieure et du patrimoine immobilier, à Bruxelles.

Mr Phil Hogan receives representatives of the European Environmental Bureau (EEB); BirdLife nature conservation partnership; and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

Mr Phil Hogan delivers a keynote speech at a seminar on "Re-thinking Sustainable Food Systems" organised by White Rose Brussels, in Brussels.

Mr Phil Hogan receives Mr Ioannis Tsironis, Deputy Minister for Rural Development and Food of Greece.

Ms Violeta Bulc participates in the "Single European Rail Area Convention", in Brussels.

Ms Violeta Bulc delivers a speech at the "11th Road Safety Performance Index" conference organised by the European Transport Safety Council, in Brussels.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska in Paris, France: attends the International Paris Air Show.

Ms Vĕra Jourová receives students from Harvard and Stanford Universities.

Mr Tibor Navracsics delivers an opening speech at the Crowdfunding4Culture conference, in Brussels.

Mr Tibor Navracsics participates in a panel discussion on "Fostering STEM Education in Europe" at MakersTown, organised by the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies, in Brussels.

Mr Tibor Navracsics receives the Ambassadors of the European Week of Sport.

Ms Corina Creţu receives Ms Nikolina Angelkova, Minister for Tourism of Bulgaria, Mr Neno Dimov, Minister for Environment and Water of Bulgaria; and Mr Nikolay Nankov, Minister for Regional Development and Public Works of Bulgaria.

Mr Carlos Moedas in Copenhagen, Denmark: meets Mr Jim Hageman Snabe, Chairman of AP Moller-Maersk; and Mr Hermann Hauser, Co-founder of Amadeus Capital Partners; visits DTU SkyLab (innovation hub campus at the Technical University of Denmark); and meets the High Level Group of Innovators for a European Innovation Council (EIC HLG) Copenhagen.

Mr Julian King in Hessen, Germany: delivers a speech at the "Cybersecurity Conference Hessen 2017", organised by the Hessian Ministry of the Interior and Sports.

Mr Julian King delivers a closing keynote speech at the "European Border Management, Defence, Internal Security and Migration" conference, organised by Forum Europe, in Brussels.

Mr Julian King delivers a keynote address at the 20th year anniversary event of the European Internet Services Providers Associations (EuroIspa), in Brussels.

 

Mercredi 21 juin 2017

President Jean-Claude Juncker delivers the opening speech of the high-level conference on migration management organised by the European Parliament, in Brussels.

President Jean-Claude Juncker holds a joint press conference together with Mr Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament, and Ms Federica Mogherini.

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Nicos Anastasiades, President of Cyprus.

Mr Frans Timmermans delivers a keynote speech at “Better Regulation: how to safeguard its relevance in a turbulent EU” discussion hosted by MKB-Nederland, in Brussels.

Mr Frans Timmermans receives Mr Jan Eliasson, former Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Mr Frans Timmermans attends a high-level dialogue about the strategic relationship between Asia, Europe and the United States and the future of the global order, hosted by Their Royal Majesties the King and Queen of the Belgians, in Brussels.

Ms Federica Mogherini delivers closing remarks at the "2017 Annual Conference of the European Union Institute for Security Studies".

Ms Federica Mogherini meets Mr Fayez al-Sarraj, Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord of Libya, in Brussels.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič meets representatives of the Hawthorn Club (international network for professional women in the energy sector), in Brussels.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič meets Ms Isabelle Kocher, CEO of ENGIE Group, in Brussels.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič delivers a keynote speech at the SolarPower Europe event, in Brussels.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič participates in the Roundtable of European Energy Industrialists, in Brussels.

Mr Jyrki Katainen delivers a keynote speech at the "Where there's a will there's a way: game changers in European defence" event, organised by Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies, in Brussels.

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

Mr Johannes Hahn receives Mr Pavel Filip, Prime Minister for the Republic of Moldova.

Mr Johannes Hahn receives Mr Denis Zvizdić, Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Mr Neven Mimica in Mexico (until 24/06): consults Caribbean states on the post-Cotonou framework; and holds bilateral meetings in the margins of the 47th General Assembly of the Organisation of the American States (OAS).

Mr Karmenu Vella delivers a speech at the conference on "Tackling illegal logging and deforestation: progress made and opportunities for future action", in Brussels.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis in Washington D.C., the United States: meets Mr Scott Gottlieb, Commissioner of Food and Drugs of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of United States.

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos receives Ms Louise Arbour, United Nations Special Representative for International Migration.

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos participates in the European Day on Migration Management, Security and Stability, at the European Parliament, in Brussels.

Ms Marianne Thyssen attends the opening of the World Employment Confederation-Europe "Strategic Dialogue on the Changing World of Work", in Brussels.

Ms Marianne Thyssen delivers a keynote speech at the General Assembly of Union of Independent Entrepreneurs (Unizo), on the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of the EU Treaty, in Brussels.

Mr Phil Hogan in London, the United Kingdom:attends the award ceremony for the annual Dairy UK Award.

Ms Violeta Bulc in Cagliari, Italy, for the G7 Transport Ministerial meeting (until 22 June)

Ms Vĕra Jourová delivers a keynote speech at the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW).

Ms Corina Creţu receives Mr Dario Nadella, Mayor of Florence, Italy.

Mr Carlos Moedas delivers a keynote speech at the Evidence Matters EU event at the European Parliament, in Brussels.

 

Jeudi 22 juin 2017

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister for Sweden.

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Leo Varadkar, Taoiseach of Ireland.

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

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

President Jean-Claude Juncker and Ms Federica Mogherini participate in the European Council, in Brussels.

Ms Federica Mogherini receives Mr Mladen Ivanić, Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Mr Andrus Ansip receives Mr Petteri Orpo, Minister for Finance of Finland.

Mr Andrus Ansip receives members of the European Financial Services Round Table (EFR).

Mr Maroš Šefčovič attends a panel discussion on "The role of Ukraine as a strategic EU Energy Partner" at the European Parliament, in Brussels.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič receives Mr Andriy Kobolyev, CEO of National Joint-Stock Company (NJSC) Naftogaz of Ukraine.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič delivers a keynote speech on "Financing Energy Efficiency Investments" at the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), in Brussels.

Mr Jyrki Katainen receives Mr Pavel Bělobrádek, Deputy Prime Minister with responsibility for Science, Research and Innovation of the Czech Republic.

Mr Jyrki Katainen receives Mr Jörg Leichtfried, Minister for Transport, Innovation and Technology of Austria.

Mr Jyrki Katainen attends an exchange of views under the structured dialogue with the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs of the European Parliament.

Mr Johannes Hahn receives Mr Angelino Alfano, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Italy.

Ms Cecilia Malmström in Berlin, Germany:delivers a speech at the 61st Global Summit of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF); meets Ms Brigitte Zypries, Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy of Germany; Mr Sigmar Gabriel, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany; participates in a roundtable lunch on trade with stakeholders and representatives of think-tanks.

Mr Karmenu Vella receives Ms Rena Dourou, Regional Governor of Attica region, Greece.

Mr Karmenu Vella receives representatives of the European Federation of Public Service Unions.

Mr Karmenu Vella receives representatives of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and Luxembourg.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis in Washington D.C., the United States: attends a conference on antimicrobial resistance co-organised by the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the EU Delegation to the US; meets Mr J. Stephen Morrison, Senior Vice-President at the Center; Mr Tim Evans, Senior Director of Health, Nutrition and Population at the World Bank Group; representatives of US Consumers Organisations; and Mr Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Ms Marianne Thyssen in Switzerland (until 23/06): together King Philippe of the Belgians, attends an official meeting with Ms Doris Leuthard, President of the Swiss Confederation.

M. Pierre Moscovici à Madrid, Espagne: rencontre M. Luis de Guindos, Ministre de l'Economie, de l'industrie et de la compétitivité de l'Espagne; et M. Pedro Sánchez, Secrétaire Général du Parti socialiste ouvrier espagnol (PSOE); participe à un déjeuner organisé par Nueva Economía Fórum; et visite la Commission mixte pour l'Union européenne et la Commission de l'Economie et de la Compétitivité au Parlement Espagnol.

Mr Christos Stylianides in Kampala, Uganda (until 23/06): participates in the Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees "Translating New York Declaration Commitments into Action"; holds bilateral meetings; and visits refugee communities in the country.

Mr Phil Hogan in Lans-En-Vercors, France: delivers the closing speech at the Regional Forum on "A dynamic agriculture at the heart of the regions" hosted by Mr Michel Dantin, Member of the European Parliament.

Ms Vĕra Jourová in Israel and Palestine (until 26/06): meets Mr Ali Abu Diak, Minister for Justice of the National Palestinian authority; Ms Haifa Al-Agha, Minister Women Affairs of National Palestinian authority; and  NGOs on gender equality and violence against women.

Ms Margrethe Vestager participates in the ALDE Summit ahead of the European Council, in Brussels.

Ms Margrethe Vestager receives Mr Albert Rivera, President of Ciudadanos party of Spain.

Mr Carlos Moedas delivers the opening speech at the event "EU – Israel: 20 Years Research and Innovation Partnership" at the European Parliament, in Brussels.

Mr Carlos Moedas receives Mr Aharon Aharon, CEO of Israel Innovation Authority.

Mr Carlos Moedas receives Mr Jörg Leichtfried, Minister for Transport, Innovation and Technology of Austria; Ms Gaby Schaunig, Deputy Governor, Regional Minister responsible for research and innovation of Carinthia; and Mr Christopher Drexler, Regional Minister responsible for research and innovation of Styria.

Mr Carlos Moedas receives Mr Pavel Bělobrádek, Deputy Prime Minister with responsibility for Science, Research and Innovation of the Czech Republic.

Mr Julian King in London, the United Kingdom: delivers a speech on 'The future of the Security Union' at the Chairman's Circle dinner event, organised by the Royal United Services Institute.

 

Vendredi 23 juin 2017

President Jean-Claude Juncker and Ms Federica Mogherini participate in the European Council, in Brussels.

Mr Frans Timmermans in Bad Hersfeld, Germany: delivers a speech at the premiere of the theatre piece "Martin Luther-Der Anschlag".

Mr Maroš Šefčovič receives Mr Janez Kopač, Director of the Energy Community Secretariat.

Mr Jyrki Katainen receives Mr Nihat Zeybekci, Minister of Economy of Turkey.

Mr Günther H.Oettinger delivers a speech at the LGBT International Conference 2017 organised by Workplace Pride, in Brussels.

Mr Johannes Hahn in Warsaw, Poland: attends the 3rd Eastern Partnership Youth Forum.

Mr Johannes Hahn in Belgrade, Serbia: participates in the inauguration ceremony of the new President of Serbia Mr Aleksandar Vučić.

Ms Cecilia Malmström receives Mr Nihat Zeybecki, Minister for Economy of Turkey.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete in Madrid, Spain: delivers a keynote speech at the General Assembly of FUTURED (Spanish technological platform of electrical networks).

Ms Marianne Thyssen in Switzerland: together King Philippe of the Belgians, visits Libs (Industrielle Berufslehren Schweiz) - an industrial vocational training centre; ABB Corporate Research Centre; and vocational training school KV Berufsfachschule; attends a roundtable on the Swiss System for Dual apprenticeship with Members of the Swiss government, Representatives of the Belgian Delegation to Switzerland, and Swiss representatives for teaching and vocational training, from the business fields and the government.

M. Pierre Moscovici à Seville, Espagne: rencontre Mme. María Jesús Montero, Ministre Régional de l'Andalousie des Finances et de l'Administration publique; et M. Antonio Ramírez de Arellano, Ministre Régional de l'Andalousie de l'Economie et du Savoir; et visite Aerópolis - parc technologique et aérospatial d'Andalousie.

Ms Margrethe Vestager in Copenhagen, Denmark: meets Ms Lone Dencker Wisborg, State Secretary, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Denmark; and Mr Karsten Dybvad, CEO of the Confederation of Danish Industries.

Mr Carlos Moedas in Paris: France, participates in the signing ceremony of the OECD – EC Implementing Arrangement; meets Mr Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary General; Ms Gabriela Ramos, Chief of Staff; and takes part in the "New Approaches to Economic Challenges" seminar.

 

Samedi 24 juin 2017

 

Dimanche 25 juin 2017

Ms Vĕra Jourová in Israel and Palestine: meets Mr Reuven Rivlin, President of the State of Israel; delivers a keynote speech at the Cyber conference "Privacy, Security, Trust: The challenges for democracy"; a keynote speech at the 11th High-level EU-Israel Seminar on Anti-Semitism; meets Mr Elyakim Rubinstein, Vice-President of the Supreme Court of Israel; and visits Yad Vahsem Memorial.

 

Prévisions du mois de juin:

19/06 Foreign Affairs Council

19/06 Environment Council

20/06 General Affairs Council

22-23/06 European Council

 

Permanence DG COMM le WE du 17 au 18 juin 2017:

Mina ANDREEVA: +32 (0)498 99 13 82

 

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

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

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