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European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities

CALENDRIER du 06 mars au 12 mars 2017

Brussels, 3 March 2017

(Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine)

Déplacements et visites

 

Lundi 06 mars 2017

Foreign Affairs Council

Agriculture and Fisheries Council

Mr Frans Timmermans receives Mr Zaza Tavadze, Chairman of the XVIIth Conference of European Constitutional Courts.

Mr Andrus Ansip in Madrid, Spain: inaugurates the Cultura en Red 2017; meets Mr Fernando Benzo Sáinz, State Secretary for Culture of Spain; Mr Álvaro Nadal Belda, Minister for Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda; participates in a working lunch with start-ups; and meets representatives of the Joint Committee for the EU and Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda Committee.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič in Houston, the United States (until Tuesday 07/03): visits the Johnson Space Centre; delivers speeches on "The new equation for energy and the environment" and "New eras for sustainability?" at the CERAWeek 2017 (annual international gathering of energy industry leaders, experts, government officials and policymakers); meets Mr Alexander Novak, Minister for Energy of Russia; Mr Darren Woods, CEO of Exxon; and Mr Lamar McKay, Deputy Group CEO, BP.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis delivers a keynote speech at the Euro 50 Group event "EMU and the New Challenges Ahead for the European Union", in Brussels.

Mr Jyrki Katainen meets Mr Jussi Niinistö, Minister for Defence of Finland, in Brussels.

Mr Jyrki Katainen participates in a working lunch with Mr Markku Markkula, President of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), in Brussels.

Mr Jyrki Katainen receives Mr Urs Rohner, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Credit Suisse Group; and Mr Axel Weber, Chairman of the Board of Directors of UBS Group.

Mr Jyrki Katainen receives members of the board of the Women Entrepreneurs of Finland.

Ms Cecilia Malmström in Gothenburg, Sweden: meets representatives of the 'Västsvenska handelskammaren', the West Swedish Chamber of Commerce; and delivers a speech on "Building Bridges, not Walls", at the University of Gothenburg.

Mr Karmenu Vella meets Mr Marko Pomerants, Minister for the Environment of Estonia, in Brussels.

Mr Karmenu Vella meets Mr Tarmo Tamm, Minister for Rural Affairs of Estonia, in Brussels.

Mr Karmenu Vella meets Mr Bronius Markauskas, Minister for Agriculture of Lithuania, in Brussels.

Mr Karmenu Vella opens a Maritime Exhibition 'The Phoenician Shipwreck of Gozo, Malta', in Brussels.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis meets Mr Sven-Erik Bucht, Minister for Rural Affairs of Sweden, in Brussels.

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos meets Mr Sameh Hassan Shoukry, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Egypt, in Brussels.

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos in Geneva, Switzerland: participates in the "Migration, security and how they affect the Future of Europe" conference at the University of Geneva.

M. Pierre Moscovici à Paris, France: rencontre M. François Hollande, Président de la République française; M. Enrico Letta, Président de l'Institut Jacques Delors et Doyen de l'Ecole des affaires internationales de Sciences Po Paris (PSIA).

Mr Phil Hogan meets Mr Michael Creed, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine of Ireland, in Brussels.

Mr Phil Hogan meets Mr Fergus Ewing, Member of the Scottish Parliament, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity, in Brussels.

Ms Violeta Bulc in Spain (until 07/03): visits the control centre of the AP6 motorway in San Rafael; meets Mr Íñigo de la Serna Hernáiz, Minister for Public Works of Spain; Mr Francisco Reynés, Vice-Chairman and CEO of ABERTIS; and participates in a Citizens' dialogue dialogue jointly with Mr Íñigo de la Serna Hernáiz .

Mr Tibor Navracsics meets Mr Luis Alvarado Martínez, current President of the European Youth Forum; and Ms Johanna Nyman, former President of the European Youth Forum, in Brussels.

Mr Tibor Navracsics participates in the Commemoration ceremony of the 1848–49 Revolution and War of Independence organised by the European Parliament and Magyar Hullám Cultural Society, in Brussels.

Mr Carlos Moedas receives Ms Margarida Marques, State Secretary for European Affairs of Portugal.

Mr Julian King in London, the UK: delivers a keynote speech at the Security and Defence 2017 conference organised by Chatham House.

 

Mardi 07 mars 2017

General Affairs Council

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

Mr Frans Timmermans delivers a keynote speech at the Eurocities Mayors Summit on the Future of Europe, in Brussels.

Mr Frans Timmermans delivers an opening speech at the "500 years of Reformations: Shaping Europe-Daring Change" event organised by Community of Protestant Churches in Europe and the German Protestant Church (EKD) at the European Parliament, in Brussels.

Ms Federica Mogherini receives Mr Georges Chikoti, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Angola.

Ms Federica Mogherini receives Mr Hugo Martínez Bonilla, Minister for Foreign Affairs of El Salvador.

Mr Andrus Ansip delivers a keynote speech at European employer organisation of the metal, engineering and technology based industries (CEEMET) Annual Reception, in Brussels.

Mr Andrus Ansip receives Mr José Carvalho da Rocha, Minister of Telecommunications of Angola and his delegation.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič in Houston, the United States: participates in the CERAWeek 2017 (annual international gathering of energy industry leaders, experts, government officials and policymakers); meets Mr Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA); Mr Anatol Feygin, Executive Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer of Cheniere Energy; Mr Hans-Ulrich Engel, Chief Financial Officer of BASF; and Mario Mehren, CEO of Wintershall.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis delivers a keynote speech at the conference "Europe's shortage of capital for start-ups", organised by the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME), in Brussels.

Mr Jyrki Katainen delivers a keynote address at the CE8 coalition of progressive businesses' event "Businesses closing loops: How can the European Union enable the transition" at the European Parliament, in Brussels.

Mr Jyrki Katainen and Ms Corina Creţu deliver speeches in the panel on "Tackling Rising Populism and Euroscepticism" at the Eurocities Mayors Summit on the Future of Europe, in Brussels.

Mr Jyrki Katainen receives Ms Sonja Ledl-Rossmann, President of the Federal Council of Austria, and Mr Karlheinz Kopf, Second President of the National Council of Austria.

Mr Jyrki Katainen delivers a keynote address at the European Parliament Social Economy Intergroup's public hearing "60th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome: social economy's contribution to economic, social and territorial cohesion in Europe", in Brussels.

Mr Jyrki Katainen receives a delegation from the regional government of Salzburg, Austria.

Mr Günther Oettinger receives Mr Louis Grech, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for European Affairs and Implementation of the Electoral Manifesto of Malta.

Ms Cecilia Malmström receives Mr Todd McClay, Minister for Trade, Minister for State Owned Enterprises of New Zealand.

Mr Karmenu Vella addresses the EU-Angola Annual Ministerial Meeting on Maritime Security, in Brussels.

Mr Karmenu Vella receives Mr Ronald Ries, Mayor of Strasbourg.

Mr Karmenu Vella receives Mr Jānis Dūklavs, Minister for Agriculture of Latvia.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis receives Mr Jānis Dūklavs, Minister for Agriculture of Latvia.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis receives representatives of the Italian Farmers Confederation (CIA).

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis receives members of the Lithuanian National Parliament.

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos meets Mr Spyros Galinos, Mayor of Lesvos; Mr Michalis Angelopoulos, Mayor of Samos; Mr Manolis Vournous, Mayor of Chios; Mr Michalis Kolias, Mayor of Leros; and Mr George Kyritsis, Mayor of Kos, in Brussels.

Ms Marianne Thyssen receives Ms Sonja Ledl-Rossmann, President of the Federal Council of Austria; and Mr Karlheinz Kopf, Second President of the National Council of Austria.

Ms Marianne Thyssen receives Ms Margarida Marques, State Secretary for European Affairs of Portugal.

M. Pierre Moscovici à Berlin, Allemagne: rencontre  M. Martin Schulz, Ancien Président du Parlement Européen; M. Sigmar Gabriel, Ministre des Affaires Etrangères de l'Allemagne; et M. Jens Spahn, Secrétaire d'Etat parlementaire au ministère fédéral des Finances de l'Allemagne.

Mr Phil Hogan receives members of the Lithuanian National Parliament.

Mr Phil Hogan receives representatives of Algeco Scotsman - services provider for modular space and portable storage solutions.

Ms Violeta Bulc in Madrid, Spain: delivers a keynote speech at the World ATM Congress; and meets Members of the Spanish Parliament.

Ms Vĕra Jourová meets Consumer Protection Cooperation (CPC) Authorities to discuss the state of play on Volkswagen, in Brussels.

Mr Tibor Navracsics delivers a speech at the “Mother tongue based education as core element of the European diversity” event organised by the European Parliament, in Brussels.

Mr Tibor Navracsics delivers a speech at the 50th anniversary ceremony of the Federation of European Publishers (FEP), in Brussels.

Ms Corina Creţu receives Mr Dario Nardella, Mayor of Florence.

Ms Corina Creţu receives members of the Committee on European Affairs of the Seimas of Lithuania.

Ms Corina Creţu receives Ms Ana Birchall, Minister-Delegate for European Affairs of Romania.

Ms Margrethe Vestager delivers a speech at the high-level meeting on "The Role of Competition Policy in Delivering the Energy Union", organised by Energy Solutions Network, in Brussels.

Mr Carlos Moedas participates in a working lunch with Mr Jeremy Farrar, Director of The Wellcome Trust, in Brussels.

 

Mercredi 08 mars 2017

College meeting

Tripartite Social Summit

President Jean-Claude Juncker addresses the Tripartite Social Summit, in Brussels.

Mr Frans Timmermans receives Michael van Praag, President of the Royal Dutch Football Association.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič in Washington D.C., the United States (until Thursday 09/03): meets Mr Gary Cohn, chief economic advisor to President Trump and Director of the United States National Economic Council; takes part in a roundtable with industry representatives and civil society, hosted by the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS); and delivers a speech at the US Chamber of Commerce.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis moderates a discussion and delivers remarks at the Tripartite Social Summit, in Brussels.

Mr Jyrki Katainen receives Mr Peter Agnefjäll, CEO and President of IKEA.

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

Ms Cecilia Malmström in Singapore: visits the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore; delivers a keynote speech at Singapore Management University; meets Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore; and Mr Lim Hng Kiang, Minister for Trade and Industry.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete receives Mr Peter Agnefjäll, CEO and President of IKEA.

Mr Karmenu Vella meets Mr John Hewko, General Secretary of Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation, in Brussels.

Mr Karmenu Vella participates in the Conference "Rotary at the European Union: Challenges and opportunities in implementing Sustainable Development Goals", in Brussels.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis receives Mr Michele Emiliano, President of the Puglia Region, Italy.

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

M. Pierre Moscovici reçoit M. Giacomo Filibeck, Secrétaire général adjoint du Parti Socialiste Européen (PSE).

Ms Vĕra Jourová receives Mr Peter Agnefjäll, CEO and President of IKEA.

Mr Tibor Navracsics in Valletta, Malta (until 09/03): meets Mr Owen Bonnici, Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government of Malta; Mr Jason Micallef, Chairman of Valletta 2018 Foundation; and Mr Albert Marshall, Executive Chairman of Arts Council Malta; and participates in a high-level dinner of the Maltese Presidency on culture in external relations.

Ms Margrethe Vestager delivers the keynote speech on “European Society of Fairness and Equal Opportunities” and participates in the discussion at the "Wednesday Social Dialogue", organised by European Movement International, in Brussels.

Mr Carlos Moedas delivers a keynote speech at the conference "Getting it right: what are the best funding mechanisms for innovation" organised by the European Parliament and Swiss Knowledge and Excellence, in Brussels.

Mr Carlos Moedas attends the EU Prize Ceremony for Women Innovators at the European Parliament in Brussels.

 

Jeudi 09 mars 2017

European Council

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

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 participates in the European Council meeting, in Brussels.

Mr Frans Timmermans, Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska and Mr Karmenu Vella deliver speeches in the opening session of the "Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference: One year after adoption, working together for the future", in Brussels.

Mr Frans Timmermans receives Mr Priit Pikamäe, Chief Justice of Estonia; and Ms Nuria Diaz Abad, President of the European Network of Councils for the Judiciary (ENCJ).

Mr Andrus Ansip in the United States (until 10/03): meets Mr Wilbur Ross, US Secretary of Commerce; Mr Brian Schatz, US Congress Senator; Ms Marsha Blackburn, US Congress Representative; and Mr Michael McCaul, US Congress Representative.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič in Washington D. C., the United States: participates in a meeting with NGOs and think-tanks on clean energy transition hosted by WRI Ross Centre for Sustainable Cities; meets Ms Kristalina Georgieva, former European Commissioner and current CEO of the World Bank; and leading members of the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis in Warsaw, Poland (until 10/03): meets Mr Andrzej Duda, President of Poland; representatives of the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF); delivers a presentation to members of the Polish Parliament; and meets Mr Mateusz Morawiecki, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development and Finance of Poland.

Mr Jyrki Katainen delivers a speech in the closing session of the "Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference: One year after adoption, working together for the future", in Brussels.

Mr Günther Oettinger receives Mr Petteri Orpo, Minister for Finance of Finland.

Ms Cecilia Malmström in Manila, The Philippines (until 10/03): participates in the yearly meeting between the EU Trade Commissioner and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Trade Ministers; participates in the ASEAN-EU Business Summit; and holds a series of bilateral meetings with several ASEAN Trade ministers.

Mr Neven Mimica receives Mr Makhtar Diop, Regional Vice-President for Africa of the World Bank.

Mr Neven Mimica participates in a high-level lunch with Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to discuss effective implementation of international aid, in Brussels.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete in Berlin, Germany (until 10/03): meets Mr Peter Altmaier, Head of the Federal Chancellery and Federal Minister for Special Tasks of Germany.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis in Vilnius, Lithuania: delivers the opening speech at the 3rd European Reference Networks (ERN) Conference; meets Mr Mindaugas Sinkevičius, Minister of Economy of Lithuania; and Mr Vilius Šapoka, Minister of Finance of Lithuania.

Mr Christos Stylianides delivers opening remarks in an event with senior officials from the United Nations Migration Agency (IOM) and the European Union, on strengthening of their joint work on global migration, in Brussels.

Mr Christos Stylianides meets Ms Michaëlle Jean, Secretary-General of the International Organisation of the Francophonie, in Brussels.

Ms Vĕra Jourová receives Mr Thorsteinn Víglundsson, Minister for Social Affairs and Equal Rights of Iceland.

Ms Vĕra Jourová receives Mr Priit Pikamäe, President of the Network of the Presidents of the Supreme Judicial Courts of the European Union.

Mr Tibor Navracsics in Valletta, Malta: delivers an opening speech at the Presidency conference on international cultural relations; and takes part in and delivers a speech at the EU Sport Forum high-level panel debate on the promotion of grassroots sport in the EU.

Mr Julian King in The Hague, Netherlands: delivers a keynote speech on the launch of the new EU Serious and Organised Crime Threat Assessment (SOCTA) at Europol.

 

Vendredi 10 mars 2017

Informal meeting of the 27 Heads of State or Government

President Jean-Claude Juncker participates in the informal meeting of the 27 Heads of State or Government.

Ms Federica Mogherini delivers a keynote speech at the AmCham EU-Transatlantic Conference “Room for three? The implications of Brexit on the EU-US relationship”, in Brussels.

Mr Andrus Ansip in the United States: visits the Symantec Operations Center; and delivers a speech at the Atlantic Council EuroGrowth Task Force event.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis in Warsaw, Poland: meets Ms Elżbieta Rafalska, Minister for the Family, Labour and Social Policy of Poland; and employers and trade union representatives.

Mr Jyrki Katainen receives a group representing the youth, student and women's organisations of the National Coalition Party of Finland.

Ms Cecilia Malmström in Manila, The Philippines: participates in the yearly meeting between the EU Trade Commissioner and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Trade Ministers.

Mr Miguel Arias Cañete in Berlin, Germany: delivers a keynote speech at the 15th Convention on Energy and Environmental Policy on "Realignment of the Energy Transition in Europe: Competitive, Secure, Innovative"; and meets Mr Reinhold Mitterlehner, Federal Minister for Science, Research and Economy of Austria.

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos in Silicon Valley and San Francisco, the United States, together with Mr Carmelo Abela, Minister for Home Affairs and National Security of Malta; and Mr Andres Anvelt, Minister for the Interior of Estonia: meets Mr Kent Walker, General Counsel and Senior Vice-President of Google; Ms Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook; and Ms Del Harvey, Vice-President for Trust and Safety of Twitter.

Mr Christos Stylianides in Nîmes, France: visiting the Civil Protection Base with Mr Bruno Le Roux, Minister for the Interior of France.

Mr Phil Hogan in Thessaloniki, Greece: delivers a keynote speech at The Economist event: 3rd Agricultural Business Summit.

Ms Violeta Bulc in Paris, France: for the launch of the new road safety campaign of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile.

Ms Vĕra Jourová receives Ms Juliette Méadel, Minister of State to the Prime Minister, with responsibility for Victim Assistance of France.

Mr Tibor Navracsics meets a delegation of Moscow Pedagogical State University students, in Brussels.

Ms Margrethe Vestager in Copenhagen, Denmark: delivers a presentation on the Commission's White Paper, at an event organised by Think-Tank Europa; and a speech at Copenhagen University about career opportunities in the European Institutions.

Mr Carlos Moedas attends the first meeting of the European Innovation Council High Level Group of Innovators, in Brussels.

Mr Julian King participates in the 13th European Remembrance Day for Victims of Terrorism, in Brussels.

 

Samedi 11 mars 2017

Mr Neven Mimica in New York, the United States (until 14/03): delivers a speech on economic empowerment of women at the 61st Commission on the Status of Women.

Mr Phil Hogan in Jasionka, Poland: addresses the European Fund for the Development of Polish Villages (EFRWP)Conference on "The Common Agricultural Policy as an element of agriculture development and support of rural areas in the Visegrad Group countries"; meets Mr Jarosław Kaczyński, Chaiman of the Law and Justice party; Mr Krzysztof Jurgiel, Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development of Poland; Ms Gabriela Matečná, Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development of Slovakia; Mr Sándor Fazekas, Minister for Agriculture of Hungary; Mr Bronius Markauskas, Minister for Agriculture of Lithuania; and Mr Marian Jurečka, Minister for Agriculture of the Czech Republic.

 

Prévisions du mois de mars:

06/03 Foreign Affairs Council

06/03 Agriculture and Fisheries Council

07/03 General Affairs Council

08/03 Tripartite Social Summit

09/03 European Council

10/03 Informal meeting of the 27 Heads of State or Government

13-16/03 European Parliament Plenary Session in Strasbourg

20/03 Eurogroup

21/03 Economic and Social Affairs Council

25/03 Celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the Rome treaties

27-28/03 Justice and Home Affairs Council

 

Permanence DG COMM le WE du 04 au 05 mars 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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