CALENDRIER du 18 decembre au 07 janvier 2018

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CALENDRIER du 18 décembre au 07 janvier 2018

(Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine)

Déplacements et visites


Lundi 18 décembre 2017

Ms Federica Mogherini receives Mr Thorbjørn Jagland, the Secretary-General of the Council of Europe.

Ms Federica Mogherini receives the Prime Ministers of the Western Balkans partners.

Mr Andrus Ansip and Mr Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation, Digital Agenda, Telecommunications and Postal Services, visit MolenGeek coding school in Molenbeek, Belgium.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis receives Mr Andrea Rossi, Chief Executive Officer of AXA IM and Board Director.

Johannes Hahn in Vienna, Austria: meets Mr Thomas Greminger, Secretary-General of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).

Mr Neven Mimica in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (until 19/12): participates in the 34th Session of the Africa Caribbean Pacific-European Union Joint Parliamentary Assembly.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis receives Mr Dirk Jacobs, Mr Hubert Weber, Ms Mella Frewen, representatives of FoodDrinkEurope.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis receives Mr Ulrich Josef Brandenburg, Mr Seán Ó Riain, Mr Witdoeckt Flory, representatives of the Europa Esperanto-Unio (EEU). 

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos in Athens, Greece: participates in the Greek Economic Forum 'Ministry for Tomorrow' event; and delivers a keynote speech at the London School of Economics (LSE) alumni event at the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

M. Pierre Moscovici à Londres: rencontre M. Philip Hammond, Chancelier de l'Echiquier; prononce un discours à une table ronde organisée par Policy Network; participe à une conférence organisée par the London School of Economics.

Mr Christos Stylianides in Hamburg, Germany: meets Mr Andy Grote, Senator for Internal Affairs and Sport of the State of Hamburg; visits the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine.

Mr Christos Stylianides in Hannover, Germany: meets Mr Stephan Weil, Minister President of Lower Saxony; Mr Boris Pistorius, Minister for Internal Affairs and Sport of Lower Saxony.

Mr Phil Hogan participates in the2017 EU Agricultural Outlook Conference, in Brussels.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska in Madrid, Spain: delivers a keynote speech at a meeting with Professional Women's Network and delivers another keynote speech at a seminar on Tourism and Culture: Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals in Europe.

Ms Violeta Bulc in New Dehli, India; delivers a keynote speech at the Business roundtable "India's modernisation agenda: opportunities and challenges for European transport companies"; meets Mr Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways, and Shipping; meets Mr Piyush Goyal, Minster for Railways.

Ms Corina Creţu in Bucharest, Romania (until 19/12): participates in the signing ceremony of the financing agreement on Improving the Competitiveness of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, Regional Operational Program 2014-2020, together with Mr Mihai Tudose, Prime Minister of Romania, and Mr Marius Nica, Minister–delegate for European Funds of Romania. She also visits an EU-funded project:  "Multi Risk - Module I", Large Infrastructure Operational Program, together with Ms Carmen Daniela Dan, Minister of Internal Affairs, Mr Marius Nica, Minister–delegate for European Funds of Romania, and Mr Raed Arafat, Secretary of State, Head of the Department for Emergency Situations of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Then, Ms Creţu visits the Children Center "St. Muceniţă Sofia"; meets Mr Felix Stroe, Minister of Transport; participates in the Structural Funds Gala, organised by the Representation of the European Commission in Romania and Structural Consulting Group.

Ms Margrethe Vestager in Copenhagen, Denmark: meets Ms Lizette Riisgaard, President of the Confederation of Danish Trade Unions.

Mr Carlos Moedas delivers a keynote speech at the Award Ceremony of the Corporate Startup Stars at the Startup Europe Partnership (SEP), in Brussels.

Ms Mariya Gabriel in Geneva, Switzerland: attends the 12thInternet Governance Forum.


Mardi 19 décembre 2017

President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Gérard Larcher, President of the French Senate.

Mr Frans Timmermans and Mr Andrus Ansip receive Mr Dieter Kempf, President of Federation of German industries (BDI).

Mr Frans Timmermans and Mr Karmenu Vella receive Ms Stientje van Veldhoven, State Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Management of The Netherlands.

Ms Federica Mogherini is in Beirut, Lebanon.

Mr Andrus Ansip receives Mr Nick Clegg, Head of office "Open Reason".

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis receives Mr Magnus Berntsson, President of the Assembly of European Regions (AER) and President of the R20-Regions of Climate Action (R20).

Mr Jyrki Katainen delivers a speech on European Defence at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) series on the Future of Europe, in Brussels.

Mr Jyrki Katainen receives Mr Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, Secretary of the Economy of Mexico.

Ms Cecilia Malmström delivers welcome remarks at the 2017 Export Control Forum, in Brussels.

Ms Cecilia Malmström receives Mr Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, Secretary of Economy of Mexico.

M. Pierre Moscovici reçoit M. Gabriel Zucman, chercheur à Université de Californie, M.  Ludvig Wier et M. Thomas Tørsløv, chercheurs à  Université de Copenhague, à Bruxelles.

M. Pierre Moscovici participe à la cérémonie publique d'hommage à Simone Veil et Euro Chanukah organisée par le European Jewish Community Centre à Bruxelles.

Mr Christos Stylianides in Bremen, Germany: meets Mr Christian Weber, President of the Parliament of the State of Bremen. He also meets with the representatives of the Committee for Federal and European Affairs, International Contacts and Development Policy of the Parliament of the State of Bremen; Mr Ulrich Mäurer, Senator for the Interior of the State of Bremen;Mr Joachim Lohse, Senator for the Environment, Construction and Transport of the State of Bremen. He then visits the Maritime Search and Rescue Service of Germany and the Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association (BORDA e.V.).

Mr Phil Hogan in Paris, France: participates in a national conference on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

Ms Violeta Bulc in New Dehli, India; meets Mr Pusupati Ashok Gajapati Raju, Minister for Civil Aviation; meets Mr Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs.

Ms Corina Creţu in Bucharest, Romania: attends the Award ceremony of the "European Leader" Contest, organised by the European Commission Representation in Romania; participates in a Citizens' Dialogue, together with Mr Marius Nica, Minister–delegate for European Funds of Romania.

Ms Margrethe Vestager in Copenhagen, Denmark:meets Mr Karsten Dybvad, CEO of the Confederation of Danish Industries; meets party leader Mr Uffe Elbaek, Danish party Alternativet; meets Mr Kristian Jensen, Minister of Finance of Denmark; meets Mr Soren Pape, Minister for Justice of Denmark and leader of Danish conservative party.

Mr Carlos Moedas receives Mr Xavier Barcons, Director General of the European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (ESO).

Ms Mariya Gabriel reçoit Mme Véronique Desbrosses, Directrice générale du European Grouping of Societies of Authors and Composers (GESAC).


Mercredi 20 décembre 2017

Meeting of the College of Commissioners.

Mr Karmenu Vella receives Mr Goran Trivan, Minister for Environmental Protection of Serbia.

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis receives Vice-President of European Investment Bank, Mr Ambroise Fayolle.

Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos and Ms Marianne Thyssen host the signing ceremony for the partnership on integration with social partners, in Brussels.

M. Pierre Moscovici à Lisbonne: rencontre M. Mario Centeno, Président de l'Eurogroupe.

Mr Carlos Moedas attends with Mr Ambroise Fayolle, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank (EIB), the signature ceremony of the InnovFin Energy Demonstration Projects loans for CHO TIPER  and Oxford Photovoltaics Ltd. (Oxford PV).

Mr Carlos Moedas receives representatives from the Ordem dos Enfermeros (Portuguese Order of Nurses).


Jeudi 21 décembre 2017

Johannes Hahn in The Hague, The Netherlands: participates at the closing ceremony of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).

Mr Karmenu Vella receives Mr Karl-Heinz Lambertz, President of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR).

Mr Karmenu Vella receives representatives from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).

M. Pierre Moscovici à Lisbonne: prononce un discours lors d'une conférence organisée par le journal Diário Notícias à l'occasion du 153ième anniversaire.

Mr Tibor Navracsics in Ispra, Italy: visit to the European School in Varese and meets with staff and senior students. He also meets with staff of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) and visits the Interoperability and Vehicles Emissions Laboratories.

Mr Carlos Moedas receives Mr Paul Marie Chavanne, President of GeoPost.

Mr Carlos Moedas receives Ms Mariana Mazzucato, Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value and Director of the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose at University College London (UCL).

Mr Carlos Moedas receives Mr Manuel Castro Almeida, Director of Ernst and Young in Portugal.


Vendredi 22 décembre 2017


Samedi 23 décembre 2017


Dimanche 24 décembre 2017


Prévisions du mois de décembre:

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 Environnent Council (ENVI), in Brussels.


Permanence DG COMM le WE du 16 au 17 décembre 2017:

Christian WIGAND: +32 (0)460 764 700

Permanence DG COMM le WE du 23 au 31 décembre 2017:

Anna-Kaisa ITKONEN: +32 (0)460 764 328

Permanence DG COMM le WE du 01 au 02 janvier 2018:

Natasha BERTAUD: +32 (0)460 767 456

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

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


CALENDRIER du 03 janvier au 07 janvier 2018

(Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine)

Déplacements et visites


Mercredi 03 janvier 2018


Jeudi 04 janvier 2018

Mr Maroš Šefčovič in Bratislava, Slovakia; participates in the opening ceremony for the first ever battery assisted fast charging system in Central and Eastern Europe.


Vendredi 05 janvier 2018

Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis in Vilnius, Lithuania: meets with the Committee responsible for double quality in food of Lithuanian Parliament.

Mr Christos Stylianides in Luxemburg: meets Mr Dan Kersch, Minister for Interior of Luxemburg.

Mr Carlos Moedas in Lisbon, Portugal; delivers a keynote speech at the opening session of the initiative Catolica Research (CARE) at the Conference Ciência Aberta organised by Universidade Catolica.

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