Commissioners’ Weekly Activities (9 October – 13 October 2017)

Weekly activities of the Commissioners in energy & climate, environment, digital, trade, and transport policy.

Energy, Climate & Environment

Monday 9 October

  • Mr Maroš Šefčovič in Stuttgart, Germany: participates in the International Electric Vehicle Symposium; meets Mr Winfried Kretschmann, Minister President of the state of Baden-Württemberg.
  • Mr Miguel Arias Cañete in Lisbon, Portugal: delivers a keynote speech at the “The challenges of the Iberian Energy Market” conference.
  • Mr Karmenu Vella in Luxembourg: meets Mr Rumen Porodzanov, Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry of Bulgaria.
  • Mr Carlos Moedas receives Ms Kirsten Dunlop, CEO of Climate-KIC.

Tuesday 10 October 

  • Mr Maroš Šefčovič receives, together with Mr Carlos Moedas, Mr Ralf Speth, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover.
  • Mr Miguel Arias Cañete delivers a keynote speech at the Renovate Europe Day 2017 conference, at the European Parliament, in Brussels.
  • Mr Miguel Arias Cañete receives representatives of the Federation of Entrepreneurs of SMEs in Catalonia (FEPIME).
  • Ms Margrethe Vestager in Vilnius, Lithuania: meets Ms Dalia Grybauskaitė, President of Lithuania; Mr Saulius Skvernelis, Prime Minister of Lithuania; members of Lithuanian Parliament; delivers a keynote speech at the 14th Baltic Competition Conference; meets Mr Žygimantas Vaičiūnas, Minister for Energy of Lithuania; and Mr Rokas Masiulis, Minister for Transport and Communication.

Wednesday 11 October

  • Mr Maroš Šefčovič receives CEOs and Representatives from Member States on targeted exchange of views on battery development and production in Europe.
  • Mr Jyrki Katainen delivers a keynote speech at the European Forum on Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy, in Brussels.
  • Mr Jyrki Katainen receives Mr Lawrence MacAulay, Minister for Agriculture and Agri-Food of Canada.
  • Mr Jyrki Katainen receives a delegation from the Confederation of Swedish Conservative and Liberal Students.
  • Mr Karmenu Vella participates in the conference “MSP for Blue Growth – How to Plan for a Sustainable Blue Economy“, in Brussels.

Thursday 12 October

  • Mr Maroš Šefčovič on Energy Union Tour to Finland: meets Members of the Grand Committee (Parliament’s EU Committee) of the Finnish Parliament (Eduskunta Riksdagen); meets Mr Kimmo Tiilikainen , Minister for Housing, Energy and the Environment; attends a Roundtable discussion with Energy Union stakeholders.
  • Mr Jyrki Katainen delivers closing remarks at the Sustainability and Innovation conference, in Brussels.
  • Mr Miguel Arias Cañete receives Mr Detlef Seif, Member of the German Bundestag.
  • Mr Karmenu Vella in Tallinn, Estonia: participates in the conference “Beyond 2020: Supporting Europe’s Coastal Communities“.

Friday 13 October

  • Mr Maroš Šefčovič in Finland: on Energy Union Tour: visits the UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery site; participates in a Citizens’ dialogue; and meets Mr Kimmo Jarva, Mayor of Lappeenranta.
  • Mr Karmenu Vella in Luxembourg: meets Mr Erik Solheim, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Digital

Monday 9 October

  • Mr Andrus Ansip receives representatives from the German Broadband Association (BREKO) and the Association of Providers of Telecommunications and Value-added Services (VATM).
  • Mr Andrus Ansip receives Mr Muhammad Jusuf Kalla, Vice-President of Indonesia.
  • Ms Mariya Gabriel receives the CEOs of the German Broadband Association (BREKO).
  • Mrs Mariya Gabriel delivers a speech at the Language Technology Industry Summit 2017, in Brussels.
  • Mr Tibor Navracsics and Ms Mariya Gabriel deliver speeches at the CodeWeekEU2017, in Brussels.
  • Mr Julian King in Poland (until 10/10): delivers a speech at the 3rd European Cybersecurity Forum, CYBERSEC; and meets Mr Mariusz Błaszczak, Minister for the Interior and Administration of Poland.

Tuesday 10 October 

  • Mr Andrus Ansip receives Ms Ginni Rometty, Chairwoman, President and CEO of IBM.
  • Mr Andrus Ansip receives Ms Karola Wille, Chairwoman of ARD and Mr Tom Buhrow, Director General of WDR.
  • Mr Carlos Moedas receives Ms Ginni Rometty, Chairwoman, President and CEO of IBM.
  • Ms Mariya Gabriel receives Mr Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, President of European Research Council (ERC).
  • Ms Mariya Gabriel delivers a speech at the “How to fight cyber risk” conference organised by Mr Doru-Claudian Frunzulica, Member of European Parliament, in Brussels.
  • Ms Mariya Gabriel delivers a speech at the “Thinking SMARTer – how can we grow the Data Union?” conference, in Brussels.

Wednesday 11 October

  • Mr Andrus Ansip in Buenos Aires, Argentina (until 13/10): participates in the World Telecommunication Development Conference 2017; and addresses the Ministerial Roundtable on the impact of ICTs for sustainable development goals.
  • Ms Mariya Gabriel receives Mr Sebastien Soriano, Chairman at ARCEP (Autorité de Régulation des Communications Électroniques et des Postes) and 2017 Chair of the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC).
  • Mrs Mariya Gabriel delivers a speech at the Launch event of the Broadband Platform organised by the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), in Brussels.
  • Ms Vĕra Jourová receives Ms Ginni Rometty, Chairwoman, President and CEO of IBM.
  • Ms Cecilia Malmström receives Ms Ginni Rometty, Chairwoman, President and CEO of IBM.
  • Mr Carlos Moedas in Aveiro, Portugal (until 12/10): visits the Institute of Telecommunications; and the Campus of the University of Aveiro, the Science and Innovation Factory and Park.

Thursday 12 October

  • Mr Andrus Ansip in Buenos Aires, Argentina: meets Mr Andrés Ibarra, Minister for Modernisation of Argentina.
  • Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska in Jakarta, Indonesia: visits IDEMIA digital security and identification technologies company; meets Mr Le Luong Minh, Secretary General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN); representatives of European and Indonesian SMEs and the European Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia; Mr Airlangga Hartarto, Minister for Industry of Indonesia; and Mr Rudiantara, Minister for Communications and Information Technology.
  • Mr Carlos Moedas in Aveiro and Oeiras, Portugal: meets representatives of local companies and the Commission of Regional Coordination and Development (CCDR); delivers the opening speech at the TechDays forum; visits Altice Labs; inaugurates the UBIWHERE headquarters; delivers a speech at the Institute of Telecommunications on the occasion of its 25th anniversary; delivers a speech at the Agriculture Innovation Summit (AIS2017); and attends the AIS2017 Start-up Award ceremony.

Trade

Monday 9 October

  • Ms Cecilia Malmström in Marrakech, Morocco (until 10/10): participates in the Third mini-ministerial conference of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
  • Mr Valdis Dombrovskis receives Mr Markus Beyrer, Director General, BusinessEurope; Mr Maxime Cerutti, Director for Social Affairs, BusinessEurope; Mr Luca Visentini, Secretary General, European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC); and Mr Peter Scherrer, Deputy Secretary General, ETUC.

Tuesday 10 October

  • Ms Cecilia Malmström in Marrakech, Morocco: participates in the Third mini-ministerial conference of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
  • Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska in Singapore (until 11/10): meets Mr S Iswaran, Minister for Trade and Industry of Singapore; visits Airbus training centre for Asia; and hosts a dinner with representatives of Eurocham Singapore and EU-ASEAN Business Council.

Wednesday 11 October

  • Ms Cecilia Malmström receives Ms Ginni Rometty, Chairwoman, President and CEO of IBM.

Friday 13 October

  • Ms Cecilia Malmström delivers a keynote speech at the European Services Forum (ESF) conference on “Trade in services: unlocking a multi-trillion euro economy for all and across sectors”, in Brussels.
  • Ms Cecilia Malmström receives Mr Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Minister for State, attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France.

Transport

Monday 9 October

  • Mr Maroš Šefčovič in Stuttgart, Germany: participates in the International Electric Vehicle Symposium; meets Mr Winfried Kretschmann, Minister President of the state of Baden-Württemberg.
  • Ms Violeta Bulc in Cyprus (until 10/10): delivers a keynote speech at the Maritime Cyprus Conference; and meets with the board of the European Community Shipowners’ Associations

Tuesday 10 October

  • Mr Maroš Šefčovič receives, together with Mr Carlos Moedas, Mr Ralf Speth, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover.
  • Ms Violeta Bulc in Nicosia, Cyprus: meets with Members of the Parliament of Cyprus.
  • Ms Margrethe Vestager in Vilnius, Lithuania: meets Ms Dalia Grybauskaitė, President of Lithuania; Mr Saulius Skvernelis, Prime Minister of Lithuania; members of Lithuanian Parliament; delivers a keynote speech at the 14th Baltic Competition Conference; meets Mr Žygimantas Vaičiūnas, Minister for Energy of Lithuania; and Mr Rokas Masiulis, Minister for Transport and Communication.

Wednesday 11 October 

  • Ms Violeta Bulc receives Mr Richard Lutz, CEO of Deutsche Bahn.

General

Tuesday 10 October 

  • Mr Frans Timmermans in den Haag, the Netherlands: delivers a speech on “Entrepreneurs thinking in solutions” at the Annual Congress of the Dutch SME organisation(MKB-Nederland Jaarcongres).

Wednesday 11 October

  • President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Ms Ana Brnabić, Prime Minister of Serbia.

Thursday 12 October 

  • President Jean-Claude Juncker in Luxembourg (until 13/10): delivers a speech at a special event on the occasion of the conference of international auditors marking the 40th anniversary of the European Court of Auditors (ECA).

Click here for the full list of activities.

Source: European Commission

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