Commissioners’ Weekly Activities (4 December – 8 December 2017)

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

Energy, Climate & Environment

Monday 4 December 

Tuesday 5 December 

  • Mr Maroš Šefčovič receives Mr Claudio Descalzi, CEO of Eni.
  • Mr Miguel Arias Cañete receives Mr Ben Voorhorst, President of the Assembly of ENTSO-E.
  • Mr Miguel Arias Cañete deliversa keynote speech at the ENTSO-E Annual Conference on “The Energy Union in 2030”, in Brussels.
  • Mr Miguel Arias Cañete receives Mr Krzysztof Tchórzewski, Minister for Energy; and Mr Michał Kurtyka, Vice-Minister for Energy of Poland.
  • Mr Miguel Arias Cañete receives Mr Claudio Descalzi, CEO of Eni.
  • Mr Karmenu Vella in Nairobi, Kenya (until 06/12): at the 3rd Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly: attends the opening plenary; delivers an opening speech at the Side Event: The Role of a Circular Economy in the transition: Towards pollution-Free Planet, and attends the Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue; meets Mr Li Ganjie, Minister for Environmental Protection of China; and Mr Mahesh Sharma, Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change of India.
  • Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska receives Mr Krzysztof Tchórzewski, Minister for Energy; and Mr Michał Kurtyka, Vice-Minister for Energy of Poland.
  • Ms Margrethe Vestager receives Mr Krzysztof Tchórzewski, Minister for Energy of Poland.

Wednesday 6 December 

  • Mr Maroš Šefčovič delivers a presentation at the First DecarbHeat Platform meeting with CEOs who signed the DecarbHeat Industry Pledge, in Brussels.
  • Mr Karmenu Vella in Nairobi, Kenya: attends the 3rd Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly and delivers a speech at the EU Ministerial breakfast on Environment and Health, co-hosted by the Estonian Presidency.

Thursday 7 December 

Friday 8 December

  • Mr Karmenu Vella in Shenzhen, China: delivers a speech at the opening ceremony of China-EU Blue Industry Cooperation Forum; a speech at the closing ceremony of EU-China Blue Year; and meets Mr Wang Hong, Head of State Oceanic Administration of China.

Digital

Monday 4 December 

  • Ms Violeta Bulc delivers a keynote speech at the Connected Transport Summit 2017 , in Brussels.
  • Ms Mariya Gabriel receives Mr Ismir Jusko, Minister for Communication and Transport of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Tuesday 5 December 

  • Mr Andrus Ansip and Ms Mariya Gabriel receive high-level representatives of several Member States for a meeting on cybersecurity.
  • Ms Mariya Gabriel receives Mr José María Álvarez-Pallete López, Chairman and CEO of Telefonica.
  • Ms Mariya Gabriel receives local representatives of Sevlievo municipality.
  • Ms Mariya Gabriel receives Ms Chen Lifang, President of the Public Affairs and Communications Department at Huawei.
  • Ms Mariya Gabriel receives Ms Antonyia Parvanova, Board Member of theGeneral Board of Women in Leadership (WIL)
  • Ms Mariya Gabriel receives Mr Mogens Blicher Bjerregård, President of the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ).
  • Ms Mariya Gabriel delivers a speech and awards a prize at the European Bee Award, at the European Parliament, in Brussels.

Wednesday 6 December 

  • Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos hosts the EU Internet Forum, in Brussels.
  • Mr Julian King delivers the closing remarks at the EU Internet Forum, in Brussels.
  • Ms Mariya Gabriel receives Ms Lilyana Pavlova, Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU.

Thursday 7 December 

  • Mr Andrus Ansip in Paris, France: participates in a round table organised by Ms Sabine Thillaye, Chair of the European Affairs Committee of the French National Assembly in the presence of Mr François de Rugy, President of the French Assembly and Mr Mounir Mahjoubi, Secretary of State in charge of digital affairs; meets Ms Françoise Nyssen, Minister for Culture; and delivers a speech at the launch of the European Start-up Price for Mobility in the presence of Ms Élisabeth Borne, Minister with responsibility for Transport of France.
  • Mr Carlos Moedas delivers a keynote speech at the FT-EIB Global Investment Forum: “Innovation, Digitalisation and Social Inclusion – corner stones of EU’s economic policy”, Brussels.
  • Mr Carlos Moedas delivers a keynote speech at the “Embedding digital into societal challenges“, research conference organised by the Estonian Presidency, in Brussels.
  • Ms Mariya Gabriel delivers a speech at the CEF Building Blocks Conference, in Brussels.
  • Ms Mariya Gabriel delivers a speech at the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition Conference, in Brussels.

Friday 8 December

  • Mr Andrus Ansip meets Mr Sander Dekker, Minister for Legal Protection of the Netherlands.

Trade

Monday 4 December 

  • Ms Federica Mogherini receives Ms Chrystia Freeland, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Canada.
  • Ms Federica Mogherini co-chairs the EU-Canada Joint Ministerial Committee.

Tuesday 5 December 

  • Ms Cecilia Malmström participates in the opening session and in a plenary panel at the EU Trade Policy Day,in Brussels.
  • Mr Phil Hogan participates in the 46th Session of the International Grains Council (IGC), in Brussels.

Wednesday 6 December 

  • Ms Cecilia Malmström meets representatives of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), Employers’ Group Bureau, in Brussels.

Thursday 7 December 

  • Mr Jyrki Katainen attends the welcome reception of the EU-Turkey High Level Economic Dialogue and EU-Turkey Business Dialogue, in Brussels

Friday 8 December

  • Ms Federica Mogherini chairs the EU-Georgia Association Council.
  • Ms Federica Mogherini chairs the EU-Ukraine Association Council.
  • Mr Jyrki Katainen participates in the EU-Turkey High Level Economic Dialogue (HLED) and EU-Turkey Business Dialogue, in Brussels.
  • Ms Cecilia Malmström participates in an EU-Turkey High-level Economic Dialogue (HLED), in Brussels.

Transport

Monday 4 December 

  • Ms Violeta Bulc delivers a keynote speech at the Connected Transport Summit 2017 , in Brussels.
  • Ms Mariya Gabriel receives Mr Ismir Jusko, Minister for Communication and Transport of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Tuesday 5 December 

  • Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska receives car industry representatives.

Thursday 7 December 

Friday 8 December

  • Ms Violeta Bulc in Ljubljana, Slovenia: speaks to the parliamentary committee for EU affairs of the Slovenian National Assembly.

General

Monday 4 December 

  • President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Ms Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom for a working lunch.

Tuesday 5 December 

  • President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Gianni Pittella, President of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament.
  • President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Edi Rama, Prime Minister of Albania.

Wednesday 6 December 

  • President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Zoran Zaev, Prime Minister of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

Thursday 7 December 

  • President Jean-Claude Juncker receives a group of representatives of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) including Mr Vasco Alves Cordeiro, President of the CPMR and of the Regional Government of the Azores; Mr Enrico Rossi, President of the Region of Tuscany, Mr Loïg Chesnais-Girard, President of the Regional Council of Brittany; Mr Erik Bergkvist, President of the Region of Västerbotten and Mr Thomas Lenz, Secretary of State in the Regional Government of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
  • President Jean-Claude Juncker receives a group of students of the Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE).
  • President Jean-Claude Juncker presents medals awarded to European Commission officials for 20 years of service, in Brussels.

Click here for the full list of activities.

Source: European Commission

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