Weekly European Agenda 8-14 June

Day-by-day

Monday 8 June

  • EP: Plenary Session, BUDG, CONT, ENVI, AGRI, LIBE
  • TTE Council (Energy)
  • EC: Public Hearing on the Next steps to build a Capital Markets Union
  • EC: Cañete at the Signing Ceremony of the Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan
  • EESC: study group meetings
  • FRA: at the Council Working Parties on Human Rights
  • Presidency: Global Education Forum
  • G7 Meeting
  • African Union Summit ‘Agenda 2063’

Tuesday 9 June

  • EP: Plenary Session
  • Informal ministerial meeting on Cohesion Policy and the Urban Agenda
  • EC: Weekly College meeting
  • EESC: Public Hearing on Agritourism and Rural Development; study groups
  • EESC: Meeting of the Section for the Single Market, Production and Consumption
  • CoR: JASPERS Workshop on the Water Framework Directive
  • ECHR: 8 judgments
  • PACE: Committee of the Election of Judges to the ECHR
  • ECRI: publication of reports and conclusions on the implementation of recommendations
  • CoE Committee of Ministers: Supervision of execution of the judgments of the ECHR

Wednesday 10 June

  • EP: Plenary Session
  • EU-CELAC Summit
  • EC: EU-CELAC Business Summit
  • EC: Hahn meets with political leaders of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • EESC: Public Hearing Towards Digital Health; study groups
  • FRA: Meeting of National Roma Contact Points
  • Presidency: EuroNanoForum 2015 Conference
  • Presidency: Meeting of the network of EU Justice and Home Affairs Agencies
  • ECHR: Grand Chamber hearing

Thursday 11 June

  • EP: Plenary Session
  • EU-CELAC Summit
  • TTE Council (Transport)
  • EC: Mogherini at the EU-SICA and EU-Caribbean Summits
  • EC: Hahn in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • EC: Malmström meets Foreign Ministers of Mercosur countries
  • EESC: Meeting of the Section for External Relations
  • CoR: Visegrad Capital Cities and Regions Forum 2015
  • Presidency: First Eastern Partnership ministerial meeting on digital economy
  • ECHR: 8 judgments and decisions

Friday 12 June

  • TTE Council (Telecom)
  • EC: Conference on Smart Public Procurement
  • EC: Juncker, Mogherini and Malmström at the EU-Mexico Summit
  • PACE: Meeting Sub-Committee on Media and Information
  • Congress: Meeting of the Governance Committee

Sunday 14 June

  • PACE: Ad hoc committee of the Bureau on large scale arrival of refugees to Turkey
  • Congress: Observation of local elections in the Republic of Moldova

 

Institutional agendas

European Parliament
Monday 8 June

Plenary Session.
Reports: Adjustment rate for direct payments in respect of 2015 (AGRI); and the EU Strategy for equality between women and men post 2015 (FEMM). Short presentations of the following reports: Intellectual property rights in third countries (INTA); and Intellectual property rights: an EU action plan (JURI).

Committee on Budgets (BUDG)
Exchange of views on the 2016 Budget – Mandate for the Trilogue; Exchange of views and adoption of Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund.
Full agenda

Committee on Budgetary Control (CONT)
Consideration of a working document: ECA Special Report No 1/2015 (2014 Discharge): Inland Waterway Transport in Europe: No significant improvements in modal share and navigability conditions since 2001; Consideration of working document: ECA Special Report 18/2014 (2014 Discharge): EuropeAid’s Evaluation and Results Oriented Monitoring Systems (Joint DEVE – CONT meeting).
Full agenda 

Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI)
Report back on the ongoing inter-institutional negotiations on the limitation of emissions of certain pollutants into the air from medium combustion plants; Exchange of views with Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis on the proposal for a Regulation on the possibility for the Member States to restrict or prohibit the use of genetically modified food and feed on their territory.
Full agenda 

Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI)
Presentation by Commissioners Margrethe Vestager and Phil Hogan on the draft competition guidelines applicable to the agriculture sector. Adoption of draft report: Prospects for the EU dairy sector – Review of the implementation of the Dairy package.
Full agenda

Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE)
Consideration of draft report: Draft amending budget No 5/2015 – Responding to migratory pressures; Structured dialogue with Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos: Exchange of views on the Commission Work Programme for 2015 and on the preparation of the 2016 Commission Work Programme.
Full agenda

Tuesday 9 June
Plenary Session.
Reports: Review of the economic governance framework: stocktaking and challenges (ECON); Long-term shareholder engagement and corporate governance statement (JURI); European energy security strategy (ITRE).
Joint debate – Climate change: Conclusion of the Doha amendment to the Kyoto Protocol; EU-Iceland agreement on Iceland participation in the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol. Oral questions: Building a Capital Markets Union; OLAF Supervisory Committee’s annual report 2014.

Wednesday 10 June
Plenary Session.
Reports: Negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (INTA); Accession of Croatia to the Convention on mutual assistance in criminal matters (LIBE); Accession of Croatia to the Convention on the fight against corruption involving EC officials or officials of Member States (LIBE); The state of EU-Russia relations (AFET); The strategic military situation in the Black Sea Basin following the illegal annexation of Crimea by Russia (AFET).
Motions for resolutions concerning the situation in Hungary.
Statement by Federica Mogherini on the Future EU-Cuba relations. Oral questions: Sports, Human Rights and the Baku games. Commission statement: Smart borders package.

Thursday 11 June
Plenary Session.
Debates on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law. Motions for resolutions concerning debates on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law.

More information on the plenary session available here.

 

Council of Ministers
Monday 8 June

Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council (TTE) (Energy)
Ministers will debate the implementation of the energy security strategy, in particular the issue of security of energy supply; adopt conclusions on the implementation of the framework strategy for the energy union; and receive an update from the Commission on the state of play on international energy relations.

Tuesday 9 – Wednesday 10 June
Informal Meeting of Ministers responsible for Cohesion policy, territorial cohesion and urban matters, Riga.
On 9 June it is planned to discuss the implementation of reformed cohesion policy in practice, a wider use of financial instruments of cohesion policy and strengthening the administrative capacity. On 10 June for the first time at political level the ministers will have an opportunity to discuss EU Urban Agenda, reaching the agreement on its basic elements. The aim of the informal ministerial meeting is to approve the declaration on EU Urban Agenda, prepared by the Latvian Presidency.

EUCELAC Foreign Ministers meeting.
In preparation of the EU-CELAC summit on 10-11 June.

Wednesday 10 – Thursday 11 June
EU-CELAC Summit.
High level summit of the EU with the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States under the theme “Shaping our common future: working for prosperous, cohesive and sustainable societies for our citizens”. The summit is the main forum for dialogue and cooperation between the two regions and will seek to reinvigorate bilateral relations The EU will be represented by Donald Tusk, Jean Claude Juncker, Federica Mogherini, and Neven Mimica.

Thursday 11 June
Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council (TTE) (Transport)
Ministers aim to adopt a general approach on technical requirements for inland waterway vessels; take stock of governance and market opening proposals under the 4th railway package; and look at the progress made on a proposed update of EU air passenger rights rules.

Friday 12 June
Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council (TTE) (Telecom)
Ministers will look at telecommunications issues and are expected to adopt a general approach on a programme on interoperability solutions for European public administrations; take stock of progress on a proposal to make websites more accessible; and express their views on the strategy and implementation of the digital single market strategy, presented by the Commission.

An agenda of Council meetings can be found here.

 

European Commission and High Representative
Monday 8 June

Public Hearing on the Next steps to build a Capital Markets Union following the end of the public consultation on the Commission Green Paper on 13 May. With opening speech by Commissioner Jonathan Hill, and keynote speech by Vice President Jyrki Katainen entitled Capital Markets Union and the Investment Plan: The twin engines of the Commission’s jobs and growth strategy.

Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete participates in the Signing Ceremony of the Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan (BEMIP) Memorandum, the Declaration for regional cooperation on security of supply in the framework of the internal market and the Political Declaration of the Pentalateral Energy Forum.

Tuesday 9 June
Weekly College meeting, in Strasbourg

Wednesday 10 June
EU-CELAC Business Summit. Side-event to the EU-CELAC Summit with Commissioners Elżbieta Bieńkowska and Neven Mimica, bringing together business representatives from both sides of the Atlantic. The event will serve to enhance the role of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises as a means to strengthen inclusive and sustainable growth for our societies.

Commissioner Johannes Hahn meets with the political leaders from the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, in Brussels.

Thursday 11 June
Federica Mogherini participates in the EU-SICA Summit and EU-Caribbean Summit, in Brussels.

Commissioner Johannes Hahn travels to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Commissioner Cecilia Malmström meets with Foreign Ministers of the Mercosur countries, in the margins of the EU-CELAC Summit.

Friday 12 June
Conference on Smart Public Procurement: new frontiers for public procurement. Fourth annual conference on public procurement in Prague, focusing on smart public procurement.

President Jean-Claude Juncker, Federica Mogherini and Cecilia Malmström participate in the EU – Mexico Summit, in Brussels.

A full list with meetings of Commissioners can be found here.

 

European Economic and Social Committee
Monday 8 June

Group meetings: Study Group on Food Security; Ad-hoc Group on the European Citizens’ Initiative; Single Market Observatory

Tuesday 9 June
Public Hearing Agritourism and other non-farming employment on farms as contributors to rural development in Helsinki, Finland. The public hearing with experts and civil society representatives provides input for the EESC own-initiative opinion that will review the strategic direction of the rural development programmes and evaluate their contribution to revitalizing rural areas. At the hearing we will hear how in Finland these aims are put into practice through entrepreneurship, farm diversification and initiatives that encourage women’s involvement, in particular.

Section for the Single Market, Production and Consumption (INT). On the agenda: own-initiative opinion on Environmental, social and health claims in the single market; debate on the implementation of the Directive on late payments.

Study Groups and Hearings: Models for civil society involvement in the implementation and monitoring of the post-2015 agenda; Evaluation of European Commission stakeholder consultations

Wednesday 10 June
Public Hearing Towards digital health: Delivering safe information on medicinal products in Europe. Digital health is of great importance for European citizens and patients, as it contains key aspects of values, ethics and rights and has significant implications for the living and working conditions of Europeans. The hearing, providing input for the EESC own-initiative opinion will focus on health literacy and digital literacy, Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), mobile devises and Apps in a medical context, and the role of EMA.

Study Group: Proposals to fight corruption in the EU: meeting business and civil society concerns

Thursday 11 June
Section for External Relations (REX): adoption of draft opinion Towards a new European Neighbourhood Policy; adoption of draft opinion TTIP and its impact on SMEs; adoption of draft opinion Financing development – the position of civil society; debate on the role of agriculture in development policy with the participation of the Farmers category; Adoption of the draft opinion on The post-2015 objectives in the Euro-Mediterranean region.

More information about EESC events can be found here.
The agendas of the different EESC meetings can be found here.

 

Committee of the Regions
Tuesday 9 – Wednesday 10 June

Joint Assistance to Support Projects in European Regions (JASPERS) Workshop on the implementation of the Water Framework Directive in projects.
More information available here.

Thursday 11 June
Visegrad Capital Cities and Regions Forum 2015: The event will provide a unique opportunity to intensify a dialogue between regions and cities of the Visegrad Group and Austria aimed at promoting a closer collaboration and coordination in relation to the EU institutions.
More information available here.

More information about Committee of the Regions events can be found here.
The agendas of the different Committee of the Regions meetings can be found here.

 

EU Agency for Fundamental Rights
Monday 8 June

FRA will take part in the joint meeting of the Council Working Party on Fundamental Rights, Citizens’ Rights and Free Movement of Persons, and the Council Working Party on Human Rights. The purpose of the meeting is to provide the Council with a comprehensive understanding on how to harmonise the EU’s internal and external human rights strategies. The meeting will focus on two specific areas, integrated child protection systems, and combatting racism and xenophobia.

Wednesday 10 – Thursday 11 June
Meeting of National Roma Contact Points in Vienna on Roma Integration Indicator and reporting template. The aim is to assist Member States with the practical application of the framework and in particular, to discuss the various approaches to data collection that might be applicable in specific contexts in individual Member States.

More information about EU Agency for Fundamental Rights events can be found here.

 

Latvian Presidency
Monday 8 June

Global education Forum – striving for engagement, development, sustainability, Latvia. The Forum is aimed to discuss the future perspectives of Europe and opportunities for young people in promoting sustainable development, as well as the role of schools as global education resource centers for improvement the quality of life in local communities.

Wednesday 10 June
EuroNanoForum 2015 Conference. ENF2015 will review the status of European technology development in nanotechnologies and advanced materials industries, discussing the latest progress in nanoscience and nanotechnologies, and their contribution to innovation in manufacturing across all industrial sectors. The programme features also aspects of upcoming Horizon 2020 calls, regional and public-private partnerships, as well as the most important framework conditions – safety, IPR, education, standards, regulations and funding

Meeting of the network of EU Justice and Home Affairs Agencies. The meeting will discuss mutual synergies and explore avenues for cooperation. With: the European Police College (CEPOL); the European Asylum Support Office (EASO); the European Gender Institute (EIGE); the EU’s drugs agency (EMCDDA); the EU’s judicial cooperation agency (Eurojust); the EU’s law enforcement agency (Europol); the EU Borders Agency (Frontex); the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA); eu-LISA, the EU agency responsible for operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice.

Thursday 11 June
First Eastern Partnership ministerial meeting on digital economy. The aim of the ministerial meeting is to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the digital economy of the Eastern Partnership. At the end of the meeting, a declaration will be adopted, providing the necessary political momentum for cooperation on issues related to the digital economy.

The event calendar of the Presidency can be found here.

 

Council of Europe
Tuesday 9 June

PACE: Committee of the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights in Paris. On the agenda: interviews of the candidates in respect of Luxembourg, Azerbaijan, Latvia, Armenia and Monaco.

ECRI: Publication of reports on Albania, Hungary and Poland; publication of conclusions on the implementation of priority recommendations in respect of Andorra, Croatia, Denmark, Sweden and Ukraine.

Tuesday 9 – Thursday 11 June
Committee of Ministers: Supervision of execution of the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights. The Committee of Ministers examines the implementation of ECHR judgments and adopts a final resolution on each case, to ensure that member states comply with ECHR judgments and decisions.

Friday 12 June
PACE: Meeting Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society – Regional conference on the safety of journalists of the PACE Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media in Kyiv.

Congress: Meeting of the Governance Committee

Sunday 14 June
PACE: Ad hoc committee of the Bureau on large scale arrival of refugees to Turkey in Turkey.

Congress: Observation of local elections in the Republic of Moldova

The calendar of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe can be found here.

 

ECHR (Council of Europe)
Tuesday 9 June

8 judgments

Wednesday 10 June
Grand Chamber hearing in the case Armani Da Silva v. the United Kingdom

Thursday 11 June
64 judgments and/or decisions

More information on upcoming hearings and judgments can be found here.

 

International Summits
Sunday 7 – Tuesday 8 June

G7 Summit in Schloss Elmau (Bavaria). The motto of the 41st G7 meeting is “Think ahead, act together”. On the agenda are amongst other issues the upcoming UN negotiations on a new international climate change agreement; the UN’s post-2015 development framework; energy security, building on the 2014 G7 Energy Initiative; protection of the marine environment and marine governance; antibiotic resistance; Ebola; and the empowerment of self-employed women and women in vocational training.

Sunday 7 – Monday 15 June
African Union SummitAgenda 2063’ – Unity, Prosperity and Peace in South Africa. Aiming to encourage discussion among all stakeholders, “Agenda 2063” is an approach towards a global strategy to optimize use of Africa’s resources for the benefits of all Africans, to discuss how the continent should effectively learn from the lessons of the past, build on the progress now underway and strategically exploit all possible opportunities available in the short, medium and long term, so as to ensure positive socioeconomic transformation within the next 50 years.

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