Calendrier du lundi 8 mai 2023 au dimanche 14 mai 2023

(Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine)

Déplacements et visites


Lundi 8 mai 2023

Ms Margrethe Vestager in Berlin, Germany: visits the German mobility solution company LAT, in the context of the European Year of Skills Festival; meets with Mr Wolfgang Schmidt, Head of the German Federal Chancellery and Federal Minister for Special Tasks; meets with leading women scientists for the discussion ‘AI is never (gender) neutral'; meets with the Bundestag committee of economic affairs; meets with Mr Robert Habeck, German Federal Minister of Economy; delivers a keynote speech at the ‘Transformation Talks', along with Mr Robert Habeck.

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis holds a videoconference with Hon Don Farrell, Special Minister of State and Minister for Trade and Tourism of Australia; participates in the reception for the Day of the Restoration of Latvian Independence and Europe's Day, organised by the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Latvia to the European Union. 

Mr Margaritis Schinas in Thessaloniki, Greece: delivers remarks at the ‘Students of Thessaloniki for a creative Europe' event organised by the directorate of secondary education of eastern Thessaloniki; delivers remarks at the ‘Discourse on Europe: initiatives-actions-opportunities' event organised by the directorate of secondary education of western Thessaloniki.

Mr Johannes Hahn in Vilnius, Lithuania: meets Mr Gitanas Nausėda, President of the Republic of Lithuania; meets Ms Ingrida Šimonytė, Prime Minister; meets Ms Gintarė Skaistė, Finance Minister.

Ms Mariya Gabriel in Sofia, Bulgaria (until 09/05): participates in the award ceremony of the ‘Car racing championship for people with disabilities'; meets with scientists Ms Nikola Iliev, Ms Bonka Vatchev, Mr Patrick Cnubben, and Ms Carmen Font Espagne, to discuss young researchers and Hydrogen Valleys.

Mr Janusz Wojciechowski in Warsaw, Poland: participates in meeting of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development of the Polish Sejm.

Mr Thierry Breton in Granada and Burgos, Spain: visits ammunition factories.

M. Didier Reynders à Madrid, en Espagne : participe au World Law Congress.

Ms Helena Dalli in Valletta, Malta: gives a keynote speech at Transform Ed, a European summit on education transformation, gives an interview for Maltese TV programme dotEU.

Ms Ylva Johansson chairs a virtual High Level Resettlement forum.

Ms Jutta Urpilainen visits Oulu, Finland, visits Nokia Networks and holds public Commissioner's Question Hour; visits Kajaani, Finland, visits supercomputer LUMI and Kajaani University of Applied Sciences; holds public Commissioner's Question Hour.

Ms Mairead McGuinness in Ireland: visits, in association with European Movement Ireland's Blue Star Programme, St. Ita's School and Aston Village Education Together National School, in Drogheda, Co. Louth, and St. Patrick's National School, in Stamullen, Co. Meath.


Mardi 9 mai 2023

President Ursula von der Leyen travels to Ukraine to meet with Mr Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine.

Mr Frans Timmermans in Paris, France: delivers closing remarks and participates in the fireside chat of the Conference on the Future of Finance 2023; meets bilaterally with Michael R. Bloomberg, Co-Chair of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Energy and Climate.

Ms Margrethe Vestager in Berlin, Germany: delivers a keynote speech via videoconference at the European Bildung Day; meets with Mr Christian Lindner, German Federal Minister of Finance. In Copenhagen, Denmark: delivers a keynote speech at the European Movement Denmark's event on European priorities to security and defence; participates in the award ceremony of the Danish Craftsmen's Association.

Mr Margaritis Schinas in Athens, Greece: meets with Mr Manos Logothetis, Secretary General of the Ministry of Migration; delivers training awards to volunteer firefighters; delivers remarks via videoconference to the ‘Attracting Talent' event; delivers a keynote speech at the event on skills organised by the European Commission Representation in Athens at the occasion of the 9th of May.

Ms Mariya Gabriel in Sofia, Bulgaria: participates in a Citizens' Dialogue on: ‘Education and Innovation - Synergies and Challenges', on the occasion of Europe Day.

M. Nicolas Schmit à Luxembourg : participe aux célébrations de la Journée de l'Europe, sur la Place de l'Europe, et au festival de l'Année européenne des compétences.

Mr Paolo Gentiloni delivers a video message at the event: ‘Festival dello Sviluppo Sostenibile 2023' organised by the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development (ASviS, by its acronym in Italian).

Mme Elisa Ferreira à Leiria, au Portugal : assiste aux célébrations de la Journée de l'Europe organisées par les représentations de la CE et du PE au Portugal.

Ms Stella Kyriakides in Nicosia, Cyprus: participates in an event organised by the Municipality of Nicosia on Europe Day; delivers a keynote speech at the House of Representatives on the Future of Europe; delivers a keynote speech at the event organised by the Representation of the European Commission on Europe day.

Ms Helena Dalli gives an online speech for Europe Day.

Mr Janez Lenarčič in Ljubljana, Slovenia: opens the Europe Day celebrations together with Ms Nataša Pirc Musar, President of Slovenia at Kongresni trg; participates at a round table with students of Faculty of Social Science about the functioning of the EU crisis mechanism in practice.

Mme Ylva Johansson participe à un forum ministériel par visioconférence avec les États membres de l'espace Schengen ayant des frontières terrestres extérieures.

Ms Adina-Ioana Vălean in Chisniau, Moldova: meets with Ms Maia Sandu, President of Moldova; meets with Mr Dorin Recean, Prime Minister of Moldova; participates in the signing ceremony of the Affiliation of Moldova to Connecting Europe Facility; participates in the signing ceremony of the Bridges Agreement between Romania and Moldova; meets with Ms Lilia Dabija, Minister of Infrastructure and Regional Development of Moldova; holds a public conference titled "Connecting Moldova to Europe" at the Academy of Economic Studies.

M. Olivér Várhelyi rencontre Mme Simona Granata-Menghini, Secrétaire Générale de la Commission de Venise du Conseil de l'Europe.

Ms Jutta Urpilainen visits Kuopio, Finland, gives a speech at the Puijo Summit and visits Karelia Air Command.

Ms Kadri Simson in Tallinn, Estonia: attends the Europe Day seminar and the announcement of the European of the Year award winner ceremony; participates in the panel discussion about Estonia's achievements in the European Union with Ms Kaja Kallas, Prime Minister of Estonia, Mr Urmo Soonvald, Delfi news portal editor-in-chief and Mr Taavi Madiberk, Skeleton Technologies OÜ CEO; participates in the GreenFest dedicated to biodiversity; delivers an opening remarks at the Europe Day concert on Freedom Square.

Mr Virginijus Sinkevičius in Vilnius, Lithuania: participates in Europe's Day commemoration and opening of the exhibition in Vilnius Town Hall; participates in the raising of flags ceremony; participates in the Europeans of the Year Awards; participates in Europe's Day official reception.

Ms Mairead McGuinness in Dublin, Ireland: delivers an address to Seanad Éireann (Upper House of the Oireachtas), to mark Europe Day 2023 and Ireland's 50 years of membership in the EU.


Mercredi 10 mai 2023

Mr Valdis Dombrovskis in Strasbourg, France: participates in the meeting of Conference of Delegation Chairs of the European Parliament.

Mr Josep Borrell and Mr Thierry Breton participate in a joint meeting with representatives of the European defence industry.

Ms Vĕra Jourová attends via video conference the Europa Day Online Quiz organized by University of Cork; meets via video conference with Ms Lucie Fukova, Czech Government Commissioner for Roma Minority Affairs; speaks at the event “Integration of Ukraine into the EU and NATO.

M. Johannes Hahn à Luxembourg : rencontre M. Xavier Bettel, Premier ministre ; rencontre Mme Yuriko Backes, ministre des Finances ; rencontre M. Jean Olinger, Secrétaire général du ministère des Affaires étrangères.

Ms Mariya Gabriel in Tokyo, Japan (until 14/05): (Sendai) attends the G7 Science and Technology Ministers' Meeting; (Toyama) attends the G7 Education Ministers' Meeting.

Mr Paolo Gentiloni in Niigata, Japan (until 13 May): participates in the G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting.

Ms Elisa Ferreira in Lisbon, Portugal: is the keynote speaker at the event for the presentation of the Digital Financial Literacy Strategy for Portugal organised by the Bank of Portugal; meets with Ms Fabrizia Lapecorella, OECD Deputy Secretary-General.

Ms Adina-Ioana Vălean in Constanța, Romania: meets with Mr Vergil Chițac, Mayor of Constanța, Mihai Lupu, County President, Mr Silviu Cosa, Prefect, Mr Mihnea Drumea, State Secretary and Mr Bogdan Hutuca, Senator at Constanta City Hall; participates in CEF handing over ceremony at the Port of Constanța; visits the Port of Constanta; visits DP World Container terminal in Constanta.

Mr Olivér Várhelyi meets Ms Irena Andrassy Ambassador of Croatia and Mr Vladimir Drobnjak, Consultant for the North Macedonia Government and Croatia's former chief negotiator.

Mme Jutta Urpilainen participe à la quatrième table ronde sur le financement de haut niveau de l'ONU Femmes.


Jeudi 11 mai 2023

Mr Frans Timmermans in Rotterdam, The Netherlands: delivers a speech at the World Hydrogen Summit 2023  

MsMargrethe Vestager in Riga, Latvia: meets with Mr Egils Levits, President of Latvia; meets with Mr Arturs Krišjānis Kariņš, Prime Minister; meets with Mr Māris Sprindžuks, Minister for Environmental Protection and Regional Development; visits the Latvian Mobile Operator LMT.

M. Josep Borrell rencontre les chefs d'état-major de l'UE au sein du Comité militaire de l'UE et participe au Sommet européen de la défense et de la sécurité.

Ms Vĕra Jourová in Berlin, Germany: meets with Ms Nancy Faeser, Minister of Interior of Germany, Ms Claudia Roth, Minister of State in the Chancellery and Federal Commissioner for Culture and the Media; Members of the German Bundestag; Committees for European Affairs, Legal affairs, Culture and Media and Digital affairs; representatives of NGOs; Russian independent journalists and speaks at the Round table hosted by the Bertelsmann Foundation.

Mr Margaritis Schinas participates in the 5th European Defence Security Summit.

Mr Johannes Hahn : in Copenhagen, Denmark: meets Mr Nicolai Wammen, Minister for Finance; participates in the Nordea AAA Seminar 2023.

M. Nicolas Schmit participe par visioconférence à une audition de la Commission d'enquête relative aux révélations des Uber Files de l'Assemblée nationale française ; participe par visioconférence à une conférence organisée par Eurodiaconia et Diakonie Deutschland, intitulée : « Sustainable Diaconia in Europe - Ecological, Social, Refinanced » (Diaconie durable en Europe - écologique, sociale, refinancée).

Mr Paolo Gentiloni in Niigata, Japan (until 13 May): participates in the G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting; delivers pre-recorded closing remarks at the event: ‘Centralisation vs decentralisation of the EU fiscal framework' at the 5th annual conference of the European Fiscal Board (EFB).

Mr Janusz Wojciechowski receives Mr Faruk Kaymakcı, Ambassador of Türkiye to the European Union.

Ms Elisa Ferreira in Porto, Portugal (until 12/05): addresses Itechstyle Summit & ETP annual conference, jointly organised by the Technological Centre for the Textile and Clothing Industry of Portugal (CITEVE) and the European Technology Platform in Matosinhos; delivers the closing speech on 'Construir um futuro sustentável e inclusive' at the Fórum de Sustentabilidade e Sociedade, promoted by Global Media Group.

Ms Helena Dalli in Reykjavik, Iceland: gives a keynote speech at the 2023 IDAHOT+ Forum; meets with Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir, with Minister for Social Affairs and Labour, Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson and with Rapporteur on Rights of LGBTI Persons of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Ms. Roberta Clarke.

Mr Janez Lenarčič receives Ms Sima Sami Iskandar Bahous, Executive Director for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women).

M. Olivér Várhelyi est à Paris.

Ms Jutta Urpilainen receives Mr Germán Umaña Mendoza, Colombian Minister of Trade, Investment and Tourism.


Vendredi 12 mai 2023

Mr Frans Timmermans in Twente, The Netherlands: delivers a keynote speech at the 61st Dies Natalis of the University of Twente on the EU's green transition.

Ms Vĕra Jourová in Berlin, Germany: meets with Volker Wissing, Federal Minister for Digital and Transport of Germany, Mr Wolfgang Schmidt, Head of the Chancellery and Federal Minister for Special Affairs of Germany.

Mr Nicolas Schmit participates via videoconference in a conference organised by the Union of Portuguese Mutual Societies, entitled: ‘The role of Mutualism in the new world order'.

Mr Paolo Gentiloni in Niigata, Japan (until 13 May): participates in the G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting.

Mr Janusz Wojciechowski in Warsaw, Poland: meets with representatives of the Polish ‘Open Cages' association; meets with farmers from the West Pomeranian Voivodeship.

Ms Elisa Ferreira is the keynote speaker on ‘The Future of Coastal Cities' at the Conference ‘Coastal cities and the climate crisis: between threat and adaption' organized by Publico Azul.

Mme Helena Dalli prononce un discours en ligne à l'occasion de la Conférence sur les données relatives à l'égalité.

Mr Olivér Várhelyi meets Mr Margus Tsahkna, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia.

Ms Kadri Simson in Lisbon, Portugal: attends a hearing with the National Parliament Members of the European Affairs Committee and Energy and Environment Committee; participates in the roundtable with the key energy stakeholders; visits Inclusive Energy Community by Greenvolt in Cascais.

Ms Mairead McGuinness in Ireland: delivers a keynote address at the event: ‘Ireland and the European Union at 50: politics, policy and transformation' co-organised by Maynooth University, National University of Ireland and the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA), in Maynooth, Co. Kildare; addresses the finalists of the Money Smarts Quiz Challenge, organised for secondary school students by the Bank of Ireland, in Dublin; meets, via video-conference, with Mr Patrick de Cambourg, Chair of the Sustainability Reporting Board of the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG).


Samedi 13 mai 2023

Mr Josep Borrell and Ms Kadri Simson in Stockholm, Sweden: participates in the Indo-Pacific Ministerial Forum.

Mr Paolo Gentiloni in Niigata, Japan: participates in the G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting.

Mr Janusz Wojciechowski in Poznan, Poland: attends the National Livestock Exhibition.

Ms Stella Kyriakides in Nagasaki, Japan (until 14/05): attends the G7 Health Ministers Meeting; holds a bilateral meeting with Mr Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health of Canada; holds a bilateral meeting with Mr Katsunobu Kato, Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan.


Dimanche 14 mai 2023 

President Ursula von der Leyen delivers the laudatio for Mr Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, and the People of Ukraine at the Award Ceremony of the 2023 International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen.



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