Calendrier du lundi 13 novembre 2023 au dimanche 19 novembre 2023
(Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine)
Déplacements et visites
Lundi 13 novembre 2023
College-to-College meeting with the European Court of Auditors
President Ursula von der Leyen receives Mr Tony Murphy, President of the European Court of Auditors.
Mr Valdis Dombrovskis receives Mr Andris Sprūds, Minister of Defence of Latvia; receives Mr Kaspars Briškens; receives representatives of The Chamber of Commerce from Latvia.
Ms Maroš Šefčovič meets with members of the Grand Committee of the Finnish Parliament.
Mr Josep Borrell and Mr Wopke Hoekstra receives COP28 President-designate Dr Sultan Al Jaber.
Mr Josep Borrell co-chairs the EU-Western Balkans Ministerial meeting.
Mme Vĕra Jourová reçoit M. Jean-François Rapin, président de la commission des affaires européennes du Sénat français ; reçoit M. Jan Gregor, membre de la Cour des comptes européenne ; rencontre des entrepreneurs tchèques du secteur numérique.
Mr Nicolas Schmit in San Sebastián, Spain (until 14/11): participates at the conference organised by the Spanish Presidency of the Council: “European conference on social economy: People, Planet, Action”; visits the Orbea Cooperative; meets Ms Mia Seppo, Assistant Director General at the International Labour Organisation (ILO).
Mr Paolo Gentiloni in Vienna Austria: participates in the Vienna Economic Forum; meets with Mr Dimitar Kovachevski, Prime Minister of North Macedonia, Patron of Vienna Economic Forum.
Mr Janusz Wojciechowski receives Mr Marek Opioła from the European Court of Auditors.
Ms Elisa Ferreira receives Mr Marco Ongaro, Director General European Institute of Public Administration and participates in the extraordinary meeting of the 8th Meeting of the Group of high-level specialists on the future of Cohesion Policy, in Brussels.
Mme Helena Dalli prononce un discours en ligne pour la plateforme italienne des chartes européennes de la diversité.
Mr Olivér Várhelyi receives Mr Igli Hasani, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Albania.
Mr Virginijus Sinkevičius à La Réunion, en France: participe au débarquement d'un palangrier côtier avec le directeur du Grand Port Maritime de la Réunion; rencontre M. Jérôme Filippini, préfet de La Réunion; rencontre Mme Huguette Bello, présidente du Conseil régional, et des représentants de la Direction de la Mer Sud Océan Indien (DMSOI); visite de l'usine Réunipêche et de la société Réunion Pélagique Traiteur; visite de l'école d'apprentissage maritime de La Réunion et du chantier naval PSI (Plastic Services Import); participe à des échanges avec des scientifiques au Centre Technique de Recherche et de Valorisation des Milieux Aquatiques (CITEB); et participe à des échanges avec les membres du Comité Régional des Pêches Maritimes et des Élevages Marins (CRPMEM).
Mme Iliana Ivanova prononce un discours lors du Digital SME Summit, à Bruxelles ; rencontre M. Michel Barnier, ancien commissaire européen, et M. Tony Estanguet, chef du comité d'organisation des Jeux olympiques d'été de 2024, à Bruxelles.
Mr Didier Reynders in Washington DC, USA: meets with Mr Merrick Garland, US Attorney General; meets with Mr Jonathan Kanter, Assistant Attorney General.
Mardi 14 novembre 2023
President Ursula von der Leyen receives Mr Jörg Dittrich, President of the German Confederation of Skilled Crafts and Small Businesses.
Mr Valdis Dombrovskis hosts the Business Roundtable on Economic Security.
Mr Maroš Šefčovič delivers an opening speech at the 2023 annual ESPAS conference; meets with Mr Kanat Sharlapayev, Minister of Industry and Construction of Kazakhstan; delivers an opening speech for the Partnership Forum event at the Commission's Critical Raw Materials Week; receives a delegation from the British Chambers of Commerce.
Ms Vĕra Jourová meets via video conference with Mr Robert Kyncl, CEO of Warner Music Group; receives Ms Madeleine de Cock Buning, Vice President of Netflix.
Mr Johannes Hahn receives Ms Jessika Roswall, Minister for EU Affairs of Sweden; receives a group of Local Councellors for Europe from Austria.
Mr Nicolas Schmit in San Sebastián, Spain: participates in the second day of the conference organised by the Spanish Presidency of the Council: “European conference on social economy: People, Planet, Action”; meets Mr Sven Giegold, Germany's State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action.
Mr Paolo Gentiloni receives Ms Laurence Boone, French Secretary of State for European Affairs; receives Ms Thórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörd Gylfadóttir, Icelandic Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs; delivers a speech at the Annual Research Conference 2023 organised by DG ECFIN; receives the ‘Italy - Europe 2023 Award' by Gruppo di Iniziativa Italiana (GII).
Mr Janusz Wojciechowski in Warsaw, Poland: speaks at the 11th National Agricultural Challenges Conference.
Ms Elisa Ferreira hosts and participates in the meeting of the 8th Meeting of the Group of high-level specialists on the future of Cohesion Policy, in Brussels.
Ms Stella Kyriakides delivers a keynote speech at the UNCAN.eu closing event: Towards A European Federated Cancer Research Data Hub; holds a videoconference call with Mr Mark Holland, Minister for Health of Canada; and holds a videoconference call with Ms Vanessa Kerry, WHO Special Envoy for Climate Change and Health.
Ms Helena Dalli, in Madrid, Spain: joins the International Conference on Gender Equality organised by the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the EU.
M. Janez Lenarčič reçoit Mme Ilze Brands Kehris, sous-secrétaire générale aux droits de l'homme et Directrice du Bureau du Haut-Commissariat aux droits de l'homme de New York (OHCHR).
Ms Ylva Johansson in Stockholm, Sweden: meets with Mr Andreas Norlén, Speaker of the Swedish Riksdag; presents the Commission Work Programme to the Swedish Riksdag.
Mr Olivér Várhelyi meets Mr Filip Ivanovic, appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro; receives Mr Christian Schmidt High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina; delivers a keynote speech at the Executive Committee meeting of the Centrist Democrat International (IDC-CDI) on the main challenges facing the European neighbourhood; delivers a keynote on the occasion of the Reception for the 100th year anniversary of Republic of Türkiye.
Ms Jutta Urpilainen in Apia, Samoa (until 15/11): participates in the signing ceremony of the OACPS-EU agreement (‘Post-Cotonou agreement').
Ms Kadri Simson delivers a keynote speech via videoconference at the “ReBuild Ukraine” International Conference; delivers an opening speech at the Euroheat & Power Summit; delivers a keynote speech and participates in a panel discussion at "The European offshore wind industry: a wake-up call" event; delivers an Opening statement and holds a debate with the members of the European Parliament of Enterprises at the event session - "Navigating the Energy Crisis", in Brussels.
Mr Virginijus Sinkevičius à La Réunion, France: participe à une sortie en mer sur le navire de pêche «Are Nui»; visite du navire OSIRIS II; rencontre des représentants des secteurs de la pêche et de l'aquaculture de La Réunion; rencontre Mme Florence Jeanblanc-Risler, préfète des Terres australes et antarctiques françaises (TAAF).
Ms Mairead McGuinness in Singapore (until 16/11): meets with Mr Lawrence Wong, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance of Singapore; chairs the roundtable ‘Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) and tokenised money: Complements or competitors?' of the Elevandi Insights Forum; participates in the roundtable ‘Driving Forward the Global Sustainable Finance Revolution: EU-APAC Cooperation' organised by Bloomberg.
Ms Iliana Ivanova delivers a keynote speech at the second edition of the Romanian Digital Day, in Brussels; receives Ms Zornica Rusinova, Chairperson of the Economic and Social Council of Bulgaria; receives Mr Athanasios Kyriazis, Secretary General for Research and Innovation of Greece; receives Mr Ruslan Stefanov, Director of the Economic Programme of the Centre for the Study of Democracy.
Mr Didier Reynders in Washington DC, USA: participates in the EU-US Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial meeting; attends the Investiture of the Judges of the new DPRC (Data Protection Review Court); participates via videoconference in the Brussels Privacy Symposium.
Mercredi 15 novembre 2023
College Meeting and visit of Mr Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General, to the College.
La Présidente Mme Ursula von der Leyen reçoit M. Edgars Rinkēvičs, président de la Lettonie.
Mr Valdis Dombrovskis meets Mr Edgars Rinkēvičs, President of Latvia; receives Mr Marcus Wallenberg, chair of Foundation Asset Management (FAM) and Mr Haykan Buskhe, CEO of FAM.
Mr Maroš Šefčovič delivers an opening for the ‘Strategic Partnerships with Third Countries' event at the Commission's Critical Raw Materials Week.
Ms Dubravka Šuica in Washington, US (until 17/11): meets with Mr Derek Kilmer, US Congress Representative, to discuss democracy innovation; meets with Mr Chris Murphy, US Senator, to discuss loneliness and social inclusion; meets with Ms Julieta Valls Noyes, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration; meets with Mr Vivek Murthy, US Surgeon General; participates in a keynote discussion on demography and democracy at EU-US Defence and Future Forum; meets with the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology on citizens' inclusion; meets with Mr Mahmood Farooque, Associate Director at the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes at Arizona University.
Ms Vĕra Jourová in Prague, Czechia: attends Vision for Europe Award Ceremony and speaks at the event ‘Night at Law Faculty: Democracy in the age of modern technology?'.
Mr Johannes Hahn receives Ms Karoline Edtstadler, Federal Minister for the EU and Constitution of Austria.
Mr Nicolas Schmit meets with the Prime Ministers of the Ministerpraesidentenkonferenz Ost.
Ms Elisa Ferreira addresses the Ministerial Conference of the East German Länder, organized by the German Representation to the European Union, in Brussels.
Ms Stella Kyriakides delivers a keynote speech at the 2023 European Cancer Summit - Accelerating Momentum: A manifesto to 2030.
Ms Helena Dalli, in Ljubjana, Slovenia: joins the meeting with members of the Committee on Education, Science and Youth, Committee on Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Disability, and Committee on EU Affairs; meets with Ms Tanja Fajon, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs on the topic of activities/priorities of Slovenia and the EU in the UN, meets with Peter Svetina, Human Rights Ombudsman; joins one round table discussion with OnaVE – Association for connecting female experts and promoting knowledge on the topic of Women´s rights and women in science.
M. Janez Lenarčič participe à la table ronde de Renew Europe sur les Balkans occidentaux au Parlement européen.
Mr Olivér Várhelyi receives Mr Ararat Mirzoyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia; receives Mr Mousa Al-Koni, Vice Chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya; receives Ms Ildikó Orosz, President of the Rákóczi College of Higher Education and Hungarian Pedagogical Association of Transcarpathia; receives Mr László Brenzovics, President of Transcarpathian Hungarian Cultural Association; receives Mr Mehmet Fatih Kacır, Minister of Industry and Technology of Türkiye; receives Mr Memli Krasniqi, President of the Democratic Party of Kosovo; addresses the participants of the European Business Association Annual General Membership Meeting, via video message; addresses the participants of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum Annual Assembly, via video message.
Mr Virginijus Sinkevičius meets with Lithuanian business representatives and receives representatives of the European Network of Maritime Clusters, in Brussels.
Ms Mairead McGuinness in Singapore: meets with Mr Chia Der Jiun , Managing Director (Designate) of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS); speaks at the ‘Global Policymakers' Dialogue: CBDC Adoption & Its Impact On Financial Stability‘ at the Singapore FinTech Festival; delivers a recorded speech for the 8th Annual European Payment Institutions Federation (EPIF) Conference ‘Delivering an integrated payment experience‘.
Ms Iliana Ivanova delivers a keynote speech at the European Cancer Summit, in Brussels; delivers a keynote speech at the EPP Conference on ‘Western Balkans: Integration before Accession', in Brussels; meets with Ms Angelina Boneva, Deputy Minister for Regional Development of Bulgaria, in Brussels; receives Mr Mehmet Fatih Kacır, Minister for Industry and Technology of Türkiye.
Mr Wopke Hoekstra in Beijing, China: meets with climate experts including stakeholders, civil society and academics; and meets with representatives of EU Chamber of Commerce China (EUCCC).
Mr Didier Reynders participates via videoconference in the IDH Market Transformation Summit; meets with Mr János Bóka, Hungarian Minister for European Affairs.
Jeudi 16 novembre 2023
President Ursula von der Leyen attends the congress ‘Strategic partnerships in the Indo-Pacific: reducing dependencies, expanding trade, implementing China strategy', organised by the CDU/CSU faction in the German Bundestag.
Mr Valdis Dombrovskis participates in the BusinessEurope Advisory and Support Group CEOs Dialogue 2023.
Mr Maroš Šefčovič joins the 2023 CEOs Dialogue of the BusinessEurope Advisory and Support Group; receives Mr Leonhard Birnbaum, President of Eurelectric.
Ms Dubravka Šuica in Boston, US: visits the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University; participates in a conversation on demographic changes and democracy in Europe at Harvard Law School, organised and co-hosted by the Harvard European Law Association and Center for European Studies.
Ms Vĕra Jourová in Prague, Czechia: visits the European Union Agency for the Space Programme; meets with researchers, innovators and technological companies; participates at Future European Leaders chat during Prague European Summit and speaks at the Aspen Annual Conference 2023.
Mr Nicolas Schmit receives Ms Beate Andrees, Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia at the International Labour Organisation ILO, and Ms Laura Thompson, Assistant Director General for External and Corporate Relations at the ILO; receives Ms Judith Wiese, SIEMENS Chief People and Sustainability Officer; receives Ms Andrea Nahles, Director of the German Federal Employment Agency; participates at the EU Social Forum 2023, organised by the European Commission, on the topic “AI and the world of work”.
M. Paolo Gentiloni reçoit M. Dario Scannapieco, président de l'association ELTI ; participe à l'événement « CEOs Dialogue 2023 » organisé par BusinessEurope.
Ms Helena Dalli, in Ljubjana Slovenia: meets with speaker of the National Assembly, Ms Urška Klakočar Zupančič and Miha Lobnik, Advocate of the Principle of Equality.
Ms Helena Dalli, makes an online keynote speech for the High Level Presidence Event on Disability.
Ms Ylva Johansson in Madrid, Spain: participates in the European Migration Network Conference co-hosted by the European Commission and the Spanish Presidency of the European Council.
Mr Janez Lenarčič receives Mr José Julio Gomez, Vice Minister of Bilateral Foreign Policy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic with Mr Andrés Lugo Risk, Deputy Administrative Minister of the Presidency of the Dominican Republic.
Ms Kadri Simson in Tbilisi, Georgia: participates in the High-level Energy Dialogue with Mr Levan Davitashvili, Vice Prime Minister for Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, and visits a wind farm in the Shida Kartli region.
Ms Mairead McGuinness in Singapore: meets with Mr Burkhard Balz, Member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank; participates in a fireside chat on fintech and innovation with Ms Jennifer Carroll MacNeill, Irish Minister of State responsible for Financial Services, Credit Unions and Insurance, co-organised by the European Chamber of Commerce (EuroCham) Singapore and the Irish Chamber of Commerce; attends a working lunch with members of the EU-ASEAN Business Council and EuroCham Singapore.
Ms Iliana Ivanova in Bulgaria (until 18/11): (Plovdiv) meets the research and innovation community of the Agricultural University; visits the Trakia Economic Zone; meets with Mr Kostadin Dimitrov, Mayor of Plovdiv Municipality; (Sofia) meets with Ms Ruth Koleva, Founder of the SoAlive Music Conference.
Mr Wopke Hoekstra in Beijing, China: delivers opening remarks in the event ‘The EU's Carbon-Border Adjustment Mechanism for Climate Policy, and Implications for Chinese Companies', hosted by the EU-China Partnership Facility (ECPF); meets with Mr Huang Runqiu, Minister for Ecology and Environment; and meets with Mr Xie Zhenhua, China Special Envoy for Climate Change.
Mr Didier Reynders participates via videoconference in the consumers dialogue with the Netherlands; receives Mr Sapthagiri Chapalapalli, CEO of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS); opens the Kyiv Investment Forum (KIF) 2023; gives the closing speech to the IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress; participates in the opening of the "European Innovation Centre for Justice"; gives the closing speech to an event on civic organised by DG JUST.
Vendredi 17 novembre 2023
M. Valdis Dombrovskis reçoit M. Albert M. Muchanga, commissaire au commerce et à l'industrie de la Commission de l'Union africaine ; participe au dialogue à haut niveau entre l'Union européenne et l'Union africaine sur le renforcement des relations commerciales et l'intégration économique des deux continents.
Mr Maroš Šefčovič receives Mr Ottmar Edenhofer, President of the European Scientific Advisory Board on Climate Change, together with a delegation of experts; receives Mr Geert Van Poelvoorde, CEO of ArcelorMittal Europe.
Ms Vĕra Jourová in Prague, Czechia: attends the 2023 Memory of the Nation Awards ceremony.
Mr Johannes Hahn in Deutschlandsberg, Austria: delivers a keynote speech at a meeting with regional politicians and opinion leaders.
Mr Nicolas Schmit receives Mr Nicola Countouris, Professor of Labour Law and European Law at University College London; receives representatives from the Employment Law Specialists Association, Luxembourg; participates at the second day of the EU Social Forum 2023, in a session with the EBRD on “investing in people in Ukraine”.
Mr Paolo Gentiloni delivers a video message at the ‘Science for Peace and Health 2023' event, in Milan, Italy.
Ms Elisa Ferreira addresses the 50th anniversary event of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions via videoconference.
Ms Stella Kyriakides in Nicosia, Cyprus: delivers a speech at an event on mental health and sports, at the University of Cyprus; delivers a speech on Europe's Beating Cancer Plan at the Standing Committee on Cancer of the Federation of Cyprus Patients' Associations; delivers a speech at the FONI Council on combatting child sexual abuse and exploitation; visits the Cyprus News Agency and holds a meeting with the Board of Directors.
Mr Janez Lenarčič in Geneva, Switzerland: meets Mr Volker Türk, High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations; meets Mr Jagan Chapagain, Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC); participates in the Geneva Call pledging event.
Mr Olivér Várhelyi participates in the 11th meeting of Speakers of Parliaments of Southeast European countries in Budapest; addresses the participants of the Balkan Economic Forum in Tirana, via video message; meets Mr. Andrija Mandić, President of the Parliament of Montenegro.
Ms Jutta Urpilainen holds a meeting with Mr Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General.
Ms Kadri Simson delivers a keynote speech via videoconference at the DSO (Distribution System Operators) 1st Annual event: “DSO's Fit for 55? – Shedding light on best practices for connecting solar PV”.
Mr Virginijus Sinkevičius receives representatives of Schneider Electric.
Ms Iliana Ivanova in Sofia, Bulgaria (until 18/11): visits the 3D Digitisation and Microstructural Analysis Laboratory; meets with Mr Julian Revalski, President of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, and other representatives of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences; meets with the Bulgarian Entrepreneurial Association; attends the official opening of the Hristo Stoichkov Hall of Fame.
Samedi 18 novembre 2023
Ms Iliana Ivanova in Sofia, Bulgaria: takes part in planting trees in the framework of the partnership between the European Commission Representation and Bulgarian Television Station bTB.
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