Weekly European Agenda 20/05/2024

Institutional Agendas

Council of Ministers

Tuesday 21 May

General Affairs Council
Ministers will start preparations for the European Council meeting on 27 and 28 June 2024 by discussing an annotated draft agenda. The Council will also take stock of developments regarding the Article 7(1) TEU procedure concerning Poland. As part of the annual rule of law dialogue, ministers will also discuss the rule of law situation in Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania and Luxembourg.

Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council (Telecommunications)
Ministers for telecommunications will hold a policy debate on the need for a collaborative approach for consistent implementation of the recently adopted legislation in the digital field. The Council will also approve conclusions on the future of EU’s digital policy and on the future of cybersecurity. Moreover, the Council is expected to adopt the artificial intelligence act.

Thursday 23 May

Competitiveness Council (Space, research and innovation)
In the morning, ministers responsible for space will start the COMPET Council with a half-day session. Then, they will hold an orientation debate on the incoming space law, that the Commission is expected to adopt soon, focusing on security, resilience, and sustainability.

Friday 24 May

Competitiveness Council (Internal market and industry)
Ministers responsible for internal market and industry will meet during the whole day, aiming to approve Council conclusions on “A competitive European industry driving our green, digital and resilient industrial future”.

An overview of planned Council meetings can be found here.

European Commission and High Representative

Monday 20 May

Jourová speaks at panel debate on the 20th anniversary of Czechia’s accession to the EU
Vice-President Vera Jourová will be in Prague to speak at a panel debate on the 20th anniversary of Czechia’s accession to the EU.

Tuesday 21 May

Johansson meets with Minister of Interior for Hungary
Commissioner Ylva Johansson will be in Budapest to meet with Sándor Pintér, Minister of Interior for Hungary.

Gentiloni receives the Prime Minister of Moldova
Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni will receive in Brussels Dorin Recean, Prime Minister of Moldova.

Wednesday 22 May

College meeting
The College of Commissioners will convene in Brussels to discuss a new initiative called “The European Health Union: a Europe that prepares, prevents and protects”.

Wojciechowski receives the Ambassador of Kazakhstan
Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski will receive the Ambassador of Kazakhstan.

Thursday 23 May

Ferreira participates and delivers a keynote speech at the launch of the EU Regional Social Progress index
Commissioner Elisa Ferreira will participate and deliver a keynote speech at the launch of the EU Regional Social Progress index in the Committee of the Regions.

Friday 24 May

Ferreira meets President of EIB
Commissioner Elisa Ferreira will meet in Porto Nadia Calvino, President of EIB.

An overview of the Commission College can be found here; the Commissioners’ weekly activities can be found here; the agenda of upcoming College meetings can be found here; Commission events can be found here.

European Economic and Social Committee

Tuesday 21 May 

Orientation debate on Biodiversity & Climate: advancing on a sustainable financial architecture
In the face of escalating environmental emergencies, the European Economic and Social Committee is convening a debate on the intertwined realms of biodiversity and climate through the lens of sustainable finance as an enabler for systemic change during the meeting of its Section for Agriculture, Rural Development and the Environment (NAT). Recognizing sustainable finance as a critical element in the pursuit of sustainability, this event aims to explore the intersectionality between biodiversity conservation and climate finance, providing input to the EESC own-initiative opinions (A comprehensive strategy for biodiversity at COP16 and Climate finance).

Friday 24 May

Continuing the success story of EU enlargement – Bringing benefits to the Western Balkans in advance of accession
The Western Balkans Civil Society High-Level Conference will bring together EESC members, organised civil society representatives from the Western Balkan countries, and members of organised civil society and officials from Slovenia. The event will provide an opportunity for participants to exchange views on the needed reforms in the Western Balkans and in the EU to maintain enlargement policy as one of the most important EU success stories. It will also be an opportunity to discuss the current situation of civil society in the region and the need for its better inclusion in the accession process. 

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

Committee of the Regions

Monday 21 May

Climate Pact Going Local Talks: Urban Greening, Water Resilience, Renovation of Buildings – The case of Rakvere
This event is organised within the European Climate Pact Going Local Talks series and will be sponsored by the European Committee of the Regions, the European Climate Pact, and the City of Rakvere. Speakers will include Members of the Committee of the Regions such as Jan Trei and Juri Gotmans, Mihkel Juhkami, Rait Pihelgas, Ambassadors of the European Climate Pact, representatives from EU institutions in Estonia, and Members of the European Parliament, and experts.

Wednesday 22 May

Stakeholder Consultation on the CoR opinion “A Just Transition for all EU regions”
The COTER Commission is organising a stakeholders consultation on “A Just Transition for all EU regions ” with Marco MARSILIO (IT/ECR), President of the Abruzzo region as a rapporteur who would like to get input from different stakeholders.

Thursday 23 May

Launch of the EU regional Social Progress Index 2.0 (EU-SPI 2.0), 2024 edition
The Committee of the Regions is hosting the launch the 2024 edition of the EU regional Social Progress Index (EU-SPI). This is the third time the European Commission publishes the EU regional Social Progress Index, a composite indicator aiming at complementing GDP with socioeconomic and environmental indicators that accounts explicitly and in detail for aspects that are crucial for well-being, like environmental sustainability, poverty, or inclusivity. The EU-SPI has been developed in cooperation with the Joint Research Centre, to explore the regional dimension of welfare in a broad sense.

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.


Wednesday 22 May

High-Level Panel at the United Nations General Assembly
In New York, the European Ombudsman will participate in a High-Level Panel at the United Nations General Assembly on the theme ‘Public accessibility and inclusivity: developing strategic initiatives to raise awareness on the role and work of Ombudsman and mediator institutions in the promotion and protection of human rights, good governance and the rule of law’.

European Data Protection Supervisor

Wednesday 22 May

CPDP – Computers, Privacy and Data Protection conference 2024
CPDP is an annual conference on privacy and data protection organised in Brussels matters hosted in Brussels. In 2024, this year it will take place from 22 to 24 May on the topic: ”To govern or to be governed, that is the question”.

For more information, click here.



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