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Weekly European Agenda 28/08/2023

Institutional Agendas

European Parliament


Tuesday 29 August

Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI)
Debates: Report back on ongoing interinstitutional negotiations ENVI/9/01588 Amending Directive 2010/75/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 November 2010 on industrial emissions (integrated pollution prevention and control) and Council Directive 1999/31/EC of 26 April 1999 on the landfill of waste; Reporting of environmental data from industrial installations and establishing an Industrial Emissions Portal; Nature restoration; Fluorinated greenhouse gases, amending Directive (EU) 2019/1937 and repealing Regulation (EU) No 517/2014.
Vote: General budget of the European Union for the financial year 2024 – all sections.

Wednesday 30 August

Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON)
Debates: Report on ongoing interinstitutional negotiations; General budget of the European Union for the financial year 2024 – all sections; Harmonising certain aspects of insolvency law; Amending Regulations (EU) No 648/2012, (EU) No 575/2013 and (EU) 2017/1131 as regards measures to mitigate excessive exposures to third-country central counterparties and improve the efficiency of Union clearing markets; Amending Directives 2009/65/EU, 2013/36/EU and (EU) 2019/2034 as regards the treatment of concentration risk towards central counterparties and the counterparty risk on centrally cleared derivative transactions; Multiple-vote share structures in companies that seek the admission to trading of their shares on an SME growth market; Amending Regulations (EU) 2017/1129, (EU) No 596/2014 and (EU) No 600/2014 to make public capital markets in the Union more attractive for companies and to facilitate access to capital for small and medium-sized enterprises; Amending Directive 2014/65/EU to make public capital markets in the Union more attractive for companies and to facilitate access to capital for small and medium-sized enterprises and repealing Directive 2001/34/EC; Amending Directive 2014/59/EU and Regulation (EU) No 806/2014 as regards certain aspects of the minimum requirement for own funds and eligible liabilities.
Vote: General budget of the European Union for the financial year 2024 – all sections.

Committee on Development (DEVE)
Debates: Implementation of EFSD+ operations under NDICI-Global Europe, including in the context of the Global Gateway strategy; Role of EU development policy in transforming the extractive industries for sustainable development in developing countries; EU Action Plan: protecting and restoring marine ecosystems for sustainable and resilient fisheries; Development Committee delegation to the Democratic Republic of Congo, 24-26 July 2023; High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, New York, 17-19 July 2023; Global Health Strategy.
Vote: General budget of the European Union for the financial year 2024; Mid-term revision of the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027; High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, New York, 17-19 July 2023; Global Health Strategy.

Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM)
Debate: Amending Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2020/2093 laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027.

Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) and Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM)
Debate: Standards for equality bodies in the field of equal treatment and equal opportunities between women and men in matters of employment and occupation, and deleting Article 20 of Directive 2006/54/EC and Article 11 of Directive 2010/41/EU.

Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) and Committee on Budgets (BUDG)
Debate: Establishing the Ukraine Facility.

Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) and Committee on Development (DEVE)
Debate: Implementation of the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument – Global Europe; The EU-LAC Global Gateway Investment Agenda.

Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) and Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE)
Debate: Exchange of views on the situation in Niger.

Wednesday 30 August – Thursday 31 August

Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET)
Debates: Exchange of views with Hervé Delphin, newly appointed Head of EU Delegation to India (in compliance with the Declaration on Political Accountability of the HR/VP); Cooperation Instrument – Global Europe; Exchange of views on the EU-LAC Global Gateway Investment Agenda; Debriefing on the AFET missions to Japan and Taiwan (24-28 July 2023); Debriefing on the AFET missions to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan (21-25 August 2023); Presentation of the EU-Tunisia Memorandum of Understanding by the Director General of DG NEAR, Geert Jan Koopman.
Vote: Draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2024.

Committee on Budgets (BUDG)
Votes: Implementation report on the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement; 2023 Budget: Section III – Commission; 2023 Budget: Other Sections; Building policy; Building policy – exchange of views; Mobilisation of the European Union Solidarity Fund to provide assistance to Romania and Italy in relation to natural disasters in 2022 and to Türkiye in relation to the earthquakes in February 2023; 2023 Budget: Section III – Commission – Exchange of views – autonomous transfers; Transfers 2023 Budget: Section III – Commission; Draft amending budget no 3 to the general budget 2023 update of revenue (own resources) and other technical adjustments including the set-up and financing for 2023 of the new defence industrial reinforcement instrument and of the European chips act; General budget of the European Union for the financial year 2024 – all sections.
Debates: Interim report on the proposal for a mid-term revision of the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027; Role of tax policy in times of crisis; Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Madagascar and the Implementing Protocol thereto (2023-2027); Exchange of views with the Budget committee of the Ukrainian Parliament (Verkhovna Rada).

Subcommittee on Public Health (SANT)
Agenda to be published.

Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI)
Debates: Production and marketing of forest reproductive material, amending Regulations (EU) 2016/2031 and 2017/625 of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Council Directive 1999/105/EC (Regulation on forest reproductive material); Production and marketing of plant reproductive material in the Union, amending Regulations (EU) 2016/2031, 2017/625 and 2018/848 of the European Parliament and of the Council, and repealing Council Directives 66/401/EEC, 66/402/EEC, 68/193/EEC, 2002/53/EC, 2002/54/EC, 2002/55/EC, 2002/56/EC, 2002/57/EC, 2008/72/EC and 2008/90/EC (Regulation on plant reproductive material); Presentation by a Commission representative (DG AGRI) on the results and perspectives of the EU agriculture harvest 2023; Reporting back on the mission to Israel ; Exchange of views with the Commission on on new marketing standards for cider and perry and for dried leguminous vegetables and soya bean; Exchange of views with the European Food Safety Authority on plant protection products and on the main conclusions of the risk assessment on glyphosate; Exchange of views with the Commission on European manufacturing process of biodiesel and rules applying to its import; Exchange of views with the Commission on the final report of the European Pigmeat Reflection Group; Exchange of views with Commission representatives on forests fires; Exchange of views with Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski on the Black Sea grain deal and market situation.
Votes:
General budget of the European Union for the financial year 2024 – all sections; Amending Regulation (EU) 2019/1009 as regards the digital labelling of EU fertilising products; Establishing a Union certification framework for carbon removals ; Commission Delegated Regulation derogating from Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/891 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council for the year 2023 as regards the value of marketed production, the national strategy and the recovery of Union financial assistance for multiannual commitments in the fruit and vegetables sector due to adverse meteorological events ; Commission Delegated Regulation on temporary emergency measures derogating in respect of the year 2023 from certain provisions of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2022/126 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2021/2115 of the European Parliament and of the Council, to resolve specific problems in the fruit and vegetables sector caused by adverse meteorological events and measures linked to them.

Find an overview of the parliamentary agenda here.

European Commission and High Representative


Wednesday 30 August 

Wojciechowski participates in the Europe Forum in Turku
Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski will participate in the Europe Forum in Turku, Finland.

Thursday 31 August 

Wojciechowski participates in exchange on the Black Sea Grain Deal, organised by the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
Janusz Wojciechowski will participate in exchange on the Black Sea Grain Deal, organised by the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development in the European Parliament, Brussels.

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.

Spanish Presidency


Tuesday 29 August – Wednesday 30 August

Informal ministerial meeting on defence
An informal ministerial meeting on defence will be held during two days in Toledo, Spain.

Wednesday 30 August

Toledo Seminary. Implementing the Strategic Compass: challenges and opportunities
The Seminar will allow to reflect on the advances in the implementation of the Strategic Compass, in an effort of strategic communication that is in line with one of the priorities of the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, reindustrialization and open strategic autonomy.

Wednesday 30 August – Thursday 31 August

Informal ministerial meeting on foreign affairs
An informal ministerial meeting on foreign affairs will be held during two days in Toledo, Spain.

Thursday 31 August

Cycle of Dialogues ‘Spain and the EU through its protagonists’
Luis de Guindos, Vice President of the European Central Bank, and Isabel Álvarez, Professor of Applied Economics and Director of the Complutense Institute of International Studies at the Complutense University of Madrid, ​will hold a conference as part of the Dialogues Cycle​ “Spain and the EU through its protagonists”, at the framework of the summer courses of the Menéndez Pelayo International University (UIMP).

The agenda of the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the EU can be found here.

European Ombudsman


Thursday 31 August

Alpbach Forum
The European Ombudsman will participate on a panel titled ‘Corruption – Antidotes to the Deadly Poison for Democracy’.

The EU Ombudsman calendar of activities can be found here.

European Central Bank


Thursday 31 August

Schnabel speaks at conference “Inflation: Drivers and Dynamics”
Board member Isabel Schnabel will give the opening remarks at conference “Inflation: Drivers and Dynamics” organised by the Center for Inflation Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and the European Central Bank.

de Guindos speaks at seminar organised by the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo 
Board member Luis de Guindos will speak at seminar organised by the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo in Santander.

More information about ECB events can be found here

Council of Europe


Friday 1 September 

Berge takes part in the inauguration of the European Days of Jewish Culture
Deputy Secretary General Bjørn Berge will take part in the inauguration of the European Days of Jewish Culture.

Find an overview of Council of Europe events here; the PACE diary here; the Congress calendar of events here; information on forthcoming judgments here; the calendar of hearings here; information on Venice Commission events here; the agenda of the Commissioner of Human Rights here; and the Chairmanship agenda here.

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