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Weekly European Agenda 30/10/2023

30 October – 3 November 2023

Monday 30 October 

Tuesday 31 October 

Wednesday 1 November

Thursday 2 November

Friday 3 November

Institutional Agendas

European Parliament

Monday 30 October

Metsola meets President of the French Senate
President Roberta Metsola will meet with the President of the French Senate, Gérard Larcher.

Tuesday 31 October – Wednesday 1 November

Committee on International Trade (INTA) delegation to San Francisco, USA
A delegation will travel to San Francisco and the Bay Area, USA, to gather information on the impact of trade limitations in strategic sectors like semi-conductors, the automotive industry and critical infrastructure. MEPs will meet representatives from high-tech and semiconductors businesses and trade unions, and will visit an automotive manufacturing’ site.

Tuesday 31 October – Friday 3 November

Committee on Constitutional Affairs (AFCO) delegation to Washington, USA and Ottawa, Canada
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) will visit Washington DC and Ottawa from 30 October to 3 November to discuss constitutional and institutional matters with government and justice officials. In the USA, MEPs will meet legislators and government officials, representatives of the federal judiciary and the Supreme Court, and civil society representatives. In Canada, their agenda includes exchanges with parliamentarians, commissioners and civil society. The delegation will discuss the current jurisprudential tendency towards devolution of powers to the state level in the USA and learn about the transparency of the legislative process in Canada.

Tuesday 31 October – Thursday 2 November

Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) delegation to Mexico and Costa Rica
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) will visit Mexico and Costa Rica from 31 October to 2 November to discuss cooperation amid ongoing geopolitical challenges. MEPs will meet with parliamentary counterparts, officials and government representatives of both countries. In Mexico City from Tuesday 31 October to Wednesday 1 November, they will discuss joint efforts to boost the EU-Mexico Strategic Partnership and ongoing work to conclude the modernised Global Agreement between the EU and Mexico. MEPs will visit Costa Rica’s capital San José on Thursday 2 November for meetings with government officials and parliamentarians.

Tuesday 31 October – Thursday 2 November

Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN) delegation to Japan
A delegation of seven members, led by MEP Jens Gieseke (EPP, DE), will visit Japan  to discuss common challenges facing transport, examine its major transport infrastructure projects and explore new mobility and tourism initiatives.

Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) delegation to Washington DC, United States
A delegation of MEPs from the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO) will go to Washington DC to gain first-hand knowledge of digital and consumer protection initiatives in the US. They will hear about how the EU’s new legislation in those fields is perceived across the Atlantic and assess possibilities for cooperation and alignment. Members will meet with Congress representatives, federal government officials, trade associations, think tanks and NGOs.

Find an overview of the parliamentary agenda here.

European Commission and High Representative

Monday 30 October

Schinas meets with officials
Vice-President Margaritis Schinas will meet with Dina Boluarte, President of Peru, Vicente Romero Fernández, Minister of Interior, and Ana Cecilia Gervasi, Minister for Foreign affairs during his mission to Peru.

Jourová in Bucharest
Vice-President Vĕra Jourová will arrive in Bucharest to meet with Bogdan-Gruia Ivan, Minister of Research, Innovation and Digitalization of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, President of Romania, Ion-Marcel Ciolacu, Prime Minister of Romania, and Alina Gorghiu, Minister of Justice of Romania. She will also speak at the Roundtable on challenges and opportunities for Romania’s digital tech sector and visit the European Cybersecurity Competence Centre as a part of her visit.

Von der Leyen in Kosovo and North Macedonia
President Ursula von der Leyen will arrive in North Macedonia to meet with Prime Minister Dimitar Kovačevski. On the same day, she is expected to visit Kosovo to hold meetings with President Vjosa Osmani and Prime Minister Albin Kurti.

Tuesday 31 October

Von der Leyen in Montenegro and Serbia
President Ursula von der Leyen will meet with President of Montenegro Jakov Milatović and caretaker Prime Minister Dritan Abazović in Podgorica, followed by the meetings with Serbian  President Aleksandar Vučić and Prime Minister Ana Brnabić in Belgrade.

Wednesday 1 November

Jourová in London
Vice-President Vĕra Jourová will arrive in London to speak at AI Safety and Security Summit and meet with Lee Jong-ho, Minister of Science and ICT of the Republic of Korea.

Von der Leyen in Bosnia and Herzegovina
President Ursula von der Leyen meets with the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Chairwomen of the Council of Ministers Borjana Krišto in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Thursday 2 November

Von der Leyen in the UK
President Ursula von der Leyen Meets will arrive in Bletchley Park, United Kingdom to meet with António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations and participate in the AI Safety Summit 2023.

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

Monday 30 – Tuesday 31 October

Pushing for social progress
The extraordinary meeting of the Workers’ Group will be held in Madrid on the occasion of the Spanish EU Presidency. The first panel of the meeting will focus on the social agenda of the Spanish Presidency. It will be followed by the second panel on the issues of social dialogue and collective bargaining from a practical perspective. On the next day, the third panel will focus on the EU elections 2024, particularly on how to mobilise EU citizens and workers to massively vote as the best way to have a say on their future and to defend democracy, economic and climate sustainability and social justice. Lastly, the closing panel will be devoted to a stocktaking of the overall debates in Madrid and in previous Workers’ Group meetings and a brainstorming on the Workers’ Group key priorities and strategies in the short and medium terms.

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 31 October

Meeting of the European Committee of the Regions Bureau 
​​​The 222nd External Bureau Meeting will take place in Logroňo, Spain. The Bureau features a high-level debate on the future of rural development in the face of demographic challenges and climate change.

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.

Spanish Presidency

Monday 30 October

European Tourism Forum
Held prior to the EU Tourism Ministers’ meeting, this forum is an exchange of experiences and mutual learning with a view to promoting alternative tourist destinations that strengthen the competitive and sustainable dimension of tourism in Europe. The key topics to be discussed include EU tourism budget, tourism sustainability, and support for the digitisation of SMEs in the tourism sector.

Tuesday 31 October

Informal ministerial meeting on tourism
EU Tourism ministers will hold an informal meeting in the city of Palma, Spain where they will discuss how Member States can promote a more sustainable, inclusive and resilient tourism sector, and what the European Union can do to support socially sustainable tourism.

Thursday 2 – Friday November 3 

Conference on anti-racism in the EU
Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration of Spain will organise a conference on anti-racism in the European Union entitled “People of African Descent in the EU: Recognition, Justice and Development.” Three thematic sessions will be held on each of the days. The first will deal with structural racism and the collection of data by ethnicity in statistics, studies and surveys; the second will focus on the representation of people of African descent in public office and in the media; and the third and final one will deal with anti-racist legislation and national action plans. The event will be attended by around 200 representatives of EU institutions and Member States, national institutions, including equality bodies, civil society organisations, international organisations and representatives of non-Member States.

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

European Data Protection Supervisor

Thursday 2 – Friday 3 November

AI Governance Global 2023
Secretary-General of the European Data Protection Supervisor Leonardo Cervera Navas will take part in AI Governance Global 2023 (IAPP Conference) in Boston, USA, where he will speak in the panel on “The Alignment Problem in AI Viewed Through the Lens of European Law.”

Information on upcoming EDPS events can be found here.

European Central Bank

Monday 30 October

Luis de Guindos speaks at the Leadership Forum
Board member Luis de Guindos will deliver a speech at the Leadership Forum organised by Instituto de Empresa in Madrid, Spain.

Thursday 2 November

Monetary Policy Tightening in the Euro Area
Board member Philip R. Lane will deliver a lecture on “Monetary Policy Tightening in the Euro Area” at University of Limerick in Limerick, Ireland.

More information about ECB events can be found here

Council of Europe

Friday 3 November

4th round of the Scientific Electoral Experts Debates

The University of Barcelona and the Venice Commission will hold the 4th round of the Scientific Electoral Experts Debates. The theme will be “The stability of electoral law”, a principle which ensures that the electoral process follows the rules, and not manipulated by the rules of the game (the electoral legislation). The event has been initiated by the Council for Democratic Elections – the tripartite body of the Council of Europe in charge of electoral matters, including representatives of the Venice Commission, the Parliamentary Assembly and the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities.

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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