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Weekly European Agenda

Weekly European Agenda | 25/11/2019

25 November – 1 December 2019

Monday 25 November

Tuesday 26 November

Wednesday 27 November

Thursday 28 November

Friday 29 November

Institutional Agendas

European Parliament


25-28 November
Plenary Session in Strasbourg

Monday 25 November

Plenary Session in Strasbourg
Debates: COP25/UN Climate Change Conference; EU Accession to the Istanbul Convention and other measures to combat gender-based violence; Measures to address the impact on European agriculture of the WTO ruling on the Airbus dispute

Meeting of the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET)
Joint AFET/DEVE/DROI Committee meeting with 2018 Sakharov Prize Laureate Oleg Sentsov.

Meeting of the Committee on International Trade (INTA)
Vote: Consent on the agreement on the tariff rate quota for US imports of high-quality beef.

Meeting of the Committee on Budgets (BUDG)

Meeting of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE)

Meeting of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs (AFCO)

Tuesday 26 November

Plenary Session in Strasbourg

Debates: Votes on request for urgent procedure (Rule 163); Preparation of the European Council meeting of 12 and 13 December; Debates on Foreign affairs issues; 2020 Budgetary Procedure
Votes: Nomination of a member of the Court of Auditors (multiple); Mobilisation of the EU Solidarity Fund to provide for the payment of advances in the general budget of the Union for 2020; EU-Ukraine Agreement amending trade preferences; Children rights in occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Convention of the Rights of the Child

Wednesday 27 November

Plenary Session in Strasbourg
Debates:
Presentation by the Commission President-elect of the College of Commissioners and their programme; Topical debate (Rule 162); On-going negotiations for a new EU-ACP Partnership Agreement
Votes: Election of the Commission; Texts on which debate is closed

Meeting of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO)

Thursday 28 November

Plenary Session in Strasbourg

Debates: On cases of breaches of human rights, democracy, and rule of law (Rule 144); major interpellations (Rule 139)
Votes: Motions for resolutions concerning abovementioned debates; Texts on which debate is closed

Meeting of the Committee on Budgetary Control (CONT)

Find an overview of the parliamentary agenda here.

Council of Ministers


Monday 25 November

Foreign Affairs Council – Development
A focus on current affairs, development, support for countries in transition, and gender and education.

Tuesday 26 November

Political and Security Committee Meeting

Wednesday 27 November

COREPER I & II 

Thursday 28 November

Political and Security Committee Meeting

28-29 November

Competitiveness Council
The discussions will focus on the internal market (including directives on representative actions for consumers and country-by-country reporting), and research and space (including solutions for a sustainable Arctic, a sustainable space economy, in addition to discussing EU bioeconomy strategy, Horizon Europe, and other initiatives).

An overview of planned Council meetings can be found here.

European Commission and High Representative


Monday 25 November

European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Information Day
A total budget of €22.5 million is available under the 2019 ‘Blue economy window’ call of the EMFF. The 2019 blue economy call will be presented in a series of presentations organised by the EASME and DG MARE. The information day is also an opportunity for participants to take advantage of a matchmaking session, meet potential partners and stakeholders or discuss their projects directly with our project advisors.

Commissioner Mimica to meet with Skinnari and Prehn
Neven Mimica will meet with Ville Skinnari, Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade of Finland. In addition, he will also meet with Rasmus Prehn, Minister for Development Cooperation of Denmark, in order to sign on Denmark’s contribution to the European Fund for Sustainable Development.

November 25-26

Platform for Coal Regions in Transition
The platform is a key part of the coal and carbon-intensive regions in transition initiative, included as a non-legislative element of the ‘Clean energy for all Europeans’ package. The 2019 edition will feature sessions and discussions at the highest level, and a number of study visits in the regions of Saxony and Brandenburg, Germany.

November 26-28

25th MARS Conference in Prague
The annual conference provides a platform to present and discuss EU countries’ experiences and general observations regarding the integrated administration and control system (IACS), including developments in shared management of EU farmers’ dossiers.

Wednesday 27 November

Commissioner Oettinger participates in “The Shape of Europe”
Günther Oettinger will participate in Aspen Institute’s Annual conference, “The Shape of Europe”.

Thursday 28 November

Commissioner Andriukaitis presents the State of Health of the EU

Friday 29 November

Commissioner Jourová receives Hamran
Vĕra Jourová to receive Ladislav Hamran, President of Eurojust, and to speak at the Plenary session of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe.

A full list with meetings of Commissioners can be found here; the Commissioners’ weekly activities can be found here; the agenda of the College Meetings can be found here; Commission events can be found here.

European Economic and Social Committee


Tuesday 26 November

5th Meeting of CARIFORUM-EU Consultative Committee
The aim of this meeting is to continue the dialogue among the Parties and to exchange views on the state of play of Post-Cotonou. Discussions on the implementation and impact of the EU-Cariforum EP will also be organised as well as an update will be given on the establishment of a CARIFORUM-EU Centre at the European University Institute in Florence.

Section Meeting for Transport, Energy, Infrastructure and the Information Society (TEN)

Wednesday 27 November

European Day of Social Economy Enterprises
The objective of the event is on the one hand to review the progress made in building an ecosystem for Social Economy Enterprises and, on the other hand, to see what the next steps are for this enterprise model to be recognised and more widely disseminated.

Section Meeting for Agriculture, Rural Development and the Environment (NAT)

Thursday 28 November

Section Meeting for External Relations (REX)

Friday 29 November

The Benefits of Gender Equality for the European Economy
This conference has the aim to explore how policies aimed at achieving greater gender equality could help reinforce Europe’s economic performance and what role the European civil society could play in supporting the development and implementation of these policies.

Section Meeting for Economic and Monetary Union and Economic and Social Cohesion (ECO)

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

Committee of the Regions


November 26-27

New role for cities and regions in promoting entrepreneurship and SMEs
The objective of the seminar is to explore how EU regions and cities can best deliver on the European strategic agenda 2020-2025, by leveraging entrepreneurship and SMEs, mobilising resources for R&D and innovation, investing in education and skills, and promoting internal and external collaboration and knowledge transfer.

Wednesday 27 November

26th SEDEC Commission Meeting

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.

Finnish Presidency


November 25-26

High-Level Conference on Data Economy
The High-Level Conference on Data Economy will gather a broad spectrum of aspects on data economy in order to showcase solutions and to define the principles for a sustainable, competitive and human-driven data economy.

November 25-27

SME Assembly
Organised jointly by the European Commission and the country holding the presidency of the Council of the EU, the SME Assembly is an annual 2.5-day event presenting different approaches to promoting SME entrepreneurship.

November 25-29

ESPON Week
The ESPON 2020 Cooperation Programme is set to promote a European territorial dimension in decision-making by producing and providing territorial evidence for various target groups at the regional, national and EU levels. The mission of the ESPON seminar is to step up dialogue between researchers and decision-makers and communicate the most recent research results.

November 26-27

Stop the Backlash – Stop Domestic Violence!
This conference is set to assess the current situation of domestic and intimate partner violence, examine the implementation of the Istanbul Convention in EU member states, and consider means to prevent and stop domestic and intimate partner violence.

Wednesday 27 November

Launching a New Strategic Agenda for European Forest-based Sector
The conference will be the launch event for the revised FTP strategic research and innovation agenda 2030, which outlines a roadmap to a sustainable bioeconomy. In addition to expert presentations and debates, the conference will showcase groundbreaking innovations and research in the field.

November 27-28

Working together to Eliminate Occupational Cancer
The conference is part of the Roadmap on Carcinogens initiative and will address the prevention of work-related cancers. “Working Together to Eliminate Occupational Cancer” aims to increase awareness of carcinogenic substances and to collect and disseminate good practices on reducing occupational exposure to carcinogens.

The agenda of the Finnish Presidency can be found here. 

European Investment Bank


November 25-26

EIB Central Banks Seminar
The capital markets department of EIB is organising its first seminar dedicated to central bank reserve managers to debate the main investment opportunities and the impact of European market events. The seminar will also feature the most recent progress in sustainable green finance and other relevant innovative initiatives.

Tuesday 26 November

Chief Economists Advisory Group
These workshops of about 20 participants take place twice per year and allow for a deep focus on current European and global key economic developments, while aiming for an interactive and insightful debate in the small and familiar set-up of a roundtable format. Introductory remarks on key topics are followed by a debate with all the participants.

November 26-27

7th EIB Annual Economics Conference
This year’s economics conference will feature an engaging programme of panel discussions and investment outlook sessions covering topics of competitiveness in an ever-evolving global economy, but also digitalisation, innovation and technological transformation, as well as the latest trends that shape future investment opportunities in and outside of Europe.

Thursday 28 November

EIB Ukraine: Agri-Food Project Launch
The EIB will host an interactive seminar to present the private and public sector investment opportunities offered by the Agri-Food Project Launch Event and its extensive offer to companies, financial institutions and public sector entities active in selected agri-food value chains of cereals, oilseeds and aquaculture/fisheries in Ukraine.

European Network for Research on Investment Workshop
The ENRI workshop is structured around three thematic sessions on internationalisation, digitalisation and investment and finance.

The agenda of the EIB can be found here.

Council of Europe


Friday 29 November

PACE Standing Committee Meeting

After the opening of the meeting by PACE President Liliane Maury Pasquier, the parliamentarians will hold an exchange of views with the Georgian Minister of Foreign Affairs, David Zalkaliani, who will chair the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers for the next six-months.

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.