EU Review – The Week Ahead

Mark Dempsey18th March 2021219min
EU Review – The Week Ahead rounds up the main meetings, developments and events from around the European Union and Europe on a weekly basis.

 

EU Review – The Week Ahead rounds up the main meetings, developments and events from around the European Union and Europe on a weekly basis. Each update gives an overview of the main developments from a European perspective to provide a solid context for political and policy developments within the EU institutions and from European capitals. 


31 May – 4 June

Recent Developments:
Monday – 31st May

European Parliament

  • SEDE Subcommittee – exchange with Commissioner Lenarčič on EU preparedness and action against Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) threats, exchange with Executive Vice-President Vestager on civil, defence and space industry action plan – https://www.europarl.europa.eu/committees/en/sede/home.html

European Commission

Tuesday – 1st June

European Council

  • European Council President Charles Michel meeting with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven in Brussels

European Commission

  • Commission President von der Leyen receives Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven
  • Executive Vice-President Vestager meeting with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven
  • Commissioner Breton meeting with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven
  • Vice-President Jourová meeting with President of the European Court of Justice Koen Lenaerts in Luxembourg
  • Vice-President Jourová meeting with Luxembourgish Justice Minister Sam Tanson, Luxembourgish Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn, and European Chief Prosecutor Laura Codruța Kövesi  in Luxembourg
  • Commissioner Reynders participation in launch of European Public Prosecutor’s Office in Luexembourg
  • Commissioner Gabriel meeting with IBM Europe Chairman Martin Jetter
  • Commissioner Gentiloni videoconference participation in launch of EU Tax Observatory
  • Commissioner Breton videoconference with Arte Director Bruno Patino
  • Commissioner Várhelyi meeting with Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides and Interior Minister Nicos Nouris via videoconference
  • Commissioner Várhelyi meeting with UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi via videoconference
  • Commissioner Sinkevičius participation at Executive Council meeting of the American Chamber of Commerce at the EU
Wednesday – 2nd June

European Council

European Commission

  • Meeting of the College of Commissioners
  • Commission President von der Leyen receives Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte
  • High Representative Borrell meeting with Indonesian Foreign Affairs Miniter Retno Marsudi in Jakarta
Thursday – 3rd June

European Council

  • Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council – Single European Sky, hired vehicles directive, inland navigation certification, sustainable rail transport, sustainable and smart mobility, Eurovignette road charging briefing, passenger locator form update, forced landing of civilian aircraft – https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/meetings/tte/2021/06/03/

European Parliament

European Commission

  • Commission President von der Leyen receives Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė
  • High Representative Borrell meeting with ASEAN Secretary- General Dato Lim Jock Hoi in Jakarta
  • Commissioner Breton meeting with Samsung Executive Vice President Kim Won-kyong
  • Commissioner Stella Kyriakides at G7 Health Ministers meeting in Oxford, UK
  • Commissioner McGuinness videoconference with Mazars CEO and Chairman Hervé Helias
  • Commissioner McGuinness videoconference with Aviva Chief Executive Amanda Blanc
Friday – 4th June

European Council

European Parliament

  • President Sassoli meeting with Tunisian President Kais Saied
  • President Sassoli meeting with Slovenian President Borut Pahor

European Commission

  • Commission President von der Leyen receives Slovenian President Borut Pahor
  • Commission President von der Leyen receives Tunisian President Kais Saied
  • Executive Vice-President Vestager in Denmark to meet Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod
  • Vice-President Jourová videoconference with UN Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression and Opinion Irene Zubaida Khan
  • Commissioner Stella Kyriakides at G7 Health Ministers meeting in Oxford, UK
  • Commissioner Várrhelyi meeting with Tunisian President Kais Saied

24 – 28 May

Recent Developments:
Monday – 24th May

European Council

European Commission

  • Vice-President Jourová receives Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša
  • Commissioner Johansson receives Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković
Tuesday – 25th May

European Council

  • Special European Council meeting – EU leaders meet physically in Brussels to discuss COVID-19, climate change

European Parliament

European Commission

  • Vice-President Šefčovič receives Slovakian Deputy Prime Minister Veronika Remišová
  • Vice-President Jourová receives Czech Deputy Defence Minister Jan Havranek
  • Commissioner Ferreira receives Slovakian Deputy Prime Minister Veronika Remišová
  • Commissioner Johansson speaks at virtual hearing of the Italian Parliament
  • Commissioner Várhelyi exchanges views with Austrian Interior Minister Karl Nehammer, via videoconference
  • Commissioners Sinkevičius and Lenarčič visit the EU’s Emergency Response Coordination Centre
Wednesday – 26th May

European Council

European Parliament

  • President Sassoli meeting with Italian Minister for Economic Development Giancarlo Giorgetti
  • Conference of President with the Slovenian Presidency
  • LIBE Committee – votes on Digital Green Certificate provisional agreement from trilogue negotiations, debate on media freedom in Hungary and Poland, Frontex Scrutiny Working Group report, critical entities resilience – https://www.europarl.europa.eu/committees/en/libe/home.html
  • IMCO Committee – hearing on challenges for Single Market and Customs Union integrity due to implementation of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, debate on EU Single Window Environment for Customs amendment, workshop on the Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act – https://www.europarl.europa.eu/committees/en/imco/home.html
  • ITRE Committee – debates on:
    • Establishment of the European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking
    • Reinforced crisis management and preparedness role for the European Medicines Agency
    • EU Cybersecurity Strategy for the Digital Decade
    • EU strategy to reduce methane emissions – https://www.europarl.europa.eu/committees/en/itre/home.html
  • EMPL Committee – presentation of IMF study on Affordable Rental Housing  –https://www.europarl.europa.eu/committees/en/empl/home.html
  • CONT Committee – debates on:
  • AFET DEVE Joint Committee – exchange with EEAS on the situation in Afghanistan

European Commission

  • Meeting of the College of Commissioners
  • Vice-President Vestager receives Italian Minister of Economic Development Giancarlo Giorgetti
  • Commissioner Urpilainen videoconference with UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi
Thursday – 27th May

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • Vice-President Schinas in Athens, Greece to meet Greek President Katerina Sakellarpoulou
  • Commissioner Gentiloni receives Italian Minister for Economic Development Giancarlo Giorgetti
  • Commissioner Ferreira receives leaders of the Polish New Left  Commissioner Lenarčič receives Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister Oleksii Reznikov
Friday – 28th May

European Council

  • Competitiveness Council – Research and Innovation – European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking, deepening the European Research Area and improving researchers’ careers, European Partnership on Metrology, Mission Initiative for global research and innovation cooperation, EU space policy and space traffic management – https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/meetings/compet/2021/05/27-28/
  • Informal meeting of defence ministers in Lisbon – https://www.2021portugal.eu/en/events/informal-meeting-of-defence-ministers/
  • Videoconference of the European Economic Area Council with Portuguese Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Portugal, Icelandic Foreign and International Development Cooperation Minister Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson, Liechtenstein Foreign Minister Dominique Hasler, and Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide – discuss the overall functioning of the EEA Agreement, impact of COVID-19 on the internal market, strategic autonomy, relations with Russia, the international dimension of COVID-19, climate and environment – https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/meetings/international-ministerial-meetings/2021/05/28/

European Parliament

  • Conference of Presidents

European Commission

  • Vice-President Jourová videoconference with UN Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression Irene Zubaida Khan
  • Vice-President Schinas meets Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias in Athens, Greece

17-21 May

Recent Developments:
Monday – 17th May

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • Vice-President Vestager call with News Corporation CEO Robert Thomson
  • Vice-President Šefčovič participates in informal General Affairs Council
  • Commissioner Breton videoconference with US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo
  • Commissioner Reynders opens High Level Conference on “Rule of Law in Europe” in Coimbra
  • Commissioner Johansson videoconference with Facebook Vice President for Global Affairs and Communications Nick Clegg
  • Commissioner Johansson receives EUROPOL Director Catherine de Bolle
  • International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia – keynote speech by Commissioner Dalli on “Defending LGBTI Rights in the EU”
Tuesday – 18th May

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • Commissioner Jourová speaks at virtual conference on Rule of Law in Europe
  • Vice-President Schinas videoconference with US Secretary for Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas
Wednesday – 19th May

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • Vice President Vestager meets Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Sigrid Kaag in Brussels
  • Commissioner Jourová videoconference with UN Special Rapporteur for freedom of expression and opinion Irene Zubaida Khan
  • Commissioner Breton videoconference with Alstom CEO and Chairman Henri Poupart-Lafarge
  • Commissioner Breton videoconference with Etsy CEO Josh Silverman
  • Commissioner Breton receives WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
Thursday – 20th May

European Council

  • Foreign Affairs Council – international procurement instrument, trade policy review, WTO reform , EU-US trade relations, steel safeguards, EU-Mercosur negotiations, exchange of view with WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and US Trade Representative Katherine Tai – https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/meetings/fac/2021/05/20/

European Parliament

European Commission

  • Executive Vice-President Timmermans participates in G7 Climate and Environment Ministerial
  • Vice President Šefčovič meets Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez in Madrid, Spain
  • Commissioner Wojciechowski videoconference with South African Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Thoko Didiza
  • Commissioner Kyriakides informal videoconference with EU health ministers
Friday – 21st May

European Council

European Commission

  • Vice-President Vestager meeting with Novo Nordisk CEO Lars Fruergaard Jørgensen, Leo Pharma CEO Catherine Mazzacco, and Lundbeck CEO Deborah Dunsire in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Commissioner Sinkevičius participates in G7 Climate and Environment Ministerial
  • Commissioner Johansson joint visit with Italian Government to Tunisia
Saturday – 22nd May

European Council

European Commission

  • Commissioner Johansson joint visit with Italian Government to Tunisia
  • Eurovision Song Contest 2021 final in Rotterdam, NL.

10 – 14 May

Recent Developments:
Monday – 10th May

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • High Representative Borrell receives Kazakh Foreign Affairs Minister Muktar Tleuberdi
  • Commission President von der Leyen delivers speech at National Council of German Women’s Organisations via videoconference on the “10th Anniversary of the Istanbul Convention”
  • Commission President von der Leyen receives North Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev
  • Commission Vice-President Timmermans receives North Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev
  • Commissioner Várhelyi receives North Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev
  • Executive Vice-President Vestager meets French finance minister Bruno Le Maire in Brussels
  • Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis receives French finance minister Bruno Le Maire in Brussels
  • Commissioner Gentiloni receives French finance minister Bruno Le Maire in Brussels
  • Executive Vice-President Šefčovič receives Irish foreign and defence minister Simon Conveney
  • Vice-President Jourová receives Slovenian State Secretary for European Affairs Gašper Dovžan
  • Commissioner Reynders receives Slovenian State Secretary for European Affairs Gašper Dovžan
  • Commissioner Gentiloni receives Romanian finance minister Alexandru Nazare
  • Commissioner Reynders videoconference on the rule of law with the Latvian Parliament
  • Commissioner Johansson receives UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi in Brussels
Tuesday – 11th May

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • High Representative Borrell receives North Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev
  • High Representative Borrell receives UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi
  • High Representative Borrell receives Kuwaiti foreign affairs minister Sheikh Ahmad Nasser al-Mohammad al-Sabah
  • Executive Vice-President Vestager call with Lithuanian finance minister Gintarė Skaistė
  • Commissioner Hahn receives Romanian finance minister ALexandru Nazare
Wednesday – 12th May

European Council

European Parliament

  • Conference of Presidents of the European Parliament

European Commission

  • Commission President von der Leyen chairs Steering Board meeting of the Recovery and Resilience Task Force
  • Meeting of the College of Commissioners
  • Executive Vice-President Vestager receives Romanian Prime Minister Florin Cîțu and Minister of European Investments Cristian Ghinea
  • Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis receives Romanian Prime Minister Florin Cîțu
  • Vice-President Schinas receives UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi
  • Commissioner Kyriakides videoconference with US Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack
Thursday – 13th May

European Commission

  • Executive Vice-President Vestager meets Greek Minister for Environment and Energy Kostas Skrekas in Athens
Friday – 14th May

European Commission

  • Executive Vice-President Vestager addresses the Hellenic Parliament in Athens
  • Executive Vice-President Vestager meets Greek Minister for Finance Christos Staikouras, Minister for Digital Governance Kyriakos Pierrakakis and Minister for Education and Religious Affairs Niki Kerameus in Athens
  • Executive Vice-President Vestager meets former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair in Athens at the Delphi Economic Forum VI

3 – 7 May

Recent Developments:
Monday – 3rd May

European Commission

  • World Press Freedom Day and Labour Day/May Day holiday across much of Europe.
  • Commissioners  Urpilainen and Sinkevičius visit to Finland
Tuesday – 4th May

European Commission

  • High Representative Borrell in London to meet Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and Canadian Foreign Minister Marc Garneau
  • Commissioner McGuinness videoconference with Euroclear CEO Lieve Mostrey
  • Commissioners  Urpilainen and Sinkevičius visit to Finland
Wednesday – 5th May

European Council

European Commission

  • Meeting of the College of Commissioners
  • Commissioner Timmermans videoconference with Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben Van Beurden
  • High Representative Borrell in London to meet British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Dominic Raab, and South African Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Nalendi Pandor
  • High Representative Borrell in London to participate in G7 Foreign and Development Ministers’ Meeting, meets with South Korean Foreign Affairs Minister Chung Eui-yong, and Brunei Foreign Affairs Minister Dato Erywan Yusof
  • Commissioner Urpilainen participates via videoconference in the G7 Foreign and Development Ministers’ meeting
  • Commissioners Breton and Sinkevičius host virtual roundtable on Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability
Thursday – 6th May

European Council

  • Foreign Affairs Council – briefing by High Representative Borrell on current affairs (Sahel, Ukraine, Mozambique, Operation IRINI), exchange on the EU Strategic Compass, crisis management, European Defence Agency (EDA) and EU Satellite Centre (SatCen), and informal exchange of views with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

European Parliament

  • President Sassoli speech at the S&D/PES Conference on the Porto Social Summitt

European Commission

  • Commission President von der Leyen participates in European University Institute (EUI) conference on The State of the Union – https://www.eui.eu/news-hub?id=von-der-leyen-okonjo-iweala-georgieva-and-150-speakers-join-sou2021
  • Commissioner Vestager participates in European University Institute (EUI) conference on The State of the Union
  • Commissioner Breton videoconference with representatives of the European Raw Materials Alliance
  • Commissioner McGuinness speech via videoconference on a proposal for a Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive
Friday – 7th May

European Council

European Parliament

  • President Sassoli participates in the Social Summit in Porto, Portugal

European Commission

  • High Representative Borrell delivers keynote speech via videoconference at the European University Institute State of the Union conference
  • Commissioner Breton receives Slovenian Defence Minister Matej Tonin in Brussels
Saturday – 8th May

European Council

European Parliament

  • President Sassoli delivers an opening speech ahead of the informal meeting of EU heads of government
Sunday – 9th May
  • Official launch of the Conference on the Future of Europe in Strasbourg, France.

26 – 30 April

Recent Developments:
Monday – 26th April 

European Council

  • European Council President Michel meets with Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić
  • Informal videoconference of agriculture ministers – post 2020 CAP reform negotiations state of play, sustainability criteria in agricultural trade, animal welfare, food labelling – https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/meetings/agrifish/2021/04/26/ 

European Parliament

European Commission

  • Commission President von der Leyen meets with Manfred Weber, Chair of the European Peoples’ Party (EPP) group in the European Parliament
  • Commission President von der Leyen meets with Phillippe Lamberts, Co-Chair of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament
  • High Representative Borrell receives Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić
  • High Representative Borrell receives Rwandan Foreign Affairs Minister Vincent Biruta
  • Commissioner Gabriel videoconference with Florent Menegaux, Michelin CEO
Tuesday – 27th April 

European Council

  • European Council President Michel meets with Slovakian Prime Minister Eduard Heger
  • European Council President Michel meets with North Macedonian President Stevo Pendarovski

European Parliament

European Commission

  • Meeting of the College of Commissioners
  • Commission President von der Leyen meets with EPP Group in the European Parliament via videoconference
  • Commission President von der Leyen meets with Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament via videoconference
  • High Representative Borrell receives North Macedonian President Stevo Pendarovski
  • Commissioner Gabriel videoconference with Susan Wojcicki, YouTube CEO
  • Commissioner Gentiloni receives Slovakian Prime Minister Eduard Heger
  • Commissioner Sinkevičius participates in EU-China Ministerial Dialogue on the environment
Wednesday – 28th April 

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

    • Commission President von der Leyen meets with Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats in the European Parliament via videoconference
    • Commission President von der Leyen meets with Renew Europe Group in the European Parliament via videoconference
    • Commissioner Jourová videoconference with the Parliament of the Czech Republic
    • Commissioner Wojciechowski receives Kosovan Prime Minister Albin Kurti
    • Commissioner Sinkevičius meeting with GreenPeace
Thursday – 29th April 

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • High Representative Borrell delivers keynote speech via videoconference on European foreign policy in times of COVID-19 with Le Grand Continent
  • High Representative Borrell receives Kosovan Prime Minister Albin Kurti
  • speech via videoconference on European foreign policy in times of COVID-19 with Le Grand Continent – https://legrandcontinent.eu/fr/evenements/european-foreign-policy-in-times-of-covid-19-a-conversation-with-high-representative-josep-borrell/
  • Commission President von der Leyen receives Kosovan Prime Minister Albin Kurti
  • Commissioner Vestager participates in virtual Munich Cyber Security Conference
  • Commissioner Jourová speaks at the European forum organised within UNESCO World Press Freedom Day conference
  • Commissioner Hahn meets with Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen
  • Commissioner Hahn meets with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz
  • CAP Reform Strategic Plan – trilogue meeting between the European Council, European Parliament and European Commission
Friday – 30th April 

European Commission

  • CAP Reform Strategic Plan – trilogue meeting between the European Council, European Parliament and European Commission

19 – 24 April

Recent Developments:
Monday – 19th April 

European Council

  • Informal videoconference of foreign affairs ministers – briefing by High Representative Borrell on recent developments in: Georgia, India, Myanmar, Mozambique and the JCPOA Iran nuclear deal negotiations, exchanges on situations in Ethiopia, Russian regarding Alexei Navalny and Ukraine, and exchange with Ukrainian Foreign Affairs Minister Dymtro Kuleba – https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/meetings/fac/2021/04/19/

European Parliament

European Commission

  • Commissioner Šefčovič receives Mircea Geoana, Deputy Secretary General of NATO
  • Commissioner Várhelyi receives Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Riad Malki
Tuesday – 20th April 

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • Commissioner President von der Leyen chairs the Steering Board of the Recovery and Resilience Task Force
  • Commissioner Breton participation at the Oireachtas Joint Committee on EU Affairs – https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/committees/33/european-union-affairs/
  • Commissioner Jourová videoconference with Tik-Yok CEO Vanessa Pappas
  • Commissioner Lenarčič meeting in Ethiopia with Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen Hassen, African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security, Smaïl Chergui and Director of Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Nken
  • Commissioner Lenarčič meeting in South Sudan with South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit, South Sudanese Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Peter Mayen Majongdit and Representatives of NGOs and civil society
  • Commissioner Wojciechowski videoconference with Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Dan Tehan
  • Commissioner Šuica videoconference with the Italian Senate European Affairs Committees on the participation of national parliaments in the Conference on the Future of Europe
  • Commissioner Timmermans appears before United States House of Representatives Subcommittee on Europe, Energy, the Environment and Cyber – https://foreignaffairs.house.gov/2021/4/restoration-of-the-transatlantic-dialogue-the-global-fight-against-climate-change
  • High Representative Borrell participates in Quartet meeting on Libya via videoconference
  • Commissioner Lenarčič visits Ethiopia and South Sudan
Wednesday – 21th April 

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • Meeting of the College of Commissioners
  • High Representative Borrell in Nouakchott, Mauritanian to meet Mauritanian Foreign Minister Ismael Ould Cheikh Ahmed, and the Regional Advisory and Coordination Cell
  • Commissioner Lenarčič meeting in South Sudan with South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit, South Sudanese Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Peter Mayen Majongdit and Representatives of NGOs and civil society
  • Commissioner Kyriakides videoconference with WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Gebreyesus
  • Commissioner Reynders videoconference with US Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas
  • Commissioner Reynders videoconference with German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer
  • Commissioner Reynders participation in rule of law debate at the Robert Schuman Foundation – https://www.robert-schuman.eu/en/news/4294-defending-the-rule-of-law-and-fundamental-freedoms
  • Commissioner Dalli videoconference meeting with Netflix Vice-President for EMEA Madeline de Cock Buning
  • Commissioner Lenarčič visits Ethiopia and South Sudan
Thursday – 22nd April 

European Council

European Commission

  • High Representative Borrell visit to Bamako, Mali to meet Malian Defence Minister Tiéna Coulibaly, and to visit EU Training Mission in Mali (EUTM Mali)
  • High Representative Borrell in Nouakchott, Mauritania to meet Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Cheikh El-Ghazouani, Mauritanian Prime Minister Mohamed Ould Bilal, Prime Minister of Mauritania and to visit the Collège de Défense G5.
  • Commissioner Vestager videoconference with IBM CEO Arvind Krishna
  • Commissioner Breton videoconference with Executive Chairman of Mastercard Ajay Banga
  • Commissioner Johansson visit to Ljubljana Slovenia to meet Slovenian Interior Minister Aleš Hojs, and to meet Frontex Management Board Chairman Marko Gašperlin
  • Commissioner Schinas participation in discussion on New Pact on Asylum and Migration at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law – https://www.biicl.org/events/11486/eu-pact-on-migration-and-asylum-conversation-with-european-commission-vice-president-schinas
Friday – 23rd April 

European Council

European Commission

  • Commission President von der Leyen receives Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in Brussels
  • Commissioner President von der Leyen visits Pfizer Manufacturing Plan in Puurs, Belgium.
  • High Representative Borrell in Bamako, Mali to meet Malian President Bah N’Daw, participate in a working session with the Malian Prime Minister, meeting National Transitional Council President Malck Diaw and visit EUCAP Mali
  • Commissioner Johansson in Ljubljana, Slovenia to meet Slovenian Foreign Affairs Minister Anže Logar
  • Commissioner Johansson in Zagreb, Croatia to meet President of the Government Andrej Plenković and Croatian Interior Minister Davor Božinović
  • High Representative Borrell in Mauritania to meet Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Cheikh El-Ghazouani, Mauritanian Prime Minister Mohamed Ould Bilal, Prime Minister of Mauritania and to visit the Collège de Défense G5.
Saturday – 24th April 

European Commission

  • High Representative Borrell in Niamey, Niger to meet President of Niger, Mohamed Bazoum, and Prime Minister of Niger, Brigi Rafini

12-16 APRIL

Recent Developments:
Monday – 12th April 

European Council

  • European Council President Charles Michel meeting with Senegalese President Macky Sall

European Parliament

European Commission

  • Commissioner Vestager exchange with European Parliament LIBE Committee on Digital Markets Act and Digital Services Act
  • Commissioner Dombrovskis videoconference with Indonesian Trade Minister Muhammad Lufti
  • Commissioner Johansson visit to Lisbon, Portugal
  • Commissioner Urpilainen visit to Helsinki, Finland
Tuesday – 13th April 

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • Commissioner Dombrovskis receives Senegalese President Macky Sall
  • ​Commissioner Timmermans receives Senegalese President Macky Sall, Senegalese Foreign Minister Aissatta Tall and Senegalese Economy, Planning and Internal Cooperation Minister Amadou Hott in Brussels
  • Commissioner Johansson receives Senegalese President Macky Sall
  • Commissioner Hahn participates in payments and budgetary trilogue meeting
Wednesday – 14th April 

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • Meeting of College of Commissioners
  • Commissioner Urpilainen receives Senegalese President Macky Sall
  • Commissioner Šefčovič receives Cypriot UN Permanent Representative Andreas Mavroyiannis to discuss intercommunal talks on Cyprus.
Thursday – 15th April 

European Council

  • Political and Security Committee

European Parliament

European Commission

  • Commissioner McGuinness addresses Eurofi High-Level Seminar
  • Commissioner Dombrovskis and Commissioner Urpilainen videoconference with African Union Economics and Trade Commissioner Albert Muchanga
Friday – 16th April 

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • Commissioner Timmermans videoconference with COP26 President Alok Sharma
  • Commissioner Vestager participation in online roundtable with Indian experts on Indian e-ID, data spaces and data governance experiences
  • Commissioner Kyriakides videoconference with State Secretary for Global Spain Manuel Muñiz Villa


5-9 APRIL

Recent Developments:
Monday – 5th April 
  • Easter Monday – public holiday across much of Europe

European Council

  • European Council President in Tunis, Tunisia to meet President Kais Saled
Tuesday – 6th April 

European Commission

  • Commission President von der Leyen and European Council President Michel meet Turkish President Erdoğan in Ankara, Turkey
  • Commissioner Gentiloni participates in G7 finance ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting via videoconference
  • Commissioner Gabriel delivers opening speech via videoconference at the launch of Horizon Europe for the next EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation
Wednesday – 7th April 

European Commission

  • Commissioner Gentiloni participates in G20 finance ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting via videoconference
Thursday – 8th April 

European Council

  • Political and Security Committee


22-26 MARCH

Recent Developments:
Monday – 22nd March 

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • ​Commission President von der Leyen receives German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas
  • Commissioner Vestager virtual meeting with Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha González Laya
  • Commissioner Šefčovič receives Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha González Laya
  • Commissioner Šefčovič receives Irish Foreign and Defence Minister Simon Coveney
  • Commissioner Jourová receives Irish Minister of State for European Affairs Thomas Byrne
  • Commissioner Reynders receives Irish Minister of State for European Affairs Thomas Byrne
  • Commissioner Gentiloni virtual meeting with Turkish Minister for Trade Ruhsar Pekcan
  • Commissioner Gentiloni virtual meeting with Moroccan Minister for Industry, Trade, Green and Digital Economy Moulay Hafid Elalamy
  • Commissioner Johansson videoconference with Google Senior Vice President for Global Affairs and Chief Legal Officer Kent Walker
  • Commissioner Várhelyi receives French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian
Tuesday – 23rd March 

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • ​Commissioner Vestager receives Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjarto
  • Vice President Dombrovskis videoconference with Secretary General of the African Continental Free Trade Area Wamkele Keabetswe Mene
  • Commissioner Šefčovič receives Portuguese Secretary of State for European Affairs Ana Paula Zacarias
  • Commissioners Ferreira and Jourová videoconference with Polish Mayors
Wednesday – 24th March 

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • Meeting of College of Commissioners
  • High Representative Josep Borrell participates in NATO Ministerial Meeting
  • Vice President Schinas participates via videoconference in the UK G6
  • Commissioner Sinkevičius virtually meets the UK House of Lords Environment Committee
Thursday – 25th March 

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • Commission President von der Leyen receives Slovenia Prime Minister Janez Janša
  • Vice President Dombrovskis participates in CETA joint committee via videoconference
  • Commissioner Gabriel delivers keynote via videoconference at Horizon Europe launch event in Ireland
  • Commissioner Johansson receives Croation Prime Minister Andrej Plenković
Friday – 26th March 

European Council

European Commission

  • Commissioner Hahn meets OSCE Secretary General Helga Schmid in Vienna
  • Commissioner Reynders videoconference with South Korean Minister of Justice Mi-ae Choo

15-19 MARCH

Recent Developments:
Monday – 15th March

European Council

  • Informal videoconference of foreign affairs and home affairs ministers – external aspects of EU migration policy with respect to new pact on migration and asylum – https://www.consilium.eueu/en/meetings/fac/2021/03/15/
  • Informal videoconference of employment and social ministers – action plan on the European Pillar of Social Rights, intra-EU equality, non-discrimination, and diversity, employment and social policies as part of national Recovery and Resilience Plans, aging mainstreaming, EU anti-racism action plan, pay transparency directive, Roma equality, inclusion and participation –https://www.consilium.eueu/en/meetings/epsco/2021/03/15/
  • Eurogroup videoconference – sectoral and structural impacts of COVID-19 on the euro area, state of play on fiscal support measures, Greek economic situation surveillance report, preparation ahead of World Bank and IMF meetings on 5-11 April, international role of the Euro (inclusive format of all 27 members)

European Parliament

  • FEMM Committee – gender mainstreaming network for Parliament committees and delegations, pay transparency and enforcement mechanisms exchange with Commissioners Jourová and Dalli
  • LIBE Committee – amendment vote on Commission report on implementation of GDPR, amendments on establishment of EU Agency for Fundamental Rights
  • ENVI Committee – exchange of views with EMA, ECDC and WHO on COVID variants and vaccine efficacy, vote on amendments for directive protecting workers from carcinogens, debate on UK unilateral measures on agrifood controls, Commission presentation on amending regulation on use of antimicrobials in third-country animals/animal products – https://www.eueuropa.eu/committees/en/envi/home.html
  • SEDE Subcommittee – exchange of views with NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg held jointly with AFET Committee, military concerns on regulation of Single European Sky – https://www.europarl.europa.eu/committees/en/sede/home.html
    • Commissioner Jourová videoconference with Romanian judiciary
  • Commissioner Vestgaer participation in Bruegel event on “Declining Competition: A Transatlantic Challenge” – https://www.bruegel.org/events/declining-competition-a-transatlantic-challenge/

European Commission

  • Executive Vice-President Timmermans videoconference with China’s special climate envoy, Xie Zhenhua
Tuesday – 16th March

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

Wednesday – 17th March

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • Meeting of College of Commissioners
  • Commissioner Gentiloni videoconference with IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva
  • Commissioner Dalli keynote address via videoconference at UN Commission on the Status of Women
  • Commissioner McGuinness videoconference with Facebook Global Vice President Nick Clegg and Facebook Head of EU Affairs Aura Salla
Thursday – 18th March

European Council

  • Informal videoconference of environment ministers – EU climate change adaptation strategy, measures to “green” the European Semesters and the Recovery and Resilience Facility, discuss Commission proposal on batteries and battery waste, exchange of views on the EU chemicals strategy, state of play on European Climate Laws negotiations between the Council of the EU and European Parliament, briefings on the EU forest strategy, EU trade policy review and UN Environment Assembly.

European Parliament

European Commission

Friday – 19th March

European Council

European Commission

  • Commissioner Vestager participation in SXSW 2021 session on “Forging a New Social Contract for Big Tech”
  • Commissioner McGuinness participation in European Studies class via videoconference at St. Joseph’s Secondary School in Rush, Dublin
  • Commissioner McGuinness videoconference with TD Bank Group President and CEO Bharat Masrani

8 -12 MARCH

Recent Developments:
Monday – 8th March

European Council

  • President of the European Council Michel in Kigali, Rwanda to attend Genocide Memorial

European Parliament

European Commission

 

Tuesday – 9th March

European Council

  • President Michel meeting with Kenyan President Kenyatta in Nairobi
  • COREPER II – COVID-19 coordination and vaccine sharing

European Parliament

European Commission

  • Commissioner Wojciechowski videoconference with US Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack
  • Commissioner Reynders videoconference discussion on Rule of Law with the Oireachtas
  • ​Visit of US Climate Envoy John Kerry to Brussels to meet Commissioner Timmermans to discuss COP26

 

Wednesday – 10th March

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • Joint Declaration on the Conference on the Future of Europe
  • Meeting of the College of Commissioners

 

Thursday – 11th March

European Council

  • Informal conference of justice ministers – retention of electronic communications data, EU Charter of Fundamental Rights debate, European Public Prosecutor update, online illegal content, justice training, JHA dialogue with North African partners – https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/meetings/jha/2021/03/11/

European Parliament

  • Debates on;
    • Application of Rule of Law conditionality mechanism –
    • Human Rights situation in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
    • Human Rights in Bahrain
    • Syrian Conflict
    • Mass opposition trials in Cambodia

European Commission

  • Commission President von der Leyen receives Croatian Prime Minister Plenković
  • Commissioner Johansson visit to Madrid to mark European Day of the Victims of Terrorism, give keynote address and meet with Portuguese and Spanish Home Affairs Ministers
  • Commissioner Simson videoconference with US Secretary of Energy Granholm
Friday – 12th March

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • Commission President von der Leyen meets Prime Ministers of Baltic States via videoconference
  • Commissioner Jourová meeting with Slovak judges

1 – 5 MARCH

Recent Developments:

 

Monday – 1st March

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • Commission President von der Leyen participation in CDU/CSU group event in European Parliament
  • Commission President von der Leyen receives Albanian Prime Minister Rama
  • Commissioners Timmermans, Vălean, Simson and Sinkevičius videoconference with the Norwegian Government on European Green Deal
  • Commissioner Vestager participation in “Future of Democracy” event with German President Steinmeier

 

Tuesday – 2nd March

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • Steinmeier HRVP Borrell videoconference with Armenian Foreign Minister Aivazian
  • HRVP Borrell videoconference on the Central Africa Republic
  • Commissioner Breton videoconference on the European Battery Alliance

 

Wednesday – 3rd March

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • Meeting of College of Commissioners

 

Thursday – 4th March

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • Commissioner Johansson visit to Stockholm
Friday – 5th March

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission


22 – 26 February

Recent Developments:
Monday – 22nd February

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • Commissioner Ferreira meeting with Irish Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe
  • Commissioner Kyriakides videoconference with José Manuel Barroso, Chair of GAVI
  • Commission presentation of EU space and defence industry plan – technological sovereignty, critical technologies
Tuesday – 23rd February

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

 

Wednesday – 24th February

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • Meeting of the College of Commissioners
  • Commissioner Reynders videoconference with the Italian parliament on the rule of law

 

Thursday – 25th February

European Council

​Informal videoconference of internal market and industry ministers – EU industrial resilience and strategic autonomy, Recovery and Resilience Funds, EU Consumer Agenda, country-by-country reporting of multinational income tax, Digital Policy

European Parliament

European Commission

Friday – 26th February

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • Commissioners Kyriakides, Schinas, and Breton participate via videoconference in a Structured Dialogue on the Pharmaceutical Strategy

15 – 19 February

Recent Developments:
Monday – 15th February

European Council

  • Eurogroup videoconference – macroeconomic prospects, presentation by Dr. Michael Ryan (WHO) and Bruce Aylward (WHO-China Joint Mission), international role of the Euro currency, corporate sector solvency protections, discussion of Lithuania’s draft budget – https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/meetings/eurogroup/2021/02/15/

European Parliament

European Commission

  • Commissioner Timmermans videoconference with European Round Table for Industry on the European Green Deal
Tuesday – 16th February

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • Commissioner Vestager meeting with Micael Johansson, CEO of SAAB
  • Commissioner Wojciechowski videoconference with COPA-COGECA (European Farmers/Agri-Cooperatives)
  • Vice President Šefčovič speaks to Oireachtas Committee on European Union Affairs on Article 16 – https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/committees/schedule/
Wednesday – 17th February

European Council

  • European Council President Charles Michel visit to Kraków, PL for the 30th anniversary of the Visegrád cooperation
  • COREPER II – Council position on trade agreements with third countries,  criminal justice cooperation with third countries, tax derogations – https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/meetings/mpo/2021/2/coreper-2-(290137)/
  • ​COREPER I – EU education area, vehicles standard harmonisation, fishing

European Parliament

  • College of Commissioners meeting
  • Commissioner Sinkevičius virtual meeting with Inger Andersen, UNEP Executive Director to sign a MoU on EU-UNEP cooperation

European Commission

 

Thursday – 18th February

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

Friday – 19th February

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • Commissioner Vestager meeting with Lykke Friis, Danish Think Tank Europe CEO

8 – 12 February

Recent Developments:
Monday – 8th February

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • Commissioner Breton videoconference with Werner Baumann CEO of Bayer AG
Tuesday – 9th February

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • College of Commissioners meeting
  • Commissioner Timmermans videoconference with Alok Sharma, President of COP26
  • HR VP Borrell and Commissioner Várhelyi present joint communication on Southern Neighbourhood
  • Commissioner Urpilainen received Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, President of Burkina Faso
Wednesday – 10th February

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • HR VP Borrell receives President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger
  • Commissioner Timmermans receives Denys Shmyhal, Prime Minister of Ukraine
  • Commissioner Breton videoconference with French Minister of State for Digital Transition and Electronic Communication Cédric O
  • Commissioner Breton videoconference with Martin Brudermüller, Cefic President and BASF CEO
  • Commissioner Breton videoconference with Patrice Caine, Thales CEO
  • Commissioner Breton videoconference with Slovak President Čaputova
Thursday – 11th February

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

Friday – 12th February

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • Commission President von der Leyen receives Romanian PM Cîțu
  • Commissioner Vestager meeting with Dr Hans Lug, WHO Regional Director for Europe
  • Commissioner Johansson visit to Paris to meet French government officials

1 – 5 February

Recent Developments:
Monday – 1st February

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • Commissioner Timmermans videoconference with Chinese Vice Premier Han Zhang on global climate action
  • Commissioner Vestager videoconference with French Minister for Economy and Finance Le Maire
  • Commissioner Vestager videoconference with Italian Minister for Economy and Finance Gualtieri
  • European Commission Industrial Forum
Tuesday – 2nd February

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • HR Borrell co-chairing videoconference on International Contact Group (IGC) on Venezuela
  • Commissioner Reynders videoconference with Portuguese Parliament on rule of law
  • HR Borrell speech at the Arctic Frontiers conference – https://www.arcticfrontiers.com/

 

Wednesday – 3rd February

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • Meeting of College of Commissioners
  • Visit of Commissioner Lenarčič to Kabul, Afghanistan, to meet President Ghani, Chairman Abdullah, NGOs and UN agencies.
  • President von der Leyen speech at ETUI-ETUC conference towards a new socio-ecological contract – https://www.etui.org/events/towards-new-socio-ecological-contract

 

Thursday – 4th February

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • Commissioner Vestager hosts Commission Conference on Competition policy contributing to the EU Green Deal
  • Commissioner Vestager participation in The Economists World Trade Symposium
  • Commissioner Dombrovskis videoconference with US Chamber of Commerce
  • Commissioner Reynders videoconference with Finnish Parliament on rule of law
  • Commissioner Johansson receives Frontex Executive Director Mr. Leggeri
Friday – 5th February

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • HR Borrell in Moscow, Russia, to meet Minister Lavrov to discuss EU-Russia relations
  • President von der Leyen receives French Foreign Minister Le Drian in Brussels
  • Commissioner Dombrovskis videoconference with Nick Clegg, Vice-President at Facebook
  • Commissioner Dombrovskis participation in 1st India-EU High Level Dialogue on Trade and Investment

25 – 29 January

Recent Developments:
Monday – 25th January

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • Commissioner Vestager virtual meeting with Irish Tánaiste Leo Varadkar TD
  • Commissioner Reynders videoconference with Minister of Justice Helen McEntee TD
  • Commissioner Vestager virtual meeting with Sundar Pichai, Google CEO
Tuesday – 26th January

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • Commission President von der Leyen address at Davos Agenda Week on “State of the World”
  • Commissioner Šuica meeting with Austrian Minister Karoline Edtstadler about the Conference on the Future of Europe
  • Commissioner Johansson participates in Google Safety Engineering Center for Content Responsibility with Mr. Kent Walker, Google Senior Vice President.

 

Wednesday – 27th January

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • Meeting of College of Commissioners
  • Meeting of Steering Board for Recovery and Resilience Task Force with President von der Leyen
  • Commissioner Jourová meeting with Director of EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, Michael O’Flaherty
  • Commissioner Reynders meeting with Jamie Iannone, Ebay CEO
Thursday – 28th January

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • Commissioner Reynders meeting with Director of EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, Michael O’Flaherty
  • Commissioner Jourová speech a “Why Think-Tanks Matter in Times of Crisis” event – https://www.gotothinktank.com/upcoming-summits

 

Friday – 29th January

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • High Representative Josep Borrell visit to Mali

18 – 22 January

Recent Developments:
Monday – 18th January

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • President von der Leyen receives Moldovan President Maia Sandu
  • Commissioner Dombrovskis meeting with President Sandu
  • Commissioner Reynders meeting with President Sandu
  • European Council President Michel meeting with European Commission President von der Leyen
Tuesday – 19th January

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • College of Commissioners Meeting
  • High Representative Borrell meeting with European Council President Michel and NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg

 

Wednesday – 20th January

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • Vice-President Šuica (virtual) meeting with ETUC (European Trade Union Confederation) on the Joint Declaration on the Conference on the Future of Europe
  • Commissioner Kyriakides videoconference with UK Health State Hancock

 

Thursday – 21st January

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • High Representative Borrell receives Turkish Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu
  • Commissioner Johansson receives Turkish Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu
  • Commissioner Várhelyi receives Turkish Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu

 

Friday – 22nd January

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • Commissioner Dombrovskis videoconference with President of Ford of Europe Stuart Rowley

11 – 15 January

Recent Developments:
Monday – 11th January

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • Commissioner Breton videoconference with Jamie Iannone, CEO of eBay
  • Commissioner Breton videoconference with Pekka Lundmerk, CEO of Nokia
  • Meeting between Commissioner Breton and Clément Beaune, Secretary of State for European Affairs of France

 

Tuesday – 12th January

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • Commissioner Hahn videoconference with Thomas Byrne, Minister of State for European Affairs of Ireland

 

Wednesday – 13th January

European Council

  • COREPER I – preparation for AGRIFISH Council, ENVI Council and the LIFE programme for environmental/climate action funding and European Globalisation Fund (EGF) compensation fund for trade-induced job losses – https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/CM-1070-2021-INIT/en/pdf
  • COREPER II – JHA preparation on non-essential travel restrictions, GAC Portuguese Presidency Priorities, Conference on the Future of Europe, COVID-19 coordination, Brexit Adjustment Reserve fund presentation by the European Commission, ECOFIN preparation on non-performing loan action plan, European Semester 2021 and state of play of the Recovery and Resilience Fund – https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/CM-1053-2021-INIT/en/pdf

European Parliament

European Commission

  • Vice-President Schinas participates in EPP Group Health Conference “Towards a European Health Union”
  • Informal videoconference with EMA, ECDC, EU Health Ministers and Commissioner Kyriakides

 

Thursday – 14th January

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • Meeting of the College of the Commissioners
Friday – 15th January

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

  • High Representative Josep Borrell, President von der Leyen visit to Lisbon for the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU, along with fellow Commissioners

4 – 8 January

Recent Developments:
Monday – 4th January

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

 

Tuesday – 5th January

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

 

Wednesday – 6th January

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

 

Thursday – 7th January

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission

Friday – 8th January

European Council

European Parliament

European Commission