Corporate Dispatch Europe Explained – The Week Ahead

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A quick glance at the main forthcoming events in the European Union including EU Council, Commission and Parliament meetings and other EU-related conferences and events. Events for the week of 6 to 11 May 2019.
Monday 6 May in Luxembourg, Günther Oettinger, European Commissioner for budget and human resources, will discuss the future of Europe and EP elections with the citizens.President Jean-Claude Juncker receives the European Leadership Award at the European Business Summit 2019.

Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella will be in Metz, France to represent the European Commission at the G7 Environment Ministers Meeting.

Tuesday 7 May the European Commission inaugurates the 22nd European forum on eco-innovation: “Closing the loop, delivering circularity in the textile sector” in Vienna Austria.The 22st European forum on eco-innovation will explore ecological and innovative solutions and policies for improving circularity in the textile sector. It will bring together companies, public authorities, financiers, NGOs, innovators, and researchers working on developing and deploying effective new technologies, innovative business and governance models, and policies that can deliver a circular textile economy.This event is jointly organised by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for environment (DG ENV) and the Austrian Ministry for sustainability and tourism.

The High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the Commission Federica Mogherini in San José, Costa Rica: co-chairs a meeting of the International Contact Group on Venezuela. Commissioner Karmenu Vella delivers a speech at the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Summit 2019, in Brussels. On the same day he will also present the EU’s electronic Catch Documentation and Traceability (CDT) System, and visits stands at Seafood Expo Global, in Brussels.

The European commissioner for migration and home affairs Dimitris Avramopoulos will be in Valetta, Malta to meet with the President of Malta George Vella, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, Minister of Foreign Affairs Carmelo Abela, Dr Michael Farrugia, Minister for Home Affairs and National Security and Minister of European Affairs Helena Dalli; and takes part in a Citizens’ Dialogue on Migration and the Future of Europe.

Wednesday 8 May the Young citizens’ dialogue in Sibiu Romania opens under the auspices of the European Commission with the title “Let’s shape the future of Europe together!”This event will bring together around 300 young Europeans from all over Europe and participants will take part in several thematic workshops. Among them ‘Democracy and me – strengthening young people’s participation in society and decision making’ and ‘The future of work: will we or robots have all the jobs?’.


On the same day Commissioner Phil Hogan will be visiting Japan in May 2019, accompanied by a business delegation of senior representatives from the European agri-food sector. The purpose of this visit is to facilitate European agricultural food and beverage exports to benefit from the favourable outcome of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement, which entered into force on 1 February 2019.

The objective of the business delegation visit is to give the opportunity to the accompanying European producers’ representatives to meet potential partners from the local agri-food sector. The programme of activities for the business delegates will include seminars on the characteristics of the local market and consumer trends, retail and site visits, and networking opportunities.
Federica Mogherini will be in Tirana, Albania to participate in the Brdo–Brijuni Process Summit while Karmenu Vella receives Harald Nesvik, Minister of Fisheries of Norway in Brussels.

Thursday 9 May a workshop on vaccination programmes in the EU opens in the University of Medicine, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.The workshop will gather experts, coordinators of national vaccination programmes, and State secretaries from EU countries, member countries of the South-Eastern Europe Health Network (SEEHN), and representatives of the European Centre for disease prevention and control (ECDC), the European office of the World Health Organization (WHO-Europe) and UNICEF.

In Sibu, Romania, on the same day the informal European Council will bring together EU heads of state or government opens.The summit will be hosted by Klaus Iohannis, President of Romania, which currently holds the Presidency of the Council. The President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, will chair the meeting. European Commission President Juncker and European Parliament President Tajani will also be present.

EU leaders will discuss the EU’s next strategic agenda for the period 2019-2024. They will exchange views on the challenges and priorities for the EU for the years to come.

The current agenda was agreed in June 2014 by the European Council.

President Jean-Claude Juncker participates in the EPP Summit, in Sibiu, Romania.

In Braga, Portugal, Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for research, science, and innovation, will discuss the future of Europe with citizens whilst Jyrki Katainen, Vice-President of the European Commission, in charge of jobs, growth, investment and competitiveness, will be in Warsaw Poland to discuss the future of Europe, with a special focus on youth, and celebrate the 15 years of Poland in the EU, with citizens there.

CD / CI Consulta / Diplomatique.Expert