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The Week Ahead 17 – 23 November 2014

   
 

Monday 17-11-2014

Quick links to the differents types of event:
The President's diary
 
Monday 17-11-2014 - 12:00 - 13:00 The President's diary

Munich

 

12:00            Ceremony for the handover of the Wilhelm-Högner-Price awarded to President Schulz - Max-Joseph-Hall, Residenz München, Residenzstraße 1, 80333 Munich, Germany

 
Monday 17-11-2014 - 15:00 - 19:00 Committee on Foreign Affairs
Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 2Q2
  • Discussion with Pavlo KLIMKIN, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, on the situation in Ukraine (15.00 – 16.00)

Votes (16.00)

  • Association Agreement between the EU and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States and Georgia (NLE) - vote on a report by Andrejs MAMIKINS (S&D, LV)
  • Conclusion of an Association agreement between the European Union and Georgia (INI) - vote on a report by Andrejs MAMIKINS (S&D, LV)

End of votes


  • Discussion on the agreement between Canada and the European Union on the transfer and processing of Passenger Name Record data (NLE) - rapporteur Charles TANNOCK (ECR, UK) (16.00 - 17.00)

  • Discussion on the latest developments in Syria and Iraq with Hugues MINGARELLI, Managing Director for North Africa, Middle East, the Arabian Peninsula, Iran and Iraq at the European External Action Service (17.00 - 18.00)


  • Debriefing on the Foreign Affairs Council of 17 November 2014 by Pierre VIMONT, Executive Secretary General of the European External Action Service (18.00 – 19.00)
 
Monday 17-11-2014 - 17:00 - 18:30 Committee on Development
Brussels, Altiero Spinelli, 1G3
  • Ebola crisis: the situation in the countries affected - Discussion with Christos STYLIANIDES, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management and EU Coordinator on Ebola, following his visit to Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea
 
Monday 17-11-2014 - 15:00 - 18:30 Committee on Budgetary Control
Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 6Q-2
  • Annual Report 2013 on the Protection of the EU's Financial Interests - Fight against fraud (INI) -discussion on a report by Georgi Pirinski (S&D, BG)
 
Monday 17-11-2014 - 15:00 - 18:30 Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 3C50
  • Monetary Dialogue - Discussion with Mario DRAGHI, President of the European Central Bank (15.15-17.00)

  • Discussion with Mario DRAGHI, Chairman of the European Systemic Risk Board  (17.00-18.00)

 
Monday 17-11-2014 - 15:00 - 18:30 Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 4Q2
  • Horizon 2020 implementation: state of play - Discussion with Director General Robert-Jan SMITS, European Commission (15.15-18.30)

Votes (16.00)

  • Renewal of the Agreement on cooperation in science and technology between the European Community and Ukraine (NLE) - Vote on a simplified procedure (Rule 50(1). Report by Jerzy BUZEK (EPP, PL)
  • Cooperation Agreement on a Civil Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) between the European Community and its Member States and the Kingdom of Morocco (NLE) - Vote on a simplified procedure (Rule 50(1). Report by Jerzy BUZEK (EPP, PL)

End of votes


  • COSME (Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises): state of play on the implementation - Discussion with the European Commission



 
Monday 17-11-2014 - 15:00 - 18:30 Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 1A002

(15.15 - 16.00)

  • Simplification of the transfer of motor vehicles registered in another Member State within the Single Market - Presentation by the Commission of possible impacts on vehicle tax revenues of Member States - Rapporteur: Dita CHARANZOVÁ (ALDE,CZ) 

(16.00 - 16.45)

  • Single Market governance within the European Semester 2015 - Consideration of draft report - Rapporteur: Ildikó GÁLL-PELCZ (PPE,HU)


 

Tuesday 18-11-2014

The President's diary
 
Tuesday 18-11-2014 - 11:40 - 20:15 The President's diary

Brussels


11:40            Welcoming  Irakli GARIBASHVILI, Prime Minister of Georgia - Paul-Henri Spaak Building, Ground floor


11:45            Meeting with rakli GARIBASHVILI,, Prime Minister of Georgia - Paul-Henri Spaak Building, 9th floor, Grand Salon Protocolaire


13:00            Meeting with Marylise LEBRANCHU, French Minister for Decentralisation, Administrative Reform and the Civil Service - Paul-Henri Spaak building, 9th floor, Salon Protocolaire A


17:00            Opening speech at European Network Remembrance and Solidarity exhibition "Roads to 1989. East-Central Europe 1939-1989" - Willy Brandt building, Esplanade Solidarność 1980


19:15            Meeting with Anne BRASSEUR, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and Wojciech Sawicki, Secretary General of the Council of Europe - Paul-Henri Spaak building, 12th floor, Salon Présidentiel


 

Wednesday 19-11-2014

Press conferences
 
Wednesday 19-11-2014 - 11:00 - 11:30 The Google antitrust case – start of the fifth year of investigations
Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 0A050

Ramon TREMOSA i BALCELLS (ALDE, ES) and Andreas SCHWAB (EPP, DE)

 
Wednesday 19-11-2014 - 13:30 - 14:00 Presentation of a joint declaration by Yezdidi, Christians and the Turkmen people for a safe future in Iraq
Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 0A050

Branislav ŠKRIPEK (ECR, SK), Lahdo HOBIL, European Syriac Union, Hassan AYDINLI, Iraqi Turkmen Front, Fikret IGREK, Federation of Yezidi Associations, and Johannes DE JONG, Christian Political Foundation for Europe

 
Wednesday 19-11-2014 - 14:30 - 15:00 6th European Innovation Summit
Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 0A050

Lambert van NISTELROOIJ (EPP, NL)

 

Thursday 20-11-2014

The President's diary
 
Thursday 20-11-2014 - 09:00 - 19:00 The President's diary

Brussels/ Dusseldorf


09:00            Keynote speech at the Annual Convention of the European Platform Against Poverty and Social Exclusion - "The Egg", Barastreet 175, 1070 Brussels


18:00            Keynote Speech at the "Ein Sozialer Europa ist das Ziel" Conference - Turbinenhalle der Stadtwerke Düsseldorf AG, Höherweg 100, 40233 Düsseldorf, Germany

 
Press conferences
 
Thursday 20-11-2014 - 10:00 - 10:30 Our proposals and red lines for the Commissions Investment Plan
Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 0A050

Gianni PITTELLA (IT), Chair of the S&D group

 
Thursday 20-11-2014 - 09:00 - 12:00 Subcommittee on Human Rights
Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 4B001

In association with the Delegation for the relations with the Maghreb countries

  • Human Rights in Morocco - Discussion with Driss EL YAZAMI, President of the National Human Rights Council of Morocco
 
Subcommittee on Security and Defence
  • The Security situation in the Baltic Sea basin - Discussion with a representative of a coastal State (tbc) and Tomasz SZATKOWSKIki, President of the National Centre for Strategic Studies, Poland


  • Presentation of the Maritime Security Strategy Action Plan - Discussion with representatives of the Italian Presidency; Rudolf ROY, Head of Division, Security Policy and sanctions, EEAS and Beate GMINDER, Head of Unit Maritime Policy Mediterranean and Black Sea, DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission

 
Thursday 20-11-2014 - 09:00 - 12:30 Committee on Budgets
Brussels, Altiero Spinelli, 3G-3

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Thursday 20-11-2014 - 09:00 - 12:30 Committee on Budgetary Control
Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 2Q-2
  • Special Report No 11/2013 (2013 discharge) - Getting the Gross National Income (GNI) data right: a more structured and better-focussed approach would improve the effectiveness of the Commission’s verification (DEC), rapporteur Bart Staes (Greens/EFA, BE) - disucssion with the Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for Budget and Human Resources, Kristalina GEORGIEVA, in the presence of the Member of the European Court of Auditors responsible, Milan Martin CVIKL
  • Working conditions of the OLAF Supervisory Committee - disucssion with the Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for Budget and Human Resources, Kristalina GEORGIEVA
 
Thursday 20-11-2014 - 09:00 - 12:30 Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 1A2

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Friday 21-11-2014

Quick links to the differents types of event:
Press conferences
 
Friday 21-11-2014 - 11:00 - 11:30 Pre-session briefing
Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 0A050
 
Friday 21-11-2014 - 11:30 - 12:30 Technical briefing - official visit of Pope Francis
Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 0A050
 
Delegations
 
Friday 21-11-2014 - 09:00 - 17:15 Fundamental rights, non-discrimination and the protection of vulnerable groups, including LGBTI

Joint Conference in Tirana


Members of the Pre-Accession Countries' Parliaments and the European Parliament - Ulrike Lunacek (ALDE, AT), Eleni Theocharous (EPP, CY) - in cooperation with the Italian Presidency of the Council of the EU and European Commission will debate along with experts the fundamental rights and the protection of vulnerable groups including LGBTI.

 
Friday 21-11-2014 - 09:00 - 19:00 MEPs will observe presidential elections in Tunisia

Tunisia

 

Michael GAHLER (EPP, DE) will lead a 7-strong MEP delegation which will observe the first round of the presidential elections in Tunisia scheduled for 23 November 2014. The other members of the delegation, which will travel to Tunisia from 21 to 25 November, are Santiago FISAS AYXELÀ (EPP, ES), Francisco Assis (S&D, PT), Marie-Christine VERGIAT (GUE/NGL, FR), Jordi SEBASTIÀ (Greens/EFA, ES), Fabio Massimo CASTALDO (EFDD, IT), Jean-Francois JALKH (NI, FR).


The European Parliament’s delegation will be deployed as part of the EU Election Observation Mission to Tunisia headed by the Chief Observer MEP Annemia Neyts-Uytterbroek (ALDE, BE). Preliminary conclusions will be presented in a press conference held jointly by the Chief Observer and the chair of the EP delegation on 25 November in Tunis.


 
Friday 21-11-2014 - 14:00 - 19:00 DNAT Delegation to the 60th Annual Session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly

The Hague (Netherlands)


Eva KAILI (S&D, EL), chair of the EP delegation for relations with the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, will lead a 3 MEP strong delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly 60th annual session in The Hague between 21 and 24 November 2014. She will be joined by Georgios KYRSTOS (EPP, EL) and Anna Elżbieta Fotyga (ECR, PL).


Situation in Ukraine, post-2014 engagement in Afghanistan and the future of the Alliance will be among the main subjects of debates and votes at the 60th annual session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. MEPs and their counterparts from the national parliaments of the NATO member states will also exchange with Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General, Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands, or Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary General.

 

Saturday 22-11-2014

Delegations
 
Saturday 22-11-2014 - 08:15 - 20:00 DNAT Delegation to the 60th Annual Session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly

The Hague (Netherlands)


Eva KAILI (S&D, EL), chair of the EP delegation for relations with the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, will lead a 3 MEP strong delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly 60th annual session in The Hague between 21 and 24 November 2014. She will be joined by Georgios KYRSTOS (EPP, EL) and Anna Elżbieta Fotyga (ECR, PL).


Situation in Ukraine, post-2014 engagement in Afghanistan and the future of the Alliance will be among the main subjects of debates and votes at the 60th annual session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. MEPs and their counterparts from the national parliaments of the NATO member states will also exchange with Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General, Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands, or Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary General.

 
Saturday 22-11-2014 - 09:00 - 19:00 MEPs will observe presidential elections in Tunisia

Tunisia

 

Michael GAHLER (EPP, DE) will lead a 7-strong MEP delegation which will observe the first round of the presidential elections in Tunisia scheduled for 23 November 2014. The other members of the delegation, which will travel to Tunisia from 21 to 25 November, are Santiago FISAS AYXELÀ (EPP, ES), Francisco Assis (S&D, PT), Marie-Christine VERGIAT (GUE/NGL, FR), Jordi SEBASTIÀ (Greens/EFA, ES), Fabio Massimo CASTALDO (EFDD, IT), Jean-Francois JALKH (NI, FR).


The European Parliament’s delegation will be deployed as part of the EU Election Observation Mission to Tunisia headed by the Chief Observer MEP Annemia Neyts-Uytterbroek (ALDE, BE). Preliminary conclusions will be presented in a press conference held jointly by the Chief Observer and the chair of the EP delegation on 25 November in Tunis.

 

Sunday 23-11-2014

Delegations
 
Sunday 23-11-2014 - 08:15 - 20:00 DNAT Delegation to the 60th Annual Session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly

The Hague (Netherlands)


Eva KAILI (S&D, EL), chair of the EP delegation for relations with the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, will lead a 3 MEP strong delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly 60th annual session in The Hague between 21 and 24 November 2014. She will be joined by Georgios KYRSTOS (EPP, EL) and Anna Elżbieta Fotyga (ECR, PL).


Situation in Ukraine, post-2014 engagement in Afghanistan and the future of the Alliance will be among the main subjects of debates and votes at the 60th annual session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. MEPs and their counterparts from the national parliaments of the NATO member states will also exchange with Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General, Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands, or Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary General.

 
Sunday 23-11-2014 - 08:30 - 19:30 DNAT Delegation to the 60th Annual Session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly

The Hague (Netherlands)


Eva KAILI (S&D, EL), chair of the EP delegation for relations with the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, will lead a 3 MEP strong delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly 60th annual session in The Hague between 21 and 24 November 2014. She will be joined by Georgios KYRSTOS (EPP, EL) and Anna Elżbieta Fotyga (ECR, PL).


Situation in Ukraine, post-2014 engagement in Afghanistan and the future of the Alliance will be among the main subjects of debates and votes at the 60th annual session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. MEPs and their counterparts from the national parliaments of the NATO member states will also exchange with Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General, Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands, or Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary General.

 
Sunday 23-11-2014 - 09:00 - 19:00 MEPs will observe presidential elections in Tunisia

Tunisia

 

Michael GAHLER (EPP, DE) will lead a 7-strong MEP delegation which will observe the first round of the presidential elections in Tunisia scheduled for 23 November 2014. The other members of the delegation, which will travel to Tunisia from 21 to 25 November, are Santiago FISAS AYXELÀ (EPP, ES), Francisco Assis (S&D, PT), Marie-Christine VERGIAT (GUE/NGL, FR), Jordi SEBASTIÀ (Greens/EFA, ES), Fabio Massimo CASTALDO (EFDD, IT), Jean-Francois JALKH (NI, FR).


The European Parliament’s delegation will be deployed as part of the EU Election Observation Mission to Tunisia headed by the Chief Observer MEP Annemia Neyts-Uytterbroek (ALDE, BE). Preliminary conclusions will be presented in a press conference held jointly by the Chief Observer and the chair of the EP delegation on 25 November in Tunis.