AT THE TOP

Updated survey: How to regulate Artificial Intelligence in Europe?

I have updated the introduction and some questions of my questionnaire at EUSurvey preparing for a larger academic public affairs paper on regulating #AI and #robots in #Europe and #Germany.

I would like to learn more about how you are perceiving this topic. Do we share common definitions? Whom do you see as the most important actors? Which issues there are on the agenda already, and which alternatives are being prepared?

I would highly appreciate reading your responses at
https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/Weidemann-EU-AI-2019.

Of course, you may also feel free to contact me directly at j.weidemann@ieu-monitoring.com.

Looking forward to hearing from you!
Kindest regards

Joachim O. Weidemann

Our IEU AGENDA for Europe this week

EU AGENDA


EU COMMISSION



 

-> Top Events


European Commission - AGENDA/14/31   26/09/2014
Other available languages: FR

European Commission
Top News
Top News from the European Commission - 27 September – 24 October 2014
The European Commission reserves the right to make changes

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Tuesday 30 September-Wednesday 1 October:
Commission holds Third Forum of Europe's Outermost Regions
The Third Forum of the outermost regions (ORs), will take place in Brussels on 30 September and 1 October 2014. This high level event gathers the nine Presidents of these regions and key representatives of the European institutions in Brussels to exchange ideas on how to pool their efforts to meet the objectives of the Europe 2020 Strategy and create jobs and sustainable growth.
The ORs, as well as all the other European regions, benefit hugely from Cohesion Policy, whose recent reform was spearheaded by Commissioner Johannes Hahn. Cohesion Policy has become the main investment instrument of the EU aimed at reducing economic and social disparities across Europe. More than €6.6 billion will be allocated to the outermost regions for the period 2014-2020 via the European Regional Development Fund and the European Social Fund.
The background:
The two-day event will allow exchanges on how to help the nine regions (Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Reunion, Martinique, the overseas Collectivity of St Martin, the Azores, Madeira, Mayotte and the Canary Islands) totarget resources and investments in the most optimal way, capitalising on their specific characteristics and strengths.
The event:
This year the OR Presidents will gather under the theme "9 Regions at the heart of the Europe of today and tomorrow". An official photo of President José Manuel Barroso and all Presidents will take place on 30 September at 12:50 in the Charlemagne building. It will be followed by a press conference with Nicholas Martyn, Deputy Director General of the DG for Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission and Victorin Lurel, Chair of the Conference of Presidents of the Outermost Regions.
During the forum, three thematic panels will focus on employment and education - sectors with high potential for the development of the regions, as well as regional integration and increased accessibility.
More information on the 3rd Forum of the Outermost Regions can be found on the Inforegio website. A press release will be available on the day. Webstreaming will be available during the event. The sessions will be published the day of the event.
The sources:
Webstreaming:
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Tuesday 14 October:
"Smart Regulation in the EU – Building on a Strong Foundation"– conference and Final Report on Administrative Burden Reduction
On 14 October 2014 the Commission invites stakeholders and experts to look at achievements and persisting challenges in the field of smart regulation, administrative burden reduction and better implementation of EU legislation across Europe. To this end a major conference will be organised with the participation of European Commission President José Manuel Barroso and the Chairman of the High Level Group on Administrative Burdens, Dr. Edmund Stoiber and other members of the High-Level Group. The Final Report of the High Level Group on Administrative Burdens will be presented during the event.
The background:
Smart regulation is important for economic growth and jobs in Europe. The Commission wants to facilitate the lives of citizens and businesses by focusing EU law on those issues that are best dealt with at European level, while making it lighter, simpler and less costly. Administrative burden reduction is an important pillar of the smart regulation agenda, alongside with simplification, impact assessments and evaluation.
The Commission's REFIT programme for Regulatory Fitness and Performance is the focal point of all smart regulation efforts.
The High-Level Group on Administrative burden will continue its work until 31 October 2014 (i.e. end of the mandate of the current Commission). Until now, two High Level Groups on Better Regulation and Administrative Burdens have supported the Commission in implementing its smart regulation agenda. On 14 June 2014 the Commission suggested that, in the future, this support and expertise could most usefully be combined in one single group, with a revised mandate to assess the impact of EU regulation on the ground in Member States.
    The sources:
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    Thursday 16 October:
    The Commission adopts its monthly infringements package
    On Thursday 16 October 2014, the European Commission will adopt its monthly infringements package. These decisions cover all Member States and most of EU policies and seek to enforce EU law across Europe in the interest of both citizens and businesses.
    The background:
    Article 258 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) gives the Commission the power to take legal action against a Member State that is not respecting its obligations under EU law.
    There are three successive stages: Letter of formal notice, reasoned opinion and referral to the Court of Justice.
    If, despite the ruling, a Member State still fails to act, the Commission may open a further infringement case under Article 260 of the TFEU. After only one written warning, Commission may refer a Member State back to the Court and it can propose that the Court imposes financial penalties based on the duration and severity on the infringement and the size of the Member State.
    The sources:
    For more information on infringements:
    ec.europa.eu/eu_law/infringements/infringements_en.htm

    On the general infringement procedure: MEMO/12/12


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    Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 November:
    The EU at the G20 Summit in Brisbane, Australia – media accreditation open
    The President of the European Commission and the President of the European Council will represent the EU at this year’s G20 Summit, which will take place on 15 and 16 November in Brisbane, Australia. Leaders are expected, amongst others, to adopt the Brisbane Action Plan, putting in place concrete short and medium-term actions to develop comprehensive strategies to stimulate growth. These will include infrastructure investments, trade barrier reductions, employment and development measures. Furthermore, G20 leaders will discuss measures to make the global economy more resilient to deal with future shocks.
    The Australian Presidency has now opened the procedure for media accreditation. Journalists can apply for official accreditation until 21 October 2014, 9:00 Brussels time, at www.g20.org/accreditation/media_registration. As the Australian government points out, it is important that media register for accreditation via the online accreditation portal as early as possible and then apply for their visa. Accreditation will only be confirmed once the applicant has an approved visa.
    The background:
    The Brisbane Summit is the 9th edition of the Group of 20 (G20) Summit of the world’s major advanced and emerging economies. Its members are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Republic of Korea, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union. Together, they represent around 90% of global GDP, 80% of global trade and two-thirds of the world’s population. This year, Australia welcomes Spain as a permanent invitee; Mauritania as the 2014 chair of the African Union; Myanmar as the 2014 Chair of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN); Senegal, representing the New Partnership for Africa's Development; New Zealand; and Singapore. The 10th edition of the G20 Summit will be hosted by Turkey in 2015.
    The event:
    15 and 16 November 2014: 9th edition of the G20 Summit in the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia, with the participation of the Presidents of the European Commission and the European Council.
    Press events ahead of and during the G20 Summit are to be confirmed. Press material about the EU at the G20 will be made available in the week before and during the Summit.
    The sources:






     

    -> Commission Calendar


    CALENDRIER du 29 septembre au 5 octobre 2014
    European Commission - CLDR/14/32   26/09/2014
    Other available languages: none

    Commission européenne
    Bruxelles, le 26 septembre 2014
    CALENDRIER du 29 septembre au 5 octobre 2014
    (Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine)
    Déplacements et visites

    Lundi 29 septembre

    • Council meeting of the Ministers of European Affaires
    • 28-30/09 Informal meeting of the 28 European Agriculture and Fisheries Ministers, Milan
    • Mr José Manuel Durão BARROSO in Istanbul, Turkey: delivers a speech at the World Economic Forum’s Special Meeting on Unlocking Resources for Regional Development; meets the Prime Minister of Turkey, Mr Ahmet DAVUTOĞLU; meets with members of the civil society representing think tanks, academics and NGOs working on different sectors; addresses the business community.
    • Mr Joaquín ALMUNIA participates in Forum Europa, organised by Forum Nueva Economia (Madrid, Spain)
    • Ms Neelie KROES gives a speech at Digital Action Day, Brussels
    • Mr Michel BARNIER in London. He meets Ms Fiona WOOLF, Lord Mayor of London, Mr Mark CARNEY, Governor of the Bank of England and Mr Vince CABLE, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills. He participates in the seminar "The City and the EU”, organized by The Worshipful Company of World Traders.
    • Mr Janez POTOČNIK delivers a speech at the conference of coordinators of Ekošola Programme (Brdo, Slovenia)
    • Mr Andris PIEBALGS opens the "Empowering Rural Electrification" workshop, Brussels
    • Mr Andris PIEBALGS receives Prime Minister of Mali Moussa MARA
    • Ms Androulla VASSILIOU launches Erasmus+ (Paris)
    • Mr Karel DE GUCHT receives the Minister of Economic Integration of Kazakhstan, Ms Zhanar AITZHANOVA
    • Ms Máire GEOGHEGAN-QUINN delivers opening speech at the World Ocean Council Business Forum, New York.
    • Ms Maria DAMANAKI participates in Maritime Day events (Piraeus)
    • Ms Kristalina GEORGIEVA receives the Finnish Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade, Ms Lenita TOIVAKKA
    • Mr Štefan FÜLE visits Albania
    • Mr László ANDOR in Austria: gives a keynote speech at the conference "Alliance for Integration@Work" (Vienna); gives a WWWforEurope lecture at University of Vienna of Economics and Business on "Basic European Unemployment Insurance" (Vienna)
    • Mr László ANDOR in Slovakia: meets Mr Ján RICHTER, Minister of Labour, Social Affairs and Family of Slovakia, and visits a small enterprise K.K.V. – Union, employing young people thanks to financial support from the European Social Fund (Lehnice)
    • Mr Tonio BORG in Cyprus: Meeting with the Minister for Health, Mr Philippos C. PATSALIS
    Mardi 30 septembre

    • M. José Manuel Durão BARROSO participe au 3ème Forum des Régions Ultrapériphériques (bâtiment Charlemagne, salle De Gasperi, Bruxelles)
    • Mr José Manuel Durão BARROSO receives Mr Sushil KOIRALA, Prime Minister of Nepal
    • Mr Joaquín ALMUNIA receives Mr Paulino RIVERO, President of the autonomous community of Canary Islands, Spain
    • Ms Neelie KROES gives a speech at the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Ministerial Meeting on Digital Economy, Brussels
    • Mr Günther H. OETTINGER holds a speech on the EU energy union at the World Energy Council, in Berlin, Germany
    • Mr Štefan FÜLE participates in a debate about the European Union in Prague House, Brussels
    • Ms Cecilia MALMSTRÖM in Washington DC, USA: gives the opening and closing speech of the Afternoon Session at the 2nd Ministerial Conference of the Global Alliance against Sexual Abuse Online.
    Mercredi 1 octobre

    • Mr José Manuel Durão BARROSO and Ms Androulla VASSILIOU attend the Jean Monnet/ECSA Conference 2014 (Management centre, Brussels). Ms Androulla VASSILIOU delivers a keynote speech.
    • Ms Neelie KROES gives a speech at FT-ETNO Summit conference, Brussels
    • Mr Andris PIEBALGS opens the SE4ALL Energy Access Committee Meeting and participates in the Signing Ceremony of the EU 2 million contribution to the Global Facilitation Team with Dr Kandeh K. YUMKELLA, UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Sustainable Energy for All, Brussels
    • Mr Andris PIEBALGS participates in the Policy Forum on Development, Brussels.
    • Mr Andris PIEBALGS receives Mr Sadig Al MAHDI, member of the Club of Madrid
    • Ms Maria DAMANAKI in Paris: opens the first high level meeting of the Ocean Energy Forum and delivers a keynote speech at Ocean Energy Europe 2014
    • Mr Johannes HAHN in Rome: gives a key note speech at the EU Urban Agenda in the morning session with the Meeting of the Mayors of the EU 28 Capital Cities "The role of the Capital cities" and another key note speech "Developing the EU Urban Agenda" at the public session “Communication from the European Commission: moving ahead towards an EU Urban Agenda"
    • Mr Štefan FÜLE participates in the publication of the Award for Roma Integration by DG Enlargement
    • Mr László ANDOR gives an opening speech at the policy seminar with Member States on "Modernising Public Administration – Working Together to Achieve Results " (Brussels)
    • Mr László ANDOR in France: meets with Mr Pierre DE SAINTIGNON, Vice President of the Regional Council of Nord-Pas-de Calais (Lille); attends the Opening Ceremony of the 4th European Skills Competition for Youth, EuroSkills 2014 (Lille)
    Jeudi 2 octobre

    • 02-03/10 Informal meeting of the 28 European Telecommunications Ministers, Milan
    • Mr José Manuel Durão BARROSO receives Mr Paul FLATHER, Secretary–General of Europaeum, an association of leading European Universities
    • Mr José Manuel Durão BARROSO and Mr Andris PIEBALGS receive Mr Juan O. HERNANDEZ, President of Honduras, and participate in the signing ceremony of the Multiannual Indicative Programme (MIP)2014-2020
    • M. Michel BARNIER visite le Salon de l'élevage de Cournon et rencontre les organisations professionnelles sur la PAC, Cournon, France
    • Ms Androulla VASSILIOU in Cyprus: takes part at a discussion on Youth active participation in the EU (Nicosia Conference Centre)
    • Mr Karel DE GUCHT delivers keynote speech and participates in discussion panel on EU-US trade talks at the event "EMI TTIP Summit", organised by the European Movement International at the Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia to the EU (Brussels)
    • Ms Máire GEOGHEGAN-QUINN delivers keynote speech at The European Institute’s 2014 Annual Ambassadors’ Dinner, and is presented with the Transatlantic Innovation Leadership Award, Washington.
    • Ms Connie HEDEGAARD in Copenhagen (Denmark) (2-3 October). On 2/10: Speech "How to connect Europe without compromising the climate" at the Fehmarnbelt Days 2014 event (Tivoli Congress Centre). On 3/10: meeting with members of PensionDanmark on EU's Energy policy; Meeting with the Danish European Affairs Committee; Presenting the awards at the LAGI (Land Art Generator Initiative) 2014 Award Ceremony (Danish Design Center)
    • Mr Štefan FÜLE meets with representatives of LEND network (Leaders Engaged in New Democracies), Brussels
    • Mr Štefan FÜLE meets with representatives of European Broadcasting Union, Brussels
    • Mr László ANDOR gives speech at the ROMACT High level conference on Roma inclusion on the ground; discusses Roma inclusion with mayors from Belgium, Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (Brussels)
    • Mr László ANDOR participates in a Twitter chat, 'Youth Guarantee: Delivering results'
    Vendredi 3 octobre

    • Mr José Manuel Durão BARROSO attends the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs Summit (Lisbon)
    • Mr Joaquín ALMUNIA participates in Solvay Brussels School conference in honor of André Sapir: "Policy challenges for Europe and the World" (Brussels)
    • Ms Neelie KROES gives a speech at a seminar on best practices in the field of transparency of media ownership, Brussels
    • Mr Günther H. OETTINGER participates in a meeting with the International Ukraine Gas Forum (IUGF), Brussels
    • Mr Günther H. OETTINGER receives Lord MOGG, President of the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER), Brussels
    • Ms Androulla VASSILIOU attends 'Youthopia', Turkish Cypriot EC funded project launch event (House of Cooperation, Nicosia)
    • Mr László ANDOR in the UK: speaks at a seminar on "Improving Employment in Europe: Opportunities and Constraints" at the European Studies Centre of Oxford University (Oxford); participates in the Centre for European Reform conference "Is Europe's stagnation inevitable or policy-driven?" (Ditchley Park, Oxforshire)
    Samedi 4 octobre

    • Mr Joaquín ALMUNIA delivers a speech at CER (Centre for European Reform) conference (Oxfordshire, United Kingdom)
    • Ms Androulla VASSILIOU meets Mr Savvas VERGAS, Mayor of Paphos on 'Paphos 2017' (Paphos, Cyprus)
    Dimanche 5 octobre

    • 05-06/10 Informal meeting of the 28 European Energy Ministers, Milan
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    Prévisions du mois d'octobre:

    • 08/10 TTE Meeting of Transport Ministers, Luxembourg
    • 08-09/10 European Parliament plenary session, Brussels
    • 09-10/10 JHA Meeting of Justice and Home Affairs Ministers, Luxembourg
    • 10/10 GAC Cohesion Informal meeting
    • 13/10 Eurogroup, Luxembourg
    • 13-14/10 AGRIFISH Meeting of Agriculture and Fisheries Ministers, Luxembourg
    • 15/10 FAC informal meeting of the 28 European Foreign Trade Ministers, Rome
    • 16/10 EPSCO (Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council), Luxembourg
    • 20/10 FAC (Foreign Affairs Council), Luxembourg
    • 20-21/10 EYCS informal meeting of the 28 European Sports Ministers, Rome
    • 20-23 European Parliament plenary session, Strasbourg
    • 21/10 GAC (General Affairs Council), Luxembourg,
    • 23-24/10 European Council, Brussels
    • 28/10 ENVI (Environment Council), Luxembourg
    • 30/10 Informal meeting of the EU Ministers of Tourism, Naples

    Prévisions du mois de novembre:

    • 06/11 Eurogroup, Brussels
    • 07/11 ECOFIN (Economic and Financial Council), Brussels
    • 08/11 Eurogroup
    • 10-11/11 AGRIFISH (Agriculture and Fisheries Council), Brussels
    • 12-13/11 European Parliament plenary session, Brussels
    • 14/11 ECOFIN (Economic and Financial Council), Brussels
    • 17-18/11 FAC (Foreign Affairs Council), Brussels
    • 18-19/11 GAC (General Affairs Council)
    • 21/11 FAC (Foreign Affairs Council), Brussels
    • 24-27/11 European Parliament plenary session, Strasbourg
    • 25/11 EYCS (Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council)
    • 27/11 TTE (Transport, telecommunications and energy)

    Prévisions du mois de décembre:

    • 01/12 EPSCO (Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council)
    • 03/12 TTE (Transport, telecommunications and energy)
    • 04-05/12 COMPET (Competitiveness Council)
    • 04-05/12 JHA (Justice and Home Affairs Council)
    • 09/12 ECOFIN (Economic and Financial Council)
    • 09/12 TTE (Transport, telecommunications and energy)
    • 11/12 EPSCO (Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council)
    • 12/12 FAC (Foreign Affairs Council)
    • 12/12 EYCS (Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council)
    • 15/12 FAC (Foreign Affairs Council), Brussels
    • 15-16/12 AGRIFISH (Agriculture and Fisheries Council)
    • 15-18/12 European Parliament plenary session, Strasbourg
    • 16/12 GAC (General Affairs Council)
    • 17/12 ENVI (Environment Council), Brussels
    • 18-19/12 European Council (Brussels)





    EU PARLIAMENT



     

    -> The Week Ahead
    (incl. Commissioners' hearings)


    The Week Ahead 29 September – 05 October 2014


    CHANGES POSSIBLE

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    Monday 29-09-2014
    PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEES

    Monday 29-09-2014 -18:30 - 21:30
    Hearing of Commissioner-designate for International Cooperation and Development
    Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 2Q2
    • Hearing of Commissioner-designate for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica (Croatia), by the Committee on Development
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    Monday 29-09-2014 -14:30 - 17:30
    Hearing of Commissioner-designate for Trade
    Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 4Q2
    • Hearing of Commissioner-designate for Trade, Cecilia Malmström (Sweden), by the Committee on International Trade
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    Monday 29-09-2014 -16:00 - 18:30
    Committee on Budgets
    Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 3C050
    • The Budgets Committee is going to vote on a series of amendments received from MEPs, political groups and other committees to modify the Council's position on the budget for 2015. The MEPs are expected to restore the original proposal of the Commission on many lines with the goal to fund sufficiently priority areas like research, education and humanitarian aid. The committee votes on the budget resolution on 7 October.
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    Monday 29-09-2014 -14:30 - 17:30
    Hearing of Commissioner-designate for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
    Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 2Q2
    • Hearing of Commissioner-designate for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella (Malta) by the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, the Committee on Fisheries (responsible committees) and the Committe on Transport and Tourism (associated committee)
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    Monday 29-09-2014 -18:30 - 21:30
    Hearing of Commissioner-designate for the Digital Economy and Society
    Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 4Q2
    • Hearing of Commissioner-designate for the Digital Economy and Society, Günter Oettinger (Germany) by the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, the Committee on Culture and Education (responsible committees) and the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection, the Committee on Legal Affairs and the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (associated committees)
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    Tuesday 30-09-2014
    Quick links to the differents types of event:
    THE PRESIDENT'S DIARY
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    Tuesday 30-09-2014 -13:15 - 18:00
    The President's diary
    Brussels
    13:15 Meeting with José Manuel BARROSO, President of the European Commission - Berlaymont building

    17:00 Meeting with Peter MAURER, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross - Paul-Henri Spaak building, 9th floor, President's office
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    PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEES

    Tuesday 30-09-2014 -13:30 - 16:30
    Hearing of Commissioner-designate for the European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations
    Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 4Q2
    • Hearing of Commissioner-designate for the European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn (Austria), by the Committee on the Foreign Affairs
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    Tuesday 30-09-2014 -18:00 - 21:00
    Hearing of Commissioner-designate for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management
    Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 2Q2
    • Hearing of Commissioner-designate for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides (Cyprus), by the Committee on the Development
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    Tuesday 30-09-2014 -09:00 - 18:30
    Committee on Budgets
    Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 3C050
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    Tuesday 30-09-2014 -09:00 - 12:30
    Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
    Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 1A002
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    Tuesday 30-09-2014 -09:00 - 12:00
    Hearing of Commissioner-designate for the Health and Food Safety
    Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 4Q2
    • Hearing of Commissioner-designate for the Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis (Lithuania) by the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (responsible committee) and the Committee on the Agriculture and Rural Development (associated committee)
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    Tuesday 30-09-2014 -09:00 - 12:00
    Hearing of Commissioner-designate for the Research, Science and Innovation
    Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 2Q2
    Hearing of Commissioner-designate for the Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas (Portugal) by the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy

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    Tuesday 30-09-2014 -18:00 - 21:00
    Hearing of Commissioner-designate for Transport and Space
    Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 4Q2
    • Hearing of Commissioner-designate for Transport and Space, Maroš Šefčovič (Slovakia), by the Committee on the Transport and Tourism (responsible committee) and the Committee on the Industry, Research and Energy (associated committee)

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    Tuesday 30-09-2014 -13:30 - 16:30
    Hearing of Commissioner-designate for Migration and Home Affairs
    Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 2Q2
    • Hearing of Commissioner-designate for Migration and Home Affairs, Dimitris Avramopoulos (Greece), by the Committee on the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs


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    Wednesday 01-10-2014
    Quick links to the differents types of event:
    PRESS CONFERENCES


    Wednesday 01-10-2014 -12:00 - 12:30
    The mediterranean sea:citizens and MEPs proposals for the new Commissioner in charge of migration
    Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, A050
    Michèle RIVASI  (GREENS/EFA, FR)

    PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEES

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    Wednesday 01-10-2014 -09:00 - 18:30
    Committee on Budgets
    Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 3C050

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    Wednesday 01-10-2014 -13:30 - 16:30
    Hearing of Commissioner-designate for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
    Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 2Q2
    • Hearing of Commissioner-designate for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, Jonathan Hill (United Kingdom), by the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

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    Wednesday 01-10-2014 -09:00 - 12:00
    Hearing of Commissioner-designate for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility
    Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 4Q2
    • Hearing of Commissioner-designate for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, Marianne Thyssen (Belgium), by the Committee on the Employment and Social Affairs (responsible committee) and the Committee on the Committee on the Culture and Education and the Committee on the Women's Rights and Gender Equality (associated committees)

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    Wednesday 01-10-2014 -18:00 - 21:00
    Hearing of Commissioner-designate for Climate Action and Energy
    Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 4Q2
    • Hearing of Commissioner-designate for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete (Spain), by the Committee on the Industry, Research and Energy and the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

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    Wednesday 01-10-2014 -18:00 - 21:00
    Hearing of Commissioner-designate for Education, Culture, Youth and Citizenship
    Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 2Q2
    • Hearing of Commissioner-designate for Education, Culture, Youth and Citizenship, Tibor Navracsics (Hungary), by the Committee on the Culture and Education (responsible committee) and the Committee on the Industry, Research and Energy (associated committee)


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    Wednesday 01-10-2014 -13:30 - 16:30
    Hearing of Commissioner-designate for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
    Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 4Q2
    • Hearing of Commissioner-designate for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, Vĕra Jourová (Czech Republic), by the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection, Committee on the Legal Affairs, Committee on the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and Committee on the Women's Rights and Gender Equality


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    Wednesday 01-10-2014 -09:00 - 12:00
    Hearing of Commissioner-designate for Regional Policy,
    Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 2Q2
    • Hearing of Commissioner-designate for Regional Policy, Corina Crețu (Romania), by the Committee on the Regional Developmen

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    Thursday 02-10-2014
    Quick links to the differents types of event:
    THE PRESIDENT'S DIARY

    Thursday 02-10-2014 -20:00 - 21:00
    The President's diary
    Lampedusa
    20:00 Meeting with Laura BOLDRINI, President of the Italian chamber of deputies


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    PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEES

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    Thursday 02-10-2014 -13:30 - 16:30
    Hearing of Commissioner-designate for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
    Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 4Q2
    • Hearing of Commissioner-designate for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Elżbieta Bieńkowska (Poland), by the Committee on the Industry, Research and Energy and the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (responsible committees) and the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety and the Committee on the Legal Affairs (associated committees)

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    Thursday 02-10-2014 -09:00 - 12:00 #
    Hearing of Commissioner-designate for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs Union
    Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 2Q2
    • Hearing of Commissioner-designate for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs Union, Pierre Moscovici (France), by the Committee on the Economic and Monetary Affairs (responsible committee) and the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection and the Committee on the International Trade (associated committees)

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    Thursday 02-10-2014 -13:30 - 16:30
    Hearing of Commissioner-designate for Budget and Human Resources - Vice-President
    Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 2Q2
    • Hearing of Commissioner-designate for Budget and Human Resources - Vice-President, Kristalina Georgieva (Bulgaria), by the Committee on the Budgets, the Committee onthe  Budgetary Control and the Committee on the Legal Affairs

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    Thursday 02-10-2014 -18:00 - 21:00
    Hearing of Commissioner-designate for Competition
    Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 2Q2
    • Hearing of Commissioner-designate for Competition, Margrethe Vestager (Denmark), by the Committee on the Economic and Monetary Affairs


    Thursday 02-10-2014 -09:00 - 12:00
    Hearing of Commissioner-designate for Agriculture and Rural Development
    Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 4Q2
    • Hearing of Commissioner-designate for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan (Ireland), by the Committee on the Agriculture and Rural Development

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    Friday 03-10-2014
    THE PRESIDENT'S DIARY

    Friday 03-10-2014 -09:00 - 12:00
    The President's diary
    Lampedusa
    09:00 Commemoration of the tragic mass death of migrants

    11:00 Conference on "Opening humanitarian channels to prevent new mass deaths"







    EU COUNCIL



     

    -> Main topics for the coming fortnight


    MAIN TOPICS FOR THE COMING FORTNIGHT - 29 September - 12 October 2014 :
    www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_Data/docs/pressdata/en/fc/135443.pdf
    Weekly schedule of President Van Rompuy:
    www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_Data/docs/pressdata/en/ec/144937.pdf
    • 29 September - General Affairs Council
    • 8 October - Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council (transport issues)
    • 9 October - Justice and Home Affairs Council - Home Affairs
    • 10 October - Justice and Home Affairs Council - Justice
    • Agenda of the President of the European Council - 29 September - 4 October
    • Other events

    Information may be subject to change, depending on further developments.
    ***
    Monday 29 September 2014
    General Affairs Council
    The Council will start the preparation of the European Council on 23-24 October examining the draft annotated agenda (12780/14). The European Council is due to address climate and energy (new climate and energy policy framework), economic issues and international developments. As a follow-up to the European Council on 26/27 June. The Council will hold an exchange of views on the strategic agenda focusing on the chapter on growth (13244/14).
    The Council is expected to adopt conclusions on a Commission's communication on the EU strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian region.
    Further information
    European Council conclusions on 26/27 June
    • Commission communication on the strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian region (10675/14)
    Events
    Meeting of the General Affairs Council - Justus Lipsius building, Brussels (10.00). A press conference will take place at the end of the meeting.

    ***

    Wednesday 8 October 2014
    Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council (Transport Issues)
    The Council aims to adopt a general approach - that is, its position for negotiations with the European Parliament - on two proposals:
    • The first is a draft directive on the cross-border exchange of information on road traffic offences (12107/14 + ADD 1), intended to replace the previous directive, which was annulled by the European Court of Justice on the grounds of an incorrect legal basis in May 2014. However, the Court decided that the effects of the directive would be maintained until a new directive entered into force, provided that this occurred before May 2015.
    • The second is a draft regulation on port services (10154/13). This proposal sets out to create a framework for access to the port services market in the EU and to introduce common rules for the financial transparency of ports and for charges to be levied by port management bodies or port service providers.
    • Ministers will hold a public-session policy debate on two proposals intended to improve rail services in the EU by means of market opening and stronger governance (5985/14, 5960/14). These proposals are part of the political pillar of the fourth railway package, aimed at making the rail sector more dynamic and increasing the share of rail transport in relation to other, more carbonintensive, transport modes. The presidency has prepared a questionnaire to structure the debate (13286/14).
    • The Council will also discuss a Commission communication on the opening of the aviation market to the civil use of remotely piloted aircraft systems (8777/14). It will take note of progress concerning a draft regulation on the implementation of the Single European Sky (SES II+) (11501/13).
    Further information
    EU ports policy
    Fourth railway package
    Event
    Meeting of the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council (transport) on Wednesday 8 October - Kirchberg conference centre, Luxembourg (10.00). The presidency will hold a press briefing in the Council press room on Monday 6 October at 10.00. A press conference will take place at the end of the meeting.

    ***

    Thursday 9 October 2014
    Justice and Home Affairs Council (Home Affairs)
    Home affairs ministers will have a debate concerning on the implementation of the EU priorities in combatting serious and organised international crime. Ministers will be informed about the latest activities in the framework of the EU policy cycle and they will be invited to exchange views on best practices and possible improvements in the fight against organised crime.
    Ministers are also expected to discuss the follow up to the request of the European Council of 30 August 2014 to accelerate the implementation of the package of measures regarding foreign fighters, adopted by the Council in June last year. This set of measures covers several aspects: how to prevent the flow of foreign fighters, how to better understand the profile of those who are going to Syria, improve the detection of suspicious travel, provide the adequate criminal justice response and engage more closely with third countries.
    On the sidelines of the Council, the Mixed Committee (the EU plus Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland), will have a debate on taking action to better manage migratory flows.
    In this context, it will be updated on the work of the Task Force for the Mediterranean, on the basis of information from the Commission, FRONTEX and EASO and will take note of a report from Greece on its Action Plan on Asylum and Migration Management and of the Commission's assessment of its implementation.
    Further information
    Commission communication on preventing radicalisation to terrorism
    • Commission report on the implementation of operational actions of Task Force Mediterranean (10067/14)
    • European Asylum Support Office: easo.europa.eu/
    • Biannual report on the functioning of the Schengen area (10063/14)
    Event
    Meeting of the Justice and Home Affairs Council (Home affairs items) - Kirchberg Conference Centre, Luxembourg (10.00). The presidency will hold a briefing in the Council press room in Brussels on Wednesday 8 October at 14.00. A press conference will take place at the end of the meeting.

    ***

    Friday 10 October 2014
    Justice and Home Affairs Council (Justice)
    Justice ministers will take stock of the state of play and will hold a debate regarding a regulation on the establishment of the European Prosecutor's Office. They will hold a policy debate on the general data protection regulation and will try to reach a partial general approach on Chapter IV, which deals with the obligations of controllers and processors.
    The Council will discuss a directive on the strengthening of certain aspects of the presumption of innocence and of the right to be present at trial in criminal proceedings.
    The Council will be called on to hold a policy debate on certain key issues on the regulation promoting the free movement of citizens and businesses by simplifying the acceptance of certain public documents in the EU.
    Further information
    Data protection reform
    European public prosecutor's office proposal
    Event
    Meeting of the Justice and Home Affairs Council - Kirchberg Conference Centre, Luxembourg (10.00). The presidency will hold a briefing in the Council press room in Brussels on Wednesday 8 October at 14.00. A press conference will take place at the end of the Council meeting.


    ***

    Agenda of the President of the European Council
    - 29 September- 4 October
    Monday, 29 September
    – Meeting with Prime Minister of Mali Moussa Mara (11.45)
    – Meeting with Prime Minister of Nepal Sushil Koirala (15.00)
    Thursday, 2 October
    – Presentation of letters of credentials of Ambassadors (09.30)
    – Meeting with President of Honduras Juan Orlando Hernández (15.45)
    Saturday 4 October
    – Opening keynote speech at the Re-Inventing Europe conference (15.45, Bruges)

    ***

    Other events

    • 28-30 September (Milan) – Informal meeting of agriculture and fisheries ministers
    • 30 September (Brussels) – Union for the Mediterranean (Ufm) ministerial meeting on the digital economy Union for the Mediterranean website EU External Action Service website
    • 2-3 October (Milan) – Informal meeting of ministers for telecommunications
    • 6 October (Milan) – Informal meeting of energy and environment ministers
    • 10 October (Milan) – Informal meeting of ministers in charge of cohesion
    More information on: italia2014.eu




     


    -> EU Council Working Groups




    29/09/2014

    ROOMPREP. BODY CD

    MEETINGSTART AMSTART PM
    LEX 1E.15SUBSTANTIVE CRIMINAL LAW

    10:0015:00
    LEX 2E.23GROUP ON INFORMATION EXCHANGE AND DATA PROTECTION (DAPIX) (COMIX)

    10:0015:00
    50.1B.993334E GENERAL AFFAIRS COUNCIL

    10:0015:00
    50.2SALLE D'ECOUTE CONSEIL

    10:0015:00
    50.4C.36NICOLAIDIS GROUP

    14:00
    50.4RESERVED

    09:00
    50.6J.02INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT ISSUES(CHEMICALS)

    10:0015:00
    50.7C.01FOREIGN RELATIONS COUNSELLORS

    10:0015:00
    35.1A.18FINANCIAL SERVICES ATTACHES

    10:0015:00
    35.2C.13MIDDLE EAST / GULF

    15:00
    35.2C.14MASHRAK/MAGHREB

    09:30
    35.3G.22SPACE WORKING PARTY

    10:0015:00
    35.4D.05CODE OF CONDUCT GROUP (BUSINESS TAXATION)

    15:00
    35.4D.04.BDIRECT TAXATION

    10:00
    35.6I.04PHARMACEUTICALS AND MEDICAL DEVICES

    14:30
    35.6C.27TRADE QUESTIONS

    10:00
    35.7RESERVED

    10:0015:00
    35.8H.02SHIPPING

    10:0015:00
    20.1G.01.ACOMPETITIVENESS AND GROWTH: TOURISM

    10:0015:00
    20.2C.09EASTERN EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA

    14:30
    20.2C.26HEADLINE GOAL TASK FORCE

    10:00
    20.3J.02INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT ISSUES (CLIMATE CHANGES)

    10:0015:00
    20.5INFORMATION VISIT

    14:30
    20.5INFORMATION VISIT

    10:15
    70.5A.18JHA COUNSELLORS

    15:00
    70.5C.25POLITICO-MILITARY WORKING PARTY

    10:00
    20.6C.11WESTERN BALKANS REGION

    14:00
    20.7A.18JHA COUNSELLORS (DAPIX)

    14:00
    20.7A.16FRIENDS OF THE PRESIDENCY (Art.10-Prot.36 - COMITE MIXTE)

    10:00
    20.8A.10COMMITTEE FOR CIVILIAN ASPECTS OF CRISIS MANAGEMENT

    10:0015:00
    50.5RESERVED

    08:45
    50.5RESERVED

    11:0015:00
    sdp no. 1

    BRIEFING COREPER 214:30
    sdp no. 1A.14ANTICI GROUP16:00


    30/09/2014

    ROOMPREP. BODY CDMEETINGSTART AMSTART PM
    LEX 1E.15SUBSTANTIVE CRIMINAL LAW
    10:00
    15:00
    LEX 2E.23GROUP ON INFORMATION EXCHANGE AND DATA PROTECTION (DAPIX) (COMIX)

    10:0015:00
    50.1A.05POLITICAL AND SECURITY COMMITTEE

    10:0015:00
    50.2C.10WORKING PARTY ON EFTA

    15:30
    50.2A.15MERTENS GROUP

    11:00
    50.4C.18LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN

    11:00
    50.6A.01COREPER 210:0015:00
    50.7UNION FOR THE MEDITERRANEAN - DIGITAL ECONOMY

    10:0015:00
    35.1H.07ENERGY

    10:0015:00
    35.2J.01ENVIRONMENT

    10:0015:00
    35.3B.05STRUCTURAL MEASURES

    09:0015:00
    35.4A.06STANDING COMMITTEE ON OPERATIONAL COOP. ON INTERNAL SECURITY (COSI)

    10:0015:00
    35.6I.04PHARMACEUTICALS AND MEDICAL DEVICES

    09:0015:00
    35.7RESERVED

    10:0015:00
    35.8H.01LAND TRANSPORT

    15:00
    35.8C.16ACP

    10:00
    20.1I.01SOCIAL QUESTIONS

    10:0015:00
    20.2G.07TECHNICAL HARMONISATION

    10:0015:00
    20.3D.07BUDGET COMMITTEE

    15:00
    20.3B.19ENLARGEMENT / COUNTRIES NEGOTIATING ACCESSION TO THE EU

    10:00
    20.5RESERVED MPO

    13:30
    20.5RESERVED MPO

    10:00
    70.5COMITTEE OF CONTRIBUTORS - OPERATION ALTHEA

    14:00
    70.5C.26HEADLINE GOAL TASK FORCE

    10:00
    20.6C.20NON-PROLIFERATION (CONOP)

    10:0015:00
    20.7C.07TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONS

    15:00
    20.7C.07TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONS

    10:00
    20.8A.18FINANCIAL SERVICES ATTACHES

    10:0015:00
    50.5RESERVED

    09:00
    70.4RESERVED TRAVAUX

    10:0015:00
    PresseGENERAL ASSEMBLY OF STAFF

    09:30
    20.45RESERVED14:00



    01/10/2014

    ROOMPREP. BODY CDMEETINGSTART AMSTART PM
    LEX 1G.23CONSUMER PROTECTION AND INFORMATION

    10:0015:00
    LEX 2I.01SOCIAL QUESTIONS

    10:0015:00
    50.1D.04.BDIRECT TAXATION

    10:0015:00
    50.2A.18FINANCIAL SERVICES ATTACHES

    10:0015:00
    50.4C.01FOREIGN RELATIONS COUNSELLORS

    10:0015:00
    50.6A.01COREPER 2

    10:0015:00
    50.7A.012512th COREPER 1

    10:0015:00
    35.1F.25.AINTERNAL AND EXTERNAL FISHERIES POLICY

    10:0015:00
    35.2H.05TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION SOCIETY

    09:30
    35.3C.25POLITICO-MILITARY WORKING PARTY

    15:00
    35.3A.16FRIENDS OF THE PRESIDENCY(DATA PROTECTION)

    09:30
    35.4E.07COMMITTEE ON CIVIL LAW MATTERS

    10:0015:00
    35.6A.16FRIENDS OF THE PRESIDENCY (EUMSS)

    10:00
    35.7G.04COMPANY LAW

    10:0015:00
    35.8RESERVED

    10:0015:00
    20.1A.09MILITARY COMMITTEE

    14:00
    20.2C.22GLOBAL DISARMAMENT AND ARMS CONTROL

    10:0015:00
    20.3A.10COMMITTEE FOR CIVILIAN ASPECTS OF CRISIS MANAGEMENT

    10:0015:00
    20.5RESERVED MPO

    10:0015:00
    70.5C.02.AINTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT (ICC)

    10:0015:00
    20.6RESERVED

    14:00
    20.6ACCUEIL NOUVEAUX FONCTIONNAIRES

    09:00
    20.7C.17ASIA-OCEANIA

    10:0015:00
    20.8C.15AFRICA

    10:0015:00
    70.4RESERVED TRAVAUX

    10:0015:00
    sdp no. 1

    C.36NICOLAIDIS GROUP15:00
    20.45RESERVED R&D

    12:00


    02/10/2014

    ROOMPREP. BODY CDMEETINGSTART AMSTART PM
    LEX 1E.14COOPERATION IN CRIMINAL MATTERS

    10:0015:00
    LEX 2H.01LAND TRANSPORT

    10:0015:00
    50.1D.06HIGH LEVEL WORKING PARTY (TAXATION)

    10:0015:00
    50.2A.18FINANCIAL SERVICES ATTACHES

    10:0015:00
    50.4C.02PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW

    10:0015:00
    50.7A.05POLITICAL AND SECURITY COMMITTEE

    10:0015:00
    35.1F.25.AINTERNAL AND EXTERNAL FISHERIES POLICY

    10:0015:00
    35.2C.09EASTERN EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA

    10:0015:00
    35.3J.01ENVIRONMENT10:0015:00
    35.472th EUROPOL - JSB

    10:0015:00
    35.6A.16FRIENDS OF THE PRESIDENCY (EUMSS) (SUITE)

    10:0015:00
    35.7G.03INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

    09:3015:00
    35.8RESERVED

    10:0015:00
    20.1J.02INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT ISSUES (HORIZONTAL CPA)

    10:0015:00
    20.2C.22GLOBAL DISARMAMENT AND ARMS CONTROL(SPACE)

    10:00
    20.3K.05SPORT WORKING PARTY

    10:0015:00
    20.5RESERVED MPO

    15:00
    20.5C.26HEADLINE GOAL TASK FORCE

    10:00
    70.5C.13MIDDLE EAST / GULF

    15:00
    70.5C.14MASHRAK/MAGHREB

    10:00
    20.6C.11WESTERN BALKANS REGION

    15:00
    20.6C.26MILITARY COMMITTEE WORKING GROUP

    10:00
    20.7C.01FOREIGN RELATIONS COUNSELLORS

    10:0015:00
    20.8C.30DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION10:0015:00




    03/10/2014


    ROOMPREP. BODY CDMEETINGSTART AMSTART PM
    LEX 1E.14COOPERATION IN CRIMINAL MATTERS

    09:3015:00
    LEX 2E.02WORKING PARTY ON INTEGRATION, MIGRATION AND EXPULSION

    10:0015:00
    50.2B.19ENLARGEMENT / COUNTRIES NEGOTIATING ACCESSION TO THE EU

    10:00
    50.4A.18JHA COUNSELLORS

    10:0015:00
    50.6A.04TRADE POLICY COMMITTEE (FULL MEMBERS)

    10:00
    35.1C.21CONVENTIONAL ARMS EXPORTS

    10:0015:00
    35.2K.03COMMITTEE ON CULTURAL AFFAIRS

    10:0015:00
    35.3K.01EDUCATION COMMITTEE

    10:0015:00
    35.4A.16FRIENDS OF THE PRESIDENCY (MACRO REGIONAL STRATEGIES)

    10:00
    35.6A.16FRIENDS OF THE PRESIDENCY(EUMSS) (SUITE)

    10:0015:00
    35.7E.22WORKING PARTY ON FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS, CITIZENS RIGHTS AND FREE MOVEMENT OF PERSONS

    10:0014:30
    35.8H.03AVIATION WORKING PARTY

    10:0015:00
    20.1I.01SOCIAL QUESTIONS

    10:0015:00
    20.3CONFERENCE EUISS

    14:00
    20.5RESERVED MPO

    10:0015:00
    20.6RESERVED

    14:30
    20.6ACCUEIL NOUVEAUX FONCTIONNAIRES

    09:00
    20.7B.01WORKING PARTY ON GENERAL AFFAIRS

    10:00
    50.5RESERVED

    09:00
    20.45RESERVED R&D13:00







     

    -> Forthcoming Council meetings


    September 2014


    October 2014

    November 2014

    December 2014


    EUROPEAN COURT OF JUSTICE



     

    -> Deutsche Agenda


    Die Wochenkalenderhinweise des EuGH informieren Sie über ausgesuchte Rechtssachen der kommenden Wochen. Die unverbindlichen Hinweise der deutschsprachigen Sektion des Presse- und Informationsdienstes sind zur Unterstützung der Medienberichterstattung gedacht. Eine tagesaktuelle Auflistung aller Termine finden Sie im Curia-Kalender.
    Soweit nicht anders vermerkt, beginnen alle Verhandlungen um 9.30 Uhr.
    ***
    Dienstag, 30. September
    Mündliche Verhandlung vor dem Gerichtshof (Große Kammer) in der Rechtssache C‑536/13 Gazprom
    Prozessführungsverbote (anti-suit-injunctions)
    Litauen und Gazprom sind an dem litauischen Unternehmen Lietuvos dujos (übersetzt: Litauisches Gas) beteiligt. Litauen hat dujos und deren Geschäftsführer vor einem litauischem Zivilgericht verklagt und beantragt, bei Feststellung von Missständen die Geschäftsführung von dujos auszutauschen und das Unternehmen zu verpflichten, mit Gazprom über möglichst niedrige Ankaufpreise für Gas und möglichst hohe Preise für den Transit von Gas zu verhandeln. Gazprom hat seinerseits Klage gegen Litauen vor einem schwedischen Schiedsgericht erhoben, um Litauen zur Klagerücknahme zu zwingen. Das Schiedsgericht stellte fest, dass die Klage Litauens vor dem litauischen Gericht teilweise gegen eine Schiedsvereinbarung der Anteilseigner von dujos verstoße. Es gab Litauen daher auf, bestimmte Klageanträge vor dem litauischen Gericht zurückzunehmen ‒ wie jene bezüglich der Preisverhandlungen mit Gazprom ‒ und andere zu beschränken. Gazprom begehrt nun die Anerkennung dieses Schiedsspruchs in Litauen. Diese Anerkennung richtet sich grundsätzlich nach dem Übereinkommen von New York über die Anerkennung ausländischer Schiedssprüche. Der litauische Oberste Gerichtshof hat jedoch Zweifel, ob der Anerkennung nicht die Brüssel-I-Verordnung über die gerichtliche Zuständigkeit und die Anerkennung und Vollstreckung von Entscheidungen in Zivil- und Handelssachen entgegensteht. Diese Verordnung könne hier relevant sein, weil das zu erlassende Urteil möglicherweise in anderen Mitgliedstaaten anerkannt und vollstreckt werden müsse. Schließlich sei auch die deutsche E.ON Ruhrgas an dujos beteiligt. Nach litauischem Recht handele es sich jedenfalls um eine Zivilsache. Der Gerichtshof habe im Urteil Allianz (C-185/07) bereits entschieden, dass von einem Gericht eines Mitgliedstaats erlassene anti-suit-injunctions nicht nach der Brüssel-I-Verordnung anerkannt werden könnten. Damit würde nämlich den Gerichten anderer Mitgliedstaaten ihre Befugnis genommen, selbst über ihre Zuständigkeit nach der Verordnung zu entscheiden. Der litauische Oberste Gerichtshof möchte nun wissen, ob dies auch für anti-suit-injunctions gilt, die von einem ausländischen Schiedsgericht erlassen wurden.
    Weitere Informationen




    Donnerstag, 2. Oktober
    Urteil des Gerichtshofs in der Rechtssache C‑101/13 U
    Angabe des Geburtsnamens in deutschen Reisepässen
    In deutschen Reisepässen wird im Namensfeld nach dem Nachnamen der Geburtsname des Inhabers angegeben, wenn diese nicht identisch sind. Dem Geburtsnamen wird dann das Kürzel „geb.“ vorangesetzt (ohne Übersetzung in andere Sprachen). Herr U, dessen Nachname von seinem Geburtsnamen abweicht, hat bei der Stadt Karlsruhe beantragt, die Angaben in seinem Pass so zu ändern, dass auch für Nicht-Deutsche klar und unmissverständlich zum Ausdruck komme, was sein richtiger Name sei. Die derzeitigen Angaben in seinem Pass führten zu zahlreichen Missverständnissen im Geschäftsverkehr oder auch bei der Ausstellung von Visa. Nachdem sich die Stadt weigerte, die Änderung vorzunehmen, ist nun der Verwaltungsgerichtshof Baden-Württemberg mit der Sache befasst, der den Gerichtshof um Auslegung der EU-Pass-Verordnung Nr. 2252/2004 ersucht.
    Generalanwalt Jääskinen hat in seinen Schlussanträgen vom 30. April 2014 folgende Ansicht vertreten: Wenn nach dem Recht eines Mitgliedstaats [wie in Deutschland] der Name einer Person aus ihren Vornamen und ihrem Familiennamen bestehe, sei dieser Mitgliedstaat nicht berechtigt, die Eintragung des Geburtsnamens als primäres Identifizierungsmerkmal in Feld 6 oder als sekundäres Identifizierungsmerkmal in Feld 7 der maschinenlesbaren Personaldatenseite des Passes einzutragen. In einem solchen Fall habe der Mitgliedstaat gleichwohl die Möglichkeit, die Eintragung des Geburtsnamens als optionales persönliches Datum in Feld 13 der maschinenlesbaren Personaldatenseite des Passes vorzusehen, sofern ein zwingendes Allgemeininteresse bestehe und der Inhalt dieser Eintragung in französischer, englischer oder spanischer Sprache durch die Überschrift von Feld 13 erläutert werde.
    Weitere Informationen



    Donnerstag, 9. Oktober
    Urteil des Gerichtshofs in der Rechtssache C‑268/13 Petru
    Kostenerstattung bei medizinischer Behandlung im EU-Ausland
    Nach dem Unionsrecht kann einem Arbeitnehmer die Genehmigung erteilt werden, sich in einem anderen Mitgliedstaat medizinisch behandeln zu lassen. Dort ist er dann wie ein im Inland Versicherter zu behandeln, die Kosten trägt jedoch letztlich der Wohnmitgliedstaat. Die Genehmigung darf nicht verweigert werden, wenn die Behandlung zu den im Wohnmitgliedstaat vorgesehenen Leistungen gehört, dort aber nicht rechtzeitig erfolgen kann. Frau Petru aus Rumänien leidet an einer schweren Erkrankung. Als eine Verschlechterung eintrat, wurde sie in ein spezialisiertes Krankenhaus in Temeswar eingeliefert. Dort wurde festgestellt, dass ihr Zustand so ernst sei, dass sie eines dringenden Eingriffs bedürfe. Wegen des Fehlens grundlegender medizinischer Mittel und der Überlastung des Krankenhauses beantragte Frau Petru die Genehmigung, den komplizierten chirurgischen Eingriff in Deutschland vornehmen zu lassen. Obwohl ihr Antrag abgelehnt wurde, ließ sich Frau Petru in Deutschland operieren. Die Gesamtkosten des Eingriffs beliefen sich auf ungefähr 18 000 Euro. Sie verlangt nun in Rumänen die Erstattung dieses Betrags. Das mit dem Rechtsstreit befasste rumänische Gericht ersucht den Gerichtshof in diesem Zusammenhang um Auslegung des Unionsrechts.
    Generalanwalt Cruz Villalón hat in seinen Schlussanträgen vom 19. Juni 2013 die Ansicht vertreten, dass ein Mitgliedstaat verpflichtet sei, die Erbringung einer ärztlichen Leistung in einem anderen Staat der Union zu genehmigen, wenn ihre Erbringung im Inland aufgrund eines punktuellen und vorübergehenden Mangels in seinen Krankenhauseinrichtungen unmöglich sei. Handele es sich hingegen um ein Problem struktureller Art, sei der Mitgliedstaat nicht verpflichtet, die Erbringung der ärztlichen Leistung in einem anderen Staat zu genehmigen, es sei denn, dass durch eine solche Genehmigung das Funktionieren seines Leistungssystems nicht in Frage gestellt werde (siehe auch Pressemitteilung Nr. 87/14).
    Zu diesem Urteil wird es eine Pressemitteilung geben.
    Weitere Informationen



    Donnerstag, 9. Oktober
    Urteil des Gerichtshofs in der Rechtssache C‑326/12 van Caster und van Caster
    Pauschalbesteuerung bei intransparenten Investmentfonds
    Nach dem deutschen Investmentsteuergesetz werden Erträge aus Investmentfonds pauschal (statt auf der Grundlage ihres tatsächlichen oder zumindest geschätzten Wertes) besteuert, wenn die Fondsverwaltungsgesellschaft den in diesem Gesetz vorgesehenen Transparenz- und Bekanntgabepflichten nicht nachkommt. Erträge aus Investmentfonds, die den Anlegern keine detaillierten Angaben zu den Einkünften übermitteln (intransparente Fonds), werden daher pauschal besteuert. Das Finanzgericht Düsseldorf möchte wissen, ob dies mit dem freien Kapitalverkehr vereinbar ist.
    Generalanwalt Wathelet hat in seinen Schlussanträgen vom 21. November 2013 die Ansicht vertreten, dass die große Gefahr einer höheren Besteuerung (infolge der pauschalen Festsetzung der steuerpflichtigen Einkünfte) in Verbindung mit der hohen Wahrscheinlichkeit, dass ausländische Investmentgesellschaften die deutschen Transparenzanforderungen nicht erfüllten, dazu führe, dass deutsche Anleger davon abgehalten würden, in ausländische Investmentfonds zu investieren. Diese Beschränkung des freien Kapitalverkehrs lasse sich weder mit der Notwendigkeit rechtfertigen, eine ausgewogene Aufteilung der Besteuerungsbefugnis zwischen den Mitgliedstaaten zu wahren, noch mit der Notwendigkeit, die Wirksamkeit der steuerlichen Überwachung zu gewährleisten.
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    Dienstag, 14. Oktober
    9.00 Uhr
    Mündliche Verhandlung vor dem Gerichtshof (Große Kammer) in der Rechtssache C‑62/14 Gauweiler u.a.
    OMT-Programm der EZB
    Das deutsche Bundesverfassungsgericht hat dem Gerichtshof eine Reihe von Fragen zur Vereinbarkeit des OMT-Beschlusses des Rates der Europäischen Zentralbank  vom 6. September 2012 mit dem Unionsrecht zur Vorabentscheidung vorgelegt. Es geht insbesondere um die Frage, ob der OMT-Beschluss über das Mandat der EZB für die Währungspolitik hinausgeht und damit in die Zuständigkeit der Mitgliedstaaten übergreift und ob er gegen das Verbot monetärer Haushaltsfinanzierung verstößt (siehe auch Pressemitteilung des Bundesverfassungsgerichts Nr. 9/2014 vom 7. Februar 2014).
    Die Verhandlung wird voraussichtlich in den Pressesaal übertragen.
    Bitte melden Sie sich per E-Mail oder anhand unseres Akkreditierungsformulars bei uns an, wenn Sie zu der Verhandlung kommen möchten.
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    Mittwoch, 15. Oktober
    Mündliche Verhandlung vor dem Gerichtshof in den verbundenen Rechtssachen C‑226/13 Fahnenbrock, C‑245/13 Priestoph u.a., C‑247/13 Reznicek und  C‑578/13 Kickler u.a.
    Zwangsumtausch griechischer Staatsanleihen
    Verschiedene Inhaber griechischer Staatsanleihen haben wegen des Zwangsumtauschs ihrer Wertpapiere beim Landgericht Wiesbaden bzw. beim Landgericht Kiel Klagen auf Erfüllung bzw. Schadensersatz gegen Griechenland erhoben. Sie machen u.a. geltend, die neuen Anleihen, die man ihnen gegen ihren Willen zugeteilt habe, verbrieften weniger als die Hälfte des Wertes der ursprünglichen Papiere. Die Landgerichte haben nun zu klären, ob die Klagen nach der Europäischen Zustellungsverordnung zugestellt werden können, was voraussetzt, dass es sich um zivilrechtliche Streitigkeiten handelt. Sie möchten daher vom Gerichtshof wissen, ob hier zivilrechtliche Streitigkeiten vorliegen. Zwar stützten die Kläger ihre Klagen auf zivilrechtliche Anspruchsgrundlagen. Den Kern der Rechtstreitigkeiten stelle jedoch voraussichtlich die Frage dar, ob das hoheitliche Handeln Griechenlands rechtmäßig war oder Schadenersatzansprüche begründet.





    Donnerstag, 16. Oktober

    Urteil des Gerichtshofs in der Rechtssache C‑100/13 Kommission / Deutschland
    Vertragsverletzungsklage wegen der deutschen Bauregellisten
    Nach Ansicht der Kommission hat Deutschland gegen die Richtlinie 89/106 über Bauprodukte verstoßen, weil nach den deutschen „Bauregellisten“ Bauprodukte im Inland vielfach nur dann verwendet werden dürften, wenn sie zusätzlich zu der CE-Kennzeichnung weitere nationale Übereinstimmungskennzeichen (Ü-Zeichen) aufwiesen. Hersteller aus anderen Mitgliedstaaten könnten Bauprodukte daher nur unter großen Schwierigkeiten auf dem deutschen Markt verkaufen (siehe auch Pressemitteilung der Kommission IP/12/648). Ohne Schlussanträge.
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    Thursday 9th October 2014
    Judgment in Case C-268/13 Petru
    (Freedom to provide services – healthcare -  reimbursement of care received abroad – Press Release)
    This case asks the Court of Justice to elaborate on the possibility of EU citizens being reimbursed for medical treatment received in another EU Member State. In the past the Court has ruled on issues relating to hospital and non-hospital treatment and whether patients faced with a long wait for an operation can be reimbursed if they go abroad. Here the issue is whether the poor conditions in a country’s medical service can justify reimbursement for treatment abroad.
    Mrs Elena Petru is a Romanian woman who, after suffering for some years from a serious cardiovascular disease and suffering a myocardial infarction in 2007, was required to undergo surgery in Romania. Following this her health deteriorated and in 2009 it became clear that more extensive open heart surgery was required to replace the mitral valve and insert two stents.
    Being aware of the complexity of the required surgery, she was not comfortable with the inadequate conditions in the Romanian hospital, which did not have basic medical commodities such as painkillers, antiseptic and sterile dressings, and three patients were assigned to each bed. Mrs Petru decided to go to Germany where the operation was carried out at the Baden Medclinic for a fee of €17 714.40. She is attempting to have her costs reimbursed by the local and national health insurance agencies on the basis of her E112 form, but the requests she submitted both before and after going to Germany have been rejected.
    The insurance agencies refused as there was no indication that the time to receive the operation in Romania would have been unreasonable as, in her condition, it was recommended to be carried out within three months. The question being asked of the Court of Justice is whether, despite this and despite the presence of suitable medical specialists and skills, a person should be able to receive reimbursement for medical treatment in another Member State if there is a lack of medicines and basic medical materials.
    There will be a press release for this case.
    Background Documents




    Friday 10th October 2014
    Judgment in Case T-68/09 Soliver v Commission
    (Competition – car glass cartel)
    In November 2008 the Commission fined four producers of car glass over €1.38 billion for operating a cartel (see Commission Press Release). This is the highest total fine imposed on a cartel.
    Belgian company Soliver, received a fine of €4.396m which they have now challenged.
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    Mailand
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    Sonntag, 28. September 2014
    Brüssel
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    Montag, 29. September 2014, 8:30
    Capital Club, Mohrenstr. 30, 10117 Berlin
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    Montag, 29. September 2014, 14:30
    Brüssel
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    Montag, 29. September 2014
    Mailand
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    Montag, 29. September 2014
    Rat der Europäischen Union, Rue de la Loi 175, 1048 Brüssel
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    Montag, 29. September 2014
    Brüssel
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    Montag, 29. September 2014
    Brüssel
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    Montag, 29. September 2014
    Washington
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    Montag, 29. September 2014
    Braga
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    Dienstag, 30. September 2014, 9:00
    Brüssel
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    Dienstag, 30. September 2014, 11:00
    Europäische Statistikbehörde Eurostat, Rue Alphonse Weicker 5, 2721 Luxemburg
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    Dienstag, 30. September 2014, 11:00
    Europäische Statistikbehörde Eurostat, Rue Alphonse Weicker 5, 2721 Luxemburg
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    Dienstag, 30. September 2014, 11:00
    Rat der Europäischen Union, Rue de la Loi 175, 1048 Brüssel
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    Dienstag, 30. September 2014, 20:00
    Medienzentrum Verlagsgruppe Passau, Medienstr. 5, 94036 Passau
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    Dienstag, 30. September 2014, 20:00
    Medienzentrum Verlagsgruppe Passau, Medienstr. 5, 94036 Passau
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    Dienstag, 30. September 2014
    Mailand
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    Mittwoch, 01. Oktober 2014, 9:00
    Brüssel
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    Mittwoch, 01. Oktober 2014, 10:00
    Raum Spener, Albrechtstr. 8, 10117 Berlin
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    Mittwoch, 01. Oktober 2014, 12:00
    EU-Kommission, Rue de la Loi 200, B-1049 Brüssel
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    Mittwoch, 01. Oktober 2014
    Europäische Statistikbehörde Eurostat, Rue Alphonse Weicker 5, 2721 Luxemburg
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    Donnerstag, 02. Oktober 2014, 9:00
    EU-Parlament, Rue Wiertz, B-1047 Brüssel
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    Donnerstag, 02. Oktober 2014, 9:30
    Europäischer Gerichtshof, Rue du Fort Niedergrünewald, 2925 Luxemburg
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    Washington





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