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EU Agenda: Week Ahead - 26-30 June 2017

23 June 2017, 17:17 CET

This week, ministers are due to adopt the regulation on energy efficiency labelling, and agree a general approach on the energy performance of buildings directive; there are conferences on cohesion and bee health; a Cedefop seminar looks at preventing low skills; and MEPs hold a dialogue with faith leaders, and attend a European memorial ceremony for former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl. The week's events in the European Union including EU Council, Commission and Parliament meetings and other EU-related conferences and events. Events for the week of 26 to 30 June 2017.

Monday 26 - Tuesday 27 June

European Commission, Events/Conf/Fairs, EU regional and urban development

7th Cohesion Forum

Brussels

The 7th Cohesion Forum is a large scale political event held every three years, bringing together more than 700 people including high level representatives from European institutions, central governments, regional and local representatives, economic and social partners, NGOs and academics. Keynote speeches will be delivered by the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, and the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani.

The event will be a milestone in the preparations for the post-2020 framework for the European structural and investment funds. The forum will precede the adoption of the 7th Cohesion Report, so that the conclusions from the debate with civil society representatives may feed into the report.

More information on the event

Monday 26 June

European Food Safety Authority, , Other bodies and agencies, Events/Conf/Fairs, Food, farming and fisheries, Research and innovation

Collecting and sharing data on bee health: Towards a European bee partnership

EDIFICIO Solvay Library, Brussels

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is organising, together with COPA-COGECA, the European Professional Beekeepers Association (EPBA), Bee Life (European Beekeeping Coordination) and the European Crop Protection Association (ECPA), a scientific symposium on bee health as part of the European Parliament's Week of Bees and Pollination 2017.

The objective of the event is to bring together stakeholders involved in bee health – including beekeepers, farmers, industry, scientists, risk assessors and managers, citizens, and policymakers – to discuss ways of improving data sharing/management, standardising data collection/reporting/storing, and strengthening collaboration to enable a more holistic and robust risk assessment of bee health in Europe.

The meeting is envisaged as the first step towards the creation of a European Bee Partnership, a standing network that will put the conclusions of the symposium into practice.

More information on the event

Monday 26 June

European Commission, Events/Conf/Fairs, Business, taxation and competition, Justice and citizens' rights

EU corporate governance in XXI Century: Shareholder rights directive II and beyond

Brussels

The conference aims to bring together relevant stakeholders to take stock of the situation and to debate about the current and future challenges in corporate governance. The event will include presentations on existing rules, practices and experiences, and will be an opportunity to exchange ideas for future work at EU level in this area. Main questions for discussion are:

  • How could the use of modern technologies render corporate governance more effective?
  • How could modern corporate governance help companies meet the challenges of the XXI century?

More information on the event

Monday 26 June

Other bodies and agencies, Events/Conf/Fairs, Culture, education and youth

3rd Cedefop Brussels seminar: Addressing and preventing low skills

Brussels

This seminar, organised by the European centre for the development of vocational training (Cedefop) will focus on addressing and preventing low skills, a driving force of the core skills strategies in the EU.

It will serve as a platform for policy-makers, social partners and other vocational education and training (VET) and labour market stakeholders to discuss factors which impact on the average skills level of workers, such as early leaving from education and training, long-term unemployment, ageing, skills mismatch, socio-economic background, migrant status and gender.

Discussions will also focus on how to encourage the development of systems to address the issue of low skills, a key objective of the recommendation 'Upskilling pathways: new opportunities for adults'.

More information on the event

Monday 26 June

Council of the EU and European Council, Presidency of the Council of the EU, Political Meetings, Presidency of the Council of the EU, Energy, environment and climate, Transport and travel

Transport, Telecommunications & Energy Council

Luxembourg

Energy efficiency labelling

Ministers will adopt the regulation on energy efficiency labelling, which allows customers more aware of the energy efficiency and energy consumption of household appliances.

Clean energy package

The Council is expected to reach a general approach on the energy performance of buildings directive and will try to agree its position on the energy efficiency directive.

The energy efficiency proposal wants to ensure that the European Union's 2020 headline targets and 2030 climate and energy goals are met by establishing a 30% binding target and the extension of the annual energy savings obligation of 1.5% until 2030.

The objective of the energy performance of buildings proposal is to promote energy efficiency in buildings and to support building renovation with a view to the long term goal of decarbonising the highly inefficient existing European building stock.

The Council will be informed by the Commission on recent developments in the field of external energy relations, including on the Nord Stream 2 project.

Agenda and briefing

Monday 26 June

European Parliament, Political Meetings, Institutional affairs

European Parliament Committee Meetings

European Parliament, Brussels

European memorial ceremony for Helmut Kohl: a European memorial ceremony in honour of former Chancellor of Germany and Honorary Citizen of Europe Helmut Kohl will take place in the EP in Strasbourg on Saturday. Speakers include EP President Antonio Tajani, European Council President Donald Tusk, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and former President of the United States Bill Clinton.

Plenary preparations: Political groups will prepare for the 3 - 6 July plenary session, when MEPs will review the outgoing Maltese Council Presidency and discuss the priorities of the upcoming Estonian one. MEPs will also debate the results of the 22 and 23 June European summit and the Commission work priorities for 2018. MEPs will vote on legislation to improve access to books for the blind and make large firms publish information about the tax they pay in each country across the world. The Parliament will also vote on whether to give their consent to the first ever EU-Cuba agreement, on the situation in Turkey as well as on proposals to fight built-in obsolescence of goods. Finally, MEPs will hear from the President of Argentina Mauricio Macri during a solemn session.

Agenda by day in PDF format

Monday 26 - Wednesday 28 June

Presidency of the Council of the EU, Events/Conf/Fairs, Employment and social rights, Research and innovation

European social services conference: Transforming lives through innovation and technology

Valletta, Malta

Organised annually by the European Social Network (ESN), the European social services conference brings together all those with an interest in social welfare to exchange knowledge on contemporary social policy and practice.

Co-hosted for the first time by the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, this 25th anniversary edition will explore how new innovative practices and technology can help create better local social services for the future.

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Tuesday 27 June

European Parliament, Political Meetings, Institutional affairs

European Parliament Committee Meetings

European Parliament, Brussels

Dialogue with faith leaders: as part of a series of dialogue seminars organised by the EP with Europe's churches and religions and philosophical and non-confessional organisations, the next seminar will look at "The future of Europe – Reflections for the EU by 2025". EP First Vice-President Mairead McGuinness and Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans will kick off the discussion.

Agenda by day in PDF format

Wednesday 28 June

European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, , Other bodies and agencies, Events/Conf/Fairs, Justice and citizens' rights

Presenting FRA Fundamental Rights Report 2017 at high level symposium

Brussels

The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), in close cooperation with the Maltese Presidency of the EU Council, invites stakeholders to the high level symposium 'Is Europe doing enough to protect fundamental rights?' where fundamental rights issues that are currently high on the EU's political agenda will be discussed.

The Maltese President will address the event. FRA's annual Fundamental Rights Report will form the background for discussions. It will take stock of developments since 2007, the year in which FRA was created. Discussions will explore how we can improve the protection, respect, and, especially, the promotion of fundamental rights. There will also be a special focus on child rights.

More information on the event

Wednesday 28 June

European Commission, Events/Conf/Fairs, Energy, environment and climate

Financing energy efficiency: the key role of standardization and benchmarking

Online

This webinar, organised in partnership with the UN Environment Finance Initiative, will discuss the role of standardisation and benchmarking in order to facilitate access to finance for energy efficiency investments. It will be of particular interest to banks, investors, building owners and asset managers.

This event is organised by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) as part of the Sustainable energy investment forums contract, funded by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union.

More information on the event

Thursday 27 June

European Parliament, Political Meetings, Institutional affairs

European Parliament Committee Meetings

European Parliament, Brussels

Terrorism: Eurojust President Michèle Coninsx will present the main points of the Eurojust 2016 report on Foreign Terrorist Fighters to the members of the Civil Liberties Committee and discuss its findings with them.

Agenda by day in PDF format

Thursday 29 June

Other bodies and agencies, Events/Conf/Fairs, Research and innovation, Security and defence

ENISA trust services forum 2017

Brussels

This forum, organised by the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) will focus on issues related to trust services across Europe, after one year from the date of entry into force of the provisions related to trust services of the eIDAS Regulation.

The forum aims to:

  • share good practices and experience on the implementation of trust services
  • discuss the latest developments on the framework surrounding trust service providers including standards, implementing acts and technical guidelines
  • exchange views on identified implementation and operational issues of qualified trust services
  • discuss strategies to promote the adoption of qualified trust services

More information on the event

Thursday 29 - Friday 30 June

European Commission, Events/Conf/Fairs, Business, taxation and competition, Economy and the euro, Research and innovation

CompNet annual conference - Innovation, firm size, productivity and imbalances in the age of deglobalisation

Brussels

As the criticism to globalisation mounts, so do the challenges to solid economic theory and practice connecting trade and productivity.

  • How can we reconcile the decline in productivity in the last decade with continuous barriers to globalisation?
  • To what extent are increasing cross-border activities related to higher productivity?
  • How would society be improved in case trade barriers were imposed by nations in some form or another?
  • How would a restriction on cross border activities affect the spread of innovation globally and across businesses?
  • How will this affect small and medium enterprises?
  • Would such a 'less globalised world' lead to smaller imbalances across economies and in terms of income inequality?

These are the leading questions overarching the 13th Competitiveness Research Network conference, jointly organised by the European Commission (DG ECFIN and DG GROW).

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Thursday 29 June

European Investment Bank, Events/Conf/Fairs, Economy and the euro, Institutional affairs

Public consultation meeting on the EIB Group's complaints mechanism

Brussels

As part of the public consultation on its complaints mechanism, the European Investment Bank (EIB) will organise a meeting open to all interested stakeholders, offering the opportunity to exchange directly with EIB staff about the bank's complaints mechanism policy and the key issues at stake within the review.

The EIB complaints mechanism principles, terms of reference and rules of procedure provides members of the public who are or feel affected by the bank's decisions, actions or omissions, with a comprehensive tool enabling an alternative and pre-emptive resolution of disputes.

The public consultation process seeks to solicit views and input from a wide array of stakeholders that can bring valuable expertise to the review, which is expected to be finalised at the end of 2017.

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Eurozone Economic Calendar

Wednesday 28 June


08:00 Private loans (YoY) (May)
08:00 M3 Money Supply (YoY) (May)
08:00 M3 Money Supply (3m) (May)

Thursday 29 June


09:00 Consumer Confidence (Jun)
10:00 Services Sentiment (Jun)
10:00 Business Climate (Jun)
10:00 Economic Sentiment Indicator (Jun)
10:00 Industrial Confidence (Jun)

Friday 30 June


09:00 Consumer Price Index (YoY) (Jun) (Preliminary release)
09:00 Consumer Price Index - Core (YoY) (Jun) (Preliminary release)
19:30 CFTC NC net positions
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