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EU Agenda: Week Ahead - 15-21 July 2024

15 July 2024, 00:24 CET
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This week the newly elected European Parliament holds its constitutive session to elect its President, form committees and delegations, and decide whether to endorse Ursula von der Leyen for the Presidency of the European Commission; the Hungarian presidency will present its work programme for the coming semester; and it's European Mobility Week.The week's events in the European Union including EU Council, Commission and Parliament meetings from 15 to 21 July 2024.

Monday 15 July

European Parliament | Political Meetings | Institutional affairs

Plenary Session of the European Parliament

Strasbourg

President's Diary: on Monday, EP President Metsola participates in the EU Flag-Raising Ceremony.

Weekly agenda

Monday 15 - Friday 26 July

Other bodies and agencies | Conferences and summits | Applied sciences | Competitiveness | Digital transformation | Popularising science | Social analysis

ESA-JRC International Summer School on GNSS 2024

Slovenia

The 14th edition of the ESA/JRC International Summerschool on GNSS will be held in Novo Mesto, in Slovenia. This Summerschool aims at training future generations of scientists and engineers, to support the space programme and foster innovation in the domain of space related applications.

More information on the event

Monday 15 July

Council of the EU and European Council | Political Meetings | Agriculture | Fisheries

Agriculture and Fisheries Council

Brussels

The Hungarian presidency will publicly present its work programme for the coming semester, outlining its main priorities in the field of agriculture and fisheries.

The Council will also exchange views on trade-related agricultural issues and on the viability of rural areas. For the latter discussion item, the focus will be on generational renewal and demographic aspects.

Agenda and briefing

Tuesday 16 - Monday 22 July

Other bodies and agencies | Exhibitions | Sustainable urban mobility

European Mobility Week

Brussels

EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK is the European Commission's flagship awareness-raising campaign on sustainable urban mobility. It encourages behavioural change in favour of active mobility, public transport and other clean, intelligent transport solutions.

The main event takes place from 16-22 September each year, culminating in the popular Car-Free Day. Local authorities are encouraged to use the main week to try out innovative planning measures, promote new infrastructure and technologies, measure air quality, and get feedback from the public.

More information on the event

Tuesday 16 July

European Parliament | Political Meetings | Institutional affairs

Plenary Session of the European Parliament

Strasbourg

Constitution of the new Parliament and election of the President: the first session of the new Parliament will be opened on Tuesday at 10.00. Parliament's first act after its constitution is to elect its President for the next two-and-a-half years (half the legislature). Eight MEPs will be selected as tellers to oversee the election, scheduled on Tuesday shortly after 10.00 and held by secret paper ballot. To be elected, a candidate must win an absolute majority of the valid votes cast, i.e. 50% plus one.

Election of Vice-Presidents and Quaestors: after the election of the President, MEPs will elect the rest of the members of Parliament's Bureau: 14 Vice-Presidents and five Quaestors. (Tuesday, Wednesday)

Weekly agenda

Tuesday 16 July

Council of the EU and European Council | Political Meetings | Economy

Economic and Financial Affairs Council

Brussels

The Council will discuss the implementation of the Recovery and Resilience Facility and aim to adopt an implementing decision approving Germany's modified recovery and resilience plan, that includes a new REpowerEU chapter.

The Council will take forward work on the European Semester and seek to approve the country-specific recommendations as well as conclusions on the 2024 in-depth reviews under the macroeconomic imbalance procedure.

The Council will discuss the existence of excessive deficits in several member states.

Ministers will discuss the state of play of the economic and financial impact of Russia's aggression against Ukraine.

The Council will seek to approve the EU terms of reference in view of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting of 25-26 July 2024.

The Presidency will present the state of play of legislative proposals in the field of financial services.

Agenda and briefing

Tuesday 16 July

Council of the EU and European Council | Political Meetings | Social | Employment

Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council

Brussels

Ministers of employment and social affairs will meet in Brussels for a half-day Council. As part of the annual European Semester cycle, they will seek to approve the employment and social aspects of member states' country-specific recommendations (CSRs), endorse an opinion by EMCO and the SPC on the assessment and implementation of the CSRs, and discuss labour and skills shortages in the EU. They will also hold a policy debate on the social inclusion of persons with disabilities at the EU and national level.

Agenda and briefing

Wednesday 17 July

European Parliament | Political Meetings | Institutional affairs

Plenary Session of the European Parliament

Strasbourg

Forming Parliament's committees and delegations: Parliament will vote on the numerical composition of its standing committees and subcommittees as well as its interparliamentary delegations on Wednesday. Committee nominations will be decided by the political groups and announced in plenary on Friday. The committees will convene the following week for their constitutive meetings to elect their Chairs and Vice-Chairs.

Russia's war against Ukraine: on Wednesday morning, political group leaders will make statements on the need for the EU's continuous support for Ukraine, followed by a vote on a resolution at 17.00.

Weekly agenda

Thursday 18 July

European Parliament | Political Meetings | Institutional affairs

Plenary Session of the European Parliament

Strasbourg

Election of the European Commission President: on Thursday at 13.00, Parliament will decide whether to endorse Ursula von der Leyen for the Presidency of the European Commission. At 09.00, she will address Parliament's plenary and outline her vision and plans for the next five years, followed by a debate with MEPs. The vote by secret paper ballot will take place after the debate. To be elected, she needs an absolute majority (50% plus one) of Parliament's component members.

Weekly agenda

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Eurozone Economic Calendar

Monday 15 July


07:00 Eurogroup Meeting
09:00 Industrial Production s.a. (MoM) (May)
09:00 Industrial Production w.d.a. (YoY) (May)

Tuesday 16 July


07:00 EcoFin Meeting
07:00 Eurogroup Meeting
08:00 ECB Bank Lending Survey
09:00 Trade Balance n.s.a. (May)
09:00 Trade Balance s.a. (May)
09:00 ZEW Survey – Economic Sentiment (Jul)

Wednesday 17 July


09:00 Core Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (MoM) (Jun)
09:00 Core Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (YoY) (Jun)
09:00 Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (MoM) (Jun)
09:00 Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (YoY) (Jun)

Thursday 18 July


07:00 Eurogroup Meeting
09:00 Construction Output s.a (MoM) (May)
09:00 Construction Output w.d.a (YoY) (May)
12:15 ECB Main Refinancing Operations Rate
12:15 ECB Monetary Policy Statement
12:15 ECB Rate On Deposit Facility
12:45 ECB Press Conference

Friday 19 July


08:00 Current Account n.s.a (May)
08:00 Current Account s.a (May)
19:30 CFTC EUR NC Net Positions
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