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EU Agenda: Week Ahead - 19-24 February 2024

18 February 2024, 23:32 CET
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This week, foreign affairs ministers discuss the Russian aggression against Ukraine, the situation in the Middle East and in the Sahel; the Commission holds a conference on financial literacy, resilience and inclusion; the Parliament and Council jointly vote to determine the seat of the Anti-Money Laundering Agency; MEPs hold a joint meeting with the ACP in Luanda; and MEPs in committee adopt their position on a revision of the EU Customs Code. The week's events in the European Union including EU Council, Commission and Parliament meetings from 19 to 23 February 2024.

Monday 19 February

European Parliament | Political Meetings | Institutional affairs

Committee and political groups' meetings

Brussels

ACP-EU: the Joint Parliamentary Assembly of OACPS (Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States - ACP) and the EU, bringing together EU and national parliamentarians, will meet in Luanda, for the first time since the new Samoa agreement was signed (Monday to Wednesday).

Plenary preparations: political groups will prepare for the 26 - 29 February plenary session. MEPs will debate and take final votes on the nature restauration law, on new rules on EU environmental crimes and related sanctions, on financial aid for Ukraine, on protecting journalists and human rights defenders from intimidation, on the revision of the EU's long-term budget, on increasing the EU's competitiveness and resilience in strategic sectors, on political advertising rules, on an EU-wide digital wallet, and on new rules on short-term rentals. MEPs will also debate and vote on new driving licences rules, on trade agreements with Chile, on the annual ECB report (with Christine Lagarde), and on the EU's foreign, security and defence policies. Parliament will also vote on a resolution calling for the EU's unwavering support for Ukraine and will debate the war in Gaza, including developments related to the ICJ ruling and the UNRWA.

Weekly agenda

Monday 19 February

Council of the EU | Conferences and summits | Russia | Ukraine | Middle East

Foreign Affairs Council

Brussels

The Foreign Affairs Council will discuss the Russian aggression against Ukraine, the situation in the Middle East and in the Sahel.

Agenda and briefing

Monday 19 - Tuesday 20 February

Other bodies and agencies | Conferences and summits | Research | Climate change

Conference on the Research Perspectives on the Health Impacts of Climate Change

Brussels

This high-level conference will bring together researchers, policymakers and relevant stakeholders to reflect on the research needs in the field of climate change and human health.

More information on the event

Monday 19 February

Other bodies and agencies | Training & workshops | Maritime security | Research | Climate change

CERIS workshop on Innovation for Maritime Situational Awareness and Security

Brussels

This thematic CERIS Workshop aims at presenting and discussing European research and innovative solutions, as well as further capability needs, relevant for maritime situational awareness and maritime security.

More information on the event

Tuesday 20 February

Council of the EU | Conferences and summits | European Council | Poland

General Affairs Council

Brussels

Ministers will start preparations for the European Council meeting on 21 and 22 March 2024.

As part of the Article 7(1) TEU procedure, the Council will take stock of developments regarding the rule of law in Poland.

Agenda and briefing

Tuesday 20 - Friday 23 February

Other bodies and agencies | Conferences and summits | Youth | Democracy

European Conference on Local Youth Work and Democracy

Brussels

The European Conference on Local Youth Work and Democracy will bring together more than 300 participants. Building on the synergies deriving from the Strategic National Agencies Cooperation projects "Europe Goes Local" and "Democracy Reloading", this event will focus on enhancing the quality of youth work and the participation of young people at the local and municipal levels.

More information on the event

Tuesday 20 February

Other bodies and agencies | Conferences and summits | Youth | Democracy

European Institute of Innovation and Technology Summit

Brussels - Online

The EIT Summit will kick-off INNOVEIT 2024, the EIT's series of events showcasing Europe's largest innovation ecosystem.

More information on the event

Tuesday 20 February

Other bodies and agencies | Conferences and summits | Finance

Financial literacy, resilience and inclusion

Brussels

The European Commission and the Belgian Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) have organised this high-level conference on

More information on the event

Tuesday 20 February

Other bodies and agencies | Conferences and summits | Finance

Communicating your European citizens' initiative! Tips and tricks on how to promote your initiative

Online

This webinar, hosted by the ECI Forum, will offer insights on how to best communicate and promote the ECI as a participatory democracy tool. It will also provide advice on how to develop your own ECI communication strategy.

More information on the event

Wednesday 21 February

Other bodies and agencies | Training & workshops | Drugs

CERIS workshop on illicit drugs: challenges and opportunities for introducing innovative and science-based approaches

Brussels

There are two main triggers of this workshop: recent EU policy developments on drugs and the coming change of mandate of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA). Thanks to the latter, the role of EMCDDA in the overall EU security research cycle related to drugs and drug abuse will be strengthened.

More information on the event

Thursday 22 February

European Parliament | Political Meetings | Institutional affairs

Committee and political groups' meetings

Brussels

Seat of the new EU Anti-Money Laundering Agency: for the first time, Parliament and Council will jointly vote to determine the seat of a new EU body, the Anti-Money Laundering Agency (AMLA).

Revision of the EU Customs Code: the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee will adopt its position on the overhaul of the EU customs system. The updated Code is intended to take into account the growth of online shopping, especially from non-EU countries, as well as additional tasks linked to recent legislation on product safety and the protection of environment, animal welfare and human rights. The revision would establish an EU Customs Authority and a system of trusted traders to free up resources for customs authorities.

100 days to the European elections: EP Press Service organises a technical briefing for media on how to cover the 6-9 June European elections. It will include information on the Elections Press Tool Kit, "unfinished business" and first milestones of the next legislature, "What Europe Does For Me" database, European election data and the election days and night.

Weekly agenda

Thursday 22 February

Other bodies and agencies | Conferences and summit | Migrant | European citizenship | Social sciences

High level policy roundtable on the future of migrant integration

Brussels

This event is organised by the Research Executive Agency of the European Commission, REA, and the easyRights Horizon 2020 project. It will be followed by a networking lunch.

More information on the event

Thursday 22 - Friday 23 February

Other bodies and agencies | Conferences and summit | Defence industry

Conference: Europe's Naval Sector

Brussels

The event will bring together leaders, innovators, and enthusiasts in Cherbourg for 2 days of inspiring keynote talks, panel discussions, and networking opportunities.

More information on the event

Friday 23 February

Council of the EU | Conferences and summits | Finance

Eurogroup

Brussels

In inclusive format:: the future of European capital and financial markets: discussion of the draft statement

In regular format: (poss.) macroeconomic developments and prospects

Agenda and briefing

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Eurozone Economic Calendar

Tuesday 20 February


09:00 Current Account s.a (Dec)
09:00 Current Account n.s.a (Dec)
10:00 Construction Output s.a (MoM) (Dec)
10:00 Construction Output w.d.a (YoY) (Dec)

Wednesday 21 February


08:00 Non-Monetary Policy ECB Meeting
15:00 Consumer Confidence (Feb) (Preliminary release)

Thursday 22 February


07:00 EcoFin Meeting
09:00 HCOB Services PMI (Feb) (Preliminary release)
09:00 HCOB Manufacturing PMI (Feb) (Preliminary release)
09:00 HCOB Composite PMI (Feb) (Preliminary release)
10:00 Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (YoY) (Jan)
10:00 Core Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (YoY) (Jan)
10:00 Core Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (MoM) (Jan)
10:00 Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (MoM) (Jan)
12:30 ECB Monetary Policy Meeting Accounts

Friday 23 February


07:00 EcoFin Meeting
07:00 Eurogroup Meeting
09:20 ECB's Schnabel speech
13:00 ECB's Schnabel speech
20:30 CFTC EUR NC Net Positions

Saturday 24 February


07:00 EcoFin Meeting
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