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EU Agenda: Week Ahead - 27-31 January 2020

This week, the Council debates the European Green Deal and CAP transitional rules; the EU-Ukraine Association Council meets; the Commission holds a review of Solvency II; and MEPs hold their final vote in plenary on the UK's Withdrawal Agreement, and vote on common chargers. 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 27-30 January 2020.

Friday 24 - Tuesday 28 January

European Commission | Events/Conf/Fairs | Consumer affairs and public health

European Radon Week 2020

Vienna, Austria

The European Radon Week 2020 will combine three workshops and is addressed to national authorities, the scientific radon community, industry and all other experts interested in radon. The European Radon Week will give an overview of the work and research done in Europe, especially in the field of harmonisation of radon measurement methods, radon priority areas, mapping and communicating radon data. Invited experts will present results and experiences, but much time will be reserved for discussions.

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Monday 27 January

Council of the EU and European Council - Presidency of the Council of the EU | Political Meetings | Food, farming and fisheries

Agriculture and Fisheries Council

Brussels

Work programme of the Presidency

The Presidency will present its work programme in the area of agriculture and fisheries.

European Green Deal

The Commission will present the European Green Deal communication. An exchange of views on the agricultural aspects of the communication will follow.

Regulation on CAP transitional rules

Ministers will hold an exchange of views on the proposal for a regulation on CAP transitional rules. The proposal, adopted on 31 October 2019, aims at providing continuity of CAP support to European farmers and other beneficiaries in 2021.

Agenda and briefing

Tuesday 28 January

Council of the EU and European Council | Events/Conf/Fairs | Enlargement, external relations and trade

EU-Ukraine Association Council

Brussels

The Council will review the implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement and developments related to Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

This will be the first Association Council chaired by Oleksiy Honcharuk, Prime Minister of Ukraine. The EU delegation will be led by Josep Borrell, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. The Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, Olivér Várhelyi will also participate in the meeting.

Ministers will review the implementation of the Association Agreement, with a focus on to the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA). They will focus on several areas of interest: political reforms, rule of law and security and economic cooperation.

The meeting will take stock of the current situation in Eastern Ukraine and the implementation of the Minsk agreements, including humanitarian issues. The Council will also discuss the non-recognition of the illegal annexation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol by the Russian Federation.

The Eastern partnership and regional issues are also on the day's agenda.

Agenda and briefing

Tuesday 28 January

European Parliament | Political Meetings | Institutional affairs

European Parliament committee meetings

Brussels

Western Balkans: speakers of the parliaments of Albania, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia as well as the president of Croatia's Parliament will gather to discuss the Western Balkans' European perspectives. The summit is organised under the patronage of President Sassoli, in cooperation with the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Delegation for relations with the Western Balkans.

Redistribution of EP seats: as of 1 February, the number and distribution of seats in the Parliament changes following the UK's withdrawal from the EU. Of the UK's 73 seats, 27 will be redistributed to other countries, while the remaining 46 will be kept in reserve for potential future enlargements.

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Tuesday 28 - Thursday 30 January

Other bodies and agencies | Events/Conf/Fairs | Consumer affairs and public health - Research and innovation

ECDC winter workshop 2020: The science of using science to support policymaking for prevention and control of communicable diseases

Stockholm, Sweden

The overall aim of this winter workshop of the European Centre for disease prevention and control (ECDC) is to strengthen capacity among public health specialists in EU and EEA Member States in the application of scientific principles and concepts to inform and influence policymaking decisions related to the prevention and control of communicable diseases.

The winter workshop will bring together country experts with various backgrounds to exchange experiences, views, and gain knowledge and skills about how to inform policymakers in relation to preparedness, detection, assessment, and control of public health threats with a cross-border dimension at the EU level, in the area of communicable disease prevention and control.

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Tuesday 28 January

Council of the EU and European Council - Presidency of the Council of the EU | Political Meetings | Institutional affairs

General Affairs Council

Brussels

In public session, ministers will hear a presentation of the priorities of the Croatian presidency for the first half of 2020.

They will also exchange views on the proposed Conference on the Future of Europe. In December 2019, the European Council tasked the Croatian presidency with working towards defining a Council position on the content, scope, composition and functioning of such a conference and engaging, on this basis, with the European Parliament and the Commission.

Agenda and briefing

Tuesday 28 January

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

High-level public conference on implementing the European Green Deal - the European Climate Law

Brussels

The Commission plans to propose the first European Climate Law in the first 100 days of its mandate. The Climate Law will set the direction of travel for EU climate action, give predictability for investors, and anchor the irreversibility of the transformation.

As an overarching piece of legislation, the Climate Law will set out the goal of all climate action – protecting people and our planet against climate change.

In this context, the Commission is organising a High-level Public Conference to provide an opportunity for open, public stakeholder debate on the European Climate Law before its finalisation and adoption.

Hosted by Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans, the conference will bring together a broad range of stakeholders, including from business, research and civil society. The discussions and opinions will then feed into the Commission's deliberations for the proposal for the European Climate Law.

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Wednesday 29 January

European Parliament | Political Meetings | Institutional affairs

European Parliament plenary session

Brussels

Brexit: Parliament is scheduled to hold its final vote in plenary on the Withdrawal Agreement on Wednesday at 18:00. To enter into force, any withdrawal agreement between the EU and the UK needs to be approved by MEPs by a simple majority of votes cast.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day: Parliament will hold a ceremony to commemorate the liberation of the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp 75 years ago. Liliana Segre, Italian senator for life and Auschwitz survivor, will address MEPs during the ceremony.

Migration: the urgent humanitarian situation on Greek islands, especially that of children, will be debated with the Commission and the Council. MEPs may ask for urgent measures to ensure those affected are protected, relocated and offered family reunification (Wednesday).

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Wednesday 29 January

European Commission | Events/Conf/Fairs | Business, taxation and competition - Economy and the euro

2020 Solvency II review: Challenges and opportunities

Brussels

The Directorate General for financial stability, financial services and capital markets union organises a conference to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the review of the Solvency II directive. The conference furthermore aims to gather ideas on whether new risks or developments that insurers face or are going to face would require regulatory action.

Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice-President of the European Commission as well as Gabriel Bernardino, Chair of the European insurance and occupational pensions authority (EIOPA) will give keynote speeches. Discussions will be organised around 4 panels, covering the areas to be reviewed, and allowing further exchange on the future of the European insurance sector. The list of speakers will include experts from the insurance industry, from the supervisory community, from the civil society and from the European Parliament.

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Thursday 30 January

European Commission - Other bodies and agencies | Events/Conf/Fairs | Culture, education and youth

Erasmus+ Sport information day

Brussels

The European Commission and the Education, audiovisual and culture executive agency (EACEA) will organise an information day on Erasmus+ Sport to inform potential applicants about the political context, future programme, simplification and funding opportunities in 2020.

Speakers will discuss policy and will give advice and tips on preparing and submitting proposals, and on the financial aspects of funding.

There will also be a chance to network during the day and during the networking cocktail and meet potential partners.

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Thursday 30 January

European Parliament | Political Meetings | Institutional affairs

European Parliament committee meetings

Brussels

2020 Commission Work Programme: Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, in the presence of the college of Commissioners, will present the Commission's work programme for this year and then debate it with MEPs.

Common chargers. MEPs will vote on a resolution calling for measures to make common chargers a reality for consumers and reduce e-waste. According to estimates, old chargers generate more than 51 000 tonnes of electronic waste per year (Thursday).

Gender pay gap: in response to the Commission's announced proposals to close the gender pay, including legally binding pay transparency measures, MEPs will vote on their input on the matter. The resolution also winds up a debate held during January's plenary session (Thursday).

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Thursday 30 - Friday 31 January

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

Cities Forum 2020

Porto, Portugal

The Cities Forum 2020 will address current urban challenges and opportunities, as well as the role of cities on the European and worldwide scale.

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Thursday 30 January

European Institute for Gender Equality - Presidency of the Council of the EU | Events/Conf/Fairs | Employment and social rights

EU Conference on Gender Equality: Participation of women on the labour market – Benefit for society!

Zagreb, Croatia

The aim of the Conference is to discuss the possibility of decreasing the employment gap between women and men by addressing influencing factors to women's full participation in the labour market. The Conference focuses on specific measures that have proven to be effective in decreasing a gender employment gap, and on a possibility to strengthen monitoring and evaluation tools of implemented measures at the EU level. The Conference is divided in four panels which will address the factors influencing women's lower participation in the labour market. Each panel emphases one of the following challenges:

  1. supply and demand of skills and occupations in the labour market from gender perspective
  2. gender dimension of non-standard, atypical employment
  3. long term care for dependent members of the family in the context of work-life balance
  4. harassment and sexual harassment in the world of work.

Introduction to the third panel will be a presentation of the most recent research note on home-based long -term care "Home-based formal long-term care for adults and children with disabilities and older persons" prepared by European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE).

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Eurozone Economic Calendar

Wednesday 29 January


09:00 Private Loans (YoY) (Dec)
09:00 M3 Money Supply (3m) (Dec)
09:00 M3 Money Supply (YoY) (Dec)

Thursday 30 January


10:00 Services Sentiment (Jan)
10:00 Consumer Confidence (Jan)
10:00 Industrial Confidence (Jan)
10:00 Business Climate (Jan)
10:00 Economic Sentiment Indicator (Jan)
10:00 Unemployment Rate (Dec)

Friday 31 January


10:00 Consumer Price Index - Core (YoY) (Jan) (Preliminary release)
10:00 Gross Domestic Product s.a. (QoQ) (Q4) (Preliminary release)
10:00 Consumer Price Index (YoY) (Jan) (Preliminary release)
10:00 Gross Domestic Product s.a. (YoY) (Q4) (Preliminary release)
20:30 CFTC EUR NC Net Positions
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