FREE News: The European Institutions´Events: 4th-9th May

General events of the Council of the European Union and Calendar of Meetings (Committee Working Parties)

General events of the European Parliament

General events of the European Commission and DG Home

General events of the Court of Justice of the European Union

Main events in the area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ) and External area of Freedom, Security and Justice (EAFSJ)

Monday 4th May

European Parliament:– Legal Affairs delegation to Munich :Munich, Germany, 4-5 May 2015, 09:00 – 19:00: visit to the European Patent Office (EPO). The delegation will meet the President of the EPO, Benoît BATTISTELLI, EPO’s Vice president Raimund LUTZ and other staff to discuss the state of play of implementation of the unitary patent, patent law harmonization, patent related TTIP negotiations as well as patentability of biotech and climate change mitigation technologies.

Council of the European Union: JHA COUNSELLORS: Meeting n°237991, Justus Lipsius, 10:00,Room 35.7.

Tuesday 5th May

European Parliament: Committee on Foreign Affairs : Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 2Q2, 08:30 – 18:30:Exchange of views with Johannes HAHN, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, on the Review of the European Neighbourhood Policy – interparliamentary meeting with delegations from the Foreign Affairs Committees of the National Parliaments. Exchange of views on the preparation of the June European Summit on Defence with Alain LE ROY, EEAS Executive Secretary General and Michael BARNIER, Special Adviser on European Defence and Security Policy (tbc) -interparliamentary meeting with delegations from the Security and Defence Committees of the National Parliaments.

Legal Affairs delegation to Munich :Munich, Germany, 4-5 May 2015, 09:00 – 19:00 (see above).

– Public hearing: “A Security Strategy for Libya”:Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 2Q2, 17:00 – 18:30 .

-Press conferences: “Family Equality Day – Europe: families without borders!” :Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 0A050, 09:30 – 10:00.Daniele VIOTTI (S&D, IT), Sergio LO GIUDICE. ” The Holocaust of Memory” :Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 0A050, 11:00 – 11:30, Stelios KOULOGLOU (GUE/NGL, EL). “Impact of budgetary cuts in public health” :Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 0A050, 12:30 – 13:00,Ernest URTASUN (GREENS/EFA, ES).

Special events: “The first 5 years of permanent Presidency of the European Council” : Brussels, Altiero Spinelli, ASP 05D, 18:00 – 20:00.

Council of the European Union: -Standing Committee on Operational Cooperation on Internal Security (COSI): Meeting n°237120, Justus Lipsius, 15:00, Room 50.1.

Political and Security Committee (PSC): Meeting n°233193, Justus Lipsius, 10:00, Room 50.6.

Wednesday 6th May

European Parliament: Subcommittee on Human Rights: Brussels, Altiero Spinelli, 3G-3, 09:00 – 18:30: Discussion on human rights in Central Asia.

Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs: Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 1A2, 09:00 – 18:30: The European Agenda on Security – discussion with the Commission (09.10-10.30). VOTES (11.15-12.00). Joint meeting with the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (12.00-12.30), Room PHS 3C050 (see separate agenda). Situation in the Mediterranean and the need for a holistic EU approach to migration (INI), co-rapporteurs Roberta METSOLA (EPP, MT) and Kashetu KYENGE (S&D, IT) – discussion (15.00-17.00). In camera (17.30-18.30):EU-US agreement on the protection of personal data when transferred and processed for law enforcement purposes (EU-US “umbrella agreement”) – debriefing and discussion on the last two negotiations rounds.

Council of the European Union: Coreper I: Meeting n°233197, Justus Lipsius, 10:00, Room 50.7.

Coreper II: Meeting n°233195, Justus Lipsius, 10:00, Room 50.6.

Court of Justice of the European Union: Hearing C-239/14: Tall (Area of Freedom, Security and Justice): Court of Justice – Fourth Chamber, Courtroom II – Level 8, 09:30.

Thursday 7th May

Council of the European Union: Foreign Affairs Council: Council of the European Union, Meeting n°3384, Brussels: The Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) will focus on the trade and investment partnership with the United States (TTIP), on the preparations for the WTO’s 10th ministerial conference, in Nairobi in December 2015 and trade relations with the EU eastern partners, in view of the preparation of the upcoming summit in Riga.

European Parliament: Subcommittee on Human Rights, Brussels, Altiero Spinelli, 3G-3, 09:00 – 12: Discussion with Zeid Ra’ad Zeid AL-HUSSEIN, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs : Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 1A2, 09:00 – 18:30.

Court of Justice of the European Union: –Opinion C-47/14:Holterman Ferho Exploitatie and Others (Area of Freedom, Security and Justice):Court of Justice – Third Chamber, Courtroom III – Level 6, 09:30.

-Opinion C-88/14:Commission v Parliament and Council (Area of Freedom, Security and Justice):Court of Justice – Grand Chamber, Grande Salle Palais – Niveau 2, 09:30.

Opinion C-216/14:Covaci (Area of Freedom, Security and Justice): Court of Justice – First Chamber, Grande Salle Palais – Niveau 2, 09:30 .

Opinion C-218/14:Singh and Others (Citizenship of the Union): Court of Justice – Grand Chamber, Grande Salle Palais – Niveau 2, 9.30.

– Hearing C-408/14: Wojciechowski (Freedom of movement for persons): Court of Justice – Third Chamber, Courtroom III – Level 6, 9.30.

Friday 8th May

Council of the European Union: JHA COUNSELLORS: Meeting n°237162, Justus Lipsius, 10:00, Room 35.6.

Saturday 9 th May

Europe Day – EU Open Doors

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