December

The European Institutions: this week’s key events 15th – 19th December 2014

General events of the Council of the European Union and Calendar of Meetings

General events of the European Parliament. Strasbourg Week (15-18 December) Agenda

General events of the European Commission and DG Home Affairs

General events of the Court of Justice of the European Union

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

Monday 15 December

Council of the European Union

Brussels: Start AM 10.00 – Start PM 15.00, room 50.1, Prep. Body CD A.99, Foreign Affairs Council, Agenda; Start AM 11.00 – Start PM 15.00, Room 35.6, Prep. Body CD A.18, JHA Counsellors (PROAPP, MXD CTTEE); spd no. 1, Prep. Body CD C.36, Start 15.00, Nicolaidis Group;

European Parliament

Strasbourg: 17.00-23.00, OQ – Implementation of the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA),Commission: O-000092/2014 [ITRE];

Tuesday 16 December

Council of the European Union

Brussels: Start AM 11.00 – Start PM 15.00, Room EX 1, Prep. Body CD E.07,COMMITTEE ON CIVIL LAW MATTERS; Start AM 10.00 – Start PM 14.30, Room 50.1, Prep. Body CD B.99, 3362nd General Affairs Council; Start 15.00, Room 20.3, Prep. Body CD A.18, JHA COUNSELLORS (VISA, MXD CTTEE); Start AM 10.00 – Start PM 15.00, Room 20.7, Prep. Body CD C.26, HEADLINE GOAL TASK FORCE;

Strasbourg: 9.00 – 11.50 (Debates), Vote on request for urgent procedure (Rule 154), Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1150/2000 implementing Decision 2007/436/EC, Euratom on the system of the European Communities’ own resources; 15.00 – 23.00 Commission statement – Commission work programme 2015; Council and Commission statements – shortage of funding for the World Food Programme aid scheme to Syrian refugees; OQs – Renewing the EU Internal Security Strategy Council: O-000089/2014 [LIBE], Commission: O-000090/2014 [LIBE];

European Commission

Brussels: Legislative Action, Justice and citizens rights, the Commission adopts its monthly infringements package;

Wednesday 17 December

Council of the European Union

Brussels: Start 17.00, Room LEX 2, Prep. Body CD A.01 COREPER 1; Start 14.00, Room 50.6, Prep Body CD A.16, FRIENDS OF THE PRESIDENCY (DATA PROTECTION), Start AM 10:00 – Start PM 15:00, Room 20.2, Prep. Body CD A.18,JHA COUNSELLORS, Start 15.00, Room 20.7, Prep. Body CD C.06, HUMAN RIGHTS;

European Parliament

Strasbourg: 09:00 – 11:50 (KEY DEBATE) Preparations for the European Council meeting (18-19 December 2014), Reference: 2013/2706(RSP); 11:50 – 12:15 ((Award of the LUX Prize)), 12:20 – 14:00 (VOTES followed by explanations of votes), European CommissionDraft amending budget No 3/2014: Revenue from fines, interest payments, reimbursements and repayments – Payment appropriations – Establishment plans of the Commission, the Committee of the Regions and the European Data Protection Supervisor Reference: 2014/2036(BUD), AuthorGérard Deprez; Situation in the Mediterranean and the need for a holistic EU approach to migration Reference: 2014/2907(RSP), Report (Reference:O-000079/2014 – O-000078/2014); 15:00 – 20:00 (Debates) US Senate report on the use of torture by the CIA, Reference: 2014/2997(RSP); Khartoum Process and the forthcoming “EU-Horn of Africa Migration Route Initiative” Reference: 2014/3001(RSP);

European Commission

Brussels: 17-18/12/2014, Albert Borschette Conference Centre, Conference on the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union: assessing and responding to the training needs of legal practitioners and public officials,programme;

Thursday 18 December

Council of the European Union

Start AM 10.00 – Start PM 15.00, Room LEX 2, Prep. Body CD E.27, WORKING PARTY FOR SCHENGEN MATTERS (MXD CTTEE);

European Parliament

Strasbourg: 10.00 – 11.00 (Debates), Debates on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law – One hour maximum (Rule 135), 11.00 – 13.00, (VOTES (or at the end of the preceding debates) followed by explanations of votes), Motions for resolutions concerning debates on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law (Rule 135);

Court of Justice of the European Union

Luxembourg: 9.30, Judgment C-202/13, McCarthy and Others, Court of Justice – Grand Chamber, Freedom of movement for persons, Courtroom IV – Level 6; 9.30, Judgment Joined cases C-400/13, C-408/13, Sanders Huber, Court of Justice – Third Chamber, Area of freedom, Security and Justice, Courtroom IV – Level 6; 9.30, Judgement C-542/13, M’bodj, Court of Justice – Grand Chamber, Area of Freedom, Security and Justice, Courtroom IV – Level 6; 9.30, Judgment C-562/13, Abdida, Court of Justice – Grand Chamber, Area of Freedom, Security and Justice, Courtroom IV – Level 6;

Friday 19 December

Brussels: Start 15.00, Room LEX 1, Prep. Body CD, A.01, Coreper 1; Start 16.30, Room LEX 2, Prep. Body CD A.01, Coreper 2; Start AM 10.00  – Start PM 15.00, Room 50.1,European Council

 

 

The European Institutions: This week’s key events 8th – 12th December 2014

General events of the Council of the European Union and Calendar of Meetings

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 08 December

Council of the European Union

Brussels: 10.00-15.00 Customs Cooperation. Room Lex 1. E.13. 10.00-15.00 High-Level Working Group on Asylum and Migration. 50.1 B.03 11:00 -15:00 JHA Counsellors (DAPIX) 35.2 A.18 10.00-15.00 JHA Counsellors (COSI Support Group). Room 35.6. A.18 11:00-15:00 Friends of the Presidency (Cyber) 35.7 A.16 11:00-15:00 Court of Justice 20.2 B.14 15:30 JHA Counsellors (Home AFF.-Terrorisme) 20.8 A.18 11:00 Briefing COREPER 2. sdp no.1 10:00 – 15:00 Reserved European Agency for Gender Equality 20.45

European Parliament

Brussels: Press Conference 11:00 – 11:30 #StopTTIP: For a citizen’s trade agenda Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 0A050 Marina ALBIOL GUZMÁN (GUE/NGL, ES) and Joan Josep NUET

Tuesday 09 December

Council of the European Union

Brussels: 10:00 – 15:00 73rd EUROPOL – JSB Lex 2 10:00 – 15:00 Working Party on E-Law 35.2 B.21

European Parliament

Brussels: Press Conference 10:30 – 11:00 “STOP TTIP, CETA, TISA: For a citizen’s trade agenda”

Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 0A050 Gaby ZIMMER (DE), President GUE/NGL, Susan GEORGE, and Priscilla BITTAR 11:30 – 12:00 A European agenda against organised crime

Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 0A050 Elly SCHLEIN (S&D, IT), Luigi CIOTTI, Dennis de JONG (GUE/NGL, NL), Philippe LAMBERTS (GREENS/EFA, BE)

European Court of Justice

Luxembourg: 9:30 Hearing C-38/14 ZAIZOUNE Court of Justice – Fourth Chamber AFSJ in Courtroom II – Level 8 / 9:30 Hearing C-96/14 VAN HOVE CoJ Third Chamber in Courtroom III Level 6 / 9:30 Opinion Joined Cases C-226/13 C-245/13 C-247/13 C-578/13 Fahnenbrock, Priestoph and Others, Reznicek, Kickler and Others AFSJ in Grande Salle Palais – Niveau 2 / 9:30 Hearing C-681/13 Diageo Brands AFSJ in Grande Salle Palais – Niveau 2

Wednesday 10 December

Council of the European Union

Brussels: 10:00 – 15:00 Horizontal Working Party on Drugs. Room Lex 1. Prep Body (PB) CD. B. 04. 10:00) 15:00 Substantative Criminal law. Room Lex 2. PB E.15. 10:00 Frontiers (False Documents) – Mixed Committee Room. 50.1 PB E.06. 10:00 Human Rights. Room 50.2 PB C.06. 10:15 – 15:00 COREPER 1 Room 50.7 PB A.01. 10:00 Working Party on E-Law Room 35.2 PB B.21. 10:00 Joint Supervisory Authority – Customs Room 35.4. 14:30 VISAS (CTE Mixte) Room 35.8 PB E.03. 9:30 Friends of VIS. Room 35.8. 11:30 VISAS Room 35.8 PB E.03. 14:15 Reserved – FADO (Mixed Committee) Room 20.6. 10:00 Friends of the Presidency (CYBER) Room 20.6 PB A.16.

Thursday 11 December

Council of the European Union

Brussels: 10:00 – 15:00 Frontiers – Mixed Committee Room Lex 1. PB E.06. 10:00 – 15:00 COREPER 2 Room 50.6. PB. A.01. 10:00 Telecommunications and Information Society Room. 35.1 PB. H.05. 10:00 – 15:00 Standing Committee on Operational Coop. On Internal Secuirty (COSI) Mixed Committee Room 35.4. A.06. 10:00 VISAS (CTE Mixte) Room 35.8. E.03. 15:00 Customs Union Room 20.3 PB G.08. 10:00 H.L. EAFSJ Technical Committee EU-CELAC Mechanism on Drugs Room 20.6 PB B.04. 9:00 Reserved EU-CELAC Briefing Room 50.5

European Parliament

Brussels: 9.00 – 12.30 Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 1A2 (Agenda available here) 9:00 – 9:15 In camera EU-US agreement on the protection of personal data when transferred and processed for law enforcement purposes (EU-US “umbrella agreement”). 9:15 – 9.25: Deployment of the eCall in-vehicle system. European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation and Training (EUROPOL) and repeal of Decisions 2009/371/JHA and 2005/681/JHA. 9.25 – 9.35 Electronic Vote: The situation in the Mediterranean and the need for a holistic EU approach to migration (RSP), rapporteur Claude MORAES (S&D, UK) – vote on a motion for a resolution further to a question for oral answer. 9.35 – 11.00: Possibly Data retention Directive 2006/24/EC – Judgment of the Court of 8 April in cases C-293/12 and C-594/12. EU agency for law enforcement training (Cepol). Legal aid for suspects or accused persons deprived of liberty and legal aid in European arrest warrant proceedings. 11.00-12.30: Conclusions of the Italian Presidency in the area of Justice and Home Affairs – discussion with the Presidents-in-office of the Council, Angelino ALFANO, Minister for the Interior and Andrea ORLANDO, Minister for Justice

European Court of Justice

Luxembourg: 9:30 Judgement C-249/13 Boudjulda AFSJ CoJ Fifth Chamber in Courtroom III Level 6. 9:30 Opinion C-352/13 CDC Hydrogen Peroxide AFSJ CoJ Fourth Chamber in Courtroom III Level 6. 11:00 Hearing C-78/14 P Commission v ANJO CoJ First Chamber Law governing the institutions in Courtroom II Level 8

Friday 12 December

Council of the European Union

Brussels: 10:00 – 15:00 Strategic Committee on Immigration, Frontiers and Asylum (SCIFA) – Comix Room Lex 1. PB E.01. 15:00 JHA Counsellors (Home Affairs) Room 20.1 PB. A. 18. 10:00 Court of Justice Room 20.1 PB B.14.

Other events in the AFSJ/EAFSJ

Thursday 11 and Friday 12 December

Brussels: Other bodies and agencies, Political Meetings, External relations and foreign affairs, Justice and citizens rights Plenary meeting of the EASO Consultative Forum

The European Institutions: this week’s key events 1st-5th December 2014

General events of the Council of the European Union and other meetings (committees and parties)

General events of the European Parliament

General events of the European Commission

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 1December

Council of the European Union

Brussels: 50.6, A.18 JHA COUNSELLORS (HOME AFFAIRS) – 10:00; 35.3,                 A.18, JHA COUNSELLORS (JUSTICE) – 10:00 –                 15:00; 35.6, A.16, FRIENDS OF THE PRESIDENCY (IMPROVING THE FUNCTIONING OF THE EU SYSTEM) 10:00 – 15:00;

European Parliament

Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 6Q2, 15:00 – 18:30, Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality; Evaluation of the Strategy for Equality between women and men 2010-2015 as a contribution to achieve the goals of the Beijing Platform for Action – discussion on the study with Manuela SAMEK, Istituto per la Ricerca Sociale European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) – discussion on EIGE and its activities with Virginija LANGBAKK, Director of EIGE;

European Commission

Rome: First Vice-President Timmermans attends the COSAC plenary session, 11:30-13:30.

Tuesday 2 December

Council of the European Union

Brussels: 20.1, A.18, JHA COUNSELLORS (JAIEX), 15:00; 20.7, A.18, JHA COUNSELLORS (MIGR), 10:00 – 15:00; 20.8, C.26, HEADLINE GOAL TASK FORCE, 10:00;

European Parliament

Brussels: 11:00 – 12:30, Jòzsef Antall, 6Q2, Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs; Joint debate with the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality; draft agenda for joint meeting LIBE/FEMM; 09:00 – 12.30, Jòzsef Antall, 6Q2, Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality; Equality between women and men in 2013, rapporteur Marc TARABELLA (S&D, BE) – discussion on draft report and decision on deadline for tabling amendments (10.00)

European Court of Justice (ECJ)

Luxembourg: 09:30, Judgment, joined cases C-148/13, C-149/13, C-150/13, AFSJ, Court of Justice – Grand Chamber, Grande Salle Palais – Niveau 2; 09:30, Hearing C-593/13, Rina Services and Others, Freedom of movement for persons, Court of Justice – Grand Chamber, Grande Salle Palais – Niveau 2;

Wednesday 3 December

Council of the European Union

Brussels: 35.3, C.38, WP ON THE APPLICATION OF SPECIFIC MEASURES TO COMBAT TERRORISM, 10:00 – 15:00; 35.8, A.18, JHA COUNSELLORS (COSI SUPPORT GROUP),    15:00; 20.45, CONFERENCE EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES – FOCUS ON ABILITIES                11:30;

European Parliament

Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 3C50, 09:00-18.30, Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, Agenda of 3-4 December.

Thursday 4 December

Council of the European Union

Brussels: 50.1, E.99, 3354TH JUSTICE AND HOME AFFAIRS COUNCIL, 10:00 – 15:00; 50.2, SALLE D’ECOUTE, CONSEIL JHA, 10:00 – 15:00; 50.4, C.25,           POLITICO-MILITARY WORKING PARTY, 15:00; 50.4,  MEETING/BRIEFING COUNCIL JHA, 09:00; 35.2                 A.18, JHA COUNSELLORS (HOME AFFAIRS), 10:00; 35.7, C.26, HEADLINE GOAL TASK FORCE, 10:00;

European Parliament

Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 3C50, 09:00 – 18.30, Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, Agenda of 3-4 December .

European Court of Justice

Luxembourg, 09:30, Judgment C-243/13, H, Area of Freedom, Security and Justice, Court of Justice – Sixth Chamber, Grande Salle Palais – Niveau 2; 09:30, opinion C-536/13, Gazprom, Area of Freedom, Security and Justice, Court of Justice – Grand Chamber, Grande Salle Palais – Niveau 2.

Friday 5 December

Council of the European Union

50.1, E.99, 3354TH JUSTICE AND HOME AFFAIRS COUNCIL, 10:00 – 15:00; 50.2, SALLE D’ECOUTE CONSEIL JHA, 10:00 – 15:00;  50.4, MEETING/BRIEFING COUNCIL JHA, 09:00; 35.4, G.99,         3353RD, COMPETITIVENESS (INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY AND RESEARCH) COUNCIL, 10:00 – 15:00; 35.6, C.19,TERRORISM (INTERNATIONAL ASPECTS), 10:00 – 15:00.

European Commission

Brussels: Conference, 25 years after the fall of the Iron Curtain: achievements and challenges.

 

 

 

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