October

The European Institutions: This week’s key events 20-24th October 2014

General events of the Council of the European Union and main topics

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 20 October

Council of the European Union

Luxembourg: Foreign Affairs Council. Ministers will also assess the situation with respect to ISIL in Iraq and Syria and means of tackling the terrorist threat.

European Parliament (EP)

Strasbourg: European Parliament. Committee meetings (20-23 October): Hearings of commissioners-designate: – TRAN: Violeta Bulc; – ITRE, ENVI: Maros Sefcovic. LIBE Committee: hearing for the appointment of the European Data Protection Supervisor and the Assistant Supervisor and vote on appointments (21/10).

Tuesday 21 October

Council of the European Union

Luxembourg: General Affairs Council. As a follow-up to the June European Council, the Council will hold a thematic debate on strategic agenda priorities – Europe of freedom, security and justice.

European Court of Justice (ECJ)

Luxembourg: 9.30 – Case: Opinion C-623/13. De Ruyter. Social security of migrant workers. Courtroom IV – Level 6

Wednesday 22 October

European Parliament

Strasbourg: European Parliament. 9.00-11.45 – Presentation by the Commission President-elect of the College of Commissioners and their programme. 11.45-12.15 – Election of the Commission. 15.00 – 23.00 – EAFSJ: Death sentence against Asia Bibi Statement by the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy [2014/2911(RSP)]. European IS fighters. Council and Commission statements [2014/2901(RSP)]. AFSJ. Joint police operation “Mos Maiorum” Council statement [2014/2902(RSP)]. 

Thursday 23 October

Council of the European Union

Brussels: The European Council. It is expected to address specific external relations issues in the light of developments on the international scene.

European Parliament

Strasbourg: 10.00 – 11.50 – Debates on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law. 12.00 – 14.00 – Motions for resolutions concerning debates on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law (Rule 135)

European Court of Justice (ECJ)

Luxembourg: 9.30 – Case: Judgement C-302/13. FlyLAL-Lithuanian Airlines. AFSJ. @ ECJ Third Chamber. LV. Courtroom III – Level 6. • 9.30 – Case: Judgment C-305/13. Haeger & Schmidt. AFSJ. @ ECJ Third Chamber. Courtroom III – Level 6.

Other events in the AFSJ/EAFSJ

Wednesday 22 October and Thursday 23 October

Brussels: European Commission, Events/Conf/Fairs, Justice and citizens rights

2014 Work Forum on the implementation of the UNCRPD in the EU

Paris: European Commission, Events/Conf/Fairs, Justice and citizens rights

10 years celebration of Diversity Charters in the EU UNESCO

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