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547th EESC plenary session, Brussel

József Antall-gebouw; (c) Atelier de Genval- Cerau - M. Van Campenhout, - Tractebel dev s.a. et ingénieurs associés
(c) Atelier de Genval- Cerau - M. Van Campenhout, - Tractebel dev s.a. et ingénieurs associés
datum 30 oktober 2019 14:30 - 31 oktober 2019 13:00
plaats Brussel, België
locatie József Antall (JAN) Toon locatie
aanwezigen M. (Michel) Barnier, T. (Tibor) Navracsics e.a.
organisatie Europees Economisch en Sociaal Comité (EESC)

agenda - plenary session on 30-31 October 2019

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PLENARY SESSION

October 2019

Agenda

 

Plenary session No

547

Date

30-31/10/2019

Venue

József Antall building (European Parliament)

Room

JAN 4Q2 (Anna Lindh room)

First day of plenary session

30/10/2019, 14:30

Second day of plenary session

31/10/2019, 09:00

 

Debate on

Encouraging civil society dialogue with the United Kingdom post Brexit, with Michel Barnier, chief negotiator of the European Commission for Brexit

Wednesday 30 October 2019 at 3 p.m.

 

Presentation of the resolution on The EESC's contribution to the Commission's 2020 work programme and beyond, Wednesday 30 October 2019

 

Presentation of the resolution on Opening accession negotiations

with North Macedonia and Albania: the EU's credibility and geostrategic interests

must be maintained, Thursday 31 October

(to be confirmed)

 

Debate on A cultural vision for Europe, with:

  • André Wilkens, director of the European Cultural Foundation,
  • Pier Luigi Sacco, special adviser to Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
  • Airan Berg, artistic director of the Festival of the Regions
  • Elke Kaschl Mohni, director of the Goethe Institute in Brussels

on Thursday 31 October at 9.30 a.m.

Please remember to sign the attendance list at the entrance to the meeting room.

Final version of the draft agenda, approved by the Bureau on 29/10/2019.

This meeting will be recorded following the procedure set out in Decision No 206/17A.

Last update: 29/10/2019 17:30

Wednesday 30 October 2019

 

10:00

Group I

Room JDE 51

     

09:30

Group II

Room JDE 62

     

10:00

Group III

Room JDE 52

     

14:30

OPENING OF THE PLENARY SESSION

József Antall building (European Parliament)

     
   

Presence of a quorum

     
   

Adoption of the draft agenda

     
   

Approval of the minutes of the 546th plenary session, held on 25 and 26 September 2019

 
   

Statement by the president

     
     
   

COMMITTEE OPINIONS

TO BE PUT STRAIGHT TO THE VOTE

     
   

INT/885

Blockchain and the EU Single Market: what next? (own-initiative opinion)

EESC-2019-02261-00-00-AS-TRA

Rapporteur: Ariane Rodert (Gr. III-SE)

Co-rapporteur: Gonçalo Lobo Xavier (Gr. I-PT)

     
   

INT/887

Building trust in human-centric artificial intelligence

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - Building trust in human-centric artificial intelligence

COM(2019) 168 final

EESC-2019-01830-00-00-AS-TRA

Rapporteur: Franca Salis-Madinier (Gr. II-FR)

     
   

ECO/496

VAT and excise duty exemption for defence efforts

Proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 2006/112/EC on the common system of value added tax and Directive 2008/118/EC concerning the general arrangements for excise duty as regards defence effort within the Union framework

COM(2019) 192 final - 2019/0096 CNS

EESC-2019-02530-00-00-AS-TRA

Rapporteur: Benjamin Rizzo (Gr. III-MT)

     
   

SOC/618

Investor Citizenship and Residence Schemes in the EU

Report from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - Investor Citizenship and Residence Schemes in the European Union

COM(2019) 12 final

EESC-2019-01674-00-00-AS-TRA

Rapporteur: Jean-Marc Roirant (Gr. III-FR)

     
   

CCMI/169

Ensuring inclusive sectoral transition to a digitalised rail industry

EESC-2019-01835-00-00-AS-TRA

Rapporteur: Alberto Mazzola (Gr. I-IT)

Co-rapporteur: Guy Pierre Albert Theo Greivelding (Cat. 2-LU)

     
   

TEN/700

Integrated national energy and climate plans

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - United in delivering the Energy Union and Climate Action - Setting the foundations for a successful clean energy transition

COM(2019) 285 final

EESC-2019-03626-00-00-AS-TRA

Rapporteur: Tommaso di Fazio (Gr. III-IT)

     
   

OPINIONS DRAWN UP UNDER THE SIMPLIFIED PROCEDURE (CATEGORY C)

     
   

SOC/631

Enhanced cooperation between Public Employment Services (PES) (amendment) (Category C)

Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Decision No 573/2014/EU on enhanced cooperation between Public Employment Services (PES)

COM(2019) 620 final - 2019/0188 COD

EESC-2019-04339-00-00-PAC-TRA

     
   

OPINIONS TO BE DISCUSSED

     
   

ECO/498

Annual Growth Survey 2019 (additional opinion)

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Central Bank, the European Economic and Social Committee, the Committee of the Regions and the European Investment Bank - Annual Growth Survey 2019: For a stronger Europe in the face of global uncertainty

COM(2018) 770 final

EESC-2019-02909-00-00-AS-TRA

Rapporteur: Anne Demelenne (Gr. II-BE)

     
   

ECO/497

Euro area economic policy (2019)

(additional opinion)

Recommendation for a Council Recommendation on the economic policy of the euro area

EESC-2019-02839-00-00-AS-TRA

Rapporteur: Petr Zahradník (Gr. I-CZ)

     
   

Debate on Encouraging civil society dialogue with the United Kingdom post Brexit, with Michel Barnier, chief negotiator of the European Commission for Brexit

  • Introduction by Luca Jahier, President of the European Economic and Social Committee
  • Statement by Stefano Mallia, president of the Brexit Follow-up Group
  • Statement by Michel Barnier
  • General debate - statements by the group presidents/members on behalf of the groups
  • Reply by Michel Barnier
  • Conclusions by Luca Jahier
     
   

Presentation on the resolution on The European Economic and Social Committee's contribution to the 2020 Commission's work programme and beyond

EESC-2019-03432-00-00-PRES-TRA

Rapporteurs: Patricia Círez Miqueleiz

Rudy De Leeuw

Lutz Ribbe

     
   

NAT/759

A more constructive role for civil society in implementing environmental law

(exploratory opinion)

EESC-2019-00097-00-00-AS-TRA

Rapporteur: Arnaud Schwartz (Gr. III-FR)

Co-rapporteur: István Komoróczki (Gr. I-HU)

     
   

NAT/762

EC Progress Report on the EU Forest Strategy

Report from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - Progress in the implementation of the EU Forest Strategy 'A new EU Forest Strategy: for forests and the forest sector'

COM(2018) 811 final

EESC-2019-00969-00-00-AS-TRA

Rapporteur: Andreas Thurner (Gr. III-AT)

Co-rapporteur: Antonello Pezzini (Gr. I-IT)

     
   

NAT/770

Blue bio-economy (exploratory opinion)

EESC-2019-01573-00-01-AS-TRA

Rapporteur: Simo Tiainen (Gr. III-FI)

Co-rapporteur: Henri Malosse (Gr. I-FR)

     
   

REX/517

The role of the EU's trade and investment policies in enhancing the EU's economic performance (own-initiative opinion)

EESC-2019-02162-00-01-AS-TRA

Rapporteur: Jonathan Peel (Gr. I-UK)

Rapporteur: Tanja Buzek (Gr. II-DE)

     

+/- 19:30

 

ADJOURNMENT

     

Thursday 31 October 2019

 
     

09:00

 

RESUMPTION

     
   

Presentation of the resolution on Opening accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania: the EU's credibility and geostrategic interests must be maintained

(to be confirmed)

     
   

INT/889-INT/890

Strategic Innovation Agenda of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) 2021-2027

Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Strategic Innovation Agenda of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) 2021-2027: Boosting the innovation talent and capacity of Europe

COM(2019) 330 final - 2019/0152 COD

Proposal for a Regulation on the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (recast)

Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (recast)

COM(2019) 331 - 2019/0151 COD

EESC-2019-04496-00-02-PAC-TRA

Rapporteur-general: Antonello Pezzini (Gr. I-IT)

     

9:30 - 11:00

 

Debate on A cultural vision for Europe with André Wilkens, director of the European Cultural Foundation, Pier Luigi Sacco, special adviser to Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Airan Berg, artistic director of the Festival of the Regions, and Elke Kaschl Mohni, director of the Goethe Institute in Brussels

  • Introduction by Luca Jahier, President of the European Economic and Social Committee
  • Statement by André Wilkens
  • Statement by Pier Luigi Sacco
  • Statement by Airan Berg
  • Statement by Elke Kaschl-Mohni
  • General debate - statements by the group presidents/members on behalf of the groups
  • Responses by the speakers
  • Conclusions by Luca Jahier
 
     
   

SC/053

Leaving no one behind when implementing the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda (own-initiative opinion)

EESC-2019-02446-00-00-PAC-TRA

Rapporteur: Peter Schmidt (Gr. II-DE)

Co-rapporteur: Lutz Ribbe (Gr. III-DE)

     
   

NAT/775

Delivering on the Circular Economy Action Plan

Report from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on the implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan

COM(2019) 190 final

EESC-2019-02306-00-01-AS-TRA

Rapporteur: Peter Schmidt (Gr. II-DE)

     
   

ECO/499

2018-2019 European Semester country visits (information report)

EESC-2019-03722-00-00-RI-TRA

Rapporteur: Reine-Claude Mader (Gr. III-FR)

     
   

NAT/766

Evaluation of the impact of the CAP on generational renewal (information report)

EESC-2019-02014-00-00-RI-TRA

EESC-2019-02014-00-00-ANN-TRA -EN

Rapporteur: Piroska Kállay (Gr. II-HU)

Co-rapporteur: John Bryan (Gr. III-IE)

     
   

Any other business

     
   

Date of the next plenary session

     

± 13:00

 

END OF THE PLENARY SESSION

 

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