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549th plenary session: meeting of the Workers’ Group, Brussel

Atomium in Brussel.
© Kevin Bergenhenegouwen
datum 22 januari 2020 09:30 - 13:00
plaats Brussel
locatie PE Toon locatie
aanwezigen (Pascal) Canfin e.a.
organisatie Europees Economisch en Sociaal Comité (EESC)

Invitation Gr II January 2020


European Economic and Social Committee


Rue Belliard/Belliardstraat 99 — 1040 Bruxelles/Brussel — BELGIQUE/BELGIË

Tel.: +32 2 546 97 70





Subject: Group II meeting

Dear colleagues,

You are warmly invited to attend the Group II meeting to be held on Wednesday 22 January 2020 from 9.30 a.m., in the premises of the European Parliament (Altiero Spinelli building, 1st floor, tower G - meeting room ASP1G2)!!!

The agenda is as follows:

  • Statement by the president
  • Intervention of the ETUC President Laurent Berger
  • Preparations for the plenary session
  • New work - on Friday 17 January at 3 p.m. at the latest (Brussels time), you will receive an email message from "Agora" informing you that the consultation is open. The deadline for submitting applications is 11 a.m. on Tuesday 21 January (Brussels time).
  • Briefing on
  • Bureau meeting
  • CAF meeting
  • COCOM meeting
  • Quaestors' meeting
  • Work in progress: if you encounter any difficulties in study group work, please inform the Group II secretariat as soon as possible.

    Please note that the plenary session will be held in the European Commission's Charlemagne building, room GASP

    Tabling of amendments

    Amendments must be tabled by 5 p.m. on Monday 20 January at the latest, so that they can be translated into all languages.


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    Document submitted for translation: 10 January 2020


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  • Opinions discussed and voted on at section meetings
    • NAT/765 - The sustainable economy we need (own initiative opinion)

    Rapporteur: Mr SCHMIDT Peter (GRII)

    President: Mr PUXEU ROCAMORA Josep (GRI)

    13 amendments tabled together by Mrs Jelić and Mrs Kylä-Harakka-Ruonala (3 accepted as tabled, 7 as compromises, 2 rejected and 1 withdrawn).

    The draft opinion was adopted with 64 votes in favour, 5 against and 8 abstentions.

    Probable amendments at the plenary session.

    The following were members of the study group: Mr Epistithiou; Mrs Nikolopoulou.

  • Opinions to be put directly to the plenary session
    • NAT/781 - Eastern Baltic cod

    Rapporteur-general: Mr LARGHI Gerardo (GRII)

  • Debates and events
    • Debate: The priorities of the Croatian Presidency of the EU, on Wednesday 22 January
    • Debate: From COP25 to the European Green Deal, with Virginijus Sinkevičius, Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries (tbc.), Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations (tbc.), Carolina Schmidt, President for COP25 (tbc.), Enrico Giovannini, Spokesperson for the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development (tbc.), Semia Cherif, Coordinating Lead Author for the MedECC, Tunisia, Cristina Gallach, Spanish Government's High Commissioner for the Agenda 2030, Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations - Framework Convention on Climate Change (tbc.) and Pascal Canfin, Chair of the European Parliament Committee for the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (tbc.), on Thursday 23 January
    • Presentation of the European citizens' initiative End the Cage Age with Olga Kikou, European Affairs Manager for Compassion in World Farming, on Thursday 23 January


    EESC-2020-00099-00-00-CONVPOJ-TRA (EN) 6/6



Europees Economisch en Sociaal Comité (EESC)

In het Europees Economisch en Sociaal Comité (EESC) zitten mensen uit allerlei organisaties in de maatschappij, zoals bedrijven, vakbonden en milieugroepen. Het comité is in 1957 opgericht.


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