28.01.2022 – 14:06
The EU appointment preview is a service provided by the representations of the EU Commission in Germany for journalists. Above all, it announces dates of the EU Commission, the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Court of Justice that are of particular importance for Germany.
Monday, January 31st
Online: Baden-Württemberg Economic Summit – EU 2022 with EU Internal Market Commissioner Breton
The Baden-Württemberg – EU Economic Summit is an annual event organized by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Economic Affairs, at which the state’s economic policy issues are to be interlinked with those of the EU. This year’s event on the topic “A sustainable and competitive Europe – Ideas made in Baden-Württemberg” will take place between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. EU Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton takes part in the first forum “Shaping a sustainable Europe together with industry” together with Dr. Franziska Brantner MdB, Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection and Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut MdL, Minister for Economic Affairs, Labor and Tourism Baden-Württemberg from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Kerstin Jorna, Director General for the Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs at the Commission, will be taking part in the second forum “The decisive role of small and medium-sized enterprises in the transformation” from 1 to 2 p.m. Contact via [email protected], registration here and more information here.
Lens: Informal meeting of industry and internal market ministers (until 1 February)
The ministers responsible for industry and the internal market discuss, among other things, issues related to strategic autonomy and the decarbonisation of industry. EbS will broadcast the concluding press conference with EU Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton on Tuesday, February 1st live from 4.30 p.m. Further information here.
Wednesday February 2nd
Brussels: Weekly Commission meeting
On the preliminary agenda of the commissioners is a proposal for the standardization strategy. A press conference is expected to be held at around 12:00 p.m. following the Commission meeting. EbS broadcasts live.
Dortmund: EU Research Commissioner Mariya Gabriel presents iCapital Award
Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, is a guest in Dortmund to personally present the iCapital Award 2021. In November 2021 the decision was made: The European Commission awarded Dortmund with the iCapital Award – this made the city the first German European Innovation Capital. The award comes with prize money of one million euros, which is to be used for projects in line with the slogan in the application. Dortmund entered the iCapital race with the slogan “Innovation next door” and prevailed against Dublin, Malaga and Vilnius. The handover will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. in the bridal tower Dortmunder-U. The handover ceremony includes the presentation of the trophy, the entry of EU Research Commissioner Gabriel in the Golden Book of the City of Dortmund and a press conference. Registration by January 31, 2022 to [email protected], Tel. (0231) 50-1 09 38. Further information here.
Online: Event “Ensuring equal access for all: Cancer in women – Europe’s plan to fight cancer” with Commission President von der Leyen and EU Health Commissioner Kyriakides
The aim of the event is to raise awareness of cancer in women and the latest measures within the framework of the EU Cancer Plan to announce. The event offers space for personal testimonials from women affected by cancer. There will also be a panel discussion on ensuring access to prevention, early detection, treatment and care for all. The event will take place between 2:30 p.m. and 4:15 p.m., with EU Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides giving an opening speech. In addition, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, addressed the participants in a video message. live stream here and more information here.
Thursday February 3rd
Lille: Informal Ministerial Meeting “Justice and Home Affairs” (until 4 February)
The informal meeting of the Ministers of Justice and Home Affairs at the beginning of the French EU Council Presidency offers the opportunity to exchange views on the political priorities of the Council Presidency. Topics include the current developments in Afghanistan and Belarus as well as the fight against hate and hate speech on the Internet. EbS+ will broadcast the final press conference on Thursday February 3rd, and on Friday February 4th, live. Further information here.
Luxembourg: ECJ ruling on jurisdiction over flight delay compensation claim
Three passengers who had booked a flight connection from Warsaw via Frankfurt aM to Male in the Maldives are demanding delay compensation of EUR 600 each from the Polish airline LOT, which had operated the first leg of the flight from Warsaw to Frankfurt, before the Frankfurt aM regional court . Due to the late arrival in Frankfurt, they had missed their connecting flight with Lufthansa to Male, which they therefore only reached with a delay of more than four hours. The Regional Court would like to know from the Court of Justice whether the German courts have jurisdiction in such a situation under Brussels Ia Regulation No. 1215/2012 to decide on an action for compensation. Without Opinion. Further information here. Contact person for the press at the ECJ here.
Luxembourg: ECJ opinion on liability for leasing costs for replacement locomotive after derailment
On July 15, 2015, a train consisting of six locomotives belonging to the German Lokomotion Gesellschaft für Eisenbahntrakt derailed in Kufstein train station. Since two of the locomotives had to be repaired, Lokomotion temporarily rented two replacement locomotives. She is now demanding reimbursement of the rental costs from ÖBB-Infrastruktur Aktiengesellschaft, since the accident was due to the defectiveness of the rail infrastructure provided under the contract. The Supreme Court has asked the ECJ for a preliminary ruling in this regard. Firstly, he would like to know whether the ECJ for the interpretation of the Uniform Rules relating to the Use of Infrastructure in International Rail Transport (CUI; Annex E to the Convention on International Carriage by Rail [COTIF]) responsible is. If this is the case, he would also like to know, among other things, whether the operator’s liability for damage to property, which is standardized there, also includes the costs incurred by the carrier because he has to hire other locomotives as a replacement because of the damage to his locomotives. Advocate General Capeta delivered her Opinion today. A press release will accompany this Opinion. Further information here. Contact person for the press at the ECJ here.
Sunday February 6th
Washington: EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Borrell and EU Energy Commissioner Simson in Washington (until February 8)
The High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, is visiting Washington. He will attend the EU-US Energy Council on Monday 7th February alongside EU Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson. He also meets with Antony Blinken, United States Secretary of State. Further information here.
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