Next Week Political Agenda (17-23 September)

Next Week Political Agenda (17-23 September)
Next Week Political Agenda (17-23 September)

We will help you decode the future by outlining the next week’s most relevant political meetings and events.

September 17

  • The UK Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference continues in Brighton.
  • Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns convenes with an Expert Panel in Wales to discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by Brexit.
  • Lord Adonisto speaks at a Chatham House event: “Can and Should Brexit Be Stopped?”
  • Jean-Claude Juncker, will attend the ‘Three Seas Initiative Summit’ in Romania to discuss energy, transport, digital interconnections initiatives in the Central and Eastern Europe area.
  • Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabrielto visit Serbia to discuss implementation of the Digital Agenda for Western Balkans. 

September 18

  • The Commission’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, will brief the Council, meeting in EU 27 format, on the Brexit talks with the UK.
  • The United Nations General Assembly convenes in New York, continuing through October 5. The Assembly is likely to spend some time discussing digital issues.
  • The UK Liberal Democrat conference continues in Brighton.
  • UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt to meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe .
  • UK DCMS Secretary Jeremy Wright to speak at the Royal Television Society annual conference.
  • Sir Alan Duncan, UK Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to speak at the IAEA in Vienna.
  • UK Secretary of Health Matt Hancock visits China to promote co-operation on healthcare innovation.
  • Informal meeting of EU energy ministers.
  • Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa to visit Angola.
  • Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to visit Russia. 
  • Polish President Andrzej Duda to visit the USA. 

September 19

  • UK DCMS Secretary Jeremy Wright will meet EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Vera Jourova.
  • EU leaders will hold an Informal Summit in Austria to discuss Brexit, illegal immigration and qualified majority voting in foreign policy.
  • A delegation from the European Parliament Education and Culture Committee will travel to San Francisco to meet representatives from the tech industry (Google, Facebook, Netflix and Apple), academia and civil society.
  • The UK MP Owen Paterson will speak at a Heritage Foundation event on Brexit.
  • South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, for the third inter-Korean summit of the year.
  • Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit the United Arab Emirates. 

September 20

  • EU leaders Informal Summit.
  • Housing, Communities and Local Government Secretary James Brokenshire and the Shadow Housing Secretary John Healey will speak at the National Housing Federation Summit.
  • Second day of the meeting between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, for the third inter-Korean summit of the year.
  • Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party to hold leadership elections.
  • Turkey to unveil its medium-term economic plan.

September 21

  • UK Independence Party Conference.
  • Second round of US-Japan trade negotiations.
  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to visit Bosnia.
  • German, French  and Turkish Finance Ministers to meet in Berlin.

September 22

  • Pope Francis to visit Lithuania and Latvia. 

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