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. 

Matteo Natalucci

Matteo Natalucci is a geopolitics expert working as an Editor in London covering all aspects of international affairs and technology. Matteo previously worked for the United Nations, the European Commission, Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg, IHS Markit, and Global Data. Get in touch with the author: matteo.natalucci@internationalinsider.org
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