Next week political agenda (24-30 September)

Next week political agenda (24-30 September)

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

Summits & Meetings 

September 24 

  • UK Labour Party Annual Conference in Liverpool. 
  • The European Parliament Committee on Industry, Research and Energy to host a workshop on Brexit, industry and space policy. 
  • The European Parliament Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee will discuss euro-area economic and monetary prospects. 

September 25

  • UK Labour Party Annual Conference in Liverpool. 
  • European Parliament Budgets Committee to adopt its proposed figures for the EU budget for next year. 
  • US President Donald Trump to chair a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting on Iran. 
  • US Federal Reserve to host a meeting. 
  • South Korean President Moon Jae-in to visit the US. 
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit Azerbaijan.

September 26

  • UK Labour Party Annual Conference in Liverpool. 
  • Second day of the US Federal Reserve meeting. 
  • Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev to visit Finland. 

September 27

  • European Parliament to host the 10th Asia-Europe parliamentary partnership meeting. 
  • European Parliament President Antonio Tajani to visit to Portugal. He will meet President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, Prime Minister Antonio Costa and Assembly Speaker Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues.
  • European Parliament to host a conference for fact-checking organisations ahead of the upcoming EU elections. 

September 28

  • Second day of the European Parliament Asia-Europe parliamentary partnership meeting. 
  • Second day of the European Parliament conference for fact-checking organisations ahead of the upcoming EU elections. 
  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to visit to Germany. 
  • European Parliament Budgets Committee to adopt its proposed figures for the EU budget for next year. 

September 29

  • Second day of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visit to Germany. 

September 30 

  • FYRO of Macedonia to hold referendum on the country’s name change. 
  • Iraqi Kurdistan region to hold general elections.

EU Agenda 

2019 EU budget. 

The European Parliament Budgets Committee will adopt its proposed figures for the EU budget for next year. Member of the European Parliament (MEPs) are set to prioritise boosting programmes which support student exchanges such as Erasmus+, small and medium-sized enterprises , research, trans-European networks, jobs and social innovation, and youth employment, , as well as climate-related spending. They may also add funding for further security, migration and refugee aid measures, both within and outside the EU. (Tuesday and Wednesday) Mario Draghi. The Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee will discuss euro-area economic and monetary prospects, and particularly the ECB’s plans to end quantitative easing, with the European Central Bank President.  (Tuesday and Wednesday)

Asia-Europe parliamentary meeting. 

European Parliament is set to host the 10th Asia-Europe parliamentary partnership meeting. MEPs and MPs from EU member states, 18 Asian countries as well as Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Norway and Switzerland will meet to debate climate change, migration, the economy and security. They will also prepare their input for the ASEM summit to be held on 18-19 October in Brussels. (Thursday to Friday) 

EP Plenary preparations. 

European Political groups will prepare for the October 1-4 plenary session in Strasbourg, where they are expected to vote on the reform of EU rules on audiovisual media, including online streaming platforms, and on new CO2 emission reduction targets for passenger cars. Also, MEPs will get ready for debates on the future of Europe with Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas, the rule of law in Romania and the European Council of 18-19 October. 

Fact-checking conference. 

European Parliament will host a conference for fact-checking organisations ahead of the upcoming EU elections. 60 fact-checkers, representing most EU countries, will discuss challenges and opportunities when checking facts at election times with MEPs and experts. The conference will be opened by President Tajani and Digital Economy and Society Commissioner Mariya Gabriel. 27-28 September

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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