Wednesday

18th Jan 2017

Malta presidency in full swing THIS WEEK

EU commissioners meet in Malta. Meanwhile, Cyprus talks, the European Parliament presidential race, and commissioner Oettinger's hearing are dominating the EU agenda.

Italy and visa-free travel on EU agenda This WEEK

Finance ministers will give their first reaction to the Italian referendum, while MEPs and member states try to clinch a deal on visa-free travel for Georgians and Ukrainians.

Turkey and Ukraine This WEEK

Future EU relations with Ankara and Kiev will be shaped this week as MEPs vote on Turkey's EU membership talks, and top officials discuss visa waivers and peace in Ukraine with Petro Poroshenko.

Obama visits EU This Week

The US election, wide-ranging security concerns, and the EU budget dominate the agenda this week.

EU leaders in Brussels This WEEK

Migrant deals with African states, a trade deal with Canada, and big questions over Russia's role in Syria will be discussed by EU leaders gathering in Brussels.

Greek bailout and EU border corps This WEEK

Eurozone finance ministers are expeced to release a €2.8bn payment to Athens. Justice ministers will discuss relocation and how to make the new border guard operational.

Climate change and EU cheerleading, This WEEK

The European Parliament will try this week to give the EU a good name, with votes and debates on issues where conventional wisdom says that citizens expect results.

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UK decision time This WEEK

First EU reaction to UK decision expected on Friday morning. Spain to hold elections on Sunday that could bring maverick left-wingers Podemos to power.

Last WEEK of UK in EU?

Referendum on 23 June would not immediately end Britain’s 43 year-old membership, but EU finance chiefs already wondering how to contain potential shock.

Migration This WEEK, as Brexit looms

Officials already preparing for aftermath of Brexit referendum, but this week EU institutions will focus on migration as Commission unveils ideas on what to do overseas.

Full house in Brussels This WEEK

Busy week ahead in Brussels with five council meetings, a Eurogroup and the European Parliament's plenary on the agenda .

Visas, economy and Charlemagne Prize This WEEK

The EU commission will present its report on visa liberalisation for Turkey and its economic forecasts, and pope Francis will receive the most prestigious European award.

LuxLeaks and TTIP on the agenda this WEEK

Antoine Deltour, who revealed details of Luxembourg's tax deals with multinational firms, goes on trial. Meanwhile, the TTIP trade deal enters its 13th round of negotiations.

EU to give first report on Turkey deal this WEEK

A month after the European Union and Turkey agreed on the details of a plan to stem the flow of migrants, the implementation of that plan will be discussed in the EU structures this week.

Panama and PNR on EU agenda This Week

Panama Papers revelations, that could topple the Maltese government, will be debated in the EP next week. Controversial legislation to share passenger name records will also be voted on.

EU-Turkey migrant swap to begin next WEEK

Big week to see start of EU migrant returns to Turkey, sensitive talks in Poland on judicial reform, and a Dutch referendum on EU relations masquerading as a vote on Ukraine.

Refugees, asylum and data protection This WEEK

Another EU summit will try to agree on the plan proposed by Turkey to take refugees in exchange for more help, while the Commission will present its proposal to overhaul the asylum system.