Lithuanian ministers to present the priorities of the Lithuanian presidency of the Council of the EU in committees of the European Parliament

05 July 2013, Last updated at, 16:52 EEST
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On 8 - 11 July in Brussels, Lithuanian cabinet ministers will give a comprehensive presentation of Lithuania’s Presidency programme to the members of the European Parliament, which will mainly focus on the creation of a reliable, open, and growing Europe. These presentations will seek to initiate discussions with the members of the committees of the European Parliament on the key tasks Lithuania has set out to accomplish during its Presidency of the Council of the EU in cooperation with its legislative partner - the European Parliament.

As has become traditional, at the start of a country’s presidency its cabinet ministers present priorities in the area they oversee in the respective committees of the European Parliament. They also present committee members with results of the implementation of the presidency programme once the presidency period has concluded. Ministers can also be invited to attend committee sessions and express opinions on issues important to MEPs during the presidency period.

Representing the Council of the EU in the European Parliament is one of the key responsibilities of a presidency-holding country.

During the four days, ministers will give 27 presentations in 17 committees of the EP. These presentations can be seen live at: www.europarl.europa.eu/ep-live 

Shortly after the presentations, ministers’ speeches will be available at www.eu2013.lt

Ministers’ presentations:

Date

Venue

Committee

Minister

Time

(local Brussels time)

Monday

08.07.2013

JAN-6Q2

ITRE (Industry, Research and Energy)

Minister of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania

Jaroslav Neverovič

15:00-15:40

PHS-P5B001

IMCO (Internal Market and Consumer Protection)

Minister of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania

Evaldas Gustas

15:10-16:30

Tuesday

09.07.2013

JAN-6Q2

ITRE (Industry, Research and Energy)

Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania

Rimantas Sinkevičius

9:00-10:00

JAN-2Q2

AFET (Foreign Affairs)

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania

Linas Linkevičius

9:00-10:00

ASP-A1G-3

JURI (Legal Affairs)

Minister of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania

Juozas Bernatonis

Minister of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania

Šarūnas Birutis

9:00-10:00

ASP-A5G-3

AGRI (Agriculture and Rural Development)

Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania

Vigilijus Jukna

9:00-10:30

ASP-A3G-2

DEVE (Development)

Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania

Rolandas Kriščiūnas

10:00-11:00

ASP-A3G-2

AFCO (Constitutional Affairs)

Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania

Vytautas Leškevičius

10:30-11:50

JAN-4Q2

TRAN (Transport and Tourism)

Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania

Rimantas Sinkevičius

15:00-16:00

ASP-A1G-3

LIBE (Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs)

Minister of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania

Dailis Alfonsas Barakauskas

Minister of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania

Juozas Bernatonis

15:00-16:15

ASP-A3G-3

EMPL (Employment and Social Affairs)

Minister of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania

Algimanta Pabedinskienė

15:00-16:30

JAN-6Q2

ITRE (Industry, Research and Energy)

Minister of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania

Evaldas Gustas

15:00-16:00

JAN-6Q2

ITRE (Industry, Research and Energy)

Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania

Dainius Pavalkis

16:00-17:00

PHS-P3C050

ECON (Economic and Monetary Affairs)

Minister of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania

Rimantas Šadžius

17:00-18:15

Wednesday

10.07.2013

PHS-P4B001

INTA (International Trade)

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania

Linas Linkevičius

9:00-10:00

JAN-4Q2

ENVI (Environment, Public Health and Food Safety)

Minister of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania

Valentinas Mazuronis

9:00-10:30

ASP-A5G-3

CULT (Culture and Education)

Minister of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania

Šarūnas Birutis

9:00-9:45

ASP-A1G-3

FEMM (Women's Rights and Gender Equality)

Minister of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania

Algimanta Pabedinskienė

9:15-10:15

ASP-A5G-3

CULT (Culture and Education)

Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania Dainius Pavalkis

9:45-10:30

ASP-A5G-3

CULT (Culture and Education)

Minister of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania

Algimanta Pabedinskienė

10:30-11:15

JAN-4Q2

ENVI (Environment, Public Health and Food Safety)

Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania

Vigilijus Jukna

11:00-12:30

ASP-A5G-3

CULT (Culture and Education)

Minister of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania

Dailis Alfonsas Barakauskas

11:15-12:00

PHS-P5B001

PECH (Fisheries)

Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania

Vigilijus Jukna

15:00-16:30

PHS-P3C050

REGI (Regional Development)

Minister of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania

Rimantas Šadžius

15:00-16:30

Thursday

11.07.2013

JAN-4Q2

ENVI (Environment, Public Health and Food Safety)

Minister of Health of the Republic of Lithuania

Vytenis Povilas Andriukaitis

15:00-16:30

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