A round-up of UK-focused European Commission events and activities for the next week:
Monday 24 January
Fisheries Council being held in Brussels
Committee stage of the European Union Bill (also 25 January) in House of Commons
Tuesday 25 January
Harriet Harman, deputy leader of the Labour Party and shadow Secretary for International Development is due to meet Commissioner Piebalgs in Brussels.
Wednesday 26 January
Commission is expected to adopt policy papers on resource efficiency and raw materials.
High Representative/Vice-President Ashton meets the Foreign Minister of Brazil in Brussels.
Oral question on the European Arrest Warrant in the House of Lords
Thursday 27 January
Commission launches a consultation on modernising public procurement.
Environment Commissioner Janez Potocnik visits London. He will make a speech at Chatham House, have meetings with ministers and NGOs and visit the International Maritime Organisation.
Thought provoking article from Adrian Hamilton in the Independent on the whole Greece/Eurozone/UK thing
Some useful information on saving energy from the Guardian
Some b-roll of Commissioner Ashton in Haiti. Council TV Newsroom is looking pretty good!
And as it was getting tweeted about earlier, here’s a link to our new(ish) site which is regularly updated with “Euromyths” and our letters to the editor – which don’t always get printed, so at least there’s a trace.
A not oft-heard argument that the European Commission is more democratic than the British Cabinet
Ilana Bet-El in the Guardian on why Member States only have themselves to blame if they don’t think Ashton is doing well.
Michael Crick reminds me why Michael Foot’s death is a big deal
And because we want the best possible proposals for events in answer to our call for proposals
Possibly my favourite blog, which engages in regular fisking of tabloid stories.
Edited at 16.10, 3 March 2010 to add:
MEP Mary Honeyball is impressed by Herman van Rompuy.