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Coming Week beginning 24 January 2011

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.

Statement by European Commissioner Potocnik on bluefin tuna

We are disappointed with the outcome of the CITES meeting as regards the EU proposal for a listing in Appendix I of bluefin tuna. The EU proposal was a strong commitment towards a sustainable future for the bluefin tuna and for fishermen. We regret that other Parties were not convinced with the merits of such a listing. We remain convinced that stringent measures are needed to ensure the recovery of Atlantic bluefin tuna. The European Union remains committed to the objective of safeguarding bluefin tuna stocks and we look to ICCAT to take its responsibility to ensure that stocks are managed in a sustainable way. If action is not taken, there is a very serious danger that the bluefin tuna will no longer exist.

Update: I put this here as I wasn’t sure it was available on the internet, but it is now, and you can find it here.