02 Sep 2016
EUROPEAN COMMISSION DAILY NEWS – 02 SEPTEMBERBrussels Daily
Commissioner Hogan in Ireland for the Cork 2.0 Rural Development Conference
On 5-6 September Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan will attend the second edition of the Cork Rural Development Conference which will focus on the challenges facing farming and rural areas, and the potential policy responses. Approximately 300 delegates are expected to attend this 2-day European conference, which falls exactly 20 years after the first Cork Conference on Rural Development which culminated in the Cork Declaration on Rural Development. Next week’s Cork 2.0 Rural Development Conference is designed to bring stakeholders together in a series of workshops, with a view to drafting a new Cork Declaration, reflecting the new challenges facing the sector in the 21st century. Commissioner Hogan will open and close the conference, with other speakers in the programme including European Parliament Agriculture Committee Chair Czesław Siekierski, the current AgriFish Council President Slovak Minister Gabrielea Matečná, and former EU Commissioners Janesz Potočnik and Franz Fischler (who hosted the 1996 conference). Starting at 14:30 on Monday 5 September, the plenary sessions of the conference will be webstreamed here. For more details and updates as the conference progresses, see the conference website.
The EU at the G20 summit
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk will represent the EU at the 11th G20 leaders’ summit, which takes place on 4 and 5 September in Hangzhou, China. On Sunday 4 September at 12:00 China standard time (6:00 am Brussels time) they will hold a joint pre-summit press conference in the G20 media centre. It will be transmitted live on EbS. A brochure titled “Did you know…? Facts and figures about the European Union and the G20”, has been published. It contains relevant statistics, facts and concrete policy examples on G20 matters and will be available in the Commission’s Press Release database here.
EUROSTAT: The EU in the world – A statistical portrait of the European Union compared with the 15 non-EU G-20 countries
Population, living conditions, health, education & training, labour market, economy & finance, trade, industry & services, research & communication, transport, agriculture, environment and energy: the 2016 edition of the Eurostat publication “The EU in the world” compares the European Union (EU) with the 15 non-EU G-20 countries across thirteen statistical fields using a range of European and international statistics. Full text available on EUROSTAT website