19 May 2017
EUROPEAN COMMISSION DAILY NEWS – 19 MAYBrussels Daily
European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis, is on official visit to Ireland on 20-23 May. During the visit he will engage with Health Minister Simon Harris TD, Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture Andrew Doyle TD and Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children. On Sunday May 21, Commissioner will attend Litfest, A Food and Drinks Literacy Festival at Ballymaloe where he will deliver a speech “To eat is a political statement” focusing on the EU action on food waste. On Monday May 22, Commissioner Andriukaitis will hold a Citizens’ Dialogue in Dublin at 17:45 CET, which can be followed live. In addition to health and food safety topics, Commissioner invites citizens to discuss the present and the future of the EU. Citizens and media can attend the debate in person; questions can also be submitted using the Twitter hashtag #EUdialogues. The event will be livestreamed here.