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This newsletter summarises the main UK media-friendly events, announcements and visits scheduled by the European Commission for the month ahead. It provides media advisory and background information for journalists. All information is provisional and the European Commission reserves the right to make changes.

For more information and media opportunities, unless stated otherwise below:

EC London Press Office
Tel: + 44 (0) 207 973 1971

(Note: contact details may differ for some events outlined below)

This is our final planning ahead before the summer break. We are available as usual for media inquiries and there will be regular news updates on our website.

The newsletter will resume the first week of September. Enjoy the summer!

    planning ahead 17 July to 31 August

    Commissioner visits to the UK

     None currently planned for the period.

    Brussels Agenda and sources

    All dates subject to change. For all announcements below, comprehensive press material will be made available on the day on the Commission's press release database Rapid

    Details of times of press conferences, live streaming and on-demand access via Europe by Satellite.

    14-18 July, Brussels – EU-US trade agreement (TTIP) negotiations

    The sixth round of negotiations will take place in Brussels. All working groups that have met in previous rounds will come together to pursue the negotiations.

    Closing press conference on 18 July, Friday, 14.30 BST in Brussels with EU chief negotiator Ignacio Garcia Bercero and U.S. chief negotiator Dan Mullaney. The press conference can be followed live via Europe by Satellite
    Detail on media arrangements
    More background on the negotiations


    Other UK events

    17 July, London: The role of public equity markets for long-term growth in the UK

    Jackie Minor, Head of the European Commission representation in the UK, will speak at a conference organised by The Financial Reporting Council - Long-termism, stewardship and growth: are markets meeting the challenge. The conference will address issues such as: are capital markets fostering long-term investment or not, are investors part of the problem, or part of the solution. Other confirmed speakers include Sir Jon Cunliffe, Deputy Governor of the Bank of England and Sir Win Bischoff, FRC Chairman and former Chairman Lloyds Banking Group

    Detail and registration

    A selection from our websites

    The European Commission is encouraging Member States to do more to protect small food producers and retailers against abuses by bigger trading partners.

    To catch up on missed recent developments, we now have a news round-up of the week that was, available here.

    Contact details

    European Commission Representation in the UK, Press Office
    Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU
    Tel: 020 7973 1971| Email:

    European Commission Representation in the UK - @EULondonrep
    Mark English (Head of Media) - @EULondonMark


    Last update: 16/07/2014  |Top