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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)

    planning ahead 10 July to 10 August

    Commissioner visits to the UK

    10 July, London

    EU Fisheries and Maritime Affairs Commissioner Maria Damanaki will deliver a speech at an International Sustainability Unit conference.

    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.

    10 July,
    Luxemburg: Eurostat house price index, Q1/2014 

    Eurostat will release data about the price changes of residential properties purchased by households (flats, detached houses, terraced houses, etc.), both newly-built and existing ones. The indicator provides information for the euro zone and for the European Union. The statistics are available at national level and for the EU as a whole.


    More detail on the day of publication

    More on the methodology

    14 July, Brussels: Online gambling

    The European Commission will adopt a recommendation covering online gambling services to help Member States better protect  their citizens. The proposal focuses on three main elements:  ensuring EU citizens, especially minors, are aware of the inherent risks associated with gambling; and that operators have a set of common principles to abide by for responsible commercial communication; greater clarity and assurance for consumers that authorised sites they choose to play on have adequate safeguard measures in place, for example effective age verification, registration and identification controls and appropriate measures to help prevent the risks associated with gambling, such as addiction or excessive gambling.

    Press material will be available on the day via Rapid.

    15 July, Strasburg – EP vote on new Commission President

    The European Parliament plenary will vote on the President-designate of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker.

    For detail on EP agenda and updates

    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.

    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

    A UK project in Yorkshire secured GBP 240 million EU funding for the first large-scale project for carbon capture storage.

    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: 09/07/2014  |Top