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Friday, 15 September 2017

EU Commission: Weekly schedule of President Donald Tusk

Weekly schedule of President Donald Tusk

UN General Assembly, New York

Sunday 17 September 2017
(local time)
15.45 Meeting with H.M. the King of Jordan, Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein

Monday 18 September 2017
(local time)
10.30 Meeting with Prime Minister of Bhutan Tshering Tobgay
11.00 Meeting with Prime Minister of Fiji Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama
11.30 Meeting with Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili
ttbc Meeting with Prime Minister of Iraq Haider Al-Abadi

Tuesday 19 September 2017
(local time)
08.00 Welcoming reception
09.00 Opening of the 72nd UN General Assembly
10.30 Meeting with President of Kosovo Hashim Thaçi
11.00 Meeting with President of Peru Pedro Pablo Kuczynski
11.30 Meeting with President of Egypt Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
12.30 Meeting with President of Côte d'Ivoire Alassane Ouattara
13.15 State luncheon hosted by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
15.00 Meeting with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko
15.30 High-Level event on the Global Pact for the Environment
16.30 Address at the High-Level event on the Global Pact for the Environment
18.30 Reception at the EU delegation to the UN - 30th anniversary of ERASMUS

Wednesday 20 September 2017
(local time)
11.45 Address at the 72nd UN General Assembly debate

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EU must maintain duties on sugar
EESC calls on the Commission to better promote EU's sugar industry

When beet sugar production quotas end in October this year the European sugar industry will find itself in a completely new situation. Whether this new challenge will turn into a success story with the sugar industry profiting from unlimited sugar production for export and food use is largely dependent on how the EU supports Europe's beet sugar processors and sugar beet farmers.

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Sabine Lautenschläger: Monetary policy – what's next?
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Second quarter of 2017 - Euro area job vacancy rate at 1.9% - EU28 rate at 2.0%

European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 15 September 2017 The job vacancy rate in the euro area (EA19) was 1.9% in the second quarter of 2017, stable compared with the previous quarter and up from 1.7% in the second quarter of 2016, according to figures published by Eurostat, the statistical office...

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Second quarter of 2017 - Annual growth in labour costs at 1.8% in euro area - At 2.2% in EU28

European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 15 September 2017 Hourly labour costs rose by 1.8% in the euro area (EA19) and by 2.2% in the EU28 in the second quarter of 2017, compared with the same quarter of the previous year.

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