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Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU: Informal meeting of Ministers Responsible for Competitiveness

Tallinn, Estonia
24-25 July 2017

Estonia is currently holding the presidency of the Council of the EU in the second half of 2017. Ministers responsible for Competitiveness will meet on 24-25 July.

An inclusive and sustainable Europe that supports the creation of equal opportunities for work, as well the development of skills and access to services is a priority of the Estonian Presidency.

Focusing on the modernisation of legislation in order to support the free movement of workers and persons, and to ensure equal opportunities in the labour market and in societal life. We welcome the European Commission’s proposal on the European pillar of social rights.

We also consider the debate on the future of Europe, and the diverse and considered treatment of the social dimension of Europe, to be of great importance. The free movement of persons is one of the fundamental pillars of the European Union (EU). Therefore, we will pay special attention to the draft legislation supporting it during our Presidency. We will continue the work on updating and simplifying social security coordination regulations, which was started during the Maltese Presidency. These rules make it possible for the people who go to work and live in other countries to retain the social security rights they are entitled to

The session will be followed by a working lunch, reserved exclusively for the heads of delegations of EU member states and a representative of the Commission.


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Accreditation:  Journalists can accredit themselves through the presidency website accreditation portal.

After selecting their preferred meetings, they will receive an accreditation confirmation via email, which must be presented with their ID at the accreditation desk in the press centre when collecting your badge. 

It is recommended to register for accreditation as soon as possible. The possibilities for last-minute accreditations are limited and could include delays. 

Accreditation badges can be collected at the press centre of Tallinn Creative Hub (Kultuurikatel)


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Journalists can accredit themselves through the presidency website accreditation portal.

After selecting their preferred meetings, they will receive an accreditation confirmation via email, which must be presented with their ID at the accreditation desk in the press centre when collecting your badge. 

It is recommended to register for accreditation as soon as possible. The possibilities for last-minute accreditations are limited and could include delays. 

Accreditation badges can be collected at the press centre of Tallinn Creative Hub (Kultuurikatel) as of 7.00 on 5 July. 

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Schedule of High Level Meetings:

 

Informal meeting of ministers responsible for competitiveness (research) (24-25 July)

Informal meeting of ministers for agriculture and fisheries (3-5 September)

Informal meeting of defence ministers and informal meeting of foreign affairs ministers (Gymnich) (6-7 September; 7-8 September)

Informal meeting of ministers responsible for development (11 September)

Informal meeting of economic and financial affairs ministers (15-16 September)

Informal meeting of energy and transport ministers (19-21 September)

Tallinn Digital Summit (29 September) *Please see Special Event 41642*