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Principal activities during the week beginning 27 November:* Weekly meeting of the Commission: Wednesday 29 November in Brussels. Items on the agenda:- Green Paper on the security of energy supply in the EU- Competition: Guidelines on horizontal competition agreements- Joint document on conflict prevention- Reform of the Commission and its personnel: Communication on the externalisation of management of Community programmes (Framework Regulation for a new type of executive agency); Office for the Implementation of External Aid; simplification of the decision-making process; modification of internal regulations; modernisation of social dialogue; plan for a consultative group on a Code of Conduct for the Civil Service; improvement of opportunities for disabled people; equal opportunities; reform of disciplinary procedures; raising awareness of serious breakdowns.- Situation concerning BSE- Proposals on outermost regions- Financing conventions for the SAPARD programme (poss.)- Performance of the European economy for 2000 (poss.)* Mr Barnier to sign two operational regional programmes for Ireland: 27/11* Mrs Reding in Athens: 28/11. Meetings with the Minister of Culture, Avangelos Veniseloz, Secretary of State for Sport, Georgios Floridis, and the President of the Athens 2004 Olympic Committee, Yanna Angelopoulou* Visit to the Commission by the Italian Prime Minister, Giuliano Amato: 29/11* Official visit of Loyola de Palacio to Mexico: 30/11 and 1/12 for the investiture of the President, Vicente Fox* Mrs Reding in London: 30/11 and 1/12. Speech and meeting with football representatives. Meeting with the Deputy Minister for Education, Baroness Tessa Blackstone* Mrs Wallstrom in Stockholm: 1/12, meeting with the Minister for the Environment, Kjell Larsson* Official visit of Mr Fischler to Hungary: 30/11 and 1/12. Meetings with the Ministers for Foreign Affairs, Jnos Martonyi, and for Agriculture and Rural Development, J[cent]zef Torgyn.* Visits to the Commission: 27/11: Messrs Prodi and Verheugen receive the President of Latvia, Vaira Vike-Freiberga; Mr Prodi and Mrs Diamantopoulou receive the French Minister for Employment and Solidarity, Elisabeth Guigou; Mr Prodi, Mr. Solbes and Mr Lamy receive a delegation from Keizai Doyukai (Senior Japanese Corporate Leaders); Mr Fischler, Mr. Byrne and Mrs Diamantopoulou receive the Swedish Minister for Agriculture, Margareta Winberg; Mr.Barnier receives the Greek Minister for Finance, Yannos Papantoniou; Mrs Schreyer receives the Swedish Secretary of State for Finance, Curt Malmborg; Mrs Diamantopoulou Receives the Swedish Minister for Social Security, Ingela Thalen; Mr Fischler receives a delegation from EDA (European Dairy Association). - 28/11: Messrs Prodi and Verheugen receive the President of the Republic of Pologne, Aleksander Kwasniewski; Messrs Prodi, Patten and Lamy receive the President of the Republic of Costa Rica, Miguel Angel Rodr[inverted exclamation mark]guez Echeverr[inverted exclamation mark]a; Miss de Palacio receives the Vice-President of the Republic of Costa Rica, Elizabeth Odio; Miss de Palacio receives a delegation from EUR-ACOM (Association of mining regions); Messrs Patten and Lamy receive a delegation of members of the US Congress. - 29/11: Mr. FISCHLER receives Xavier Beulin, President of the FOP (French oilseed and protein plant growers' federation); Mrs Diamantopolou receives a delegation from the NGO Caritas; - 30/11: Mr Nielson receives Omar kabbaj, President of the African Development Bank; Mr Lamy receives a delegation from the European Council of Commerce and Trade of Taiwan, and Salil Shetty, Director of the NGO Action Aid. - 1/12: Mr Nielson receives Olara Otunnu, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations
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