Fidest – Agenzia giornalistica/press agency

Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 32 n° 289

The week ahead 08 – 14 June 2020: Committee and political groups meetings

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 7 giugno 2020

Bruxelles. European Central Bank/Lagarde. ECB President Christine Lagarde will discuss with the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee the ECB’s response to the COVID-19 crisis aimed at supporting EU firms and families. MEPs will have the opportunity to ask questions on the international role of the euro, systemic risks for the euro area and on the ruling of Germany’s Constitutional Court on mass bond-buying (Monday).
EU response to economic crisis. Changes to EU rules on banks’ capital requirements to facilitate banks’ ability to support households and businesses in the EU, will be debated and voted upon by the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (Monday: vote, Tuesday: results).
EU-UK negotiations. Parliament’s draft recommendations on the ongoing EU-UK negotiations are set to be approved by the Foreign Affairs and International Trade committees, which will also include input from 17 other committees, each in its own remit (Friday).
Reform of road transport sector. The Transport and Tourism Committee will vote on a deal reached with EU ministers on new rules to better tackle illegal practices in the road transport sector, define for which transport operations posting of workers rules apply and amend drivers’ rest times (Monday).A New Consumer Agenda. Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders will discuss with the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee the future Consumer Agenda and the Commission Work Programme for 2020, which has been adjusted following the COVID-19 outbreak. Contact tracing apps, as well as current issues faced by the tourism sector, are also likely to be raised by MEPs (Monday).Classifying SARS-CoV-2. The Employment and Social Affairs Committee will vote on whether biological agent SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, should be classified in risk group 3 or 4 to better protect the health and safety of workers. Several groups oppose the Commission’s decision to classify the virus as a level-3 hazard, arguing that it provides insufficient protection to workers. (Thursday)
Plenary preparations. Political groups will prepare for the 17 to 19 June plenary session, where MEPs will discuss the 19 June Council summit, the future partnership with the UK, the fight against disinformation, the situation in the Schengen area, the set-up of the Conference on the Future of Europe as well as transport and tourism in 2020 and beyond. During the plenary session, MEPs will also discuss and vote on how to protect strategic industries from foreign takeover, how to invest sustainably, how to support farmers and how to protect cross-border and seasonal workers.
President’s diary. On Thursday, EP President David Sassoli will chair the meeting of Parliament’s Conference of Presidents, hold a videoconference with Amélie de Montchalin, French Secretary of State for European Affairs, and meet with Rome’s ‘Camera di Commercio’.

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