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EU-UK next week in the trade committee

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 14 dicembre 2020

L’Europa deve trarre i giusti insegnamenti dall’emergenza COVID-19 Lo deve per spianare la strada a una ripresa verde, mettendo le proprie città e regioni in grado di guidare la lotta contro i cambiamenti climatici, avvertono i leader locali e regionali. Questo il messaggio lanciato durante un dibattito tra i membri del Comitato europeo delle regioni e Svenja Schulze, ministra federale tedesca dell’Ambiente, della protezione della natura e della sicurezza nucleare. Il Comitato europeo delle regioni ha inoltre invitato tutti i capi di Stato e di governo dell’UE a 27 a innalzare le loro ambizioni e a concordare questa settimana un obiettivo di riduzione delle emissioni di almeno il 55 % entro il 2030.

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Extraordinary meetings of Committee on International Trade (INTA)

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 8 dicembre 2020

Brussels, ANTALL building 4Q2 Thursday, 10 December 2020, 16:45-18:45. The meetings are held with physical and remote participation (Members are able to view and listen to the proceedings, ask for the floor and intervene in the meetings, and vote).Trade MEPs’ opinion on a WTO-compatible carbon adjustment mechanism, for the report prepared by the environment committee. Rapporteur: Karin Karlsbro (Renew, SE). Draft opinion, amendments (Vote on amendments from 15:35 Mon, final vote from 18:30 Thu, announcement of result on Fri)On the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement, a free-trade deal signed by 15 Asian-Pacific countries in November. The agreement covers 30% of the world’s population and 30% of its GDP. (Thu 16:50-17:40)On the EU-Mercosur Association Agreement and where things stand. Standing rapporteur is Jordi Cañas (Renew, ES). (Thu 17:40-18:30) Trade policy and greening: what role can international trade play in making the Green Deal happen? Opening remarks by trade committee chair Bernd Lange (S&D, DE) and environment committee chair Pascal Canfin (Greens/EFA, FR), followed by a panel discussion of experts. Detailed program here. (Mon, 13:45-15:30)

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Next week in the committee on foreign interference

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 30 novembre 2020

Brussels Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 9:00-12:00 and Brussels Thursday, 3 December 2020, 13:45-15:45 Both meetings are held with physical and remote participation (Members are able to view and listen to the proceedings, ask for the floor and intervene in the meeting, and vote).Following Thursday’s meeting, at 16:00 the chair of the committee, Raphaël Glucksmann (S&D, FR) holds a press conference. Venue: Anna Politkovskaya press room, SPAAK 0A50. The press conference will be accessible remotely. On political funding by legal or illegal entities and straw donors from third countries, with freelance journalist Stefano Vergine, Falter chief reporter Nina Horaczek, openDemocracy investigations editor Peter Geoghegan, and Josh Rudolph of the Alliance for Securing Democracy. (Wednesday) With Commission Vice-Presidents Věra Jourová, in charge of Values and Transparency, presenting the European Democracy Action Plan unveiled the previous day, and Margaritis Schinas, discussing, among others, the EU’s response to foreign interference through the EU Security Strategy and ways to make European societies more resilient to hybrid threats. (Thursday) Next meeting on 11 January 2021.

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Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 30 novembre 2020

Brussels. Wednesday 2 December, ECON meeting: 13.45 – 15.45 and 16.45-18.45 Room: József Antall (4Q2)Votes Framework for the recovery and resolution of central counterparties rapporteurs: Marek Belka (S&D, PL) Johan Van Overtveldt (ECR, BE) Adoption of draft recommendation for second reading Commission Regulation amending Regulation (EC) N° 1126/2008 adopting certain international accounting standards in accordance with Regulation (EC) N° 1606/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards International Accounting Standard 39 and International Financial Reporting Standards 4, 7, 9 and 16 Adoption of a Recommendation for “early non-objection • Public Hearing with experts and representatives of stakeholders on improving the accountability of the European Central Bank 16.45-17.45 • Presentation of the study on the “Options for the ECB’s Monetary Policy Strategy Review” 17.45-18.45 Presentation of the “fast track peer review on the application of the guidelines on the enforcement of financial information (ESMA/2014/1293) by BaFin and FREP in the context of Wirecard” Exchange of views with Steven Maijoor, Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority Next meetings Monday 7 December 2020, 11:00 – 13:00 (ECON-EMPL), Thursday 10 December, 09:00 – 11:00

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Highlights Committee on Employment and Social Affairs

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 30 novembre 2020

Brussels Monday 30 November 2020, 16.45 – 18.45 József Antall building, room 6Q2, and by videoconference Committee on Employment and Social Affairs. Presentations and debates: Coordination of social security systems. Rapporteur: Gabriele Bischoff (S&D, DE). Reporting back to committee. 16.45 – 17.00 European Social Fund Plus (ESF+). Rapporteur: David Casa (PPE, MT). Reporting back to committee. 16.45 – 17.00 European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF). Rapporteur: Vilija Blinkevičiūtė (S&D, LT). Reporting back to committee. 16.45 – 17.00 Fair working conditions, rights and social protection for platform workers – New forms of employment linked to digital development. Rapporteur: Sylvie Brunet (Renew, FR). Exchange of views with Commissioner Nicolas Schmit, Eftheia senior consultant Harald Hauben, ETUC Confederal Secretary Ludovic Voet, Wolt’s Head of Global Public Policy Samuel Laurinkari and Hind Elidrissi, member of the Conseil National du Numérique de France. 17.00 – 18.45

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ITRE committee: the week ahead

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 30 novembre 2020

Bruxelles. Tuesday 1 December 2020, 13.45 – 15.45 via videoconference Meeting of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) Vote: • New Circular Economy Action Plan – draft opinion by Patrizia Toia (S&D, IT) Debates: • A European Strategy for Hydrogen – draft report by Jens Geier (S&D, DE) • A European Strategy for Energy System Integration – draft report by Christophe Grudler (Renew, FR) • Presentation by the European Commission on energy prices, costs and subsidies in the European Union – report. Next meeting: 7 December 2020

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Next week in Transport and Tourism Committee

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 29 novembre 2020

Bruxelles. Monday, 30 November 2020, 09.00-10.00 and 13.45-15.45 József Antall building, room 6Q2 and Paul-Henri Spaak building, room 3C50 Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 13.45-15.45 and 16.45-18.45 József Antall building, room 4Q2 The meeting will be livestreamed here (Parliament’s Multimedia Centre). Full agenda and all meeting documents are available here.Hearing – Future-proofing the Tourism Sector: Challenges and Opportunities Ahead (Monday, 13.45-15.45) Tourism has been high on the TRAN committee’s agenda, with MEPs actively involved in an ongoing dialogue on sustainable recovery from COVID-19 crisis since March 2020. The public hearing will focus on the future of EU tourism policy and transition to sustainable, responsible and smart tourism.Votes Tuesday, 13.45-16.15 – European Year of Rail 2021 – Vote on provisional agreement – Rapporteur: Anna Deparnay-Grunenberg (Greens/EFA, DE) – Revision of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) guidelines – Adoption of draft report – Rapporteur: Jens Gieseke (EPP, DE) – Agreement between the European Union and Japan on civil aviation safety – Adoption of draft report – Rapporteur: Cláudia Monteiro de Aguiar (EPP, PT) – 2019 discharges on the EU’s general budget as well as agencies and joint undertakings – Rapporteurs for the opinions: Elżbieta Katarzyna Łukacijewska (EPP, PL) and Maria Grapini (S&D, RO) Tuesday, 13.45-15.45 – Exchange of views with European Commission on the Maritime Safety Committee session and Marine Environment Protection Committee session of the International Maritime Organisation – Road safety aspects of the Roadworthiness Package – Discussion on the implementation report – Rapporteur: Benoît Lutgen (EPP, BE) Tuesday, 16.45-18.45 – First exchange of views on the update of Single European Sky regulatory framework – Rapporteurs: Marian-Jean Marinescu (EPP, RO) and Bogusław Liberadzki (S&D, PL)

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European Parliament: Committee on Constitutional Affairs

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 19 novembre 2020

Bruxelles. Thursday 19 November 2020, 13.45 – 15.45 and 16.45 – 18.45 Altiero Spinelli building, room 1G-3 & videoconference. Strengthening transparency and integrity in the EU institutions by setting up an independent EU ethics body. Study presentation, jointly organised by the Committees on Constitutional Affairs (AFCO) and Legal Affairs (JURI). Rapporteur: Daniel Freund (Greens/EFA, DE). 14.00 – 15.20. Proposal for an Interinstitutional Agreement on budgetary discipline, on cooperation in budgetary matters and on sound financial management. Consideration of draft report. Rapporteur: Esteban González Pons (EPP, ES). 17:05 – 18:00 The European Parliament’s right of initiative. Exchange of views with Dr Andreas Maurer, Professor for Political Science and European Integration Studies, University of Innsbruck. Rapporteur: Paulo Rangel (ΕPP, PT). 17:05 – 18:00

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Consumer protection: Committee welcomes New Consumer Agenda

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 16 novembre 2020

Bruxelles.The Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee is set to discuss the New Consumer Agenda next week. Committee Chair welcomes the long-awaited proposal for EU consumer policy.Consumers need to play a central role in the digital transition. They must have the same rights online and offline. I welcome the wide range of measures announced by the Commission, from addressing platform liability for goods and services on their marketplaces to redefining product safety when it comes to artificial intelligence and data protection.The success of the European Green Deal relies on European consumers: new sustainability requirements for all products on the market, greater reparability and longevity, as well as better labelling will enable sustainable choices.Finally, it is crucial that consumers do not bear the burden of the pandemic. In such extraordinary circumstances, it is vital that consumers are protected, be it from scams, travel-related issues, or having their financial vulnerabilities exploited.I look forward to next week’s discussion with Commissioner Reynders in the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee.” The committee will hold an extraordinary meeting next Thursday, 19 November at 17.00 where Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders will present the EU’s plans for consumer policy until 2025.

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Committee and political groups meetings

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 16 novembre 2020

Brussels The week ahead 16 – 22 November 2020. Building a European Health Union. The Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee will have a first discussion on the Commission’s proposals on serious cross-border threats to health, the revamp of the European Medicines Agency and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control as well as the proposal on “Building a European Health Union: preparedness and resilience”, with Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides (Monday).Terrorism, organised crime and cybersecurity. The Civil Liberties Committee will debate, with Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson and the German Presidency, EU tools to fight terrorism, organised crime and cyber threats, in the light of recent terrorist attacks. The need to enhance the exchange of police information, particularly DNA, fingerprint and vehicle registration data, is likely to be addressed (Monday).ECB President Lagarde. Christine Lagarde will be heard by MEPs of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee in her capacity as both President of the ECB and Chair of the European Systemic Risk Board. The economic recovery from the pandemic will top the issues to be discussed (Thursday). EU long-term budget. Parliament’s negotiating team on the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) and Own Resources will debrief the Budgets Committee on the political agreement on future EU financing reached with the German Presidency on 10 November. Parliament met its objectives to secure top-ups for key EU programmes, obtained a legally binding calendar for the introduction of new Own Resources and strengthened the role of the budgetary authority (Monday). EU aid for COVID-related measures and natural disasters. Over 132 million euros will be given to Croatia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Portugal and Spain as advance payment to cover expenses related to the public health emergency caused by COVID-19 in early 2020. This support will be mobilised through the EU Solidarity Fund, and will be put to the vote in the Budgets Committee. MEPs will also vote on freeing up almost 700 million euros to help Croatia after the March earthquake, and Poland following floods in June (Monday). High-level Conference on Migration and Asylum. MEPs and national MPs will gather virtually to discuss the way forward to manage migration and asylum in Europe. High-level speakers include Parliament and Commission Presidents David Sassoli and Ursula von der Leyen, the Presidents of the German parliament, Wolfgang Schäuble, of the Portuguese parliament, Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues, and of Slovenia’s parliament, Igor Zorčič as well as UNHCR High Commissioner Filippo Grandi and International Organization for Migration Director General António Vitorino. (Thursday). Plenary preparations. Political groups will prepare for the 23-26 November plenary session, where MEPs will debate and vote on media freedom and how to protect journalists in Europe, and tackle hate speech and disinformation; on a new industrial strategy for Europe; on guaranteeing product safety; and on tackling homelessness. During the next session, MEPs will also debate the consequences of COVID-19 on foreign policy and on the Schengen system and give their input for the 10-11 December EU summit.

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Lobster-deal gets trade committee backing

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 14 novembre 2020

The committee supported on 10 November by 40 votes for and two against the agreement reached between the EU and the US in August 2020 (the vote outcome was announced on 11 November). The agreement will eliminate customs duties on live or frozen lobster imported from the US. In exchange, the US will provide duty relief of a comparable economic value on European products, such as prepared meals, certain crystal glassware and cigarette lighters.The committee gave its consent to the mini-deal in the wake of the US elections as a sign of hope for renewed negotiations between the two parties, despite ongoing disputes due to US-levied duties on European steel and aluminium products. Bernd Lange (S&D, DE), rapporteur: “Thanks to our engagement, the Commission is now more assertive on the US aluminium tariffs. This, in addition with a new US administration, puts the lobster deal in a new light. Let’s move forward and use this deal as a stepping stone for more constructive transatlantic dialogue”, said the rapporteur who is also the chair of the trade committee.The plenary session of the Parliament now needs to give its consent to the agreement for Council to be able to seal the deal. The agreement will then apply retroactively from 1 August 2020 for five years.In the first EU-US tariff reduction deal in two decades, the two partners agreed on 21 August to eliminate or reduce customs duties for a small number of tariff lines covering €168 million of EU and US exports. Check the list of products here.

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Next week in Transport and Tourism Committee

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 10 novembre 2020

Brussels. Tuesday, 10 November 2020, 09.00-10.00 and 13.45-15.45 (József Antall building, room 6Q2) Members of the Committee on Transport and Tourism will participate remotely. The meeting will be livestreamed here (Parliament’s Multimedia Centre). Full agenda and all meeting documents are available here.Votes – New Circular Economy Action Plan – Adoption of the draft opinion – Rapporteur for the opinion: Jutta Paulus (Greens/EFA, DE) Debates 09.05-10.00 – The EU core road network: shorter travel times but network not yet fully functional – Presentation by the European Court of Auditors (ECA Special Report 09/2020) 13.45-15.45 – Presentation of study on “Emerging technologies transforming the transport sector and actions needed to prepare transport infrastructure for these changes” – Exchange of views with Executive Director of the European Maritime Safety Agency Maja Markovčić Kostelac

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Highlights Committee on Employment and Social Affairs

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 10 novembre 2020

Brussels Tuesday 10 November 2020, 9.00 – 11.00 József Antall building, room 2Q2, and by videoconference. Presentations and debates. Coordination of social security systems. Rapporteur: Gabriele Bischoff (S&D, DE). Reporting back to committee on the negotiations. 9.05 – 9.10 Old continent growing older – possibilities and challenges related to ageing policy post 2020. Rapporteur: Beata Szydło (ECR, PL). Consideration of amendments. 9.10 – 9.40. Shaping digital education policy. Rapporteur: Victor Negrescu (CULT, S&D, RO). Rapporteur for the opinion: Anna Zalewska (ECR, PL). Consideration of amendments. 9.40 – 10.10 Commission Delegated Regulation amending Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/256 establishing a multiannual rolling planning. Presentation by the Commission. 10.10 – 10.35. Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) amending Delegated Regulations (EU) on the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived, as regards the detailed minimum requirements for audit purposes and the data to be recorded and stored. Presentation by the Commission. 10.35 – 11.0

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Highlights of the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 9 novembre 2020

Bruxelles. Monday 9 November 2020, 16.45 – 18.45; Tuesday 10 November 2020, 13.45 – 15.45 and 16.45 – 18.45 József Antall building, room 4Q2, and by videoconference. Main activities of the Council’s Standing Committee on Operational Cooperation on Internal Security (COSI). Presentation by Dr. Christian Klos, Director General for Public Security, Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community, German Presidency of the Council. 16.50 – 17.30 Implementation report on commonprocedures for granting and withdrawing international protection. Rapporteur: Erik Marquardt (Greens/EFA, DE). Consideration of draft report. 17.30 – 18.00Protection of the Union’s budget in case of generalised deficiencies as regards the rule of law in the Member States. Terry Reintke (Greens/EFA, DE). Reporting back to the committee on the negotiations. 18.00 – 18.25ID group’s request to challenge Coordinators’ decision of 9 October on point 4.5: “Urgent debate in the upcoming committee meeting on the situation in Italy, specifically in Calabria and Sicily, regarding the sharp rise in cases of COVID-19 detected in the hotspots and the alarming situation of migrant reception centres”. Tuesday 10 November. Presentations and debates. Proposal for a regulation of the establishment of the conditions for accessing other EU information systems for Visa Information System (VIS) purposes, and interoperability files. Rapporteur: Raulo Rangel (EPP, PT). Reporting back to committee on the negotiations.14.00 – 14.15 Inter-parliamentary committee meeting on “The first Annual Rule of Law Report by the Commission and the role of national Parliaments”. Jointly organised with the Directorate for relations and National Parliaments. Representatives from national parliaments, EU institutions, international organisations and civil society. 16.45 – 18.45

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This week in the committee on foreign interference

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 9 novembre 2020

Bruxelles. Monday, 9 November 2020, 16:45-18:45 and Thursday, 12 November 2020, 16:45-18:45 In Brussels, Spinelli 1G3 Both meetings are held with remote participation (Members are able to view and listen to the proceedings, ask for the floor and intervene in the meeting, and vote). Exchanges of views. On how to build resilience against foreign interference and how foreign interference affects the work of media, with Dmitri Teperik, Chief Executive of the International Centre for Defence and Security, Christophe Deloire, Secretary-General and Executive Director of Reporters Without Borders (17:00, Monday), and Gianni Riotta, Director of the Luiss Data Lab and Visiting Professor, Princeton University. (18:15, Monday) On interference in electoral processes through cyber-attacks, data leaks and malign communications, with James Pamment, Non-resident Scholar at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Emerson T. Brooking, Resident Fellow at Atlantic Council and Guillaume Poupard, Director General of National Cybersecurity Agency of France. (Thursday) Next meeting on 2-3 December.

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Anna Cavazzini elected Chair of Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 29 ottobre 2020

In a statement released shortly after her election, the Chair said:“The COVID-19 crisis has shown that we cannot take the achievements of the EU’s internal market for granted. Closed borders and interrupted supply chains have brought the essence of European integration into sharp relief: working together across borders. We have to defend the future integrity of the single market, but we must also update it. High social, environmental and consumer standards are cornerstones of the single market. Upholding these standards should be at the forefront of the digital transformation, which should benefit European citizens and businesses alike.The Internal Market Committee is elaborating the EU Green Deal and working on new challenges that digitalisation brings, such as the regulation of online platforms via the Digital Services Act or a more sustainable product policy through the circular economy. We are striving to make these transformations successful for both the economy and EU citizens whose daily lives will benefit from our efforts. The Internal Market Committee thus serves to bring citizens closer to the EU decision-making process.I hope that the Internal Market Committee can be a central forum to discuss the future challenges of the green and digital transformations – not only within Parliament but also in exchange with civil society, all stakeholders and citizens. I want this dialogue and subsequent decisions to be accessible, whether with regards to strengthening the single market while maintaining high social and environmental standards, making the single market fit for the green deal, or considering how to increase citizens’ trust in the EU by ensuring the highest levels of consumer protection.”

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Meeting of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE)

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 26 ottobre 2020

Bruxelles. Tuesday 27 October 2020, 9.00 – 12.30 Room: Altiero Spinelli (6Q2), Brussels and via videoconference Presentation of the study on ‘Budget and staffing needs of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER)’ Exchange of views with Mr Christian Zinglersen, Director of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER), on the 2019 Annual Report on the Results of Monitoring the Internal Electricity and Natural Gas Markets and on the draft programming for 2021 Presentation by the Director General of DG ENER, Ms Ditte Juul Jørgensen, on the EU-wide assessment of the National Energy and Climate Plans in view of delivering the 2030 targets Next meeting: 9 November 2020 (Brussels)

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European Parliament: The week ahead 26 October – 01 November 2020

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 24 ottobre 2020

Brussels Committee meetings. MFF/Own Resources. Negotiations on future EU financing continue with two meetings scheduled between Parliament and Council. MEPs defend real top-ups for 15 flagship EU programmes for the benefit of citizens, students, researchers, businesses, health workers and many others, as well as new sources of revenue for the EU budget in order to save EU countries money (Monday, Wednesday). Rule of Law. Parliament, Council and Commission will continue their talks on the rule of law conditionality regulation, which may lead to member states having their EU funding suspended or cut if they do not respect fundamental rights. Parliament’s key demand is an effective mechanism that can be applied in practice (Tuesday). 2021 EU Budget. The Budgets Committee will adopt Parliament’s priorities for next year’s EU budget. MEPs want to boost funding for programmes and projects that will support the young, researchers, health workers, entrepreneurs as well as transport infrastructure, agriculture, fundamental rights, security and external action (Wednesday). InvestEU. The Budgets and Economic and Monetary Affairs committees will vote to reinforce the existing EU investment support mechanism for 2021-2027, to help EU companies and ensure private investment for medium- and long-term priorities, such as the Green Deal and the digital transition (Wednesday). Protecting EU’s products in China. The International Trade Committee will have its final vote on the EU and China agreement to mutually protect over 200 products with geographical indications. These include Cava, Champagne, Feta, Irish whiskey, Münchener Bier, Ouzo, Polska Wódka, Porto, Prosciutto di Parma and Queso Manchego. For the agreement to enter into force, Parliament consent is required (Tuesday). COVID-19 and EU values. The Civil Liberties Committee will vote on a report assessing the emergency measures adopted by EU countries to fight against the pandemic and their impact on democracy, the rule of law, and fundamental rights (Tuesday). Migration/Greek islands. The Civil Liberties Committee will take stock of the situation at the Greek islands following the fire that destroyed the Moria refugee camp and left around 12,000 asylum-seekers homeless, most of whom were moved to the urgently-established, temporary Kara Tepe camp (Tuesday). EU “right to repair”. The Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee will vote to ask the Commission to establish a consumers’ “right to repair”. This would aim to promote a culture of reuse, making repairs cost-efficient, as well as sustainable production, business models and consumption. (Monday) Initiatives on Artificial intelligence. MEPs from the new special committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age (AIDA) will hold a debate with Commissioners Breton and Vestager on the EU data strategy and Commission’s white paper on AI. They will also discuss initiatives taken within the OECD with Andrew W. Wyckoff – its Director for Science, Technology and Innovation (Monday and Tuesday). European Gender Equality Week. To mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the European Parliament, at the initiative of its Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committee, decided to hold for the first time a European Gender Equality Week from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 October. Several EP Committees will hold debates and hearings on topics related to gender equality. President’s diary. President Sassoli will have a video meeting with the Presidents of Switzerland’s two Federal Chambers Isabelle Moret and Hans Stöckli, on Tuesday. He will have a video meeting with European Ombudsman, Ms Emily O’Reilly, and chair the third debate of the cycle “Ideas for a new world” on “Internet access as a human right” with Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and former Commission President and Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi, on Wednesday.

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Highlights Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 24 ottobre 2020

Brussels,Monday 26 October 2020, 16.45 – 18.45 József Antall building, room 4Q1, and by videoconference Strengthening media freedom: the protection of journalists in Europe, hate speech, disinformation and the role of platforms. Rapporteur: Magdalena Adamowicz (EPP, PL). Adoption of amendments.The impact of COVID-19 measures on democracy, fundamental rights and the rule of law. Rapporteur: Juan Fernando López Aguilar (S&D, ES). Adoption of amendments. Implementation of the European Arrest Warrant and the surrender procedures between member states. Rapporteur: Javier Zarzalejos (EPP, ES). Consideration of amendments. Brussels, Tuesday 27 October 2020, 13.45 – 15.45 and 16.45 – 18.45József Antall building, room 4Q2, and by videoconference. Strengthening media freedom: the protection of journalists in Europe, hate speech, disinformation and the role of platforms. Rapporteur: Magdalena Adamowicz (EPP, PL). Adoption of draft report.The impact of COVID-19 measures on democracy, fundamental rights and the rule of law. Rapporteur: Juan Fernando López Aguilar (S&D, ES). Adoption of motion for a resolution further to a question for oral answer. Public Access to Documents – Annual report for the years 2016-2018. Rapporteur: Ioan-Rareş Bogdan (EPP, RO). Consideration of draft report. 13.50 – 14.15 Impact of COVID-19 on law enforcement training needs. Exchange of views with Detlef Schröder, CEPOL Executive Director. 14.15 – 14.45 State-of-play on the negotiation and implementation of EU readmission agreements and arrangements. Presentation by Monique Pariat, Director-General of DG HOME, European Commission. 15.05 – 15.45 European Drug Report 2020: Trends and Developments. Presentation by Alexis Goosdeel, EMCDDA Director. 16.45 – 17.15 Current situation in the Kara Tepe camp and future challenges for asylum/migration management in the Greek islands. Presentations by the Commission and the German Presidency of the Council.

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Bruxelles This week in the trade committee

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 12 ottobre 2020

Bruxelles.Monday, 12 October 2020, 16:45-18:45 Brussels, ANTALL builiding 6Q2 Extraordinary meetings of the Committee on International Trade (INTA) and Bruxelles Thursday, 15 October 2020, 11:45-12:45 and 13:45-14:45 ANTALL building 6Q2 (am session) and 4Q2 (pm session) The meeting is held with physical and remote participation (Members are able to view and listen to the proceedings, ask for the floor and intervene in the meetings, and vote). A renewed EU trade policy after the COVID-19 pandemic is the topic of the 2020 Trade Policy Day in the Parliament. Keynote speech by Trade Commissioner and Commission Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis. For further speakers, check the programme. Debates on Thursday: French-Dutch non-paper on sustainable trade. With Sigrid Kaag, Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, and Franck Riester, French Minister Delegate for Foreign Trade and Economic Attractiveness. (14:40-15:45) Elimination of customs duties on certain products in EU-US trade for five years. Rapporteur Bernd Lange (S&D, DE) presents his draft report on the Commission proposal to mutually cut import tariffs on a small range of products, including on frozen lobsters from the US and glassware from the EU. Read his report here. (11:45-12:15) The application of EU tariff rate and other import quotas. In a Brexit-related report, rapporteur Christophe Hansen (EPP, LU) proposes to agree that these quotas should be available only for goods imported and released into free circulation in the EU and not in Northern Ireland. (13:45-14:00) In an effort to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Parliament is reducing the need for physical meetings on its premises, without compromising its role of democratic scrutiny nor its ability to approve the necessary legislative measures to combat the virus and support the public, consumers, businesses and emergency services.The required social distancing of 1.5 m will be respected on EP premises at all times. Any parliamentary activities, like committee and plenary meetings, which are still taking place will be web-streamed and can be followed by the media without requiring their physical presence on EP premises. MEPs, Commissioners, Council representatives and other invitees will be able to participate remotely.

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