WEEKLY EUROPEAN AGENDA

Monday 25 January

 

Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI)
Exchange of views on the human rights situation in Georgia; Report back from the informal meeting of the Subcommittee on Human Rights with the ASEAN Inter-governmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) and the ASEAN Committee on Women and Children; Exchange of views with the EEAS on the EU’s priorities for the upcoming 31st Session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC); consideration of draft report Human rights and migration in third countries.

Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE)
Exchange of views with General Mikhail Kostarakos, Chairman of the EU Military Committee, on the military dimension of the Comprehensive Approach: state of play and the way ahead; In association with the Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee: Exchange of views on the General security situation in Ukraine – EUAM – which role for the EU?, with Kenneth Deane, Director of the EU Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability, EEAS, and Liubov Nepop, Acting Head of the Mission of Ukraine to the EU.

DROI and SEDE
Exchange of views with Leila Zerrougui, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict at the United Nations, on Children in armed conflicts: challenges for international action.

Committee on Development (DEVE)
Exchange of views with Neven Mimica on The European Development Fund and the Development Cooperation Instrument; consideration of draft opinions: Fishing opportunities and financial contribution provided for in the Fisheries Partnership Agreement with Denmark and Greenland; Discharge 2014: EU general budget – 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th EDFs; Discharge 2014: EU general budget – European Commission; The EU in a changing global environment – a more connected, contested and complex world.

Committee on International Trade (INTA)
Debriefing by Cecilia Malmström on the outcome of the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference in Nairobi; Presentation by Lilianne Ploumen, Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation on the priorities of the Dutch Presidency in the area of International Trade Policy; Votes: Arrangements for products originating in certain states which are part of the ACP Group of States provided for in agreements establishing, or leading to the establishment of, Economic Partnership Agreements; Introduction of emergency autonomous trade measures for the Republic of Tunisia; Opening of negotiations for an EU-Tunisia Free Trade Agreement; Opening of FTA negotiations with Australia and New Zealand. Question for oral answer on Sustainable development provisions of the EU-West Africa Economic Partnership Agreement; Exchange of views with Jörg Wuttke, President of the EU Chamber of Commerce in China.

Committee on Budgetary Control (CONT)
Exchange of views with Kristalina Georgieva on Discharge 2014: EU general budget – European Commission; exchange of views with the Vice-Presidents of the European Parliament with responsibility for the budget, David-Maria Sassoli and Rainer Wieland the Secretary-General, Klaus Welle and the Internal Auditor of the European Parliament, Robert Galvin on the Discharge 2014: EU general budget – European Parliament.

Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON)
Public hearing on Virtual currencies; Economic Dialogue and exchange of views with Harris Georgiades, Minister of Finance of the Republic of Cyprus; adoption of draft reports: Activities and supervision of institutions for occupational retirement provision (recast); Banking Union – Annual Report 2015; European Central Bank Annual report for 2014.

Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL)
Adoption of draft opinions: New territorial development tools in Cohesion policy 2014-2020: Integrated Territorial Investment (ITI) and Community-Led Local Development (CLLD); Discharges 2014; Gender equality and empowering women in the digital age. Draft report Social dumping in the European Union; draft opinion Poverty: a gender perspective; Question for oral answer What is Social Triple A?; consideration of amendments European Semester for economic policy coordination: Employment and Social Aspects in the Annual Growth Survey 2016.

Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO)
Presentation of the priorities of the Dutch Presidency with Mr Henk Kamp, Minister of Economic Affairs; Legislative Scrutiny: Commission’s presentation of its delegated Regulation on the transitional rules for certain provisions of the Union Customs Code where the relevant electronic systems are not yet operational; adoption draft report Single Market governance within the European Semester 2016; consideration draft report The Single Market Strategy.

Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN)
Adoption draft report Market access to port services and financial transparency of ports; Exchange of views with Mr François Bausch on the conclusions of the Luxembourg Presidency; Presentation of the Council Presidency’s programme by the Dutch Minister for Infrastructure and Environment, Ms Melanie Schulz Van Haegen; consideration of draft opinion Social dumping in the European Union.

Committee on Regional Development (REGI)
Joint REGI-COTER Public Hearing on the Implementation of the EU Urban Agenda: “Towards the Pact of Amsterdam”. COTER is the Committee of the Regions Commission for Territorial Cohesion and EU Budget.

Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI)
Draft recommendation Animal Health; adoption of opinion Discharge 2014: EU general budget – European Commission; Consideration of: Technological solutions to sustainable agriculture in the EU, The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, How can the CAP improve job creation in rural areas?, An EU strategy for the Alpine region; Exchange of views with the European Commission (DG AGRI) on geographical indications.

Committee on Culture and Education (CULT)
Adoption of draft opinions/reports: Erasmus+ and other tools to foster mobility in VET – a lifelong learning approach; Learning EU at school; Poverty: a gender perspective; Presentation of the priorities of the Dutch Presidency by Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Jet Bussemaker, and State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport, Martin van Rijn.

Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE)
Exchange of views on the Danish draft law on asylum seekers; adoption draft report Accession of Croatia to the Conventions on the protection of the European Communities’ financial interests; EU Agency for Fundamental Rights – report on surveillance by intelligence services: fundamental rights safeguards and remedies in the EU; eu-LISA: Chairing the network of Justice and Home Affairs Agencies in 2015 – reporting back; Fundamental Rights Agency: Chairing the network of Justice and Home Affairs Agencies in 2016 – working programme; Progress report in the EU’s 2013 – 2020 Drugs Strategy and 2013 – 2016 Action Plan on Drugs; European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA); Application of the Council Directive establishing a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation.