The next Committee Meetings will be held on Wednesday 6 May (09.00 - 12.30 and 15.00 - 18.30) andThursday 7 May (09.00 - 12.30) in József Antall (4Q1)
The Rapporteur presented his own-INI Report focusing on the implementation deficit of the three EEA EFTA States (Iceland,Norway, Liechtenstein), the relations with Andorra, Monaco and San Marino, and the relations with Switzerland in light of the vote on the popular initiative"Against Mass Immigration" and the request by the Swiss Authorities to renegotiate the Free Movement of Persons Agreement (FMPA) with a view to introduce quota or national preference. A hearing is planned on 7 May.
Carbon monoxide can kill, so gas ovens should be professionally installed and maintained. But oven gloves need not be subject to EU safety rules unless they are labelled “protective”, said Internal Market Committee MEPs voting on draft EU rules on Thursday. (Read more)
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The Assessment of Scientific and Technological Policy Options for the European Parliament.