The next meeting of the Committee on International Trade will take place in Brussels on Monday, 13 April 2015 (from 15:00 to 18:30), Room JAN 6Q2 and on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 (from 09:00 to 18:30), Room ASP 3G-3.
The highlights and the Draft Agenda of the meeting below.
INTA will vote on the following files:
- Report on"Conflict minerals" (Rapporteur: Iuliu Winkler, PPE). Members will vote the 627 amendments to the legislative proposal of the Commission to promote responsible sourcing of minerals from conflict areas in an attempt to break the link between mineral extraction and conflict. The vote could be a close one.
- Draft Opinion to the ITRE report on "European Energy Security". 83 amendments were tabled to this topical and important opinion. Whilst Members agree that trade is an important tool in the EU's energy security strategy, opinions differ e.g. on the scope of energy security, and as to which extent the Union should join its efforts when negotiating energy agreements with third countries. INTA Rapporteur for the opinion is Helmut SCHOLZ (GUE).
International Trade Committee MEPs will focus on Investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) and investment protection rules under the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in a debate with trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström on Wednesday, starting at 15:00. They will then hold a public hearing on the TTIP’s potential benefits. (Read more)
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