Hearings


A committee is permitted to organise a hearing with experts, where this is considered essential to its work on a particular subject. Hearings can also be held jointly by two or more committees. Most committees organise regular hearings, as they allow them to hear from experts and hold discussions on the key issues. On this page you will find all the available information relating to committee hearings, including programmes and contributions from speakers.

07-12-2017 - Genetic diversity, conservation and crop wild relatives - Public Hearing

AGRI 12-12-2017 - 15:36
wild flowers in front of cultivated field

The committee meeting on 7 December consisted of the hearing on genetic diversity, conservation and crops wild relatives. Crop wild relatives are closely related to our cultivated crops, but grow naturally under a wide range of environmental conditions. They can be crossed with existing crops to produce varieties that are more adaptable to local climates. Furthermore they can be used to develop crop varieties with greater resilience to climate change. (Read more)

07-12-2017 - Public hearing on North Korea

SEDE AFET 11-12-2017 - 15:47
North Korean soldiers at a military parade in Pyongyang

On 7 December 2017, AFET/SEDE will hold an extraordinary joint hearing on North Korea to discuss the continuing deterioration of the security situation on the Korean Peninsula. The aim of the hearing is to assess the threat posed by the DPRK's nuclear and ballistic missile build-up and possible consequences for the global non-proliferation regime. Members will also analyse different options for the EU and international community to prevent further escalation of the crisis. (Read more)

07-12-2017 - The situation in Hungary

LIBE 01-12-2017 - 11:07

On 7 December 2017, the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs of the European Parliament is organising a public hearing on "The situation in Hungary". (Read more)

04-12-2017 - The EU Forest Strategy - Joint AGRI, ENVI and ITRE Public Hearing

AGRI ENVI ITRE 07-12-2017 - 14:16
Wooden Logs with Forest on Background / Trunks of trees cut and stacked in the foreground, green forest in the background with sun rays

The public hearing aimed to provide input to the review to be carried out by 2018 to assess progress in the implementation of the EU Forest Strategy. This joint hearing also provided a platform for annual structural dialogue between the Parliament and the Commission on the implementation of the new EU Forest strategy. (Read more)

04-12-2017 - Hearing: Prospects for Libya in the current regional context

AFET 28-11-2017 - 15:53
AFET - Prospects for Libya

On 4 December 2017, the Foreign Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on the "Prospects for Libya in the current regional context". The hearing will assess the current political and security situation in Libya and the prospects for the stabilisation of the country, ahead of the two-years deadline of the Libyan Political Agreement. (Read more)

28-11-2017 - The Paradise Papers - Discussions with the Investigative Journalists

PANA 13-12-2017 - 10:42
PANA Public hearing on “The Paradise Papers - What are they about and why are they relevant” - 28 November 2017

During this very last public hearing of the PANA Committee, Members will zoom in on the recent Paradise Papers revelations, together with three journalists who worked at the heart of the investigation at the International Consortium for Investigative Journalism (ICIJ). The Paradise Papers are based on 13.4 million confidential electronic documents relating to offshore investment that were leaked to the Süddeutsche Zeitung. (Read more)

28-11-2017 - Brexit impact on the environment, public health and food safety

ENVI 04-12-2017 - 14:55
the two halves of a cracked eggshell, one patterned with the flag of the European Union and the other one patterned with the flag of the United Kingdom

The aim of the public hearing is to assess and discuss the possible impact of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU on the environment, public health and food safety. The hearing is also an opportunity to demonstrate what the EU does to the benefit of its Member States. (Read more)

28-11-2017 - The case of NLB financial group Slovenia and Azerbaijan Laundromat revelations

PANA 13-12-2017 - 11:51
PANA Public hearing on “Money Laundering: The case of NLB Financial Group Slovenia and Azerbaijan Laundromat revelations” - 28 November 2017

On 28 November 2017, the PANA Committee will hold a hearing on "Money Laundering: The case of NLB financial group and on the Azerbaijan Laundromat revelations". (Read more)

28-11-2017 - Agreements and cooperation with third countries on migration management and return

LIBE 05-12-2017 - 16:44
Hearing on Agreements and cooperation with third countries on migration management and return

On 28 November 2017, from 09:00 to 12:30, the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs of the European Parliament organises a hearing on “Agreements and cooperation with third countries on migration management and return”. (Read more)