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.

26-04-2018 - Combat of Money Laundering in the EU banking system

TAX3 23-04-2018 - 14:16
Public Hearing of the Special Committee on Financial Crimes and Tax Avoidance (TAX3) on "Hearing on "Combat of Money Laundering in the EU banking system" of 26 April 2018

After its constituent sitting last 22 March 2018, the Special Committee on Financial Crimes, Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance (TAX3) initiates its activities on 26 April with a public hearing on "Combat of Money Laundering in the EU banking system". (Read more)

25-04-2018 - Globalisation “trilemma”: how to reconcile globalisation, democracy and welfare

AFCO 23-04-2018 - 15:58
Illustration map of Europe ©AP Images/European Union-EP

On 25/04/2018, AFCO is organising a hearing on "Globalisation “trilemma”: how to reconcile globalisation, democracy and welfare - lessons for the EU", with 4 invited experts: Davide Cadeddu, professor of political theory at the University of Milan; Susan George, President of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam; Ingolf Pernice, Research Director on Global Constitutionalism from the Humboldt Institute in Berlin and Daniel Gros, Director Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels. (Read more)

25-04-2018 - Tourism Task Force - Public hearing on the impact of Brexit on tourism

TRAN 17-04-2018 - 10:20
European Union flag in front of the Big Ben
Brexit EU

So far facilitated by the free movement across the EU, the travel and tourism flows between the UK and EU following Brexit will be analysed during this hearing. For the UK tourism is the fifth largest export industry and for the EU27 UK tourists are equally crucial. Not only conventional tourism but also health services, employment, long term stays, duty free, roaming, freedom of movements and Consumer Rights Directive could be affected. (Read more)

25-04-2018 - Human rights and discriminatory legislation against women and girls

DROI 19-04-2018 - 11:36

Human rights and discriminatory legislation against women and girls, in particular regarding sexual violence (Read more)

24-04-2018 - Hearing on "The Hague Judgments Project"

JURI 23-04-2018 - 18:35
In the upper part of the poster, there is date and time of the hearing and indication of the meeting room. There is Parliament's logo in the upper right corner. Below there is the world map and scales of justice.

The Committee on Legal Affairs will hold a public hearing on ‘The Hague Judgments Convention’ in Brussels, on 24 April 2018, from 15.00-16.30. The hearing is aimed at bringing together Members of the European Parliament, Commission representatives, the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference and stakeholders with a view to discussing the ongoing negotiations on a world-wide Convention on the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters. (Read more)

24-04-2018 - Strategies for EU-China relations

AFET INTA 23-04-2018 - 18:49
Poster for Strategies for EU-China relations hearing

The Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) in association with the Committee on International Trade (INTA) will hold a public hearing on 'Strategies for China' on 24 April at 14:30-15:50 in Brussels (room: JAN 2Q2). (Read more)

24-04-2018 - Public hearing on a definitive EU VAT system

ECON 13-04-2018 - 12:14
Public hearing on VAT

On Tuesday 24 April from 14.30-16.00 the ECON committee will hold a hearing on the future EU definitive VAT system, in the context of the recent Commission proposals on the reform of the VAT system. (Read more)

24-04-2018 - Joint hearing on ‘The EU budget and Paris Climate Agreement’

BUDG ENVI 12-04-2018 - 14:29
Euro coins, Earth

On Tuesday 24 April 2018, the Committee on Budget (BUDG) and the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) of the European Parliament are organising a Public Hearing entitled ‘The EU budget and the Paris Climate Agreement’. The objective of the hearing is to assess the compatibility of the current and future EU budgets with the Paris climate agreement. (Read more)

24-04-2018 - Preventing and Countering Radicalisation

TERR 23-04-2018 - 12:57
Radicalism Public Hearing Special Committee on Terrorism

The Public Hearing of 24 April 2018 will focus on the reasons of radicalisation that affect people with different social backgrounds throughout the European society. The panellists will also discuss what might be triggering the likelihood of becoming a terrorist. (Read more)

12-04-2018 - EU policy options in case of U.S. decertification

AFET 11-04-2018 - 10:42

Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA): EU policy options in case of U.S. decertification (Read more)