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.

29-01-2019 - Strategy for long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reduction

ENVI 28-01-2019 - 15:16
Half Earth Image furnished by Nasa protected by a hand preventing CO2 gas emissions, nuclear waste, oil waste, deforestation, global warming represented by hand drawn symbols

Parties to the Paris Agreement are invited to communicate, by 2020, their mid-century, long-term low GHG emission development strategies. The Energy Governance Union Regulation also provides that the Commission adopts a proposal for a Union long-term strategy for greenhouse gas emissions reduction in accordance with the Paris Agreement which includes a scenario on achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions within the Union by 2050 and negative emissions thereafter. (Read more)

29-01-2019 - Money laundering cases involving Russian individuals and their effect on the EU

TAX3 25-02-2019 - 17:26
Public hearing on “Money laundering cases involving Russian individuals and their effect on the EU”

On 29th of January, from 14.30 to 17.30, the TAX3 committee will hold a public hearing on “Money laundering cases involving Russian individuals and their effect on the EU”. Two panels combining experts including among others Mr Bill Browder will shed light on the complex cases of money laundering recently discovered. These cases have affected banks and finance corporations across the EU and evidence shows linkages with organized crime, such as demonstrated in the murder of Mr Magnitsky. (Read more)

24-01-2019 - The evaluation of the Tax Gap

TAX3 25-02-2019 - 17:25
Public hearing on the evaluation of the tax gap

On 24th of January, from 10.30 to 12.00, the TAX3 committee will hold a public hearing on "The evaluation of the Tax Gap". The target of the hearing is to better understand the different methodologies to assess the amount of tax evasion and avoidance. The experts invited have published various and relevant articles and books aiming at better assessing the dimensions of this problem which would help policy makers to better tackle this issue. (Read more)

24-01-2019 - Alleged financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance in Slovakia

TAX3 25-02-2019 - 17:27
Public hearing on “Alleged financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance in Slovakia”

On 24 January 2019, the TAX3 Committee will hold a hearing on “Alleged financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance in Slovakia”. Investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his partner Martina Kusnirova were shot dead in February in what was the first targeted killing of a reporter in the country's history. Mr Kuciak, who was 27 at the time of his murder, had been investigating alleged financial crimes and tax frauds. (Read more)

23-01-2019 - EU-Asia connectivity and its impact on trade

INTA 31-01-2019 - 16:58
Image of the planet

This hearing addressed the different approaches to EU-Asia connectivity and the issues at stake when it comes to trade. The first panel focused on the possible synergies and challenges with the different approaches and the promotion of multilateral solution, with two well known academics and representatives of Institutions. (Read more)

23-01-2019 - Hearing on "Standard Essential Patent and the Internet of Things"

JURI 21-01-2019 - 14:34

On the 23 January, the JURI Committee will hold a public hearing on "Standard Essential Patent and the Internet of Things". The hearing will follow up on the 2017 Commission's communication 'IP package' containing a Communication 'Setting out the EU approach to Standard Essential Patents'. (Read more)

23-01-2019 - Public hearing on security policies and human rights : difficulties and opportunities

DROI SEDE 17-01-2019 - 15:55
DROI

The main objective of the hearing is to identify human rights challenges and best practices related to EU security policies in third countries. (Read more)

23-01-2019 - Public Hearing on the Future of Small-Scale Fisheries in the EU

PECH 05-02-2019 - 17:36
Poster for the Public Hearing on the Future of Small-Scale Fisheries in the EU

On 26 September 2018, representatives from 18 Mediterranean and Black Sea countries as well as the EU signed in Malta a Ministerial Declaration aimed at implementing a Regional Action Plan for Small-Scale Fisheries in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. (Read more)

23-01-2019 - Implementation of EU Funds aimed at fighting violence against women & girls – Hearing

FEMM 25-01-2019 - 10:59
Violence Against Women and Girls

The aim of the hearing is to analyse the effectiveness of money spent on combating violence against women in the context of the EU accession to the Istanbul Convention. The event will count on the presentations of experts from the WAVE Network, the Global Alliance against Trafficking in Women (GAATW) and the European Women's Lobby. (Read more)