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.

10-07-2018 - Hearing on the Visa Code and Humanitarian Visas

LIBE 16-07-2018 - 15:25
LIBE hearing on Visa Code and Humanitarian Visas

On Tuesday, 10 July 2018 from 15:30 to 18:30, LIBE Committee will hold a hearing on the Visa Code and Humanitarian Visas, in order to gather the input of experts and stakeholders for its further works. (Read more)

10-07-2018 - Public hearing: Airline distribution channel discrimination

TRAN 11-07-2018 - 09:18
Keyboard booking

The TRAN Committee conducted a public hearing on the issue of "Airline distribution channel discrimination". Along with representatives of airlines, global distribution systems and digital applications, travel agents and passengers, the Committee wished to better understand the current situation and the future developments of this industry, so essential to the air transport sector. (Read more)

10-07-2018 - Hearing on EU Administrative Law

JURI 11-07-2018 - 16:25
the title and timing of the hearing and on the right a picture with buildings blocks where each of them displays a key word

The Committee on Legal Affairs held a public hearing on ‘EU Administrative Law: towards an open, efficient and independent European Union administration’ in Brussels, on 10 July 2018, from 15.00-17.00. (Read more)

09-07-2018 - Hearing on “Expedited settlement of commercial disputes in the EU”

JURI 11-07-2018 - 16:28

On 9 July 2018, the Committee on Legal Affairs held a public hearing on “Expedited settlement of commercial disputes in the EU” (16.30-17.30). The Members discussed with experts the following question in preparations for the report 2018/2079 (INL) Expedited settlement of commercial disputes with Mr Tadeusz Zwiefka as rapporteur: (Read more)

09-07-2018 - The EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement

INTA 25-07-2018 - 10:02
Image of EU and Japan flags

Members of INTA Committee took a close look at the landmark Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and Japan – just two days before the deal was signed by EU and Japan leaders in Brussels and during times of mounting global trade tensions. The former Japanese chief negotiator, Mr. SUZUKI, DG TRADE's Director-General, Mr. DEMARTY, as well as wide range of stakeholders from the EU and Japan, including business, trade unions and Civil Society, discussed its content and potential impact. (Read more)

09-07-2018 - Tackling the Gender Pay Gap – Hearing – 9.7.2018

FEMM 12-07-2018 - 13:41
Pay Gap

The hearing aimed at analysing the proposals included in the EU Action Plan 2017-2019 on Tackling the Gender Pay Gap presented by the Commission in November 2017. The event counted the participation of the Director General of Justice and Consumers as well as representatives from both employers and employees and academia. The Action Plan presents ongoing and upcoming measures taken by the Commission to combat the gender pay gap. (Read more)


LIBE 29-06-2018 - 11:37
Facebook/Cambridge Analytica

The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs will hold the third hearing on the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica case, on 2 July 2018 in Strasbourg. (Read more)

28-06-2018 - PEST Hearing on authorisation of plant protection products by Member States

PEST 04-10-2018 - 10:16
EU countries flags on a blue sky background

On 28 June 2018, the PEST Committee held a public hearing on the “Authorisation of plant protection products by Member States”. At the hearing, representatives of the respective national competent authorities from Belgium, Romania and Spain, as well as the Secretary General of COPA-COGECA and Mr Mesnage of King's College London answered questions raised by Committee members. (Read more)

28-06-2018 - Public hearing on "VAT Fraud"

TAX3 12-09-2018 - 17:56
Public hearing of the TAX3 Special Committee on VAT Fraud

On 28 June 2018, from 11.00 to 13.00, the TAX3 Special Committee will hold a hearing on VAT Fraud. Member States in the European Union are yearly losing around 150 billions of euros in value-added tax (VAT) revenues because of fraud, mainly cross-border fraud, and inadequate tax collection systems. One can wonder why a solution to tackle VAT fraud could not be found while the problem is known since the introduction of the EU VAT transitional system in the nineties. (Read more)

28-06-2018 - The use of tax frauds – including VAT or carousel fraud – to finance terrorism

TAX3 TERR 12-09-2018 - 17:55
Joint Hearing of the TAX3 Special Committee / TERR Committee on “The use of tax frauds –including VAT or carousel fraud- to finance terrorism”

TAX3 and TERR Special Committees will hold a joint public hearing on “The use of tax frauds – including VAT or carousel fraud – to finance terrorism" on 28 June 2018. (Read more)