Missions


A committee can decide to organise missions to a member state, a country outside of the EU or to international conferences. Missions are undertaken in the exercise of the powers conferred on the committee and are composed of a limited numbers of members of the committee. Committees may also send, for no more than three days, a three-member delegation to agencies for which they are principally responsible. On this page you will find all the available information relating to specific missions.

21-03-2017 - Fact-finding mission of the PANA Committee to USA

PANA 24-03-2017 - 11:36
EU USA flag illustration

From 21 to 24 March, the Inquiry Committee into Money Laundering, Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance (PANA) will conduct a fact-finding mission to the United States. The purpose of the visit is to discuss with interlocutors the state of play and future perspectives for transatlantic cooperation in the fight against Money Laundering, Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance, at international, OECD and G7/20 level, and both tax and beneficial ownership transparency at US state level. (Read more)

02-03-2017 - Fact-finding mission of the PANA Committee to Luxembourg

PANA 08-03-2017 - 11:53
Luxembourg flag

On 2 and 3 March 2017, the PANA Committee will conduct a fact-finding mission to Luxembourg. This fact-finding mission is designed to take place in full cooperation with the national legislators in order to discuss and scrutinise the effective implementation and enforcement of Union law as specified in the PANA Committee's mandate. (Read more)

20-02-2017 - Fact-finding visit to Sweden: 20 - 21 February 2017

PETI 28-02-2017 - 12:41
Gamla Stan, the old part of Stockholm, Sweden

The Committee on Petitions sent a delegation on a fact-finding visit to Stockholm after receiving several petitions on the difficulties faced by EU citizens wishing to live in Sweden for more than a few weeks to get a personal identification number. The delegation met representatives of the different ministerial services involved in the decisions contested by the petitioners. (Read more)

20-02-2017 - Fact-finding mission of the PANA Committee to Malta

PANA 24-03-2017 - 11:46
Malta

On 20 February 2017, the PANA Committee will conduct a fact-finding mission Malta. This fact-finding mission is designed to take place in full cooperation with the national legislators in order to discuss and scrutinise the effective implementation and enforcement of Union law as specified in the PANA Committee's mandate. (Read more)

09-02-2017 - Fact-finding mission of the PANA Committee to United Kingdom

PANA 24-03-2017 - 11:48
The United Kingdom © European Union

On 9 and 10 February 2017, the PANA Committee will conduct a fact-finding missions to the UK. This fact-finding mission is designed to take place in full cooperation with the national legislators in order to discuss and scrutinise the effective implementation and enforcement of Union law as specified in the PANA Committee's mandate. (Read more)

15-11-2016 - INTA mission to Dhaka, Bangladesh

INTA 21-02-2017 - 15:43
Image of colourful market with hand made items in Dhaka, Bangladesh

A delegation of INTA Members, headed by its Chairman Bernd LANGE, travelled on a fact-finding mission to Bangladesh with the objective to evaluate progress made in the implementation of the "EU Sustainability Compact”. The Compact brings together the European Union, the Government of Bangladesh, the United States, Canada and the ILO and it aims at improving labour rights, health and safety at work and responsible business behaviour in the export-driven garment industry. (Read more)

02-11-2016 - INTA mission to Buenos Aires, Argentina

INTA 14-12-2016 - 09:58
Image of EU and Argentinian flags

The focus of the mission was to discuss with government and top officials the key issues behind the EU- Mercosur Trade negotiations. After some years of stalemate, negotiations are advancing. This is a key moment in the process, which follows the exchange of offers and the first round thereafter in October, and INTA decided to continue fostering the analysis, this time in the field. (Read more)

10-10-2016 - INTA mission to Alicante and Valencia

INTA 14-12-2016 - 09:55
Image of the ship at the port in Valencia

A five-member INTA delegation visited Alicante and Valencia. Members held meetings with the representative of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), regional authorities, exporters and the management of the Port of Valencia. Discussions focused on trade facilitation, the role of customs in fighting illegal trade and the views of regional stakeholders on the EU’s trade deals. (Read more)

22-09-2016 - Fact-finding visit to Slovakia: 22 – 23 September 2016

PETI 13-02-2017 - 10:49
Disability

The Committee on Petitions constantly receives petitions detailing cases of violation of the fundamental rights of persons with disabilities. One such example is Petition 1459/2012, tabled by Judith Klein, Director of the Mental Health Initiative, Open Society Foundations, concerning the investment of EU funds in residential centres for the disabled in certain Member States of Central and Eastern Europe. (Read more)

21-09-2016 - EMIS Committee Mission to France, Luxembourg and Germany

EMIS 13-10-2016 - 16:44

On 21 and 22 September 2016, the EMIS Committee delegation will be on mission to France, Luxembourg and Germany. The mission will start with a visit to a plant in Florange (France) to see how emission catalysts are produced. The mission will continue in Luxembourg with a meeting of the relevant Minister and officials working in the Luxembourgish type approval agency. Finally, the Members will witness in Lambsheim (Germany) how vehicle emissions are tested, both in laboratory as well as on-road. (Read more)