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.

Hearing on Freedom of religion or belief: Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East

DROI 26-02-2015

On Thursday 26 February the Subcommittee will hold a hearing on Freedom of Religion or Belief: Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East. This hearing will focus on several aspects of the situation, starting from the grave abuses of fundamental human rights: persecution, torture, extra-judicial executions and forced conversion. (Read more)

Maximum Sustainable Yield in Fisheries management

PECH 23-02-2015

During this hearing both scientific and practical aspects of the implementation of the MSY principle in fisheries management will be discussed with various experts in the field. (Read more)

The review of the Non-Proliferation Treaty

SEDE 29-01-2015

The Subcommittee will hold a Public Hearing on the Review of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) which is due in 2015, with experts from think tanks, NGOs and the EEAS. (Read more)

The Milk Package and prospects for the dairy sector

AGRI 27-01-2015

In a hearing on 27 January, the AGRI Committee will evaluate the effects of the recent milk package and look at prospects for the dairy sector after the impending expiry of the quota system (15.00-18.30, room PHS 3C50). Representatives of the sector and academic experts have been invited to give their views amid fears of a looming crisis in the dairy market. The hearing is aimed at feeding into an own-initiative report by James Nicholson (ECR, UK). (Read more)

Why Europe needs a legal framework for customs sanctions

IMCO 22-01-2015
Poster of the Hearing

The first session was focus on the 28 Member States’ customs sanctioning systems. The second session discussed the impact of the lack of an EU legal framework on infringements and sanctions on the functioning of the single market and on economic operators. The best ways to address the issue and reduce the amount of infringements in the Customs Union was also discusssed. (Read more)