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Member States' restriction or prohibition of GMOs on their territory: vote

ENVI 12-10-2015 - 09:06
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The legislative report on the prohibition of genetically modified organisms in Member States will be voted on by the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety on 13.10.15. The rapporteur suggests rejecting the Commission proposal since, amongst others: it was not preceded by an impact assessment; it has (possibly negative) consequences for the functioning of the Internal Market and the competitiveness of the EU's agricultural sector; and its implementation raises serious doubts.

Towards a Digital Single Market Act: joint committee debate

IMCO ITRE 13-10-2015 - 14:06
Towards a Digital Single Market Act

The strategic report on achieving a Digital Single Market Act will be discussed during the joint meeting of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy and the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection on 13.10.15. The report is to provide Parliament's response to the Commission Communication on a Digital Single Market Strategy. The EMPL, CULT, JURI and LIBE committees are associated in drawing up this report. The ECON and TRAN committees are to deliver opinions on the topic.

Future Trade Strategy, Trade in Services Agreement: committee debates

INTA 12-10-2015 - 09:06
An image of Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Trade

An image of Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Trade Colourful images of various services like on-line shopping, transport, customer service, mobile network, etc.

The recently presented Future Trade Strategy report will be discussed by the Committee on International Trade together with Commissioner Malmström, with particular focus on a future Common Commercial Policy. The Committee will also look at its rapporteur's recommendations on the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) negotiations, which aim to ensure more reciprocity in market access, create a global level playing field and provide tangible benefits to consumers. The meeting will be held on 15.10.15

2016 Budget of the European Union: committee vote on motion for resolution

BUDG 12-10-2015 - 09:06
European flag and Euro coin

The motion for a resolution on the Council's reading of the Commission's 2016 Draft Budget of the EU will be voted on by the Committee on Budgets on 13.10.15. The text accompanies the budgetary amendments voted in late September aiming, as a priority, to restore cuts to the Horizon 2020 programme and Connecting Europe Facility, continue the Youth Employment Initiative and put more resources to tackle the migration crisis.

Subsidiarity and proportionality, information exchange in taxation: votes

JURI 12-10-2015 - 10:20
Image with thumbs, one pointing up and one pointing down - symbolising votes

The Committee on Legal Affairs will vote on its opinion regarding the mandatory automatic exchange of information in the field of taxation during its meeting of 12.10.15. On the next day, it will vote on the report on the application by EU institutions and bodies of the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality in the EU's legislative process for 2012-2013.

Texts to be put to the vote at committee meetings

Result(s) : 71

DRAFT RECOMMENDATION FOR SECOND READING on the Council position at first reading with a view to the adoption of a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on package travel and linked travel arrangements, amending Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004 and Directive 2011/83/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Council Directive 90/314/EEC

05-10-2015 IMCO_PR(2015)569483 PE 569.483v01-00


DRAFT REPORT on the Council position on the draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2016

01-10-2015 BUDG_PR(2015)567773 PE 567.773v01-00

José Manuel FERNANDES, Gérard DEPREZ

Deadline for tabling amendments : 06-10-2015

DRAFT RECOMMENDATION FOR SECOND READING on the Council position at first reading with a view to the adoption of a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down measures concerning the European single market for electronic communications and to achieve a Connected Continent, and amending Directives 2002/20/EC, 2002/21/EC, 2002/22/EC, and Regulations (EC) No 1211/2009 and (EU) No 531/2012

29-09-2015 ITRE_PR(2015)567840 PE 567.840v01-00


DRAFT REPORT on the proposal for a Council directive repealing Council Directive 2003/48/EC

17-09-2015 ECON_PR(2015)554909 PE 554.909v01-00


DRAFT REPORT on the draft Council Implementing Decision on the launch of automated data exchange with regard to dactyloscopic data in Belgium

17-09-2015 LIBE_PR(2015)567492 PE 567.492v01-00


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Conciliations and codecision

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The Assessment of Scientific and Technological Policy Options for the European Parliament.