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Next committee meeting on 4 May 2015 in Brussels.

Miguel Arias Canete

Climate action priorities: committee debate with Commissioner Arias Cañete

ENVI 17-04-2015 - 10:12

The Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety will meet Commissioner Arias Cañete to discuss the Commission's climate action priorities as regards the implementation of its 2015 Work Programme and look ahead to 2016. Key topics for the Committee include the implementation of the 2030 climate and energy framework, the international climate negotiations, and the climate and decarbonisation aspects of the EU energy union. The meeting will be held on 27.04.15 in Strasbourg.


Youth Employment Initiative - increase of initial pre-financing: plenary vote

EMPL 13-04-2015 - 10:53

The changes required to increase the amount of pre-financing made available to Member States for promoting youth employment will be discussed by the European Parliament on 28.04.15. The amending regulation aims to provide support to young people not in employment, education or training (NEETs) in the most affected regions. The increase is set to contribute to the integration of young people into the labour market. The vote will be held during the plenary sitting of 29.04.15.

Stop Vivisection: European Citizens' Initiative public hearing

Stop Vivisection: European Citizens' Initiative public hearing

AGRI PETI ENVI ITRE 23-04-2015 - 19:21

A public hearing on the Stop Vivisection European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) will be held on 11.05.15 in order to provide a platform for debate for Members, the general public, the ECI's supporters and experts in the field. The ECI aims to repeal the Directive on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes, asking the Commission to present a new proposal that does away with animal experiments. The hearing is organised by the AGRI committee in association with PETI, ENVI and ITRE.

Andrus Ansip, Vice-President responsible for Digital Single Market

The Digital Single Market: structured dialogue with Commission Vice-President Ansip

ITRE 23-04-2015 - 17:28

The Committee on Industry, Research and Energy will meet Commission Vice-President Ansip to discuss the Digital Single Market Strategy. The Commission is expected to focus its action on better access for consumers and businesses to digital goods and services, shaping the environment for digital networks and services, and creating a European Digital Economy and Society with long-term growth potential. The meeting will take place on 06.05.15.

Fact sheets on the European Union

The European Union at a glance: see the Fact Sheets online

Committees 21-04-2015 - 09:26

The Fact Sheets on the European Union provide an overview of European integration and of Parliament's contribution to that process. They are intended to present non-specialists with a straightforward and brief overview of the EU's institutions and policies, and of the role that Parliament plays in their development. Available in the 23 languages, they cover six main areas: how the European Union works; a citizens' Europe; the internal market; the economic and monetary union; sectoral policies; and the EU's external relations. The online version is reviewed and updated regularly throughout the year.

Texts to be put to the vote at committee meetings

Result(s) : 128

DRAFT OPINION on procedures and practices regarding Commissioner Hearings, lessons to be taken from the 2014 process

09-03-2015 ENVI_PA(2015)549460 PE 549.460v01-00


Deadline for tabling amendments : 30-03-2015

DRAFT OPINION on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the use of passenger name record data for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of terrorist offences and serious crime

09-03-2015 AFET_PA(2015)549344 PE 549.344v01-00


Deadline for tabling amendments : 18-03-2015

DRAFT REPORT on the current political situation in Afghanistan

06-03-2015 AFET_PR(2015)551777 PE 551.777v01-00


Deadline for tabling amendments : 08-04-2015

DRAFT RECOMMENDATION on the proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of a Protocol to the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Azerbaijan, of the other part, on a Framework Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Azerbaijan on the general principles for the participation of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Union programmes

06-03-2015 AFET_PR(2015)549452 PE 549.452v01-00


Deadline for tabling amendments : 01-04-2015

DRAFT REPORT on the strategic military situation in the Black Sea Basin following the illegal annexation of Crimea by Russia

06-03-2015 AFET_PR(2015)546620 PE 546.620v03-00

Ioan Mircea PAȘCU

Deadline for tabling amendments : 25-03-2015

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Multimedia Library

23-04-2015 - 15:06
IMCO Meeting
23-04-2015 - 09:12
DROI Meeting
23-04-2015 - 09:08
IMCO Meeting

Conciliations and codecision

Conciliation is the third and final phase of the Ordinary Legislative Procedure (OLP) (also known as ‘codecision’).


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