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14-01-2015 - 17:04
Extraordinary meeting of the ITRE Committee: Creation of a European Energy Union, Presentation by the Vice-President of the Commission for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic

ITRE Committee Meeting will be held on Wednesday 6 May 2015 (09.00 - 12.30 & 15.00 - 18.30) and Thursday 7 May 2015 (09.00 - 12.30 & 15.00 - 18.30) in JAN 2Q2, Brussels.

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Structured Dialogue with Vice-President for the Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip

23-04-2015 - 17:28

On 6 May ITRE Committee will welcome Vice-President Ansip, responsible for the Digital Single Market, within the framework of the "Structured Dialogue" between European Parliament and the Commission. Mr Ansip will present and hold and exchange of views with ITRE Members on the Digital Single Market strategy.

Stop Vivisection: European Citizens' Initiative public hearing

23-04-2015 - 10:16
Stop Vivisection: European Citizens' Initiative public hearing

A public hearing on the Stop Vivisection European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) will be hosted by the European Parliament 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 and asks the European Commission to present a new proposal that does away with animal experimentation.

The hearing is organised by the AGRI committee in association with the ENVI, ITRE and PETI committees. It will be held in Brussels on 11.05.15 from 15h00 to 18h30, in room JAN 4Q2. Additional information:

Public hearing on the internal energy market as a pillar for Energy Union

16-04-2015 - 18:15

A public hearing with experts on energy issues was organised by the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy on 20.04.15. The first debate focused on the integration of electricity and gas markets, solutions to eliminate obstacles, and ways of enhancing energy security through the Energy Union. The second debate looked at the role of domestic energy production, securing interconnections, the market for electricity from renewables, and markets aspects of emissions reduction.

Exchange of views with Commissioners in ITRE Committee

07-04-2015 - 11:28
Committee meeting

On14 April 2015 the ITRE Committee welcomed Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship  and SMEs, and Jonathan Hill, Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union. Mrs Bieńkowska outlined EC strategic goals and industrial policy plans for 2015. Mr Hill presented Green paper on capital Markets Union.

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06-05-2015 09:00 / 12:30 ITRE
06-05-2015 15:00 / 18:30 ITRE
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20-04-2015 - 15:03
ITRE Meeting
14-04-2015 - 15:06
ITRE Meeting

Welcome words

J. Buzek

With reindustrialization as the overarching aim, the ITRE Committee will have four priority areas on which to concentrate.

First of all, we must ensure that EU’s legal and economic framework enables the European industrial sector to become more innovative. This will require adapting and mobilizing EU’s R&D and education programs to effectively respond to the actual needs of the industry.

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