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.

12-07-2017 - Public hearing on Civil Procedure Project

JURI 06-07-2017 - 12:07
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On 12 July, the JURI Committee will organise a hearing on The ELI/UNIDROIT Civil Procedure Project: state of play and next steps. Ms Diana Wallis, the President of the European Law Institute, and Dr Eva Storskrubb will present the first consolidated draft rules on ‘Access to information and evidence’, ‘Service and due notice of proceedings’ and ‘Provisional and protective measures’ and will discuss the next steps of the project. The debate will take place with the participation of the Commission (Read more)

21-06-2017 - The EU-wide protection of whistleblowers

PANA JURI 22-06-2017 - 10:52
PANA/JURI Joint hearing on "The EU-wide protection of whistleblowers" of 21 June 2017

On 21 June, starting 9.00, the Members of the JURI and PANA Committees will hold a hearing with experts on protection for whistle-blowers. Whistle-blowers are crucial for the functioning of the EU and the European project, not least show by the Panama Papers and the political reactions that followed. The Parliament is in the process of drafting an own initiative report on an EU wide protection for whistle-blowers. (Read more)

20-06-2017 - Hearing of Commissioner-designate Ms Mariya Gabriel

Mariya Gabriel

On 20 June ITRE and CULT held the hearing of Commissioner-designate Gabriel, who was nominated by the European Commission to take over the responsibility for the Digital Economy and Society portfolio. Associated Committees were IMCO, JURI and LIBE. ITRE and CULT Coordinators then met on Wednesday 21 June to assess the hearing so that Mr Buzek, ITRE Chair, and Ms Kammerevert, CULT Chair, could inform the President of Parliament in view of a decision during the July plenary. (Read more)

20-06-2017 - Hearing on The Insolvency Proposal

JURI 16-06-2017 - 18:21
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On 20 June 2017, from 11.00 to 12.30, the Committee on Legal Affairs will hold a public hearing on Hearing on The Insolvency Proposal. The aim of the hearing is that Members should acquire a more complete and detailed understanding of the impact that the proposal may have on the different stakeholders concerned: debtors, creditors, SMEs, workers, practitioners in the field, etc. with a view to its improvement. (Read more)

30-05-2017 - Hearing on legal consequences of Brexit

JURI 07-06-2017 - 18:49
In the background, there is half of British flag and half of EU flag. Then we see a handshake.

On 30 May 2017, from 11.00 to 12.30, the Committee on Legal Affairs held a public hearing on Legal consequences of Brexit. A number of important questions was covered. (Read more)

04-05-2017 - Hearing on copyright and the proposed Cab-Sat regulation

JURI 05-05-2017 - 15:02
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On 4 May 2017, from 11.00 to 12.30, the Committee on Legal Affairs held a public hearing on the Commission's proposal for a Regulation laying down rules on the exercise of copyright and related rights applicable to certain online transmissions of broadcasting organisations and retransmissions of television and radio programmes. (Read more)

11-04-2017 - The Implementation of the Environmental Liability Directive

JURI ENVI 05-05-2017 - 08:14
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On 11 April 2017, the JURI and ENVI Comittees held a public hearing on the implementation of the Environmental Liability Directive (ELD). The ELD entered into force on 30 April 2004. The EU Member States had three years to transpose the Directive in domestic law. The transposition of ELD was completed by July 2010. The ELD was amended three times through Directive 2006/21/EC on the management of waste from extractive industries, through Directive 2009/31/EC on the geological storage of (Read more)

23-03-2017 - Hearing on the Unitary Patent: state of play

JURI 02-05-2017 - 18:15

On 23 March, Members of the Legal Affairs Committee had a presentation by the President of the European Patent Office and by a representative of the Commission on the latest state of play on the Unitary Patent. A discussion followed with Bernhard Rapkay, former Member of the European Parliament and rapporteur for the unitary patent. (Read more)

22-03-2017 - Hearing on Statute for social and solidarity-based enterprises

JURI EMPL 02-05-2017 - 18:14
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On 22 March, the JURI and EMPL Committees organised a hearing on a "Statute for social and solidarity-based enterprises", from 17.00 to 18.30. The purpose of this hearing was to provide an overview of the current state of the legislation on social and solidarity-based enterprises in Europe and to provide information of how the proliferation of this kind of enterprises could boost employment, improve community welfare and advance economic growth. (Read more)

22-03-2017 - Hearing on Copyright reform: the new mandatory exceptions

JURI 02-05-2017 - 18:15
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On 22 March 2017, from 11.30 to 12.30, the Committee on Legal Affairs held a second public hearing on the legislative proposal on copyright, focusing on mandatory exceptions. (Read more)