Members of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development will discuss with sector representatives and researchers ways to tackle diverging application of EU agricultural laws in different member states and ensure a level playing field for all EU farmers. They will pay particular attention to different levels of transparency, animal welfare and environmental requirements, diverging input and output costs and compare legal situation with real farming practices.
11:00 Meeting with Amal Al Qubaisi, Speaker of the United Arab Emirates Federal National Council - Paul-Henri Spaak Building, 9th floor, Grand Salon Protocolaire
13:00 Meeting with Donald Tusk, president of the European Council and Jean-Claude Juncker, President - Berlaymont building
15:00 Opening speech at seminar "European Muslims facing radicalisation and the challenge of de-radicalisation" - Paul-Henri Spaak Building, 5th floor, room B001
Marina ALBIOL GUZMÁN (GUE/NGL, ES) and Álvaro AGUILERA
15.00 – 17.30
Hearing on new financial instruments and the role of national promotional banks for the benefit of European SMEs (see separate programme)
Joint meeting with the Committee on Budgets (BUDG) (9.00-10.30)
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The Budgets Committee will hold a public hearing on "New financial instruments and the role of national promotional banks for the benefit of European SMEs".
Following the presentation of a study on self-piloted cars, the hearing organised by the Committee on Transport and Tourism will evaluate the latest developments in road transport. It will consist of two panels, one on self-driving cars and another on Intelligent transport systems and pricing.
10:00 Meeting with Nils Ušakovs, mayor of Riga - Paul-Henri Spaak Building, 9th floor, President´s office
11:30 Meeting with David Usupashvili, Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia - Paul-Henri Spaak Building, 9th floor, Grand Salon Protocolaire
12:30 Meeting with Cardinal Béchara Boutros Raï, Maronite Patriarch of Antioch - Paul-Henri Spaak Building, 9th floor, Salon Protocolaire A
14:00 LEX signing on Passenger Name Records (PNR) and data protection package - Paul-Henri Spaak Building, 9th floor, backdrop press area
15:00 Chairing of the Plenary: European Investment Bank annual report 2014
17:00 Meeting with Bujar Nishani, President of Albania, followed by press point - Paul-Henri Spaak Building, 9th floor, Grand Salon Protocolaire
Kathleen VAN BREMPT (S&D, BE), Chair of the EMIS Committee, Pablo ZALBA BIDEGAIN (EPP, ES) and Gerben-Jan GERBRANDY (ALDE, NL), rapporteurs
Izaskun Bilbao BARANDICA (ALDE, ES), Michael CRAMER (Greens/EFA, DE), and Roberts ZīLE (ECR, LV), rapporteurs
Kostadinka KUNEVA (GUE/NGL, EL), rapporteur, and Tania GONZÁLEZ PEÑAS (GUE/NGL, ES)
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