18.30 New Years' Reception for the Diplomatic Corps (Espace Menuhin)
Xabier BENITO ZILUAGA (GUE/NGL, ES), Michèle RIVASI (Greens/EFA, FR), Alessandro RUNCI, Marco SANTORO, Carol COLL, and Louise FITZGERALD
Joint debate - Presentation by the Commission of the Goods Package
The Committee on Industry, Research and Energy will be holding a public hearing on the future of defence industrial policy. The hearing will focus on the current Commission proposal on the European Defence Industrial Development Programme. This is one of the building blocks of the European Defence Fund and should be the forerunner to programmes in the next MFF to support defence industrial development and defence research.
09.30 Meeting with MEP Ms María Teresa GIMÉNEZ BARBAT (President´s office)
João FERREIRA (GUE/NGL, PT)
- Leo Hoffmann-Axthelm, Representative of International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), Nobel Peace Prize 2017
- Alexander Kmentt, Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the Political and Security Committee, Permanent Representation of Austria to the European Union
- Jacek Bylica, EEAS Principal Adviser and Special Envoy for Non-proliferation and Disarmament
Votes starting at 10:00
14:30 - 16:30 Public hearing
16.30 – 18.30
Extraordinary joint EMPL/CULT (CJ28) meeting - votes
End of votes
Exchange of views with Ms Mariya GABRIEL, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, as part of the Structured Dialogue and presentation of Cybersecurity Act
The Committee on Culture and Eductation organises a Public hearing on the EU Youth Strategy . The purpose of the hearing is to propose options and policy instruments for a renewed EU Youth Strategy post 2018. The hearing will shed light on how to develop and streamline a more integrated and ambitious EU strategic approach towards youth issues in a complex global context by offering more relevant priorities and the necessary elements for a strong policy framework.
12.00 Holocaust Remembrance Day (Espace Menuhin)
19.00 Screening of the movie "Rocco Chinnici" (Espace Menuhin)
Hilde VAUTMANS (ALDE, BE), Bart STAES (Greens/EFA, BE), Anneleen VAN BOSSUYT (ECR, BE), Lieve WIERINCK (ALDE, BE, Angeline FLOR PUA, and Darline DEVOS
Gabriele ZIMMER (DE), Chair GUE/NGL, Takis HADJIGEORGIOU (GUE/NGL, CY), Marie-Christine VERGIAT (GUE/NGL, FR), Bodil VALERO (GUE/NGL, SV), Josef WEIDENHOLZER (S&D, AT), Costas MAVRIDES (S&D, CY), Eyup DORU, David VERGILI, Rebecca HARMS (Greens, DE), and Branislav ŠKRIPEK (ECR, SL)
09:00 - 11:45
In association with the Delegation for relations with the Arabian Peninsula
In association with the Delegation for relations with Israel
14:30 - 15:30
15:30 - 17:00
17:00 - 18:30
In association with the Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee
- Presentation of a study on 'The human rights situation in Ukraine and the EU’s response, including relevant activities of the European Parliament'
- Discussion with Crimean Tatar leaders Akhtem Chiygoz and Ilmi Umerov
Votes starting at 09:00
11:00 - 12:00
Jointly with the Committee on International Trade (INTA)
14:30 - 16:00
Economic dialogue and discussion with Vladislav GORANOV , ECOFIN President and Minister of Finance of Bulgaria (11.00-12.30)
Definition, presentation and labelling of spirit drinks, the use of the names of spirit drinks in the presentation and labelling of other foodstuffs and the protection of geographical indications for spirit drinks - Adoption of draft report - Rapporteur: Pilar AYUSO (EPP, ES)
A European strategy on Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems - Adoption of draft opinion - Rapporteur: Christel SCHALDEMOSE (S&D, DE)
End of votes
European Investment Fund - exchange of views with Hubert COTTOGNI, Director, Head of Mandate Management, EIF
Priorities of the Bulgarian presidency of the Council - discussion with Rumen PORODZANOV, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Jointly with the Constitutional Affairs Committee (11.00-11.45)
Interparliamentary committee meeting with national parliaments (09.00-17.40)
Jointly with the Legal Affairs Committee
Jointly with the Committee on International Trade (09.00-09.30)
end of votes
Interparliamentary committee meeting with National Parliaments
Now at the start of 2018, it is time to take stock of the EU response to the current migration challenge as it was initially framed in the 2015 European Commission's European Agenda on Migration.
This one-day event, organised by the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee, will give parliamentarians at both national and European level a unique opportunity to exchange with representatives of EU institutions, bodies and agencies, intergovernmental organisations, local governments, academics and think tanks on a topic which combines competences at all levels of governance in the EU.
Discussion will be divided into four sessions followed by a closing session.
1. The European Agenda for Migration - legal avenues and integration two years on
2. Legal avenues for international protection
3. Labour migration and family reunification
4. Integration - opportunities and challenges
5 Closing remarks
See the draft programme for further information.
10.30 – 11.30
Harmonisation of gross national income at market prices (GNI Regulation) (COD) - Vote on the decision to enter into interinstitutional negotiations. Report by Roberto GUALTIERI (S&D, IT)
Commission Delegated Regulation amending Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/2358 and Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/2359 as regards their dates of application (DEA) - Vote on a recommendation for "early non-objection"
Commission Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1126/2008 adopting certain international accounting standards in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1606/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards amendments to International Financial Reporting Standard 9 (RPS) - Vote on a recommendation for "early non-objection"
Mandatory automatic exchange of information in the field of taxation in relation to reportable cross-border arrangements (CNC) - Vote on a report by Emmanuel MAUREL (S&D, FR)
Proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the EU, of the Bilateral Agreement between the European Union and the United States of America on prudential measures regarding insurance and reinsurance (NLE) - Vote on a report by Roberto GUALTIERI (S&D, IT)
Banking Union - Annual Report 2017 (INI) - Vote on a report by Sander LOONES (ECR, BE)
End of votes
Presentation of the Council Presidency’s programme
Workshop on the "7th Report on Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion" (9.45-11.30) - see Special events
Hearing on the "Multiannual plan for small pelagic stocks in the Adriatic Sea" (9.00 - 11.30) - see Public hearings
end of votes
The Committee on Regional Development will hold a Workshop on the 7th Report on Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion. The 7th Cohesion Report was published by the Commission beginning of October 2017 and it is a key document in the context of the upcoming reform of the European Union Cohesion Policy for the next programming period. MEPs will draw up a non-legislative report, on this topic (rapporteur Marc Joulaud (EPP, FR). Various experts will discuss with MEPs the two main questions- also pointed out in the Commission's communication- namely: where cohesion policy should invest and what should be the investment priorities. They will also present themes such as the middle income trap, urban dimension of cohesion policy and urban agenda, relations between urban-rural areas, as well as the balance between European priorities and territorial needs.