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The Week Ahead 04 – 10 May 2015

30-04-2015 - 14:39

Committee meetings, Brussels

State aid/taxes. The Special Committee on Tax Rulings will hold a debate with competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, who has recently launched state aid investigations in Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Ireland and Belgium, plus tax professionals from the “big four” accountancy firms. (Tuesday)

Directors' pay. A draft law that would give shareholders "a say on pay" of listed company directors, by enabling them to approve or reject remuneration policies every three years, will be put to a vote in the Legal Affairs Committee. (Thursday)


TTIP/ISDS. Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström will join the International Trade Committee to debate new ideas for Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) in the Transatlantic Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal. (Wednesday)


Stability and Growth Pact/France. French Finance Minister Michel Sapin will debate the state of the French economy with the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee. Members are likely to focus on France’s deficit and a two years’ leeway it was granted by the Commission to get its public spending into line with EU Stability and Growth Pact criteria. (Thursday)

Asylum/unaccompanied minors. A legislative amendment to the Dublin Regulation to clarify which EU country should process asylum applications for unaccompanied minors will be put to a vote in the Civil Liberties Committee. (Wednesday)

Russia/Crimea. One year after Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea, the Foreign Affairs Committee will vote on a resolution on the Black Sea strategic military situation. (Monday)


President's diary. President Schulz will attend a ceremony commemorating Jewish victims in WWII and deliver a speech at the annual Remembrance Day ceremony, in Nijmegen (the Netherlands), on Monday. On Thursday Mr Schulz will meet Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Thursday. On Friday, he will deliver a speech at the commemoration event "Train of 1000 – International Youth-meeting Auschwitz 2015", in Auschwitz-Birkenau. Also on Friday, Mr Schulz will attend the Citizens' Dialogue event at the 2015 EXPO in Milan, where he will open the EU pavilion on Saturday.

Press briefing. The EP Press Service will hold a press briefing on the week's activities at 11.00 on Monday. (EP press conference room “Anna Politkovskaya”, Brussels)

REF. : 20150424WKN45747
Updated: ( 06-05-2015 - 08:55)