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The Week Ahead 15 – 21 February 2016

   
 

Monday 15-02-2016

Quick links to the differents types of event:
Press conferences
 
Monday 15-02-2016 - 11:00 - 11:30 Briefing on parliamentary agenda
Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 0A050
 
Monday 15-02-2016 - 16:00 - 18:30 Committee on Budgets
Brussels, Altiero Spinelli, 5G-3
 
Monday 15-02-2016 - 15:00 - 19:00 Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 3C050
  • Monetary Dialogue with Mario DRAGHI, President of the European Central Bank (15.00-17.00)

Votes (18.00-19.00)

  • Banking Union - Annual Report 2015 (INI) - Vote on a report by Roberto GUALTIERI (S&D, IT)
  • The EU role in the framework of international financial, monetary and regulatory institutions and bodies (ini) - Vote on a report by Sylvie GOULARD (ALDE, FR)

End of votes



 
Monday 15-02-2016 - 15:00 - 17:00 Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
Brussels, Altiero Spinelli, 3E2

Public Hearing on Retail Market Roundtable - see Public Hearings

 
Monday 15-02-2016 - 15:00 - 18:30 Committee on Transport and Tourism
Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 1A002
 
Monday 15-02-2016 - 15:00 - 18:30 Committee on Regional Development
Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 6Q2
 
Monday 15-02-2016 - 15:00 - 18:30 Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 4Q2
  • Mini-hearing on the control of the acquisition and possession of weapons (15.00-17.00) - see Public Hearings
  • EU-US agreement on the protection of personal data when transferred and processed for law enforcement purposes (EU-US "umbrella agreement") - discussion with the EP Legal Service, Francisco J. FONSECA MORILLO, Deputy Director-General, DG Justice and Consumers, European Commission and Giovanni BUTTARELLI, European Data Protection Supervisor (tbc) (17.00-18.30)
 
Public hearings
 
Monday 15-02-2016 - 15:00 - 17:00 Control of the acquisition and possession of weapons and its aspects in relation to security
Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 4Q2

Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

Gun crime remains a significant threat. It has become clear that gaps in the current legislation on firearms and shortcomings in its implementation at national level make the EU vulnerable to criminal activity. To improve the EU's firearms control framework, the Commission has proposed several elements to amend the EU Firearms Directive (Directive 91/477/EEC as amended by Directive 2008/51/EC). The amendments now require in-depth examination as some regulations will require reference of closer inspection and subsidiarity (e.g. mandatory medical examinations, limit the period of validity of licences).


The aim of this mini-hearing is to gather the input of experts for its further work. The first discussion session, with Michael BENSTEIN, German Federal Police Office, will deal with technical issues regarding marking, deactivation, registration and authorisations of firearms. The second session, with Dr. Renaud BOUVET, Université of Rennes, will focus on licensing and medical tests.

 
Monday 15-02-2016 - 15:00 - 17:00 Retail Market Roundtable
Brussels, Altiero Spinelli, 3E2

How can the Digital Single Market reduce legal and practical barriers in retail and how to best deal with current trade laws hindering the ability of retailers to operate in certain member states are among the topics to be discussed in the second Retail Market Roundtable, organised by the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee. The first panel will be dedicated to the topic "Removing obstacles: delivering freedom of movement, establishment and choice". In the second panel, experts will discuss "Internal Market barriers in retail": The Retail Market Roundtable will be opened by Anna Maria Corazza Bildt (EPP, SE), Vice-Chair of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee. Dennis De Jong (GUE/NGL, NL) will be in charge of the wrap up and conclusions.

 
The President's diary
 
The President's diary

Brussels


10:00            Chairing of the opening Plenary of the European Semester Conference: The revamped European Semester and the role of the European Parliament and national parliaments


11:30            Extraordinary Conference of Presidents, in the presence of David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom


13:00            Press point after Extraordinary Conference of Presidents - Paul-Henri Spaak Building, ground floor


14:30            Meeting with Dacian Cioloș, Prime Minister of Romania, followed by press point - Paul-Henri Spaak Building, 9th floor, Grand Salon Protocolaire


15:30            Meeting with Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs - Paul-Henri Spaak Building, 9th floor, Grand Salon Protocolaire


17:30            Meeting with Valeriu Zgonea, President of the Chamber of Deputies of Romania - Paul-Henri Spaak Building, 9th floor, Grand Salon Protocolaire

 
Press conferences
 
Tuesday 16-02-2016 - 13:00 - 13:15 Press Point Martin SCHULZ, President of the European Parliament, following meeting with UK Prime Minister David Cameron
Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, ground floor
 
Tuesday 16-02-2016 - 13:30 - 14:00 "New Regulation on organic production and labelling of organic products"
Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 0A050

Philippe LAMBERTS (BE), Greens/EFA Co-president, José BOVÉ (Greens/EFA, FR)

 
Tuesday 16-02-2016 - 15:00 - 15:30 Progress report on Turkey
Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 0A050

Kati PIRI (S&D, NL), rapporteur

 
Tuesday 16-02-2016 - 09:00 - 19:15 Committee on Foreign Affairs
Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 2Q2

From 9:30

  • 2015 Report on Turkey (2015/2898(RSP))  - Rapporteur: Kati PIRI (S&D, HU) - discussion

From 11:15

  • Discussion with Mohammad JAVAD ZARIF, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran

From 15:00

  • In association with the Delegation for relations with Israel - discussion with Tzachi HANEGBI, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee of the Knesset
 
Tuesday 16-02-2016 - 09:00 - 18:30 Committee on International Trade
Brussels, Altiero Spinelli, 3G-2

Voting at 10.00

  • Opening of negotiations for an EU-Tunisia Free Trade Agreement (2015/2791(RSP)) -Co- rapporteurs: Bernd LANGE (S&D, DE) and Marielle DE SARNEZ (ALDE, FR) - adoption of motion for a resolution

End of votes

  • Presentation of the study "Comparison of the EU service offers for the TTIP and TiSA negotiations"
  • Discussion with the Commission on the TTIP follow-up report

15.00 – 18.30

  • With the participation of the Members of the Steering Committee of the Parliamentary Conference to the WTO - joint INTA-DROI Public Hearing on Trade preferences for sustainable development: Scrutinising the new GSP+ mechanism after two years (see Public hearings)
 
Tuesday 16-02-2016 - 09:00 - 12:30 Committee on Budgetary Control
Brussels, Altiero Spinelli, 1G-2
 
Tuesday 16-02-2016 - 09:00 - 17:30 Committee on Transport and Tourism
Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 1A002
  • Discussion with Elzbieta BIENKOWSKA, Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, on Tourism Task Force
  • Hearing on "Road Transport Safety" (15.00-17.30) - see Public hearings
 
Tuesday 16-02-2016 - 09:00 - 12:30 Committee on Regional Development
Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 1A002
  • Discussion with Siim KALLAS, chair of High-Level Group on simplification of cohesion policy
  • New territorial development tools in Cohesion policy 2014-2020: Integrated Territorial Investment (ITI) and Community-Led Local Development (CLLD) (INI) - vote on a draft resolution by Ruža Tomašić (ECR, HR)

 
Tuesday 16-02-2016 - 09:00 - 18:30 Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 4Q2

VOTES (10.00-10.30)

  • Uniform format for visas (COD), rapporteur Sylvia-Yvonne KAUFMANN (S&D, DE) - vote on draft report
  • Follow-up to the Resolution on the US Senate report on the use of torture by the CIA - vote on question for oral answer to the European Commission (tbc)
  • Regular mechanism to inform the European Parliament on International Agreements - vote on questions for oral answer to the European Commission and to the Council (tbc)

end of votes

  • Mini-hearing on the fight against organised crime and corruption: stepping up the EU response (10.30-12.30) - see Public Hearings
 
Delegations
 
EP Election Observation Delegation to Uganda

Entebbe, Uganda

16 – 20 February 2016


A European Parliament delegation travels to Uganda from 16 to 20 February to observe the presidential and legislative elections in the country.


Jo Leinen (S&D, DE) will head the EP Election Observation mission, accompanied by Mariya Gabriel (EPP, BG), David McAllister (EPP, DE), Norbert Neuser (S&D, DE), Ryszard Czarnecki (ECR, PL), Javier Nart (ALDE, ES) and Igor Šoltes (Greens/EFA, SL) to observe the electoral process on 18 February. They will be integrated into the long term EU Election Observation Mission (EOM) that is headed by the Chief Observer Mr Eduard Kukan (EPP, SK).


In the first part of the visit, MEPs will meet representatives of political parties, officials of the Electoral Commission of Uganda, the government spokesperson, as well as representatives of civil society and international observation missions.

On election day on Thursday 18 February Members will observe the opening of the polling stations, the voting and the vote count. A press conference together with the EOM will be held on Saturday 20 February.

 
Public hearings
 
Tuesday 16-02-2016 - 10:30 - 12:30 Fight against organised crime and corruption: stepping up the EU response
Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 4Q2

Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE)


In its Resolution of 23 October 2013 on organised crime, corruption and money laundering: recommendations on action and initiatives to be taken, the European Parliament identified 21 concrete measures to fight organised crime and corruption, which need to be implemented in the period 2014-2019.


This hearing is organised in the frame of the preparatory process for the LIBE's own-initiative report on the fight against corruption and follow-up of the CRIM committee resolution (2015/2110(INI)). It focuses on specific topics of interest to be dealt with in this report, such as the functional link between corruption and organised crime, law enforcement and prevention, specific areas requiring action (organised crime and migration, organised crime and environment, corruption and use of public funds, protection of witnesses, informants and those who cooperate with the judicial process, social reuse of confiscated assets).

 
Tuesday 16-02-2016 - 15:00 - 17:30 Towards a European Road Safety Area
Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 1A002

The hearing organised by the Committee on Transport and Tourisme seeks to evaluate the latest development and challenges for future in the field of road transport safety. The hearing will consist of three panels with 8 experts and it will be combined with a presentation of a study on impact of lower and heavier vehicle on road safety.

 
Tuesday 16-02-2016 - 15:00 - 17:30 Trade preferences for sustainable development: Scrutinising the new GSP+ mechanism after two years
Brussels, Altiero Spinelli, 3E-2
  • MEPs will debate the GSP report 2014-2015 with European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia MALMSTRÖM, Deputy Secretary-General of the European External Action Service, Christian LEFFLER, as well as with Ambassador of Pakistan to the EU, H.E Naghmana A. HASHMI, and Ambassador of Mongolia to the EU, Khishigdelger DAVAADORJ. In a second panel, Members will hold an exchange of views with representatives of international labour organisations and of civil society.
 
Special events
 
Tuesday 16-02-2016 - 09:00 - 11:30 Joint Undertakings Discharge
Brussels, Altiero Spinelli, 1G-2
  • Workshop on Joint Undertakings Discharge: Success stories and difficulties seen from the beneficiaries' perspective -  Rapporteur:  Marian-Jean MARINESCU (EPP, RO)
 
The President's diary
 
The President's diary

Brussels

 

9:00             Chairing of the opening Plenary of the Interparliamentary Conference on Stability, Economic Coordination and Governance in the European Union


10:30            Meeting with Kyriakos Mitsotakis, President of New Democracy - Paul-Henri Spaak Building, 9th floor, President´s office


11:30            Meeting with Kadri Veseli, Speaker of the Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo - Paul-Henri Spaak Building, 9th floor, Grand Salon Protocolaire


15:00            Meeting with Mogens Lykketoft, President of the United Nations General Assembly - Paul-Henri Spaak Building, 9th floor, Salon Protocolaire A

 
Press conferences
 
Wednesday 17-02-2016 - 10:30 - 11:00 "The situation of the metal industry, the case of Arcelor Mittal in Bizkaia"
Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 0A050

Ramón JÁUREGUI ATONDO (S&D, ES), and Eider GARDIAZABAL RUBIAL (S&D, ES)

 
Wednesday 17-02-2016 - 09:00 - 18:30 Subcommittee on Human Rights
Brussels, Altiero Spinelli, 1E-2
  • Discussion on the situation of human rights, notably of women and girls, in Afghanistan - In association with the Delegation for Relations with Afghanistan
  • Discussion on violence and threats against human rights defenders: the EU's response and the new EU Human Rights Defenders Mechanism
 
Wednesday 17-02-2016 - 17:30 - 19:30 Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect (TAXE 2)
Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 6Q2
  • Discussion with Pierre MOSCOVICI, Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs (17.30-19.30)
 
Wednesday 17-02-2016 - 09:00 - 18:30 Committee on Development
Brussels, Altiero Spinelli, 1G-2

Voting

  • Private sector and development (2014/2205(INI)) - Rapporteur: Nirj DEVA (ECR, UK) - Adoption of draft report

End of votes
15.00 – 16.30

  • Priorities of the Netherlands presidency in humanitarian aid - discussion with Lilianne PLOUMEN, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation

16.30 – 18.30

  • The EU 2015 Report on Policy Coherence for Development (2015/2317(INI)) - Rapporteur: Cristian Dan PREDA (EPP, RO) Exchange of views with text
  • The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition (2015/2277(INI)) - Rapporteur: Maria HEUBUCH  (Verts/ALE, DE) - Exchange of views
 
Wednesday 17-02-2016 - 09:00 - 18:30 Subcommittee on Security and Defence
Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 5B001

From 9:00

With the Council and Commission and EEAS - In association with the delegation to the EU-Armenia and EU-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Cooperation Committees and the EU-Georgia Parliamentary Association Committee

  • EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia: state of play and future perspectives. Discussion with: - Kenneth DEANE, Director of the EU Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability, EEAS;  Kęstutis JANKAUSKAS, Head of Mission of EUMM Georgia;  Natalie SABANADZE, Ambassador of Georgia to the EU
 
Wednesday 17-02-2016 - 09:00 - 18:30 Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 4Q1

Votes

  • European Semester for economic policy coordination: Employment and Social Aspects in the Annual Growth Survey 2016 - Adoption of draft report - Rapporteur: Sofia RIBEIRO (EPP, PT)
  • Meeting the antipoverty target in the light of increasing household costs - Adoption of draft report - Rapporteur: Tamás MESZERICS (Greens/EFA, HU)

End of votes

 
Wednesday 17-02-2016 - 09:00 - 18:30 Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 4Q2
  • Discussion with Mr Bernhard URL, EFSA Executive Director

Votes

  • Veterinary medicinal products - Adoption of draft report - Rapporteur: Françoise GROSSETÊTE (EPP, FR)
  • Amendment to Regulation (EC) No 726/2004 laying down Community procedures for the authorisation and supervision of medicinal products for human and veterinary use and establishing a European Medicines Agency - Adoption of draft report - Rapporteur: Claudiu Ciprian TĂNĂSESCU (S&D, RO)

End of votes

  • Discussion with WHO on Zika virus outbreak
 
Wednesday 17-02-2016 - 09:00 - 18:30 Committee on Fisheries
Brussels, Altiero Spinelli, 5E2
  • Common rules in respect of application of the external dimension of the CFP, including fisheries agreements (INI) - vote on a draft resolution by Linnéa Engström (Greens/EFA, SE)
  • Innovation and diversification in non-industrial coastal fishing in regions dependent on fishing (INI) - vote on a draft resolution by Ruža Tomašić (ECR, HR)
  • Fisheries aspects within the international agreement on marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction, United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (INI) - voe on a draft resolution by Norica Nicolai (ALDE, RO)
  • Hearing on ‛Harmonising fisheries controls in Europe’ (15.30-18.30) - see Public Hearings
 
Wednesday 17-02-2016 - 09:00 - 18:30 Committee on Culture and Education
Brussels, Altiero Spinelli, 1G3
  • Erasmus+ and other tools to foster mobility in VET – a lifelong learning approach (INI) - vote on a draft resolution by Ernest Maragall (Greens/EFA, ES)
  • Discussion with Hans-Gert PÖTTERING on the House of European History
  • Discussion with Tibor NAVRACSICS, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
 
Wednesday 17-02-2016 - 09:00 - 18:30 Committee on Legal Affairs
Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 2Q2
  • Joint meeting with the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs on the Commission report on European judicial training 2015 (09.00-10.00)
  • Workshop with the participation of EU national Parliaments on new rules for contracts in the digital environment (16.00-18.30) - see Special events
 
Wednesday 17-02-2016 - 09:00 - 10:00 Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 2Q2

  • Joint meeting with the Committee on Legal Affairs on the Commission report on European judicial training 2015
 
Wednesday 17-02-2016 - 09:00 - 18:30 Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality
Brussels, Altiero Spinelli, 3G3
  • Analysis of political parties and independent candidates' policies for gender balance in the European Parliament after the 2014 elections - discussion on study with Katie McCRACKEN, organised by the Policy Department C
  • Forced marriages from a gender perspective - discussion on study with Marilena VERBANI MILIEU, organised by the Policy Department C
 
Delegations
 
EP Election Observation Delegation to Uganda

Entebbe, Uganda

16 – 20 February 2016


A European Parliament delegation travels to Uganda from 16 to 20 February to observe the presidential and legislative elections in the country.


Jo Leinen (S&D, DE) will head the EP Election Observation mission, accompanied by Mariya Gabriel (EPP, BG), David McAllister (EPP, DE), Norbert Neuser (S&D, DE), Ryszard Czarnecki (ECR, PL), Javier Nart (ALDE, ES) and Igor Šoltes (Greens/EFA, SL) to observe the electoral process on 18 February. They will be integrated into the long term EU Election Observation Mission (EOM) that is headed by the Chief Observer Mr Eduard Kukan (EPP, SK).


In the first part of the visit, MEPs will meet representatives of political parties, officials of the Electoral Commission of Uganda, the government spokesperson, as well as representatives of civil society and international observation missions.

On election day on Thursday 18 February Members will observe the opening of the polling stations, the voting and the vote count. A press conference together with the EOM will be held on Saturday 20 February.

 
Public hearings
 
Wednesday 17-02-2016 - 15:00 - 18:30 Harmonisation of fisheries controls in Europe
Brussels, Altiero Spinelli, 5E2

MEPs from Fisheries Committee will debate the issue of fisheries controls in Europe with the Director of the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) and experts from the federal and public administration of agriculture, environment and ecology ministries and ports and fisheries authorities from five EU countries (Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Ireland). This hearing is part of the drafting of an initiative report by PECH committee and the likely revision of Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009 establishing a Community control system. The purpose of this hearing is to compare national practices in different Member States, to identify differences of application of the regulation, pitfalls to avoid and best practices to promote.

 
Special events
 
Wednesday 17-02-2016 - 16:00 - 18:30 Workshop on new rules for contracts in the digital environment
Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 2Q2

Organised by the Committee on Legal Affairs with the participation of EU National Parliaments, the aim of this workshop is to shed light on the recent two Commission proposals for a directive, one on the online sale of tangible goods and one on the online sale of digital content, aimed at better protecting consumers who shop online across the European Union.


Draft programme

 
The President's diary
 
The President's diary

Brussels


11:30            Joint press conference with Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission - Berlaymont building

 

12:00            Meeting with Coalition of the Willing - The Permanent Representation of Austria to the EU

 

17:00            Speech at European Council


18:00            Press conference at European Council

 
Press conferences
 
Thursday 18-02-2016 - 12:30 - 13:00 Constituent meeting of the EU-Tunisia Joint Parliamentary Committee
Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 0A050

Antonio PANZERI (S&D, IT) and Mohamed FADHEL BEN OMRANE, co-chairs of the EU-Tunisia Joint Parliamentary Committee

 
Thursday 18-02-2016 - 09:00 - 12:30 Subcommittee on Security and Defence
Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 5B001

From 9.00

  • Security implications of Russian Strategic Communication and information warfare in the Eastern partnership countries. Discussion with: Giles PORTMAN, Head of East StratCom Task Force at EEAS; Vineta MEKONE, Expert of the Operational Support Branch of the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence
 
Thursday 18-02-2016 - 09:00 - 12:30 Committee on Budgets
Brussels, Altiero Spinelli, 5G-3
  • Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund - EGF/2015/007 BE/Hainaut-Namur Glass - Belgium (BUD) - Rapporteur: Tomáš ZDECHOVSKÝ (EPP, CZ)  - Consideration and adoption

  • Guidelines for the 2017 Budget - Section III (BUD) - Rapporteur: Jens GEIER (S&D, DE)   - Consideration and adoption
 
Thursday 18-02-2016 - 09:00 - 12:30 Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 3C050

Votes (09.00-09.15)

  • Harmonised indices of consumer prices (repeal of Regulation (EC) No 2494/9 (COD) -  Vote on the text agreed during interinstitutional negotiations. Report by Roberto GUALTERI (S&D, IT)
  • European Semester for economic policy coordination: Annual Growth Survey 2016 (INI) - Vote on a report by Maria João RODRIQUES (S&D, PT)

End of votes

  • Economic Dialogue and discussion with Jeroen DIJSSELBLOEM, President of the Eurogroup (10.00-11.30)
  • Economic Dialogue and exchange of views with Jeroen DIJSSELBLOEM, ECOFIN President and Minister of Finance of the Netherlands (11.30-12.30)
 
Thursday 18-02-2016 - 09:00 - 17:30 Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 4Q1
  • Public Hearing - Refugees: Social inclusion and integration into the labour market - see Public Hearings
  • Policy Department Workshop: Evolution of collective bargaining in Troika programme and post-programme Member States
 
Thursday 18-02-2016 - 09:00 - 12:30 Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 4Q2
  • Chair's announcements concerning coordinators’ recommendations of 21 January and 17 February 2016
  • Discussion with Mr Hans BRUYNINCKX, EEA Executive Director
  • Public Hearing -  ETS Phase IV reform proposal - see Public Hearings
 
Thursday 18-02-2016 - 09:00 - 12:30 Committee on Fisheries
Brussels, Altiero Spinelli, 5E2
 
Thursday 18-02-2016 - 09:00 - 12:30 Committee on Culture and Education
Brussels, Altiero Spinelli, 1G3
 
Thursday 18-02-2016 - 09:00 - 11:00 Committee on Legal Affairs
Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 2Q2
 
Thursday 18-02-2016 - 09:00 - 12:30 Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality
Brussels, Altiero Spinelli, 3G3
  • Gender equality and empowering women in the digital age (INI), rapporteur Terry REINTKE (Greens/EFA, DE) - vote on draft report
  • Gender Mainstreaming in the work of the European Parliament (INI), rapporteur Angelika MLINAR (ALDE, AT) - vote on draft report
  • Women domestic workers and carers in the EU (INI), rapporteur Kostadinka KUNEVA (GUE/NGL, EL) - vote on draft report
 
Delegations
 
EP Election Observation Delegation to Uganda

Entebbe, Uganda

16 – 20 February 2016


A European Parliament delegation travels to Uganda from 16 to 20 February to observe the presidential and legislative elections in the country.


Jo Leinen (S&D, DE) will head the EP Election Observation mission, accompanied by Mariya Gabriel (EPP, BG), David McAllister (EPP, DE), Norbert Neuser (S&D, DE), Ryszard Czarnecki (ECR, PL), Javier Nart (ALDE, ES) and Igor Šoltes (Greens/EFA, SL) to observe the electoral process on 18 February. They will be integrated into the long term EU Election Observation Mission (EOM) that is headed by the Chief Observer Mr Eduard Kukan (EPP, SK).


In the first part of the visit, MEPs will meet representatives of political parties, officials of the Electoral Commission of Uganda, the government spokesperson, as well as representatives of civil society and international observation missions.

On election day on Thursday 18 February Members will observe the opening of the polling stations, the voting and the vote count. A press conference together with the EOM will be held on Saturday 20 February.

 
Public hearings
 
Thursday 18-02-2016 - 09:00 - 11:30 Refugees: Social inclusion and integration into the labour market
Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 4Q1

EMPL committee will hold a hearing on the social inclusion and integration of refugees into the labour market on Thursday, 18 February from 9.00 to 11.30. With the participation of renowned international experts, the hearing aims to improve understanding how to successfully integrate refugees into European societies and labour markets. It should also provide an input for a follow-up own-initiative report

 
Thursday 18-02-2016 - 10:00 - 12:00 Addressing the root causes of migration from developing countries
Brussels, Altiero Spinelli, 1G-2

Conflicts, climate change and inequalities driven migration, as well as different options to address it in order to bring peace and stability to fragile countries will be debated by MEPs with experts and representatives from different NGOs and International Organisation for Migration.

 
Thursday 18-02-2016 - 10:30 - 12:30 Emissions Trading System - ETS
Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 4Q2

The ENVI Committee will hold a public hearing on "Emissions trading system". The European Commission presented in July 2015 a legislative proposal to revise the EU emissions trading system for the period after 2020. The reform is the first step in delivering on the EU's target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% domestically by 2030 in line with the 2030 climate and energy policy framework and as part of its contribution to the new global climate deal.

 

Friday 19-02-2016

Quick links to the differents types of event:
The President's diary
 
The President's diary

Brussels

 

10:30            European Council

 
Delegations
 
EP Election Observation Delegation to Uganda

Entebbe, Uganda

16 – 20 February 2016


A European Parliament delegation travels to Uganda from 16 to 20 February to observe the presidential and legislative elections in the country.


Jo Leinen (S&D, DE) will head the EP Election Observation mission, accompanied by Mariya Gabriel (EPP, BG), David McAllister (EPP, DE), Norbert Neuser (S&D, DE), Ryszard Czarnecki (ECR, PL), Javier Nart (ALDE, ES) and Igor Šoltes (Greens/EFA, SL) to observe the electoral process on 18 February. They will be integrated into the long term EU Election Observation Mission (EOM) that is headed by the Chief Observer Mr Eduard Kukan (EPP, SK).


In the first part of the visit, MEPs will meet representatives of political parties, officials of the Electoral Commission of Uganda, the government spokesperson, as well as representatives of civil society and international observation missions.

On election day on Thursday 18 February Members will observe the opening of the polling stations, the voting and the vote count. A press conference together with the EOM will be held on Saturday 20 February.

 

Saturday 20-02-2016

Delegations
 
EP Election Observation Delegation to Uganda

Entebbe, Uganda

16 – 20 February 2016


A European Parliament delegation travels to Uganda from 16 to 20 February to observe the presidential and legislative elections in the country.


Jo Leinen (S&D, DE) will head the EP Election Observation mission, accompanied by Mariya Gabriel (EPP, BG), David McAllister (EPP, DE), Norbert Neuser (S&D, DE), Ryszard Czarnecki (ECR, PL), Javier Nart (ALDE, ES) and Igor Šoltes (Greens/EFA, SL) to observe the electoral process on 18 February. They will be integrated into the long term EU Election Observation Mission (EOM) that is headed by the Chief Observer Mr Eduard Kukan (EPP, SK).


In the first part of the visit, MEPs will meet representatives of political parties, officials of the Electoral Commission of Uganda, the government spokesperson, as well as representatives of civil society and international observation missions.

On election day on Thursday 18 February Members will observe the opening of the polling stations, the voting and the vote count. A press conference together with the EOM will be held on Saturday 20 February.