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The Week Ahead 29 February – 06 March 2016

   
 

Monday 29-02-2016

The President's diary
 
The President's diary

Brussels


16:00            Meeting with Volodymyr Groysman, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada - Paul-Henri Spaak Building, 9th floor, Grand Salon Protocolaire


16:30            Opening speech at the "High-level conference European Parliament - Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on capacity building for reform" - Paul-Henri Spaak Building, 3rd floor, room C050


17:15            Press point with Volodymyr Groysman, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada - Paul-Henri Spaak Building, 9th floor

 
Press conferences
 
Monday 29-02-2016 - 17:30 - 18:00 "Ukraine week: capacity building for reform"
Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 0Α050

Andrej PLENKOVIĆ (EPP, HR), Chair of the Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee, Yurii LUTSENKO, Maksym BURBAK, Yurii BOIKO, Oleh BEREZIUK, Oleh LIASHKO, Yuliia TYMOSHENKO, Yaroslav MOSKALENKO, Viktor BONDAR

 
Monday 29-02-2016 - 15:00 - 18:30 Committee on Foreign Affairs
Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 2Q2
  • Progress report on Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia (2015/2895(RSP) - Rapporteur Ivo VAJGL (ALDE, SE) - Adoption
 
Monday 29-02-2016 - 15:00 - 18:30 Committee on Budgetary Control
Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 1A-002
 
Monday 29-02-2016 - 15:00 - 18:30 Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 6Q2
  • Situation in the Mediterranean and the need for a holistic EU approach to migration (INI), co-rapporteurs Roberta METSOLA (EPP, MT) and Kashetu KYENGE (S&D, IT) - discussion on amendments (15.20-16.30)

  • Joint debate on the new border and coast guard package as presented by the Commission on 15 December 2015  (16.30-18.00) - discussion with the Commission on the following reports:
  1. European Border and Coast Guard (COD), rapporteur Artis PABRIKS (EPP, LV)
  2. Reinforcement of checks against relevant databases at external borderrs (COD), rapporteur Monica MACOVEI (ECR, RO)
  3. European travel document for the return of illegally staying third-country nationals (COD), rapporteur Jussi HALLA-AHO (ECR, FI)
  4. European Maritime Safety Agency (COD), rapporteur Artis PABRIKS (EPP, LV)
  5. Community Fisheries Control Agency (COD), rapporteur Artis PABRIKS (EPP, LV)
  • "Crime and Corruption Cost of Non-Europe" - discussion on the study with the Centre for European Policy Studies (18.00-18.20)

VOTES (18.20-18.30)

  • Follow-up to the Resolution on the US Senate report on use of torture by the CIA (RSP) - vote on questions for oral answer to the Commission and Council
 
Special events
 
Monday 29-02-2016 - 15:00 - 21:30 Ukraine Week
Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak

Ukrainian MPs will join MEPs in Brussels for a 3-day “Ukraine week” conference on good parliamentary practice, law-making and representation. Participants will include the Verkhovna Rada’s Speaker, Volodymyr Groysman, leading MEPs and EP President Martin Schulz. A roadmap on parliamentary capacity-building for Ukraine will be presented by former EP President Pat Cox. (Monday to Wednesday)

Messrs Schulz and Groysman will hold a joint press point at 17.15, followed by a press conference by Ukrainian MPs and Chair of the EP's Ukraine Delegation Andrej Plenkovic at 17:30, on Monday.

 

Tuesday 01-03-2016

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The President's diary
 
The President's diary

Brussels


12:00            Meeting with Olemic Thommessen, President of the Storting - Paul-Henri Spaak Building, 9th floor, Grand Salon Protocolaire


14:30            Joint political group leaders' meeting of the European Parliament and the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine - Paul-Henri Spaak Building, 6th floor, room B054


17:15            Meeting with Stephan Weil, Prime Minister of Lower Saxony - Paul-Henri Spaak Building, 9th floor, Grand Salon Protocolaire

 
Press conferences
 
Tuesday 01-03-2016 - 11:00 - 11:30 "The Common Fisheries Policies and the Problems of the Fishing Sector in Spain"
Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 0Α050

Estefanía TORRES MARTÍNEZ (GUE/NGL, ES)

 
Tuesday 01-03-2016 - 14:00 - 14:30 "Situation of Basque prisoners and role of the EU"
Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 0Α050

Tatjana ŽDANOKA (Greens/EFA), François ALFONSI, and Lorena LOPEZ DE LA CALLE

 
Tuesday 01-03-2016 - 17:15 - 17:45 "The Truth Committee on Greek public debt: the next steps"
Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 0A050

Sofia SAKORAFA (GUE/NGL, EL), Zoe KONSTANTOPOULOU, and Éric TOUSSAINT

 
Special events
 
Tuesday 01-03-2016 - 09:00 - 19:00 Ukraine Week
Brussels, Altiero Spinelli

Ukrainian MPs will join MEPs in Brussels for a 3-day “Ukraine week” conference on good parliamentary practice, law-making and representation. Participants will include the Verkhovna Rada’s Speaker, Volodymyr Groysman, leading MEPs and EP President Martin Schulz. A roadmap on parliamentary capacity-building for Ukraine will be presented by former EP President Pat Cox. (Monday to Wednesday)

Messrs Schulz and Groysman will hold a joint press point at 17.15, followed by a press conference by Ukrainian MPs and Chair of the EP's Ukraine Delegation Andrej Plenkovic at 17:30, on Monday.

 
The President's diary
 
The President's diary

Brussels

 

17:00            Meeting with Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway - Paul-Henri Spaak Building, 9th floor, Grand Salon Protocolaire

 
Press conferences
 
"Glyphosate"

Michèle RIVASI (Greens/EFA, FR), Gilles PARGNEAUX (S&D, FR), Frédérique RIES (ALDE, BE), Angeliki LYSIMACHOU and Martin PIGEON

 
Wednesday 02-03-2016 - 10:30 - 11:00 "GUE/NGL tackles the car emission scandal"
Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 0A050

Merja KYLLÖNEN (GUE/NGL, FI), Kateřina KONEČNÁ (GUE/NGL, CZ), and Neoklis SYLIKIOTIS (GUE/NGL, CY)

 
Wednesday 02-03-2016 - 08:30 - 10:00 Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector
Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 6Q2

Opening of the meeting with the provisional Chair

  • Election of the Chair

With the newly elected Chair

  • Election of the Vice-Chairs
  • Chair’s announcements
 
Wednesday 02-03-2016 - 15:00 - 16:30 Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 4Q1
  • Economic Dialogue and discussion with Euclid TSAKALOTOS, Minister of Finance of the Hellenic Republic
 
Public hearings
 
Wednesday 02-03-2016 - 18:00 - 20:00 Budgetary capacity for the Euro area
Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 1A-002
  • Joint hearing BUDG/ECON
 
Special events
 
Wednesday 02-03-2016 - 08:00 - 12:00 Ukraine Week
Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak

Ukrainian MPs will join MEPs in Brussels for a 3-day “Ukraine week” conference on good parliamentary practice, law-making and representation. Participants will include the Verkhovna Rada’s Speaker, Volodymyr Groysman, leading MEPs and EP President Martin Schulz. A roadmap on parliamentary capacity-building for Ukraine will be presented by former EP President Pat Cox. (Monday to Wednesday)

Messrs Schulz and Groysman will hold a joint press point at 17.15, followed by a press conference by Ukrainian MPs and Chair of the EP's Ukraine Delegation Andrej Plenkovic at 17:30, on Monday.

 
Wednesday 02-03-2016 - 09:45 - 13:00 Seminar: Women refugees and asylum seekers in the EU
Brussels, Altiero Spinelli, 5E2

Seminar for journalists (09.45-18.00)

Organised by the European Parliament Press Service, the aim of this seminar is to enable MEPs, invited experts and journalists to discuss the current situation in refugee camps and measures that might be taken at European level.


The morning session will discuss women's rights and gender equality and the situation of women refugees and migrants. In the afternoon session, the discussion will focus on protecting women and girls in refugee camps across the EU and the successful integration of immigrants.


Parlamentarium (18.00)


At 18.00, a photo exhibition on "DISPLACED women refugees and asylum seekers in the EU will be officially opened by Sylvie GUILLAUME (S&D, FR) Vice-President. The photos, by award-winning photo journalist, Marie DORIGNY, will give a true insight into the plight of women refugees and asylum seekers in their gruelling journey across Europe.

 
Wednesday 02-03-2016 - 15:30 - 18:00 Seminar: Women refugees and asylum seekers in the EU
Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 3C050

Seminar for journalists (09.45-18.00)

Organised by the European Parliament Press Service, the aim of this seminar is to enable MEPs, invited experts and journalists to discuss the current situation in refugee camps and measures that might be taken at European level.


The morning session will discuss women's rights and gender equality and the situation of women refugees and migrants. In the afternoon session, the discussion will focus on protecting women and girls in refugee camps across the EU and the successful integration of immigrants.


Parlamentarium (18.00)


At 18.00, a photo exhibition on "DISPLACED women refugees and asylum seekers in the EU will be officially opened by Sylvie GUILLAUME (S&D, FR) Vice-President. The photos, by award-winning photo journalist, Marie DORIGNY, will give a true insight into the plight of women refugees and asylum seekers in their gruelling journey across Europe.

 
Wednesday 02-03-2016 - 18:00 Photo exhibition: "DISPLACED: women refugees and asylum seekers in the EU
Brussels, Bruxelles - Brussel

Parlamentarium, rue Wiertz 60, Brussels

Opening: 2 March 2016, 18.00


The European Parliament`s Visitors` Centre, the Parlamentarium, is hosting a temporary exhibition “Displaced: Women Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the EU” by award-winning photojournalist, Marie DORIGNY. The exhibition will be officially opened by Sylvie GUILLAUME (S&D, FR), Vice-President of the European Parliament


In order to provide a true insight into the plight of women refugees and asylum seekers on their journey across Europe, the European Parliament invited award-winning photojournalist, Marie Dorigny, to photograph this subject matter. The photographs were taken over the course of December 2015 and January 2016. The project showcases all the principal stages of the gruelling journey undertaken by women refugees in Europe: the arrival by boat to Greece; the train journey across several countries and the final arrival and processing of asylum requests in Germany.


The exhibition remains open until 1 June 2016.

 

Thursday 03-03-2016

The President's diary
 
The President's diary

Brussels


9:00             Opening speech at Interparliamentary Committee Meeting: "Women refugees and asylum seekers in the EU" - József Antall room 2Q2


11:00            Conference of Presidents

 
Press conferences
 
Thursday 03-03-2016 - 10:30 - 11:00 Facing challenges for the survival of bees in Europe"
Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 0A050

Lidia SENRA RODRÍGUEZ (GUE/NGL, ES) and Xesús ASOREY

 
Thursday 03-03-2016 - 09:00 - 12:30 Subcommittee on Human Rights
Brussels, Altiero Spinelli, 5G-3
  • Discussion with Emily O'REILLY, the European Ombudsman on the recommendation related to the lack of a human rights impact assessment in the preparations of the EU-Vietnam free trade agreement
  • Discussion with members of the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts regarding the disappearance of the 43 teaching students in Ayotzinapa and feedback from the DROI mission to Mexico/Guatemala
 
Thursday 03-03-2016 - 09:00 - 12:30 Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality
Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 2Q2
  • International Women's Day (IWD) - Interparliamentary committee meeting with national parliaments on "Women refugees and asylum seekers in the EU" - see Special events
 
Special events
 
Thursday 03-03-2016 - 09:00 - 12:30 Women refugees and asylum seekers in the EU
Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 2Q2

Interparliamentary Committee meeting

Co-organised by the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality and National Parliaments

Ahead of International Women’s Day 2016, scheduled for 8 March, this joint meeting will discuss the situation of women refugees and asylum seekers in the EU.


The event will be divided into three workshops.

  1. Violence against women refugees and asylum seekers (organised in cooperation with the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe)
  2. Gender and healthcare: the situation of refugees and asylum seekers (organised in cooperation with the European Institute for Gender Equality)
  3. Integration of women refugees (organised in cooperation with the European Commission)

Inauguration speeches will be made by Martin SCHULZ (S&D, DE), President of the European Parliament and Mary ROBINSON, Former President of Ireland.



 

Friday 04-03-2016

Press conferences
 
Friday 04-03-2016 - 11:00 - 11:30 Pre-session briefing
Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 0A050