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The Week Ahead 21 – 27 March 2016

   
 

Monday 21-03-2016

Quick links to the differents types of event:
Monday 21-03-2016 - 15:00 - 18:30 Committee on Foreign Affairs
Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 2Q2
  • Discussion on the situation in the region and inter-parliamentary cooperation with Tsetska TSACHEVA, Bulgarian Speaker and Chair-in-Office of the Parliamentary Assembly of the South East European Cooperation Process (SEEPC PA), and the delegation of the SEECP PA (15.00)
 
Monday 21-03-2016 - 15:00 - 18:30 Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 4Q2
  • Objection pursuant to Rule 106: renewal of the approval of the active substance glyphosate - Consideration of motion for a resolution
 
Monday 21-03-2016 - 15:00 - 18:30 Committee on Fisheries
Brussels, Altiero Spinelli, 1G2
  • Hearing on the 'New framework for technical measures' (15.00-18.30) - see Public hearings
 
Monday 21-03-2016 - 15:00 - 18:30 Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 6Q2
 
Public hearings
 
Monday 21-03-2016 - 15:00 - 18:30 New framework for technical measures
Brussels, Altiero Spinelli, 1G2

The hearing organised by the Committee on Fisheries is part of the procedure initiated by the new Commission proposal on the framework regulation of technical measures. The purpose of the hearing is twofold: to examine the technical measures by analysing the common provisions for all basins, the role of techniques in multiannual plans and the role of regionalization  and to analyse the specific provisions for major basins: the Atlantic, the North Sea, the Baltic Sea and the Mediterranean Sea (geographical approach)

 
Special events
 
Fifth Ordinary Session of the Euronest PA

The 5th session of Euronest Parliamentary Assembly (PA), which brings together MEPs and MPs from Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, will be held in Parliament’s premises from Monday 21 until Wednesday 23 March. Agenda items include common security threats, reacting to Russian disinformation, ways forward for energy cooperation and the movement of skilled labour.


A press briefing will be held by the Co-Presidents of the Euronest PA on Wednesday at 12.30.

 

Tuesday 22-03-2016

Quick links to the differents types of event:
Tuesday 22-03-2016 - 09:00 - 18:30 Committee on Foreign Affairs
Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 2Q2

From 09.00: electronic vote

  • 2015 Report on Albania (2015/2896(RSP)) - Rapporteur: Knut FLECKENSTEIN (S&D, DE) - Adoption
  • 2015 Report on Bosnia and Herzegovina (2015/2897(RSP)) - Rapporteur: Cristian Dan PREDA (EPP, RO) - Adoption
  • The EU in a changing global environment - a more connected, contested and complex world (2015/2272(INI)) - Rapporteur: Sandra KALNIETE (EPP, LV) - Adoption of draft report

End of voting

  • Discussion with Shawki Ibrahim Abdel-Karim ALLAM, Grand Mufti of Egypt (from 10.30)
  • Discussion with Riad AL-MALKI, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Palestine (from 11.30)
  • Jointly with the Subcommittee on Human Rights - Debriefing by Stavros LAMBRINIDIS, EU Special Representative for Human Rights, on his recent visit to Belarus (8-11 March) (from 15.00 in camera)
  • Discussion on the situation of Belarus with representatives of the opposition of Belarus
 
Tuesday 22-03-2016 - 15:00 - 18:30 Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector
Brussels, Altiero Spinelli, 3G-3
  • Discussion with European Commission - DG GROW, DG CLIMA and DG ENV
 
Tuesday 22-03-2016 - 15:00 - 18:30 Committee on Budgetary Control
Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 1A-002
 
Tuesday 22-03-2016 - 09:00 - 18:30 Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 3C050
  • Discussion following the presentation of the SSM Annual Report - Public Hearing with Danièle NOUY, Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB (See public Hearings)
 
Tuesday 22-03-2016 - 10:00 - 12:30 Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 4Q1

Joint hearing with the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality

  • Creating labour market conditions favourable for work-life balance (INI), rapporteurs Vilija BLINKEVIČIŪTĖ (S&D, LT) and Tatjana ŽDANOKA (Greens/EFA) - see Public Hearings
 
Tuesday 22-03-2016 - 15:00 - 18:30 Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 6Q2
  • Setting up a European pillar of social rights - Discussion with Allan LARSSON (Special Adviser for the European Pillar of Social Rights)
 
Tuesday 22-03-2016 - 09:00 - 12:30 Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 4Q2

Votes

  • The fight against trafficking in human beings in the EU's external relations - Adoption of draft opinion - Rapporteur: Miroslav MIKOLÁŠIK (EPP, SK)
  • Mandatory indication of the country of origin or place of provenance for certain foods - Adoption of motion for a resolution further to a question for oral answer - Co-rapporteurs: Glenis WILLMOTT (S&D, UK), Julie GIRLING (ECR, UK), Anneli JÄÄTTEENMÄKI (ALDE, FI), Lynn BOYLAN (GUE/NGL, IE), Michèle RIVASI (Greens/EFA, FR), Piernicola PEDICINI (EFDD, IT), Matteo SALVINI (ENF, IT)
  • Zika virus outbreak - Adoption of motion for a resolution further to a question for oral answer - Co-rapporteurs: Annie SCHREIJER-PIERIK (EPP, NL), Matthias GROOTE (S&D, DE), Bolesław G. PIECHA (ECR, PL), José Inácio FARIA (ALDE, PT), Kateřina KONEČNÁ (GUE/NGL, CZ), Martin HÄUSLING (Greens/EFA, DE), Piernicola PEDICINI (EFDD, IT), Joëlle MÉLIN (ENF, FR)
  • Objection pursuant to Rule 106: renewal of the approval of the active substance glyphosate - Adoption of motion for a resolution

End of votes

  • Report back on the mission to the 10th session of the ICAO Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP10)
  • Discussion with the European Commission on health care for refugees
 
Tuesday 22-03-2016 - 09:00 - 18:30 Committee on Fisheries
Brussels, Altiero Spinelli, 1G2
  • The traceability of fishery and aquaculture products in restauration and retail (NLE) -  vote on a draft resolution by Alain Cadec (EPP, FR)
  • Community Fisheries Control Agency (COD) - vote on a draft regulation by Alain Cadec (EPP, FR)
  • Fishing opportunities and financial contribution provided for in the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Community on the one hand, and the Government of Denmark and the Home Rule Government of Greenland, on the other (NLE) - vote on a draft resolution by Marco Affronte (EFDD, IT)
 
Tuesday 22-03-2016 - 10:00 - 12:30 Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality
Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 4Q1

Joint hearing with the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs

  • Creating labour market conditions favourable for work-life balance (INI), rapporteurs Vilija BLINKEVIČIŪTĖ (S&D, LT) and Tatjana ŽDANOKA (Greens/EFA) - see Public Hearings
 
Public hearings
 
Tuesday 22-03-2016 - 09:00 - 10:30 Discussion with Danièle Nouy
Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 3C050

The Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, (ECON)  will hold a public hearing with Danièle Nouy, Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB. At this occasion, Ms Nouy will present the ECB's second Annual Report on the Single Supervisory Mechanism.

 
Tuesday 22-03-2016 - 10:00 - 12:30 Creating labour market conditions favourable for work-life balance
Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 4Q1

Joint hearing with the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs

In August 2015 the Commission published a Roadmap for the initiative ‘A new start to address the challenges of work-life balance faced by working families’ which will replace the 2008 Commission proposal to amend the Maternity Leave Directive.  This hearing is considered as a base for the report (INI) being drafted by co-rapporteurs Vilija BLINKEVIČIŪTĖ (S&D, LT), for the Women's Rights Committee, and Tatjana ŽDANOKA (Greens/EFA), for the Employment Committee, on 'creating labour market conditions favourable for family-work balance.'


The hearing will analyse different aspects of working conditions and industrial relations, sociology of work and gender policies in work. The objective of this new initiative is to modernise and adapt the current EU legal and policy framework to allow for parents with children or those with dependent relatives to better balance caring and professional responsibilities, encourage a more equitable use of work-life balance policies between women and men, and to strengthen gender equality in the labour market.







 
Special events
 
Fifth Ordinary Session of the Euronest PA

The 5th session of Euronest Parliamentary Assembly (PA), which brings together MEPs and MPs from Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, will be held in Parliament’s premises from Monday 21 until Wednesday 23 March. Agenda items include common security threats, reacting to Russian disinformation, ways forward for energy cooperation and the movement of skilled labour.


A press briefing will be held by the Co-Presidents of the Euronest PA on Wednesday at 12.30.

 

Wednesday 23-03-2016

Quick links to the differents types of event:
Press conferences
 
Wednesday 23-03-2016 - 12:30 - 13:00 ''Outcomes of the 5th ordinary session of the EURONEST Parliamentary assembly''
Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 4Q2

Heidi HAUTALA (Greens/EFA, FI), and Victor DOLIDZE, EURONEST Co-chairs

 
Wednesday 23-03-2016 - 09:00 - 12:30 Committee on Budgets
Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 2Q-2
 
Wednesday 23-03-2016 - 09:00 - 18:30 Committee on Budgetary Control
Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 1A-002
 
Wednesday 23-03-2016 - 09:00 - 12:30 Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 6Q2
  • Changes to European Social Fund regulation (standard scales of unit costs) – Discussion with the Commission

Votes

  • Guidelines for the employment policies of the Member States - Consideration of draft report - Rapporteur: Thomas HÄNDEL (GUE/NGL, DE)

End of votes

 
Wednesday 23-03-2016 - 09:00 - 12:30 Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality
Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 4Q1
 
Special events
 
Fifth Ordinary Session of the Euronest PA

The 5th session of Euronest Parliamentary Assembly (PA), which brings together MEPs and MPs from Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, will be held in Parliament’s premises from Monday 21 until Wednesday 23 March. Agenda items include common security threats, reacting to Russian disinformation, ways forward for energy cooperation and the movement of skilled labour.


A press briefing will be held by the Co-Presidents of the Euronest PA on Wednesday at 12.30.