11:30 Meeting with Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos, Responsible for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship
16:00 Meeting with President of the European Economic and Social Committee, Mr Georges Dassis
18:00 Meeting with Commissioner Günther H. Oettinger, Responsible for Budget & Human Resources
Patrizia TOIA (S&D, IT), Gianni PITTELLA (S&D, IT), Chair, Pietro BUSSOLATI, and Giacomo FILIBECK
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Joint committee meeting (Rule 55)
Jointly with the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality
With the Council and Commission and EEAS
Joint meeting with Foreign Affairs and Development Committees
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Registration of persons sailing on board passenger ships operating to or from ports of the Member States of the Community and amending Directive 2010/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on reporting formalities for ships arriving in and/or departing from ports of the Member States (COD) - vote on a draft directive by Izaskun Bilbao Barandica (ALDE, ES)
System of inspections for the safe operation of ro-ro ferry and high-speed passenger craft in regular service and amending Directive 2009/16/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on port State control and repealing Council Directive 1999/35/EC (COD) - vote on a draft directive by Dominique Riquet (ALDE, FR)
Hearing on “Women and Transport - the role of women in solving the shortage of qualified staff in transport” (10.30-12.30) - see Public Hearings
17-18.30 in camera
Joint debate (10.10 - 11.00)
Votes (11.10 - 11.30)
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Votes (17.15 - 17.30) - room 6Q2
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Votes (17.15 - 17.30) - room 6Q2
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This hearing organised by the Committee on Transport and Tourism will focus on the role of women in solving the shortage of qualified staff in transport posts in the coming years. The hearing will include presentations on the European framework for setting up equal opportunities, experience of Member States, specific problems encountered by female workers, as well as the viewpoint of transportation companies.
The Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality will organise a Joint Hearing on Child Marriages on 11 April 2017 from 15.00 to 17.00. Benyam Dawit Mezmur, Chairperson of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child accepted the invitation to the hearing, together with Fredrik Malmberg, Ombudsman for Children from Sweden, Lakshmi Sundaram, Executive Director of Girls not Brides, UK and other experts.
The practice of child marriage, even if often condemned, remains widespread, with one in three girls under 18 in developing countries affected by it.
The Committee on Employment and Social Affairs will hold a hearing on the Commission proposal on social security systems on 11.04.17. The main objective will be to get a better factual and legal understanding of the proposal, particularly on: the coordination of unemployment benefits; frontier workers and responsible Member State for unemployment benefits; long-term care benefits; the equal treatment clause; social security for posted workers; and the coordination of parental leave allowance.
On 11 April 2017 the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs organises a hearing on the proposed rules for the respect for private life and the protection of personal data in the electronic communications in the EU” (ePrivacy), presented by the Commission on 10 January 2017.
The hearing is part of the works conducted by the LIBE Committee with a view to preparing its report on this proposal. The rapporteur is Ms Marju LAURISTIN (S&D). It will address different elements of the new proposal, such as its legal consistency with other legal instruments or the level playing field or the confidentiality and security of electronic communications.
The hearing seeks to provide the LIBE Committee with the views of the main actors involved: telecommunications sector, new communication services provides (OSP, OTT), consumers, NGOs, professors, European data protection authorities and the Commission.
On 11 April 2017, the Legal Affairs Committee and Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Comittee will hold a public hearing on the implementation of the Environmental Liability Directive (ELD). The ELD entered into force on 30 April 2004. The EU Member States had three years to transpose the Directive in domestic law. The transposition of ELD was completed by July 2010. The ELD was amended three times through Directive 2006/21/EC on the management of waste from extractive industries, through Directive 2009/31/EC on the geological storage of carbon dioxide and amending several directives, and through Directive 2013/30/EU on safety of offshore oil and gas operations and amending Directive 2004/35/EC.
According to Article 18 of the ELD, the Commission had to report in 2014 on the experience gained in the application of the Directive on the basis of the national reports submitted in 2013 by the Member States to the Commission and of other relevant information. Due to delays in reporting and evaluation and due to the changes at EU political level in 2014, the report was only adopted in April 2016.
Against this background, the forthcoming hearing will bring together Members of the European Parliament and a number of experts, academics and interest representatives with a view to acquiring a complete and detailed understanding of the impact the ELD, as transposed by Member States, has had on citizens, businesses and the environment and of any further actions that may be necessary to improve the Directive's effectiveness.
12:15 Meeting with Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Responsible for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
15:00 Speech at the European Solidarity Corps Stakeholder Forum (European Commission, Charlemagne building, Rue de la Loi, 170)
Rapporteur: IIndrek TARAND (Greens/EFA, EE) - Hearing of Ildikó Gáll-Pelcz - Candidate nominated by the Hungarian authorities - In camera - Evaluation, votes and adoption of draft report
Joint committee meeting (Rule 55) with the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality (9.00 - 9.45)
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Joint meeting with the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) (rule 55)
On 12 April, the Policy Department for Citizens Rights and Constitutional Affairs will organise a workshop on "The training of judges and legal practitioners – ensuring the full application of EU law" for the JURI and LIBE Committees.
European judicial training is essential for judicial cooperation and for the coherent application of EU legislation, as well as for the promotion of mutual trust between legal practitioners across Europe. In its 2011 Communication "Building trust in EU-wide justice: a new dimension for European judicial training", the European Commission set the objective of enabling half of all legal practitioners in the European Union to participate in European judicial training activities by 2020. The Workshop will provide an opportunity to discuss, with experts, the current state of play of training of legal practitioners across Europe, as well as existing challenges and solutions thereto.