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External parliamentary activities week

 
Tue 30-09-2014
 
 
Parliamentary committees
09:00 - 12:00 Hearing of Commissioner-designate for the Research, Science and Innovation
Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 2Q2
 
 
Parliamentary committees
09:00 - 12:00 Hearing of Commissioner-designate for the Health and Food Safety
Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 4Q2
 
 
Parliamentary committees
09:00 - 18:30 Committee on Budgets
Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 3C050
 
 
Parliamentary committees
09:00 - 12:30 Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 1A002
 
 
Press conferences
10:30 - 11:00 EU commission appointment - problematic candidates and a problematic structure
Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, A050
 
 
Press conferences
12:30 - 13:00 Stop CAÑETE
Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, A050
 
 
The President's diary
13:15 - 18:00 The President's diary
 
 
Parliamentary committees
13:30 - 16:30 Hearing of Commissioner-designate for Migration and Home Affairs
Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 2Q2
 
 
Parliamentary committees
13:30 - 16:30 Hearing of Commissioner-designate for the European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations
Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 4Q2
 
 
Parliamentary committees
18:00 - 21:00 Hearing of Commissioner-designate for Transport and Space
Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 4Q2
 
 
Parliamentary committees
18:00 - 21:00 Hearing of Commissioner-designate for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management
Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 2Q2
 
 

Extra funds should be added to the EU’s 2015 budget for growth and jobs policies, education, including the EU's Erasmus+ student mobility programme, and EU humanitarian and support work in war-stricken zones, said the Budgets Committee in votes on Monday and Tuesday. It also recommended that the European Parliament as a whole should reverse cuts sought by the Council of Ministers in planned and actual expenses. (Read more: Budgets Committee recommends reversing Council cuts in EU budget for 2015 )

 

Vytenis Andriukaitis, Carlos Moedas, Johannes Hahn, Dimitris Avramopoulos, Maroš Šefčovič and Christos Stylianides are the next candidate commissioners to appear at the European Parliament for three-hour long interviews. Their competences and knowledge will be tested today by the relevant parliamentary committees. Follow the meetings live on our website and join the conversation on Parliament’s social media channels. (Read more: Hearings: Andriukaitis, Moedas, Hahn, Avramopoulos, Šefčovič and Stylianides )

 

Cecilia Malmström, Karmenu Vella, Neven Mimica and Günther Oettinger are the first candidate commissioners to appear at the European Parliament for three-hour long interviews. Their competences and knowledge will be tested by the relevant parliamentary committees. Follow the meetings live on our website and join the conversation on Parliament’s social media channels. The hearings will continue until 7 October. (Read more: Hearings: Malmström, Vella, Mimica, Oettinger due to appear today )

 

The 27 candidates hoping to be part of the European Commission led by Jean-Claude Juncker start appearing at hearings at the European Parliament today. During the three-hour hearings EP committees will test the candidate commissioners' expertise and competences ahead of the EP voting on whether to approve the new Commission on 22 October. The hearings will be shown live on our website and can also be followed on various other platforms. Read on to find out how. (Read more: Scrutiny time: candidate commissioners’ hearings start today )

 
Press releases (second part)
 

The EU boasts 24 official languages and it has always sought to protect this linguistic diversity. Everyone has the right to communicate with the EU institutions in their own language and receive an answer in the same language. Since 2001 the European Day of Languages has been celebrated every year to promote language learning and highlight the importance of multilingualism. Try our quiz to find out how many languages you can recognise. (Read more: European Day of Languages: how many can you recognise? )

 

Europe should ensure people and companies enjoy a secure supply of energy and this includes measures based on solidarity, said energy commissioner Günther Oettinger addressing the EP's energy committee on 24 September. In his last appearance as energy commissioner at the Parliament, Oettinger looked back at his tenure over the last five years and discussed future challenges regarding the EU's energy policy, including the continuing conflict between Russia and Ukraine. (Read more: Oettinger: “Gas can be used as a weapon and no longer be delivered" )

 

"The priorities of the Italian Council Presidency were outlined to the various parliamentary committees by Italian ministers in a series of meetings held in July and September." (Read more: Italian Presidency priorities discussed by EP committees )

 

Charging companies for CO2 emissions can be a great way of encouraging them to become cleaner, but also risks pushing them to move production to somewhere with lower environmental standards. The European Commission aims to prevent the practice known as carbon leakage by continuing to give some allowances away for free. Bas Eickhout proposed to block this decision, saying many industries can afford to pay for the allowances. The environment committee voted against his proposal on 24 September. (Read more: Interview: how to charge firms for CO2 emissions without it costing jobs )

 

The economic consequences of Russia’s ban on imports of farm produce, raw materials and food from the EU will be debated by the International Trade Committee with the trade specialists from the EU Commission on Wednesday after 16.00. (Read more: MEPs to discuss impact of Russia’s EU farm produce import ban today )

 

Asylum applications in the EU were up by some 100,000 in 2013 compared to the year before, while at least 600 people are believed to have died while trying to reach Europe via maritime routes. MEPs will discuss the latest developments on 24 September when the European Commission presents the latest annual report on immigration and asylum to the civil liberties committee. The report stressed that the EU needed to do more on immigration, asylum and the smuggling and trafficking of human beings. (Read more: Dying to get to Europe: 430,000 asylum seekers a year make their way to EU )

 
 
Press conferences
 
EU commission appointment - problematic candidates and a problematic structure 10:30  Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak ,  A050
 
 
Stop CAÑETE 12:30  Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak ,  A050
 
 
Commissioner designate AVRAMOPOULOS: the Mediterranean is not a cemetery, Europe must revise its migration policy! 12:30  Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak ,  A050
 
 
The situation in Catalonia in an EU context 12:30  Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak ,  A050
 
 
Twitter
 
The hearing of N. #Mimica is now over. Press point to follow. LIVE: http://t.co/SwEGs7o0t6 & http://t.co/UbDLWJklrC #EPhearings2014
The hearing of G. #Oettinger from @EP_Industry & @EPCulture is now over. Press point to follow. LIVE:http://t.co/ovqr8RYox5 #EPhearings2014
Review the storified versions of the #EPhearings2014 of #Vella and #Malmstrom here: http://t.co/ZRR5vNujEi http://t.co/TdVhMs8uwZ
Twitter coverage of the #EPhearings2014 via the #EP dashboard: http://t.co/DkJSbiYf42
Follow online the political groups' reactions to the #EPhearings2014 at: http://t.co/mKGvgsxmQV
#EPhearings2014 - audio-visual archives from hearings 1995-2014 http://t.co/NCoU3OfNdR
Discussions on #Ethiopia, #Bahrain, #deathpenalty, @EP_HumanRights, 24 Sept, 15h-18h30, watch live: http://t.co/M1byy8A8Hm
Today #Sakharov prize 2014 nominations to be presented, 16h15, watch live: http://t.co/owdsAuu8Ry Article: http://t.co/h2SuWWZLoV
Leyla Yunus nominated nominated for #Sakharov Prize 2014 by @GreensEP @Lambsdorff @MarietjeSchaake & @ramontremosa
#ISIS threat requires more integrated answer than anything before, EU counter-terrorism coordinator tells MEPs http://t.co/4dcFUuUVK4
Sabine Losing (GUE/NGL, DE) on #ATALANTA mission:how many ships were there before & has the op.area of pirates shifted?
Bodis Ceballos (Greens/EFA, SE) asks @patderous why so few proposals on pooling&sharing have been put into practice http://t.co/l6fhVLQhIZ
The hearing of #Mimica is now over. PRESS POINT to follow shortly. LIVE @ http://t.co/663bpUc3T6
Chair of @EP_Development @LindaMcAvanMEP thanked all the participants in #EPHearings2014 with Neven #Mimica.
Full @EP_Trade meets tomorrow morning on #Malmstrom #EPhearings2014
.@EP_Budgets starts vote on @EUCouncil reading of #EUbudget 2015 at 16:00. @EGardiazabal, Monika #Hohlmeier. Live http://t.co/F0kWPtG20k
Vote on @EP_Budgets starts 16:15 on @EUCouncil reading of #EUbudget 2015. @EGardiazabal, Monika #Hohlmeier. Live http://t.co/WJqIHSVnEw
Follow #EPhearings2014 starting 13:30 today via committee tweets: http://t.co/ZvOa6qFLao
Check out who the Commissioner-designates now in #EPhearings2014 are: http://t.co/k4yCPba7fT Hearings live: http://t.co/34YcAXiHxT
If you have problems with @ep webstream of @EP_Budgets meeting, let the webmaster@europarl.europa.eu know.
.@EP_Budgets starts vote on @EUCouncil reading of #EUbudget 2015 at 16:00. @EGardiazabal, Monika #Hohlmeier. Live http://t.co/aqgQuMtwMv
#EPhearings2014 in @EP_economics this week: #Hill, #Moscovici, #Vestager. More info at special website: http://t.co/BX89Gr7giW
#EPhearings2014 of Commissioners designate started today. Full schedule + more at: http://t.co/0itGqCEaIk
#EPhearings2014 of Commissioners designate start today. Full schedule & more info at: http://t.co/0itGqCEaIk
Statement by new @EPSocialAffairs chair Thomas Handel http://t.co/i9izIPPd2T
New @EPSocialAffairs committee appoints Thomas Handel as chair. Vice chairs are Marita ULVSKOG @DJazlowiecka Ulla TØRNÆS Agnes JONGERIUS
At 3.45 p.m. @EPSocialAffairs will appoint its new Chair and vice chairs. Follow here http://t.co/uDyNBEMDjj
Review the storified versions of the #EPhearings2014 of #Vella from @EP_Environment & @EP_Fisheries here: http://t.co/FoBB62OLek
#Novelfoods - Draft report by @JNicholsonMEP published http://t.co/3BMzOrIwW5
Get an overview of Karmenu #Vella hearing today at @EP_Environment & @EP_Fisheries in our Storify http://t.co/6n1oFrvi7Q #EPhearings2014
#EPhearings2014 with #Oettinger is over. What does he think of it? Watch press point live: http://t.co/jICsAjXbav http://t.co/Dwmb4e6n1G
#Oettinger: a right for intellectual property and use is vital but access for all users must be guaranteed #EPhearings2014
. @1PavelSvoboda What strategy to prevent non commercial abuses of #copyright? #EPHearings2014
At 18:30 @EP_SingleMarket MEPs will quiz Günther #Oettinger (digital economy & society). Follow @EP_Industry for live report #EPhearings2014
Press kit with background, procedure & history of #EPhearings2014 http://t.co/zNZFUAYYJP
#EPhearings2014 in @EP_SingleMarket this week: #Jourova 1 OCT & #Bienkowska 2 OCT. More info at special website: http://t.co/ZTMNZhSLOy
Twitter coverage of the #EPhearings2014 via the #EP dashboard: http://t.co/mDsDBJrC6g
Follow all news of the #EPhearings2014 from the Committees’ Twitterlist: http://t.co/s9vWGtZBvI
Answers to EP written questions by Commissioner-designate #Sefcovic here http://t.co/k5oUCgOIBO
Don's miss hearing of #Andriukaitis tomorrow at 9am. CV, financial interests, Q&As & live-streaming: http://t.co/vRauP2GJWl #EPhearings2014
Answers to #EP written questions by Commissioner-designate #Andriukaitis here: http://t.co/FAdEhzfFxv
Follow all news on #EPhearings2014 from the Committees’ Twitterlist: http://t.co/LNzFDkP8Dc
Review the storified versions of the #EPhearings2014 of #Vella from @EP_Environment & @EP_Fisheries here: http://t.co/lRmfmxeP83
The hearing of #Vella is now over. PRESS POINT to follow shortly. LIVE: http://t.co/7cufjYmHXE & http://t.co/EieQtmYcnI #EPhearings2014
#EPhearings2014 with #Oettinger is over. What does he think of it? Watch press point live: http://t.co/NHfkVwD6ao http://t.co/Mg8IMDcleI
#Oettinger: a right for intellectual property and use is vital but access for all users must be guaranteed #EPhearings2014
. @1PavelSvoboda What strategy to prevent non commercial abuses of #copyright? #EPHearings2014
Günther #Oettinger #EPhearings2014 starts today at 18:30. Read @JunckerEU's mission letter here: http://t.co/YLakyuQxoz
Follow all news of the #EPhearings2014 from the Committees’ Twitterlist: https://t.co/YTLbF0TkQW
#EPhearings2014 with #Oettinger (Digital Economy & Society) is about to start. @EP_Justice MEPs participate. Follow live report @EP_Industry
#EPhearings2014 with #Oettinger starts in 15 min. Watch it LIVE here http://t.co/kAgxZLM6C7 or on EbS+ http://t.co/HrdeA4NdIM
Twitter coverage of the #EPhearings2014 via the #EP dashboard: http://t.co/Bar0NMnhn8
Follow all news of the #EPhearings2014 from the Committees’ Twitterlist: http://t.co/csHYMoH54k
Links, info, background - everything you need to know about #EPhearings2014 http://t.co/v1rot4iDBn
Download the background note on the #EPhearings2014 for the timetable, info on the procedure & more: http://t.co/NHs4xL8vlT
#EPhearings2014 #Jourova CV, financial interests, Written Questions&Answers: http://t.co/N9QMPk6nHm
#EPhearings2014 of Commissioners designates start today. Full schedule & more info at: http://t.co/ZPseXwYatf
To be or not to be a European Commissioner: tomorrow #EPhearings2014 start: watch #video @europarltv: http://t.co/1hmNfzO5Ec
New @EP_Petitions vice-Chairs are Rosa Estarás (EPP, ES), @RobertaMetsola (EPP, MT), @MarleneMizzi (S&D, MT) & Pál Csaky (EPP, SK)
.@EP_Petitions to elect its Chair and 4 vice-Chairs today at 5.15pm - Follow it live http://t.co/oRCwtM8xzF
RT @mvandenbroeke: #EP press team selfie on last day of last session in Strasbourg #EP2014 http://t.co/ROIQm4aEz1
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