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24-04-2017 15:00 - Hearing on the Implementation of the landing obligation and allocation of quotas

Hearing - PECH
Poster of the public hearing on implementation of the landing obligation and allocation of quotas

On 24 April 2017, the Committee on Fisheries will hold a hearing on the "State of play of the implementation of the landing obligation and allocation of quotas by the Member States".

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Since 2015 the landing obligation is being implemented on a gradual basis. Each fishery has its own specificities and differences which makes the implementation of the landing obligation a major challenge for fisheries management. The purpose of this hearing is to assess the state of play of its implementation and discuss some possible trials and solutions developed by different stakeholders over the last few years.

Location: ASP 1G2
Last updated: 18-04-2017

25-04-2017 09:30 - Hearing on "Updating CRR, CRD, BRRD and SRMR: the new banking legislation package"

Hearing - ECON
The new banking legislation package

The ECON Committee is organising on 25th April 2017 a public hearing on the new banking reform package published by the Commission in November 2016. The five legislative proposals are updating the capital requirements and resolution framework for banks also aiming at incorporating international agreed standards into the EU legislative framework.

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The hearing will be made of two panels, first European and national financial supervisory authorities and then stakeholders, representing various banking business models in Europe. Presentations will be followed by Q&A sessions with Members.

Confirmed speakers include Andrea Enria, Chairperson, EBA; Danièle Nouy, Chair of the Supervisory Board of the SSM; Dominique Laboureix, Member of Board of the SRB; Erik Thedéen, Director General, Finansinspektionen Sweden; Elisa Ferreira, Member of the Board of Directors, Banco de Portugal; Karl-Peter Schackmann-Fallis, Executive Member of the Board, German Savings Banks Association (DSGV); Frédéric Oudéa, Chief Executive Officer of Société Générale and Chair of the EBF; Andreas Treichl, Chair of the Management Board of Erste Group Bank; Sabijn Timmers-Janssen, Chief Risk Officer at Triodos Bank; Christian Stiefmüller, Finance Watch.

The hearing will be webstreamed on the ECON website.

Location: Paul-Henri Spaak, room 1A002, European Parliament, Rue Wiertz 60, Brussels, Belgium
Last updated: 20-04-2017

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25-04-2017 13:30 - From Bratislava to Rome: Has the European Council delivered?

Other event - EPRS
Event on 25 April in the Library Reading Room: From Bratislava to Rome: Has the European Council delivered?

27 EU leaders met last September in Bratislava to diagnose the state of the EU and discuss its future without the UK. In the resulting Bratislava Declaration and Roadmap, they committed to providing a vision of an attractive EU, and to work on migration, security, and economic and social development. This process culminates in March, with the 60 years of the Rome treaties. This event will examine results attained, the EP’s contribution to the process, and the possible next steps for EU-27.

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Location: Library Reading Room, 5th floor, Altiero Spinelli Building (ASP 05D)
Last updated: 20-04-2017

25-04-2017 14:30 - Opportunities and challenges of 5G in the EU

Other event - STOA
Poster for STOA event on "Opportunities and challenges of 5G in the EU", on 25 April 2017 at 14:30

With new technology services, such as driverless cars and smart home appliances, and fast broadband download rates, 5G promises an industrial transformation, enabling millions of devices and objects to connect simultaneously. This workshop will debate on the technical, socio-economic and regulatory challenges associated with the deployment of this key enabling technology and will analyse the opportunities and challenges associated with the deployment and standardisation of 5G in Europe.

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Location: European Parliament Brussels - Paul Henri Spaak (PHS) 7C050
Last updated: 20-04-2017

25-04-2017 15:00 - Public Hearing on Sovereign Investment Funds

Hearing - ECON
Sovereign Investment Funds hearing

On 25 April 2017 from 15.00 to 16.30 ECON Committee will hold a public hearing on Sovereign Investment Fund

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Last updated: 20-04-2017

25-04-2017 15:00 - Hearing on "Child sexual abuse and exploitation online and offline: time to act"

Hearing - LIBE
LIBE hearing on Child sexual abuse

On 25 April from 15.00 to 18.30 in room József Antall (JAN) 6Q2 the LIBE Committee organises a hearing on child sexual abuse and exploitation online and offline.

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The objective of the hearing is to listen to experts in the field from different backgrounds on the measures taken to implement Directive 2011/93/EU by the Member States, to identify gaps in the application of existing rules and mechanisms and to compare best practices in the Member States and in the USA. The evidence gathered by the LIBE Committee will be further used for its work on its report on the implementation of Directive 2011/93/EU. The rapporteur is Ms Anna Maria CORAZZA BILDT (EPP).

Last updated: 21-04-2017

25-04-2017 16:00 - Women, Gender Equality and Climate Justice

Hearing - FEMM

The hearing will count on the participation of Ms Mary Robinson (former Irish President) from the Mary Robinson Foundation; Ms Jannie Staffansson from the Artic Council; Ms Stefania Del Zotto, chargée de mission at Le monde selon les femmes and a European Commission/EEAS representative. It will take place on 25 April from 16.00 to 17.30 in room JAN 4Q1 and will give elements for drafting a future own initiative report.

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Climate change impacts women and men differently, with women more likely to face greater negative consequences. The report will aim to highlight the gendered nature of climate change as well as present a clear framework to ensure that women and men are equally protected from the negative consequences of climate change.

Location: Brussels
Last updated: 20-04-2017

25-04-2017 17:30 - IMF World Economic Outlook: Analysing recent economic trends

Other event - EPRS
Poster for the EPRS event on the IMF's World Economic Outlook, held on the 25th April 2017

Oya Celasun, Division Chief in the IMF Research Department, will present the latest edition of the IMF World Economic Outlook (WEO), which is to be released on April 18. She will focus on recent economic developments and prospects across world regions, and include a discussion of the main risks and policy recommendations. The presentation will be commented by an expert from the European Commission (DG ECFIN), another from the EP and will be moderated by EPRS.

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Location: Library Reading Room, 5th floor, Altiero Spinelli Building (ASP 05D)
Last updated: 20-04-2017

26-04-2017 13:00 - REMEMBERING RANA PLAZA

Hearing - DEVE

Hearing Audition

In commemoration of the fourth anniversary of the Rana Plaza tragedy, the Committee on Development and the European Commission are organising a two-hour lunch event on the theme “Remembering Rana Plaza - how can we create fair and sustainable supply chains in the garment sector?”.

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The event will take place on Wednesday 26 April from 13.00-15.00 in meeting room Altiero Spinelli 5G-3. It will be an opportunity to show the working and living conditions of garment workers in Bangladesh and the region, and present the best practices of fair garment producers.

Location: ASP 5G3
Last updated: 20-04-2017

27-04-2017 13:30 - European Social Pillar and EMU: Setting European priorities

Other event - EPRS
Poster for EPRS event on Social Pillar and EMU reform

Deepening EMU and developing a Pillar of Social Rights are interconnected priorities in the European Commission’s new white paper process. Among its goals are reducing macroeconomic imbalances within the euro area and helping national labour markets and welfare systems adjust to changing realities. This policy roundtable - designed to promote interaction and reflection between the parliamentary community and think tank analysts - will look at progress so far and what still needs to be done.

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Location: Library Reading Room - Altieri Spinelli Building - ASP 05D
Last updated: 20-04-2017

03-05-2017 11:30 - EU action to combat marine litter

Workshop - ENVI

Every year, millions of tons of waste derived from many different human activities, both land and sea based, enter our seas. This marine litter, made up of different materials in varying sizes has a significant impact on the marine and coastal environment as well as on human activities around the world.

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The aim of the workshop is to try to find out what the EU could do to overcome this situation and how to effectively and efficiently combat marine litter. The workshop is organised by the Policy Department A: Economic and Scientific Policy for the ENVI Committee.

Please note that while the workshop is in principle open to the public, you need to have access to the European Parliament to be able to attend. (No special registration for the workshop available).

For more information please contact Policy Department A: poldep-economy-science@ep.europa.eu

Location: Altiero Spinelli 3G2
Last updated: 07-04-2017

03-05-2017 15:00 - Business and human rights in EU External Policies

Hearing - DROI INTA

The Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Committee on International Trade will hold a joint hearing on 'Business and human rights in EU External Policies: due diligence, non-financial reporting and access to remedies'

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Human rights has become a topic of importance for the European Union in relation to trade and is ever more present when the EU is negotiating new agreements with third countries. Notwithstanding the positive achievements realized to date there are still several challenges ahead if we are to fully integrate the human rights perspective into the business dimension. The joint hearing is divided into three panels: the first panel on Corporate Social Responsibility and global value chains, the second will analyse the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and access to remedies, while the third will focus on the UN intergovernmental working group on a legally binding instrument on transnational corporations.

Last updated: 20-04-2017

11-05-2017 15:00 - The situation and rights of EU citizens in the UK


In its Resolution of 5 April 2017 on negotiations with the United Kingdom following its notification that it intends to withdraw from the European Union, the European Parliament advocated for the fair treatment of EU-27 citizens living or having lived in the United Kingdom and of United Kingdom citizens living or having lived in the EU-27.

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The EP also demanded that the status and rights of EU-27 citizens residing in the United Kingdom and of United Kingdom citizens residing in the EU-27 be subject to the principles of reciprocity, equity, symmetry and non-discrimination. There are many aspects to be taken into account when analysing the situation of those citizens: the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and the Committee on Petitions will hold a joint hearing on the situation of EU citizens in the UK on 11 May 2017 from 15.00 to 18.30. The draft programme will be available shortly.

Last updated: 18-04-2017


Under Rule 193 of the Rules of Procedure, a committee is permitted to organise a hearing with experts, where this is considered essential to its work on a particular subject. Hearings can also be held jointly by two or more committees. Most committees organise regular hearings, as they allow them to hear from experts and hold discussions on the key issues. On this page you will find all the available information relating to committee hearings, including programmes, posters and contributions from speakers.


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