Upcoming events

18-02-2019 17:15 - ECON/TAX3 - Joint session with National Parliaments

Other event - TAX3
Poster for European Parliamentary week 2019

On 18 February, from 17.15 to 18.10, an inter-parliamentary committee meeting organised jointly with the ECON committee and the Parliament of Romania will take place. Participants from the European Parliament and national parliaments of 28 Member States will discuss the European Parliament's legislative and inquiry work in the area of tax and anti-money laundering and Taxation of the Digital Economy.

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Location: Paul Henri Spaak (PHS) 3C050 - Brussels
Last updated: 14-02-2019

19-02-2019 09:30 - Hearing on attacks on the legal profession and lawyers defending human rights

Hearing - DROI

The Subcommittee on human rights will hold a public hearing on “Attacks on the legal profession and lawyers defending human rights”, on 19 February 2019, from 09.00-10.30, at the European Parliament in Brussels.

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Attacks on lawyers defending human rights have increased in many countries over the last years, including in Europe. The hearing aims at providing an overview of the latest developments (including testimonies of persecuted lawyers), to present and assess the existing EU tools to support lawyers/human rights defenders worldwide and to reflect on possible further initiatives at EU and multilateral level to improve the situation.

Last updated: 07-02-2019

19-02-2019 10:30 - Just energy transition, opportunity for EU industries

Workshop - ITRE
Hydrogen tanks, wind turbines and solar panels under a blue and cloudy sky

Just energy transition, opportunity for EU industries. The role of hydrogen in the future. Energy transition in Germany.

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The workshop should address the potential offered by the energy transition to transform EU conventional industrial
processes and preserve employment. It should also explore the role of hydrogen in opening new windows of opportunity in energy flexibility, availability, security, as well as improved efficiency contributing to the decarbonisation of the economy.
The case of energy transition in phasing out coal from the electricity generation sector in Germany should be taken into account.

The workshop will be held on 19 February from 10.30 to 12.30.

It is organised by Policy Department A at the request of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE). Please note that the workshop will be webstreamed.

Location: Room Josef Antall (2Q2), Brussels
Last updated: 11-02-2019

19-02-2019 11:00 - Workshop Environmental, social and economic sustainability of European eel management

Other event - PECH
Life cycle of eels and external threats illustration

The diversity of detrimental factors for the European eel stock and the number of involved stakeholders complicate eel stock management. Knowledge on the economic impact of management measures is required to better assess implications for stakeholders. This workshop will provide an overview of impacts and management measures and provide economic data from European hydropower and fisheries sectors in order to estimate repercussions of eel management measures for stakeholders.

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Location: Building József Antall (JAN)- room JAN 4Q1
Last updated: 15-02-2019

19-02-2019 14:30 - Connectivity of the digital future

Hearing - ITRE
City skyline with digital connections. Smart city concept.

On 19th of February, from 14:30 to 17:00, two panels will shed light on the complex issues of fifth generation wireless mobile standard (5G), taking on board the experience gathered from ongoing 5G trials across the European Union.

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The hearing will also address the question on how different technologies, such as ubiquitous sensors, small cells, space technologies and artificial intelligence applications combine to create new services and to significantly enhance the user experience for communications, applications, digital content and e-commerce.
The hearing will also tackle the issue of barriers and difficulties in 5G rollout within the scope of latest EUs regulatory framework. Finally, the hearing will allow understanding how 5G, as enabler of very highspeed connectivity, can unlock the world of AI.

Last updated: 12-02-2019

19-02-2019 14:30 - Public hearing on First assessment of implementation of the landing obligation

Hearing - PECH
Fishing boat at sea with boxes of fresh fish just caught

Landing obligation is a long-standing policy goal of the EU Common Fisheries Policy that requires fishers to bring all catch ashore eliminating discards at sea. The policy has been phased in gradually over the years and is fully implemented starting this year, 2019. The speakers’ profiles combine first-hand industry expertise with scientific analysis. The audience would receive the most recent overview about the implementation of this important component of the fisheries policy.

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Last updated: 07-02-2019

19-02-2019 17:30 - Exchange of views with Commissioner Margrethe Vestager

Other event - TAX3
Margrethe VESTAGER

On 19 February, the TAX3 Committee will exchange views with Margrethe Vestager, Member of the European Commission responsible for Competition, to discuss the state of play of the implementation of the recommendations made by the Parliament in the last 5 years, specially the state of play on ongoing fiscal state aid investigations.

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Location: József Antall (JAN) 6Q2 - Brussels
Last updated: 14-02-2019

19-02-2019 18:30 - Exchange of views with the Spanish Minister for Finance Ms María Jesús Montero

Other event - TAX3
Exchange of views with María Jesús Montero Cuadrado, Minister of the Treasury of the Kingdom of Spain - 19 February 2019

On 19 February 2019 in the afternoon the TAX3 Committee will exchange views with the Spanish Minister for Finance Ms María Jesús Montero on the digital tax that the Spanish Government is proposing to introduce in their domestic legislation and the Spanish position in relation to the Commission's proposals on the matter.

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Location: József Antall (JAN 6Q2) - Brussels
Last updated: 14-02-2019

26-02-2019 14:30 - Reconversion of industrial areas in the framework of regional policy

Workshop - STOA
Reconversion of industrial site

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  • 14.30-14.45 Welcome

Ramón Luis VALCÁRCEL SISO, Vice-President of the European Parliament responsible for STOA

Rosa D'AMATO, Member of the European Parliament, Committee on Regional Development

Pirita LINDHOLM - Moderator - Director of the European Regions Research and Innovation

  • 14.45-15.05 Setting the scene: Reconversion of industrial areas, an EU regional policy opportunity

Lorraine FARRELLY, Professor, Head of Architecture, University of Reading

  • 15.05-15.45 Policy perspective: institutional strategies

Sander HAPPAERTS, Policy analyst, Directorate-General Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission

Gerald MUSCAT, Head of Urban Development Division, Projects Directorate, European Investment Bank

Gilles PARGNEAUX, Member of the European Parliament - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

Bronis ROPĖ, Member of the European Parliament, Committee on Regional Development

  • 15.45-16.00

Q&A with the audience

  • 16.00-17.00 Case studies from all over Europe

City of Bilbao (Spain): Jordan GUARDO, Senuior Advisor to Bilbao Mayor's Office

City of Gothembourg (Sweden): Catrine NORRGÅRD, Director Gothenburg European Office

City of L'Aquila (Italy): Fabio GRAZIOSI, Professor, University of L'Aquila

City of Gdansk (Poland): Natalia WIENCKIEWICZ and Martyna BUKOWSKA, Managers at the Gdansk Economic Development Agency Ltd

Ruhr Region (Germany): Michael SCHWARZE-RODRIAN, EU Representative of the RVR

City of Lille (France): Virginie RENAULT-CREDOZ, Director of the Mission "Third Industrial Revolution" at the Haut-de-France Regional Council

  • 17.00-17.15

Q&A with the audience

  • 17.15-17.30 Conclusions

Rosa D'AMATO, Member of the European Parliament, REGI

Paul RÜBIG, Member of the European Parliament, STOA First Vice-Chair

Location: European Parliament Brussels - Paul Henri Spaak (PHS) 7C050
Last updated: 13-02-2019

06-03-2019 14:00 - Farming without agro-chemicals

Workshop - STOA
Bio Peers

Can we grow without using herbicides, fungicides, insecticides and biocides?

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Chair: Anthea McIntyre, MEP & STOA Panel Member

The workshop will encompass four perspectives:

• A scientific assessment

• The viewpoint from conventional agriculture

• Consumer perception

• The stance of organic farmers

Location: European Parliament Brussels - Altiero Spinelli Building (ASP) 5E2
Last updated: 15-02-2019


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