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30-05-2017 11:00 - Hearing on legal consequences of Brexit

Hearing - JURI
In the background, there is half of British flag and half of EU flag. Then we see a handshake.

On 30 May 2017, from 11.00 to 12.30, the Committee on Legal Affairs will hold a public hearing on Legal consequences of Brexit. A number of important questions will be covered.

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The Lord Advocate of Scotland, James Wolffe, will speak about the specific impact on Scotland and in particular as the UK has several different legal systems. Dr. Etain Tannam, Trinity College, Dublin, will make a presentation on the implications created by Brexit in relation to the Good Friday Agreement. On international private law, Prof. Burkhard Hess will address the question of what consequences Brexit will have in this field. For the question of Patent Law, and in particular the Unitary Patent, Prof. Duncan Matthews, will speak about what Brexit might entail in this area. And to finish, Mr. Stephane Rodriguez will address the staff regulations and the possible consequences for employees and others within the institutions.

Location: Brussels, ASP 3E2
Last updated: 29-05-2017

30-05-2017 13:30 - The potential of electricity demand response

Workshop - ITRE

The aim of the workshop is to discuss the electricity demand response potential in the European Union and its role in achieving the targets of the Energy Union Strategy. The workshop will consist of five presentations by established distinguished experts in the field and an exchange of views with Members.

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This workshop is organised by Policy Department A for the ITRE Committee in connection with the ongoing work on legislative proposals related to Clean Energy for All Europeans package.

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 3G-2, 13:30 - 15:00
Last updated: 09-05-2017

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30-05-2017 14:00 - The current challenges of fighting terrorism and serious crime

Hearing - LIBE
Fight against terrorism

On 30 May from 14.00 to 17.30 in room József Antall (JAN) 6Q2 the LIBE Committee organises a hearing "The current challenges of fighting terrorism and serious crime".

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An overview of evolving terrorist threats and serious crime will be given by speakers in the first panel after which links between terrorism and serious and organised crime are discussed by a second panel..

Location: European Parliament, room József Antall (JAN) 6Q2
Last updated: 29-05-2017

30-05-2017 15:00 - Council Discharge - Finding Solutions

Workshop - CONT
Workshop on Council Discharge

The Committee is organising a workshop on Council discharge - finding solutions on 30 May 2017 (15.00-17.00).

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Different perceptions of the institutional role of the Council and of the Parliament in the discharge exercise, and the Council's lack of cooperation with Parliament by refusing to reply to the questionnaire sent annually in the frame of the discharge, led the Parliament to refuse granting discharge to the Secretary General of the Council in relation to the financial years 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Given the importance of cooperation between the two institutions and responsibility before the EU citizens, the Parliament stresses an urgent need for better dialogue. The Parliament as a discharge authority is looking for ways to solve the institutional conflict and to move forward in the process of granting discharge to the Council. The workshop should discuss ways to solve the institutional conflict by strengthening the Parliament's role as the discharge authority.

Location: Brussels, PHS04B001
Last updated: 18-05-2017

30-05-2017 16:00 - Gender equality and Taxation policies in the EU

Hearing - FEMM
gender equality and taxation policy

The invited experts will share with Members their knowledge on the effects of taxation on gender equality. The hearing should serve as basis for the preparation of a draft own initiative report on the same topic, on which the Committee will work later during the year. The rapporteur will be Mr Ernest Urtasun (Greens/Spain). A Policy Department study on the same topic will be presented by the author during the hearing.

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Location: Brussels, JAN 4Q1
Last updated: 22-05-2017

31-05-2017 09:30 - The political theory of Economic and Monetary Union 25 years after Maastricht

Other event - EPRS
Poster of the EPRS event on EMU 25 years after Maastricht, to be held in the EP Library Reading Room on 31 May 2017, 9.30-13.30

The aim of the roundtable is to analyse the theories, ideas and traditional beliefs related to monetary union, such as optimum currency area theory, monetarist and ordo-liberal thoughts or the so-called coronation theory of monetary integration. Contributions include institutionalist analyses as well as empirical economic and financial regulation research. The question whether EMU had an impact on European constitutionalisation will also be examined.

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Location: Library Reading Room, Altiero Spinelli building, ASP D, 5th floor
Last updated: 23-05-2017

21-06-2017 14:30 - High-level conference on migration management

Other event - LIBE DEVE

Managing migration and ensuring a stable and prosperous environment at the borders of the EU will top the agenda at a high-level conference on 21 June from 14:30 to 19:30 in Brussels. The European Parliament will host the conference on migration management ahead of the EU summit to launch a platform for regular dialogue between all actors involved.

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It will address responsibility sharing among Member States, ensuring a stable and secure environment both in and at the external borders of the EU, and tackling the root causes of migration through cooperation with third countries.
The conference takes place at the initiative of President Antonio Tajani and is co-organised by the relevant parliamentary committees. Speakers include:
Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament
Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission
Donald Tusk, President of the European Council (tbc)
Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the European Commission
Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank
Markku Markkula, President of the European Committee of the Regions
Dimitris Avramopoulos, European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship
Julian King, European Commissioner for Security Union

Last updated: 29-05-2017


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