Upcoming events

27-02-2017 15:00 - The state and development of the biomass of fish stocks managed by the CFP

Hearing - PECH
Poster for public hearing on State and development of the biomass of fish stocks managed by the CFP in EN

Poster for public hearing on State and development of the biomass of fish stocks managed by the CFP in EN Poster sur l'état et le développement de la biomasse des stocks de poissons gérés par la PCP

The Committee on Fisheries will hold a hearing on "The state and development of the biomass of fish stocks managed by the Common Fisheries Policy" on 27 February 2017, from 15:00 to 17:00.

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The purpose of this hearing is to better understand the difficulties to reach and maintain healthy fish populations' biomass levels, which is one of the central objectives of the new CFP. Representatives from science, NGOs and Fishermen are invited to explain their views on this issue.

Last updated: 22-02-2017

28-02-2017 09:00 - The Third Reform of the Common European Asylum System - Up for the Challenge

Other event - LIBE
Third reform of the Common European Asylum System

An ‘Interparliamentary Committee Meeting’ will take place on 28 February 2017, bearing on "The Third Reform of the Common European Asylum System - Up for the Challenge". The aim of this meeting is to provide a forum of useful exchange among Members of the European Parliament and national Parliaments as well as experts in view of the ongoing crucial reform of the Union acquis on asylum.

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Relevant work has already started within the LIBE committee with key decisions planned to be taken during spring 2017. Several sessions and parallel workshops will focus on different issues such as fair distribution of asylum seekers, the concepts of safe country of origin and safe third country, administrative cooperation under Dublin and protection of children in migration. Commissioner Avramopoulos and Minister Abela from the Maltese Presidency of the Council will open the meeting along with the LIBE Chair Claude Moraes.

Last updated: 22-02-2017

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28-02-2017 10:00 - Workshop on the consequences of Brexit

Workshop - IMCO
IMCO workshop on consequences of Brexit

The objective of this workshop is to provide a forum for discussion on possible consequences of Brexit on matters in competence of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection.

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The workshop aims to offer IMCO Members a possibility to discuss legal and economic implications of withdrawal of the UK from the EU, as well as scenarios for future cooperation between EU and UK.

Workshop will take place on Tuesday, 28 February 2017, from 10.00 till 12.30.

For more information, please contact the Policy Department: poldep-economy-science@europarl.europa.eu

Location: Altiero Spinelli 3G2
Last updated: 22-02-2017

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28-02-2017 15:00 - Economic losses of transport companies because of strengthened border checks

Hearing - TRAN
Hearing on the economic losses of transport companies because of strengthened border checks

The TRAN Committee has invited industry experts to discuss the economic losses of transport companies because of strengthened border checks.

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Location: Altiero Spinelli A1-G3
Last updated: 20-02-2017

01-03-2017 13:30 - Social Europe: A New Horizon

Other event - EPRS

What is currently the main challenge concerning Social Europe that could be addressed from a European policy perspective? What are Member States ready to do for the improvement of Social Europe? Are new regulations or new processes the way forward at EU level? This roundtable discussion will make an attempt to bring together social and economic arguments that are often addressed separately and address these particular questions.

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Roundtable discussion with:

  • Maria Joāo Rodrigues, Member of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, European Parliament;
  • Monika Queisser, Head of Social Policy Division, OECD;
  • Lúcio Vinhas de Souza, Advisor, European Political Strategy Centre, European Commission;
  • Miroslav Beblavý, Associate Senior Research Fellow at the Centre of European Policy Studies.

Location: Library Reading Room - Altiero Spinelli Building - ASP 05D
Last updated: 13-02-2017

02-03-2017 13:00 - Fact-finding mission of the PANA Committee to Luxembourg

Other event - PANA
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On 2 and 3 March 2017, the PANA Committee will conduct a fact-finding mission to Luxembourg. This fact-finding mission is designed to take place in full cooperation with the national legislators in order to discuss and scrutinise the effective implementation and enforcement of Union law as specified in the PANA Committee's mandate.

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PANA Members will meet with their counterparts of the national parliaments, the competent Ministers, representatives of the tax and anti-money laundering authorities and relevant stakeholders from businesses and civil society.

Location: Luxembourg City
Last updated: 22-02-2017

06-03-2017 15:00 - "The role of lawyers, accountants and bankers in Panama Papers" - Part III

Hearing - PANA
PANA Committee - Public hearing with intermediaries (Part III) - "The role of lawyers, accountants and bankers in Panama Papers"

Following the hearings with intermediaries on 24 January and 9 February, the PANA Committee will finalise its series of hearings about "the roles and responsibilities of intermediaries in the setting-up of offshore constructions" with a hearing on 6 March in which the focus will be on the roles of bankers, lawyers and accountants in the Panama Papers revelations in France and Switzerland.

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After introductions by journalists who participated in the International Consortium for Investigative Journalism (ICIJ), bankers, accountants, lawyers, as well as representatives of law enforcement bodies will share their views on what should be improved and what, in their views, needs to be done to avoid the setting-up of offshore schemes for tax evasion of money laundering purposes in the future.

Location: József Antall (JAN) 2Q2
Last updated: 22-02-2017

07-03-2017 13:30 - International Women's Day - Empowering Women in Politics

Other event - EPRS

As part of the European Parliament’s activities to mark International Women’s Day, DG EPRS and DG Communication are organising a joint roundtable event which will focus on empowering women in politics, with contributions on the current gender balance in the European Parliament, how media coverage impacted on women candidates standing in the last European elections and concrete steps to improve electoral success for women and reach out to new generations of women hoping to stand for office.

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Speakers:
  • Mairead MCGUINNESS, Vice-President of the European Parliament;
  • Dimitrios Papadimoulis, Vice-President of the European Parliament;
  • Angelika Mlinar, Member of the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality;
  • Susan BANDUCCI, Professor, University of Exeter, UK;
  • Maarja LÜHISTE, Lecturer, Newcastle University, UK;
  • Laura SUDULICH, Senior Lecturer, Kent University, UK.

Location: Library Reading Room - Altiero Spinelli Building - ASP 05D
Last updated: 16-02-2017

09-03-2017 15:00 - What future for Global trade?

Other event - EPRS

International trade has moved to the forefront of the 2016 US presidential campaign, and the trade policy of the new US administration tends to shift towards protectionist measures and a restriction of international trade. The aim of the event is to explore the future of global trade, in particular what are the implications of increasing protectionism for regional integration processes, and how will growing opposition to free trade affect global supply chains and the growth in digital economy?

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Speakers:
  • Bernd LANGE, MEP, Chair of the EP International Trade Committee;
  • Peter CHASE, Senior Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States;
  • Pierre SAUVÉ, Senior Trade Specialist, World Bank Group;
  • Paola CONCONI, Professor, Université Libre de Bruxelles.

Location: Library Reading Room - Altiero Spinelli Building - ASP 05D
Last updated: 16-02-2017

Hearings

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.

Workshops

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