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27-11-2017 15:00 - Public Hearing on Cybersecurity Act

Hearing - ITRE
Hacker on a computer

On 27 November 2017, the ITRE Committee will hold a public hearing in the context of the legislative work on the ‘Cybersecurity Act', which was adopted by the European Commission on 13 November 2017.

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The hearing will be divided in two parts. The first part will focus on ENISA - the "EU Cybersecurity Agency" and its new mandate, and the second on the European cybersecurity certification framework and its impact on the European cybersecurity and the industry. The hearing will allow Members to have a dialogue with the relevant experts and stakeholders on the content of the Commission's proposals.

Location: Brussels, József Antall building, room 4Q2
Last updated: 22-11-2017

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28-11-2017 09:00 - Agreements and cooperation with third countries on migration management and return

Hearing - LIBE
Hearing on Agreements and cooperation with third countries on migration management and return

On 28 November 2017, from 09:00 to 12:30, the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs of the European Parliament organises a hearing on “Agreements and cooperation with third countries on migration management and return”.

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The objective of the hearing is to address key elements of the EU external action with third countries on migration management and as regards the EU policy on return, in order to provide the committee with the views of the main actors involved: European Commission, the European External Action Service, EU agencies, NGOs, academics and UN agencies. The hearing will be structured in three panels. The first panel will address the cooperation with third countries and the necessary democratic oversight, in particular as regards the Partnership Framework. The second panel will focus on the Mobility Partnerships as instrument for dialogue and cooperation with partner countries and the third panel will deal with the EU return policy.

Location: European Parliament, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak Building, Room PHS P3C50
Last updated: 21-11-2017

28-11-2017 10:00 - The case of NLB financial group Slovenia and Azerbaijan Laundromat revelations

Hearing - PANA
PANA Public hearing on “Money Laundering: The case of NLB Financial Group Slovenia and Azerbaijan Laundromat revelations” - 28 November 2017

On 28 November 2017, the PANA Committee will hold a hearing on "Money Laundering: The case of NLB financial group and on the Azerbaijan Laundromat revelations".

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The hearing will consist of two panels and the purpose would be to discuss in the first panel with relevant stakeholders the case of NLB financial group Slovenia, which is the largest financial group in the country. Members will also be able to discuss issues related to the Slovenian banking system. In the second panel, the focus will be on the Azerbaijan Laundromat case in order to discuss the recent revelations published by a consortium of journalists

Location: József Antall (JAN) 4Q1 - Brussels
Last updated: 21-11-2017

28-11-2017 10:30 - Assessing impact on growth and jobs: EIB Group and the Investment Plan for Europe

Other event - EPRS
European Investment Bank

This policy hub will focus on the long-term growth impact of EIB-supported investments and the Investment Plan for Europe. Debora Revoltella, chief economist of the European Investment Bank, will present research pointing to an additional 2.25 million new jobs and a 2.3% increase of Europe’s GDP expected by 2020 thanks to the supported investments based on EIB Group operations approved in 2015 and 2016. The impact simulations were supported by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre.

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Discussant: Claudio Collovà, Policy Analyst, Ex-ante Impact Assessment Unit, EPRS

Location: Altiero Spinelli Building - ASP 08F833
Last updated: 21-11-2017

28-11-2017 13:30 - Winners and losers of globalisation: Maximising the EGF's impact

Other event - EPRS
Poster of EPRS event on 'Winners and losers of globalisation: Maximising the EGF's impact', to be held on 28/11/2017 at the European Parliament

There is an increasing perception among EU citizens that the gains from trade are not fairly shared, and that global integration comes at the expense of long standing domestic social arrangements. To mitigate the potential negative effects of globalization, the EU introduced in 2007 a European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF). This roundtable will analyse its performance, and discuss what other measures should be contemplated in order to correct the effects of globalization.

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Confirmed speakers include Marian KARKIN, MEP, Member of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs; Lucian CERNAT, Chief Economist, DG Trade, European Commission; Gregory CLAEYS, Research Fellow, Bruegel; and Laura PUCCIO, Policy Analyst, EPRS.

Location: Library Reading Room, 5th floor, Altiero Spinelli Building (ASP 05D)
Last updated: 15-11-2017

28-11-2017 15:00 - The Paradise Papers - Discussions with the Investigative Journalists

Hearing - PANA
PANA Public hearing on “The Paradise Papers - What are they about and why are they relevant” - 28 November 2017

During this very last public hearing of the PANA Committee, Members will zoom in on the recent Paradise Papers revelations, together with three journalists who worked at the heart of the investigation at the International Consortium for Investigative Journalism (ICIJ). The Paradise Papers are based on 13.4 million confidential electronic documents relating to offshore investment that were leaked to the Süddeutsche Zeitung.

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The documents originate from an offshore law firm, corporate services providers and company registers in 19 tax jurisdictions. The data contain the names of more than 120,000 people and companies.

During the second part of this hearing, Commissioners Pierre Moscovici (Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs) and Věra Jourová (Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality) will react to the revelations and debate possible follow-up actions and current state of affairs of ongoing files with PANA Members.

Location: József Antall (JAN) 4Q1 - Brussels
Last updated: 21-11-2017

28-11-2017 16:30 - The implications of Brexit on the Irish border

Workshop - AFCO
Poster for the workshop on The implications of Brexit on the Irish border, showing the UK, Irish and EU flags

During the 28 November meeting of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs, a workshop will be held on 'The implications of Brexit on the Irish border'. This workshop, organised by Policy Department for Citizens' Rights and Constitutional Affairs, will feature four experts presenting three research papers.

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Dr. David PHINNEMORE, Professor of European Politics; Dean of Education (Queen's University Belfast); Visiting Professor (College of Europe, Bruges); and Dr. Katy HAYWARD Reader in Sociology (Queen's University Belfast); Senior Research Fellow (Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice) will present the paper on 'UK Withdrawal ('Brexit') and the Good Friday Agreement'.

Dr. Lars KARLSSON, President of KGH Border Services; Former Director of World Customs Organization; Deputy Director General of Swedish Customs will present the research paper on 'Smart Border 2.0 - Avoiding a hard border on the island of Ireland for Customs control and the free movement of persons'.

Dr. John TEMPLE LANG, Solicitor; Adjunct Professor in Trinity College Dublin; Senior Research Fellow in Oxford, will present the paper 'Brexit and Ireland - Legal, Political and Economic Considerations'

Location: Brussels, PHS 1A002
Last updated: 23-11-2017

30-11-2017 13:30 - EPRS Book Talks | The future of European identity: A conversation with Thomas Risse

Other event - EPRS
Poster of Book Talk with Thomas Risse

In this second edition of the ‘EPRS Book Talk’ series, Prof. Thomas Risse revisits the insights of his 2010 book 'A Community of Europeans? Transnational Identities and Public Spheres’ against the backdrop of rising populism across Europe, and links his previous research to the results of his 2015 publication ‘European Public Spheres: Politics is Back’.

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Presentation by the author, Thomas RISSE, Director of the Center for Transnational Relations, Foreign and Security Policy, Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin, in conversation with Klaus WELLE, Secretary General of the European Parliament.

Location: Library Reading Room, 5th floor, Altiero Spinelli Building (ASP 05D)
Last updated: 15-11-2017

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