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EP News No. 3/2012

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MEPs return to Brussels on Monday 23 January for a full week of committee meetings. Their first job is to elect committee Chairs and Vice-Chairs - no information is available on candidates at the time of writing - indeed, these decisions are often not finalised until the last minute, prior to committee meetings.

Highlights include:


Hearings and workshops

Public hearing on "The Market Abuse Directive" - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (Monday)

Public hearing on "Sovereign debt crisis in Europe: assessing the current European instruments - addressing the challenges ahead - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (Monday)

Hearing of candidates for EP representatives to the Management Board of the European Environment Agency (EEA) - Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (Monday)

Mini-hearing on "Energy policy cooperation and External energy relations" - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (Monday)

Public hearing on "Access to a basic payment account" - Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (Wednesday)

Public hearing on "The Common Organisation of the Markets in fishery and aquaculture products (FAPs) in the context of the CFP reform - Committee on Fisheries (Wednesday)

Workshop on "The EU Multi-Annual Financial Framework 2014-2020 from a gender equality perspective" - Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality (Thursday)


Committee Meetings

  • Foreign Affairs
  • Human Rights
  • Security and Defence
  • Development
  • International Trade
  • Budgets
  • Budgetary Control
  • Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • Industry, Research and Energy
  • Internal Market and Consumer Protection
  • Transport and Tourism
  • Regional Development
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Fisheries
  • Culture and Education
  • Legal Affairs
  • Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • Consititutional Affairs
  • Women's Rights and Gender Equality
  • Petitions

Further Information

Paola Buonadonna
European Parliament UK Office
tel 020 7227 4300


Diary Dates

1 January-31 July 2012: Danish Presidency

European Parliamentary sessions 1st half 2012

1-2 February - Brussels
13-16 February - Strasbourg
12-15 March - Strasbourg
28-29 March - Brussels
17-20 April - Strasbourg
9-10 May - Brussels
21-24 May - Strasbourg
11-14 June - Strasbourg
2-5 July - Strasbourg