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EU-Turkey deal, Financial benchmarks, Tax transparency for multinationals, and European Muslims facing radicalisation - this week in the European Parliament

MEPs return to Brussels on 25th April for a mixed week of Committee meetings and plenary



EU-Turkey deal. The agreement to return migrants and asylum seekers from Greece to Turkey, decided at the EU-Turkey summit on 18 March, will be debated on Thursday morning, with the focus on its legal aspects, implementation and democratic control.

Financial benchmarks. Critical benchmarks, such as the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) and the Euro Interbank Offered Rate (EURIBOR) should become more reliable when Parliament votes in new legislation on Thursday. The law aims to clean up the benchmark-setting process, improve transparency, and avoid conflicts of interest like those that led to the LIBOR rigging scandals of recent years.

Tax transparency for multinationals. A Commission proposal to oblige multinational enterprises located in the EU to file country-by-country tax reports, which would be automatically communicated to all member states concerned for tax purposes, will be up for a consultation vote in the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee. (Tuesday)

European Muslims facing radicalisation. The role of women in tackling radicalisation in Europe and proposals for addressing the phenomenon at national and European levels will be debated in a conference with EP President Martin Schulz, Vice-president Antonio Tajani and several other speakers. (Tuesday)

MEPs in the spotlight this week

Discharge 2014 (various)
Rapporteur: Derek Vaughan (Wales, Labour)


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