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UK referendum, labour mobility and tobacco industry - this week in the European Parliament

MEPs return to Brussels on 22nd February for a mixed week of Committee meetings and plenary on Wednesday 24th. The plenary is when Members of the European Parliament from all political groups and from all countries meet in the parliamentary chamber to discuss and vote on legislation.

 
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Highlights

Summit conclusions/UK referendum/Migration. MEPs will discuss the outcome of the 18-19 February European Council meeting with its President Donald Tusk and Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. (Wednesday)

Labour mobility. Linking up national employment services, be they public or private, should give job-seekers better access to job offers across borders. MEPs will vote on measures informally agreed with the Council to further integrate the EU labour market. (Thursday)

Tobacco industry. MEPs will quiz the Commission on the four agreements currently in force between the EU and Philip Morris International (PMI), Japan Tobacco International (JTI), Imperial Tobacco Limited (ITL) and British American Tobacco (BAT) to fight cigarette smuggling. (Thursday)


Read the full agenda
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UK MEPs in the spotlight this week

2015 Report on Montenegro. Rapporteur: Charles Tannock (London, Conservative). Committee on Foreign Affairs (Tuesday)

Non-Tariff Barriers in the Single Market. Rapporteur: Daniel Dalton (West Midlands, Conservative). Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (Monday)

Control of the acquisition and possession of weapons. Rapporteur: Vicky Ford (Eastern, Conservative). Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (Tuesday)

Mandatory indication of the country of origin or place of provenance for certain foods. Co-Rapporteurs: Glenis Willmott (East Midlands, Labour), Julie Girling (South West, Conservative). Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (Tuesday)

Discharge 2014: Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Union agencies for the financial year 2014: performance, financial management and control. Rapporteur: Derek Vaughan (Wales, Labour). Committee on Budgetary Control (Monday)

Delivering a New Deal for Energy Consumers. Rapporteur: Theresa Griffin (North West, Labour). Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (Monday)

A new forward-looking and innovative future strategy on trade and investment. Rapporteur: Theresa Griffin (North West, Labour). Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (Tuesday)

 

Hearings and workshops

Public Hearing on Respect for Democracy, Fundamental rights and the Rule of law: the role of judiciary. Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and Committee on Constitutional Affairs (Monday)

Public Hearing on Real driving emissions tests. Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (Tuesday)

Public Hearing on Public Hearing on "Energy Costs and EU Industry Competitiveness". Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (Tuesday)

Public Hearing on Single Market Strategy. Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (Tuesday)

Public Hearing on Tools to reduce price volatility in Agricultural Markets. Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (Tuesday)

Public Hearing on Broadening the scope of the EU Charter on Fundamental Rights (Article 51)? Committee on Petitions (Tuesday)

 

Watch live through webstreaming at

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