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Migration, Integrating legal migrants, Taxing multinationals and Inquiry committee - this week in the European Parliament

MEPs return to Strasbourg for a plenary sitting from Monday 6th to Thursday 9th June. The plenary is when Members of the European Parliament from all political groups and from all countries meet in the parliamentary chamber in Strasbourg to discuss and vote on legislation.



Migration. A new EU plan to address the root causes of migration will be presented by the EU Commission and debated in plenary on Tuesday afternoon. The “migration compact”, prepared by Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, foresees using EU funds to promote private investment in migrants’ countries of origin, particularly in Africa.

Integrating legal migrants. In a following debate, MEPs will discuss new plans by the EU Commission to set up uniform, efficient legal immigration procedures for those entitled to stay as well as an action plan for integration of third-country nationals. (Debate Tuesday)

Taxing multinationals. MEPs will give their opinion on the Commission's proposal for an anti-tax avoidance directive on Tuesday morning and vote on a resolution on Wednesday. The proposal aims to close loopholes used by corporate tax avoiders.

Inquiry committee. Following the recent “Panama Papers” revelations about some 200,000 offshore letterbox companies, the, MEPs will vote on the creation of an inquiry committee to investigate alleged contraventions and maladministration in the application of EU laws on money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion. (Vote Wednesday)

MEPs in the spotlight this week

Peace Support Operations - EU engagement with the UN and the African Union
Rapporteur: Geoffrey Van Orden (East of England, Conservative)
Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th June

Technological solutions for sustainable agriculture
Rapporteur: Anthea McIntyre (Conservative, West Midlands)
Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th June

Eliminating illicit trade in tobacco products: protocol to the WHO Framework Convention (judicial cooperation in criminal matters)
Rapporteur: Martina Anderson (Northern Ireland, Sinn Féin)
Tuesday 7th June

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