Medical devices, Energy efficiency labelling and Palestine refugees - this week in the European Parliament
MEPs return to Brussels for committee meetings on Monday 13th of June.
Medical devices. An informal deal with the Dutch Council Presidency on stricter monitoring and certification procedures for medical devices such as breast or hip implants will be put to a vote in the Environment and Public Health Committee. The committee will also vote on an informal deal on tighter information and ethical requirements for diagnostic medical devices, e.g. those used for pregnancy or DNA testing. (Wednesday)
Energy efficiency labelling. A proposal to apply the “A to G” label scale for energy-efficient household products throughout the EU will be put to a vote in the Energy Committee. A digital database of new products placed on the EU market is also proposed, to enable buyers to check that they comply with energy efficiency label rules. (Tuesday)
Palestine refugees. The situation of Palestinian refugees will be debated in the Foreign Affairs Committee with Pierre Krähenbühl, Commissioner General for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). A press point with Mr Krähenbühl and committee chair Elmar Brok will follow.
MEPs in the spotlight this week
A new forward-looking and innovative future strategy on trade and investment
Opinion: Theresa Griffin (North West, Labour)
Budgetary Control of financing NGOs from the EU Budget
Rapporteur: Clare Moody (South West and Gibraltar, Labour)
Prospectus to be published when securities are offered to the public or admitted to trading
Rapporteur for the opinion: Vicky Ford (East, Conservative)
Control of the acquisition and possession of weapons
Rapporteur: Vicky Ford (East, Conservative)
Unleashing the Potential of Ferries in Coastal Areas and Inland Waterways: A Contribution to Multimodal Passenger Transport
Rapporteur: Keith Taylor (South East, Green)