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TTIP and CETA, Turkey, and Migration - this week in the European Parliament

MEPs return to Brussels on 14th March for a week of Committee meetings.



TTIP and CETA. Progress in talks on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with the US, and the extent to which Parliament's demands have been taken into account, will be debated by the International Trade Committee with the Commission. Members will also discuss the recently revised Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada, which includes new arrangements for settling disputes between investors and states. (Monday)

Turkey. Progress made by Turkey in 2015 on human rights, the fight against corruption and media freedom will be assessed in a Foreign Affairs Committee vote. Migration, visa liberalisation, and the Kurdish issue will also be addressed in the draft resolution. (Tuesday)

Migration. Parliament's own proposals to improve EU migration and refugee policies, including a proposal to establish a centralised EU system for collecting and allocating asylum requests, plus binding relocation and resettlement schemes for refugees, will be up for a vote in the Civil Liberties Committee. Press conference at 10am UK time. (Wednesday)

Read the full agenda

UK MEPs in the spotlight this week

Non-Tariff Barriers in the Single Market, Rapporteur: Daniel Dalton (West Midlands, Conservative), Internal Market and Consumer Protection
Monday 14/03/16 and Tuesday 15/03/16

Report on the application of the Postal Services Directive, Rapporteur: Lucy Anderson (London, Labour), Internal Market and Consumer Protection
Tuesday 15/03/16

Control of the acquisition and possession of weapons, Rapporteur: Vicky Ford (East of England, Conservative), Internal Market and Consumer Protection
Tuesday 15/03/16

The fight against trafficking in human beings in the EU's external relations, Rapporteur: Catherine Bearder (South East England, Liberal Democrat), Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality
Tuesday 15/03/16

The situation in the Mediterranean and the need for a holistic EU approach to migration, Opinion: Mary Honeyball (London, Labour - FEMM), Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
Wednesday 16/03/16


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