Border management and European coast guards, and women refugees and asylum seekers - this week in the European Parliament
MEPs return to Brussels on 29th February for a mixed week of Committee and Political Group meetings ahead of the Plenary next week.
Border management and European coast guard. The setting up of a European Border and Coast Guard to manage migration at EU’s external borders, while safeguarding the free movement of persons, will be debated by the Civil Liberties Committee with the Commission. (Monday)
Women refugees and asylum seekers. Violence against women refugees, their living conditions in camps and possible integration measures will be debated by MEPs and national MPs in a meeting to be opened by EP President Martin Schulz and Ireland’s former President Mary Robinson.(Thursday)
Press seminar on women refugees. Parliament's press service is holding a seminar on women refugees and asylum seekers where leading MEPs, experts and journalists will debate the conditions that women face while travelling to, and after arriving at, refugee camps in Europe and how to improve them. (Wednesday)
UK MEPs in the spotlight this week
Implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities with special regard to the Concluding Observations of the UN CRPD Committee. Rapporteur for the opinion: Richard Howitt (Eastern, Labour), Committee on Human Rights (Thursday)
Ukraine, FYROM, Emission inquiry committee constitutive meeting and Plenary preparations.