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Digital Single Market, Transatlantic data flow, Energy Union and Terrorism - this week in the European Parliament

MEPs return to Brussels for committee meetings on Monday 23rd May.

 
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Digital Single Market. Long-awaited legislative proposals to unlock the full potential of the EU's digital market and give consumers and businesses better access to digital goods and services across EU borders are to be presented by Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip and Commissioner Günther Oettinger on Wednesday, followed by a first debate. (Debate Wednesday)

Transatlantic data flow. MEPs will discuss the Commission's EU-US "privacy shield" proposal for a new EU-US arrangement to protect the fundamental rights of Europeans whose data is transferred to the US for commercial purposes and ensure legal certainty for businesses. A non-binding resolution on the new framework, which is to replace the invalidated Safe Harbour agreement, will be put to the vote on Thursday. (Debate Wednesday)

Energy Union. In the presence of Commission Vice-President Maros Sefkovic, Parliament will examine various policy options to put citizens at the heart of the Energy Union and make sure it delivers a new and better deal for consumers and helps to tackle energy poverty. (Debate Wednesday, vote Thursday)

Terrorism. Civil Liberties Committee MEPs will debate two Europol reports, on the "Terrorism Situation in 2016" and "Changes in modus operandi of Islamic State terrorist attacks", with European Counter-Terrorism Centre Head Manuel Navarrete Paniagua. In a separate debate, they will hear Council's Standing Committee on Operational Cooperation on Internal Security (COSI) Chair Arie Ijzerman. (Monday)

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 ( East of England, Labour)
AFET
Tuesday 24/05/16

The fight against trafficking in human beings in the EU's external relations
Opinion: Catherine Bearder (South East of England, Liberal Democrat)
AFET
Tuesday 24/05/16

Preparation of the post-electoral revision of the MFF 2014-2020: Parliament's input ahead of the Commission's proposal
Rapporteur for the opinion: Neena Gill (West Midlands, Labour)
AFET
Tuesday 24/05/16

Next steps towards attaining global goals and EU commitments on nutrition and food security in the world
Rapporteur: Linda McAvan (Yorkshire and The Humber, Labour)
DEVE
Monday 23/05/16

A new forward-looking and innovative future strategy on trade and investment
Opinion: Theresa Griffin (North West of England, Labour)
INTA
Monday 23/05/16

Budgetary Control of financing NGOs from the EU Budget
Rapporteur for the opinion: Clare Moody (South West and Gibraltar, Labour)
BUDG
Monday 23/05/16

Prospectus to be published when securities are offered to the public or admitted to trading
Rapporteur for the opinion: Vicky Ford (East of England, Conservative)
IMCO
Monday 23/05/16

Report on the application of the Postal Services Directive
Rapporteur for the opinion: Lucy Anderson (London, Labour)
IMCO
Monday 23/05/16

Control of the acquisition and possession of weapons
Rapporteur: Vicky Ford (East of England, Conservative)
IMCO
Monday 23/05/16

Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, in so far as the provisions of the Protocol which fall under Title V of Part III of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union are concerned
Rapporteur: Martina Anderson (Northern Ireland, Sinn Féin)
LIBE
Monday 23/05/16

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: Martina Anderson (Northern Ireland, Sinn Féin)
LIBE
Monday 23/05/16

Preparation of the post-electoral revision of the MFF 2014-2020: Parliament's input ahead of the Commission's proposal
Rapporteur for the opinion: Clare Moody (South West and Gibraltar, Labour)
FEMM
Tuesday 24/05/16

Read the full agenda
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