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CETA, Energy Union and 2016 Sakharov Prize – this week at the European Parliament.

MEPs are in Brussels these days for a week of Committee meetings.



CETA. MEPs will debate the pros and cons of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada with farmers, businesses and trade union representatives. CETA cannot enter into force without European Parliament approval. (Wednesday)

Energy Union/security of gas supply. Plans to strengthen cooperation among member states so that they help each other in the event of a gas crisis, thus ensuring gas supply to households and essential services, and also share information about national energy supply deals reached with third parties, are up for a vote and amendments by the Energy Committee in two separate draft legislative resolutions. (Thursday)

2016 Sakharov Prize. The three final nominees for the 2016 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought will be revealed following a vote by the Foreign Affairs and Development committees. (Tuesday)

Read the full agenda

UK MEPs in the spotlight this week

Access to energy in developing countries. Rapporteur: Linda McAvan (Lab, Yorkshire and the Humber) Committee on Development (Monday)

EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking. Rapporteur: Catherine Bearder (Libdem, South East) Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (Monday)

Coordination of certain provisions laid down by law, regulation or administrative action in Member States concerning the provision of audiovisual media services in view of changing market realities. Rapporteur for the opinion: Emma McClarkin (Cons, East Midlands) Committee on International Trade (Monday)

Unleashing the Potential of Waterborne Passenger Transport. Rapporteur: Keith Taylor (Green, South East) Committee on Transport and Tourism (Monday)

Annual Report on EU Competition Policy. Rapporteur for the opinion: Jacqueline Foster (Cons, North West) Committee on Transport and Tourism (Monday)

Protective measures against pests of plants. Rapporteur: Anthea McIntyre (Cons, West Midlands) (Thursday)

Responsible ownership and care of equidae. Rapporteur: Julie Girling (Cons, South West) Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (Thursday)

Automated data exchange with regard to DNA data in Denmark. Rapporteur: Claude Moraes (Lab, London) Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (Wednesday)

General Revision of Parliament's Rules of Procedure. Rapporteur: Richard Corbett (Lab, Yorkshire and the Humber) Committee on Constitutional Affairs (Wednesday)


Public Hearings

"International efforts to combat ISIL: military and strategic dimension" Committee on Foreign Affairs and Subcommittee on Security and Defence (Wednesday)

"Turkey and the rule of law" Committee on Foreign Affairs and Subcommittee on Human Rights (Monday)

"Public International Law perspectives on the prosecution of Daesh's crimes against women and girls before international jurisdictions" Committee on Legal Affairs and the Committee on Women's
Rights and Gender Equality (Wednesday)

"Hearing on Obstacles to EU citizen’s freedom to move and work in the Internal Market" Committee on Petitions (Tuesday)

"Anti-money laundering and tax evasion: who sets the rules and how?" Committee of Inquiry to investigate alleged contraventions and maladministration in the application of Union law in relation to money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion (Thursday)


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