New rules for cash control, rule of law in Hungary and new Eurogroup president – this week at the European Parliament
MEPs are back in Brussels for a week of committee and political group meetings. From new rules for cash control to the rule of law in Hungary and the appointment of the new Eurogroup president we have selected the highlights.
Cash control. An update of EU rules on checking on cash entering or leaving the EU will be voted on by Civil Liberties and Economic Affairs committees. The aim is to step up detection of money laundering and financing of illegal activities such as terrorism. It would extend the definition of “cash” to include prepaid cards and commodities, such as gold coins and bars. (Monday)
Rule of law/Hungary. Civil Liberties Committee MEPs will quiz representatives of the Hungarian government, civil society and others on the situation of the rule of law in the country. The hearing is part of their work, requested by the full House in October, to assess whether Hungary is at risk of a serious breach of EU values. (Thursday)
Eurozone/Dijsselbloem. Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem will join the Economic and Monetary Committee to discuss the Eurozone countries' budgetary plans for 2018 and the overall budgetary situation in the Eurozone as well as plans to develop the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) further. EU governments should appoint his successor on 4 December. (Thursday)
UK MEPs in the spotlight this week
Approval and market surveillance of motor vehicles and their trailers, and of systems, components and separate technical units intended for such vehicles – Rapporteur Dalton Daniel. - (Conservative, West Midlands) - Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (Monday)