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Better control on cars, taxation inquiry, internal border checks – this week at the European Parliament

The MEPs are in Brussels this week for a week of committee meetings. We have picked a few highlights for you below.



Better controls on cars. A vote in the Internal Market and Consumer Protection committee on a file led by Daniel Dalton (ECR, West Midlands). The dossier includes new rules to make environmental and safety testing of new cars more independent. The proposal also aims to improve oversight of vehicles already in circulation and strengthen market surveillance.(Thursday)

Taxation/EP inquiry. The Special Committee on Money Laundering, Tax avoidance and Tax Evasion (PANA) will continue its inquiry by hearing from banks, accountants and lawyers on what can be done to avoid the creation of secret offshore financial vehicles. Journalists from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists will also join. (Thursday)

Schengen/internal border checks. A proposed further three-month prolongation of temporary internal border checks in Austria, Denmark, Germany, Sweden and Norway will be debated by Civil Liberties Committee MEPs and the Commission. These checks were first reintroduced in May 2016, in response to growing migration flows. (Thursday)

Read the full agenda

UK MEPs in the spotlight this week

EU flagship initiative on the garment sector. Rapporteur for opinion: Jean Lambert (Greens, London) Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (Monday)

Internet connectivity for growth, competitiveness and cohesion: European gigabit society and 5G. Rapporteur: Andrew Lewer (ECR, East Midlands), Committee on Regional Development (Monday)

Approval and market surveillance of motor vehicles and their trailers, and of systems, components and separate technical units intended for such vehicles. Rapporteur: Daniel Dalton (ECR, West Midlands) Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (Thursday)


Public Hearings

"Hearing on Prisons’ Systems and Conditions in the EU", Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (Thursday)

"The role of lawyers, accountants and bankers in Panama Papers" - Part II", Committee on Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion (Thursday)


Watch live through webstreaming at

Europarl TV
BBC Parliament Live
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