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Brexit in committees, climate change and more – this week at the European Parliament

The summer may be here, but the MEPs are not slowing down. Brexit will be high on the agenda next week with its impact on the aviation industry and its impact on EP's own seating arrangements up for debate next week. See our highlights below.



Brexit and aviation. The impact of Brexit on the aviation sector and the tourism industry will be discussed by the Transport and Tourism Committee with CEOs of a number of EU airports, including Heathrow, as well as Michael O’Leary of Ryanair, the CEO of IAG and others. (Tuesday)

EP seats/Brexit. Constitutional MEPs will look at a proposal for the redistribution of Parliament’s seats as the current arrangement will lapse in 2019 and also in view of the future withdrawal by the UK from the EU. (Wednesday)

Climate change/Land use. The Environment committee will vote on an obligation for each EU member state to compensate emissions generated by land use, e.g. in agriculture and forestry. The emissions must be compensated by an equivalent removal of CO₂ from the atmosphere. The measures contribute to the implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change (Tuesday)

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UK MEPs in the spotlight this week

Continuing current limitations of scope for aviation activities and to prepare to implementing a global market-based measure from 2021 - Rapporteur: Girling Julie and Opinion: Foster Jacqueline (Conservative Party), Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (Monday and Tuesday)

Towards a digital trade strategy - Rapporteur for the opinion: Dalton Daniel (Conservative Party), Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (Wednesday)

The next MFF: Preparing the Parliament’s position on the MFF post-2020 - Rapporteur for the opinion: Vaughan Derek (labour party), Committee on Regional Development (Wednesday)

Copyright in the Digital Single Market - Opinion: Stihler Catherine  (Labour Party), Committee on Legal Affairs (Wednesday)

Report on the implementation of Directive 2011/93/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 December 2011 on combating the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography
- Opinion: FEMM Moody Clare (Labour Party), Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (Monday and Tuesday)

Public hearings

10-07-2017 - Public Hearing on the Future of the EU Electricity Market - ITRE

10-07-2017 - The role of the future Comprehensive Agreements with Armenia and Azerbaijan - AFET

11-07-2017 - Hearing on Media Pluralism and Freedom in the EU - LIBE

11-07-2017 - Hearing on 'Impact of Brexit on aviation' - TRAN

12-07-2017 - Exchange of views on Search and rescue activities in the Central Mediterranean - LIBE

12-07-2017 - Hearing on Impact of business models - EMPL

12-07-2017 - Public Hearing on the role of Advisory Councils in the new regionalised CFP - PECH

12-07-2017 - Absorption of Structural Funds in different Member States - CONT

12-07-2017 - Women’s rights in Afghanistan - Joint Hearing - FEMM DROI

12-07-2017 - Public hearing on Civil Procedure Project - JURI

13-07-2017 - Hearing on Protection of workers from exposure to carcinogens or mutagens at work - EMPL

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