Brexit, climate change and energy – this week at the European Parliament
The MEPs travel to Strasbourg this week for a plenary session. We have selected a few highlights for your below. Also don't miss our high-level conference on Migration with some top speakers – see below to sign up and take part.
Upcoming European Summit. MEPs will discuss the agenda of the upcoming European Council Summit. Brexit negotiations, including the procedure for relocating EU agencies based in the UK are just one of the topics. Others include migration and security and defence. Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and the Maltese Presidency of the Council will take part in the debate. (Wednesday)
Climate Change. U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change will be discussed with the Council and the Commission and with Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine. Parliament will vote on legislation to implement its 2030 CO2 emissions-reduction targets the same day, immediately after a formal address by Côte d’Ivoire President. Alassane Ouattara, who will also speak about the effects of climate change. (Wednesday)
Energy labelling. MEPs will also take a final vote on new energy labels for household appliances, which will use A to G ratings to indicate energy consumption, rather than the current A+/A++/A+++. (Debate and vote on Tuesday)
UK MEPs in the spotlight this week
Conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals for the purposes of highly skilled employment - Rapporteur: Moraes Claude (Labour Party), Opinion: EMPL Lambert Jean (Green Party), Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (Thursday)