Migration, "stolen babies", trade delegations – this week at the European Parliament
This week most of the MEPs will be away from Brussels for an agenda packed with delegations and foreign visits. We have selected a few highlights for you below.
Migration/hotspots in Greece. A Civil Liberties Committee delegation will visit several reception facilities in Greece to take stock of the different aspects related to receiving large numbers of migrants. They will meet with Greek Immigration Policy Minister Ioannis Mouzalas, representatives from UNHCR and NGOs working in the field, as well as asylum seekers. (Monday to Thursday)
Stolen” babies. A Petitions Committee delegation will be in Madrid to investigate several petitions on babies allegedly kidnapped at birth by hospital personnel in Spain. MEPs will meet Spanish authorities and petitioners to gather more information. A press conference will be held at the EP Information Office in Madrid on Tuesday at 13.00. (Monday and Tuesday)
Trade agreements/Indonesia. An International Trade Committee delegation will be in Indonesia to discuss the new free trade deal with governmental, parliamentary, civil society and industry representatives. Trade negotiations with Indonesia were launched in July 2016. (Monday to Wednesday)