EU's external borders and high level conference on clean energy – this week at the European Parliament
MEPs are back in Brussels for a week of committee and group meetings. We have selected a few highlights for you below.
An advanced system to facilitate the control of the EU’s external borders will be voted on in the Civil Liberties Committee. This update of the Schengen Information System (SIS II) should help with information sharing between national judicial and police authorities on return migration decisions. The proposals also provide for a more effective use of fingerprints and facial images and a new alert system for cases related to terrorism. (Monday)
Financing clean energy A conference bringing together political leaders, policy makers, the investor community and other experts will debate the best ways to finance the transition from carbon to more sustainable energy sources. EP President Antonio Tajani, Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen, European Investment Bank President Werner Hoyer and California Governor Jerry Brown will be among several high-profile speakers. Mr’s Tajani, Hoyer and Brown, together with Industry and Energy Committee chair Jerzy Buzek and Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias-Cañete, will hold a joint press conference at 10.45. (Tuesday)
UK MEPs in the spotlight this week
Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 230/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2014 establishing an instrument contributing to stability and peace – Rapporteur for the opinion Linda McEvan (Labour, Yorkshire and The Humber) Foreign Affairs Committee(Monday)
Working document on Towards a digital trade strategy – Rapporteur for the opinion Daniel Dalton (Conservative, West Midlands) Committee on International Trade (Thursday)
Draft recommendation on the on the draft Council decision on the conclusion on behalf of the European Union of the Air Transport Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the United States of America, of the other part – Rapporteur Theresa Griffin (Labour, North West England) Committee on Transport and Tourism (Thursday)