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Glyphosate, online shopping and sharing – this week at the European Parliament

MEPs are back in Brussels for a week of committee meetings. From glyphosate to online distribution, we have selected the highlights. Don't miss the high level conference on Africa on Wednesday (more details below).

 
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Highlights

Glyphosate A European Citizens’ initiative petition calling for an EU-wide ban on the controversial herbicide glyphosate, will be discussed with the petitioners at a public hearing. Parliament rejected a ten-year renewal of glyphosate’s licence in October and proposed a full ban by 2022.  EU member states will vote on a five-year renewal on 27 November. (Monday)

Buying online: protection against defective digital goods. The Internal Market and Legal Affairs committees will vote on EU-wide rules to protect online shoppers when digital content, such as downloaded games or music, fails to work properly. These include ways to get money back and guarantee periods. (Tuesday)

Online TV and radio. A regulation making it easier to distribute online TV and radio programmes across the EU is up for a vote in the Legal Affairs Committee.  Copyright problems can currently prevent the cross-border supply of online TV and radio programmes.  (Tuesday)

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UK MEPs in the spotlight this week

Recommendation to the Council, Commission and the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy concerning Hong Kong, 20 years after handover -  Rapporteur Alyn Smith (Scottish National Party, Scotland) Committee on Foreign Affairs (Monday)

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

Recommendation to 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 Party, North West England) Committee on Transport and Tourism (Thursday)

 

Events

The European Parliament is organising a “High level conference: towards a renewed partnership with Africa.” The conference will be held at the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday, 22 November 2017.

Organised a month before the EU-Africa summit, the conference will look at peace and security and the role played by human rights in establishing successful democracies. This will be follow by a discussion on the positive role that investment in sustainable industries can have for the economic development of the continent.

For more information and register please visit this page.

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Full Agenda