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Sakharov Prize shortlist, glyphosate and online broadcasting - this week at the European Parliament

The MEPs are back in Brussels for a week of committee meetings. The spotlight will be on the announcement of the Sakharov Prize 2017 shortlist, but many other events are taking place. We have selected the highlights for you below.



Sakharov Prize Foreign Affairs, Development and Human Rights committees will vote on a shortlist of three finalists for the EP award for Freedom of Thought. See the full list of nominees  here  (Tuesday)

“Monsanto papers”/Glyphosate Environment and Agriculture committees will hold a public hearing  in the light of press reports claiming that Monsanto employees tried to influence risk assessments on glyphosate. Glyphosate is the most commonly used herbicide in the EU, but concerns have been raised over whether it is carcinogenic. (Wednesday)

Online TV and radio. . A draft regulation to facilitate the distribution of online TV and radio programmes across the EU is up for a vote in the Legal Affairs Committee. It addresses difficulties related to copyright and offers a broader range of online TV and radio from other Member States. (Tuesday)

Read the full agenda

UK MEPs in the spotlight this week

Conclusion of the Partnership Agreement on Relations and Cooperation between the EU and its Member States, of the one part, and New Zealand, of the other part – Rapporteur: Charles Tannock (Conservative Party, London) Committee on Foreign Affairs (Monday and Tuesday)

EU trade agreement Recommendation to the Council on the proposed negotiating mandate for trade negotiations with New Zealand – Rapporteur for the opinion: Jim Nicholson (Ulster Unionist Party, Northern Ireland) Committee on International Trade (Wednesday and Thursday)

Reflection paper on the future of EU finances – Rapporteur: Richard Ashworth (Conservative Party, South East) Committee on Budgets (Tuesday)

Approval and market surveillance of motor vehicles and their trailers, and of systems, components and separate technical units intended for such vehicles – Rapporteur: Daniel Dalton (Conservative Party, West Midlands) Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection  (Wednesday)

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

The next MFF: Preparing the Parliament’s position on the MFF post-2020 – Rapporteur for the opinion:Derek Vaughan (Labour Party, Wales) Committee on Regional Development (Monday)

Implementation of the European Disability Strategy – Rapporteur for the opinion: Julie Ward (Labour Party, North West) Committee on Culture and Education (Tuesday)

Full Agenda
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