Macron, Circular Economy and Cambridge Analytica – This week at the European Parliament
It's Strasbourg week here at the European Parliament. The future of Europe debate with Emmanuel Macron and the abuse of Facebook data by Cambridge Analytica are the top topics, but have a look at our highlights below.
French president Macron Emmanuel Macron, President of the Republic of France, will debate the future of Europe with MEPs and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Tuesday morning, starting at 9AM UK time. This is the fourth in a series of plenary debates between EU government leaders and MEPs reflecting on the future of the EU.
Turn waste into value To build a circular economy where household waste ends up being recycled and reused, MEPs will discuss and vote on the so-called “waste package”. The four legislative proposals to reduce landfilling and increase recycling have been formally agreed by member states and Parliament’s negotiators. A media roundtable with experts and the rapporteur will take place on Tuesday at 16:30 UK time (Daphne Caruana Galizia Press conference room). A press conference is scheduled on Wednesday, 13:30 UK time. (Tuesday, Wednesday)
Facebook The abuse of Facebook data by Cambridge Analytica, in the light of European rules to protect personal data and online privacy, will be up for a debate on Wednesday, at 14:00 UK time. MEPs will discuss whether the European laws are an effective shield against personal data abuse and election manipulation.
The European Parliament is organising a "Brexit and the EP: What it means for the food sector" debate. The event will be held at the European Parliament in London on Friday 18 May 2018.
The EU has held the major competency over food policy for decades, from food safety to security and trade to tariffs. The debate will explore the impact of Brexit on the future of UK food policy across the agri-food chain sector.
This event will be live streamed on Facebook.
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