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This week at the European Parliament

A busy week here at the European Parliament. Check out what our UK MEPs are up to and other highlights below.

 
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Highlights

Work-life balance. The Employment and Social Affairs Committee will vote on an update of EU legislation on paternity, parental and carers' leave. The amount that a worker would be entitled to during the leave and the right to request flexible working arrangements are among the proposals. (Wednesday)

Mobbing and sexual harassment. Measures to combat mobbing and sexual harassment in the workplace, public spaces and in political life will be put forward by the Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committee. Draft proposals aim to raise awareness of the risks and consequences of violence and harassment, as well as clarifying definitions and classifications of different types of gender-based violence. (Tuesday)

Cybersecurity. The introduction of an EU cybersecurity certification for software and hardware products, such as smart domestic appliances (washers, dryers, refrigerators), will be put to the vote in the Industry Committee, together with measures to reinforce the role of ENISA, the EU Cybersecurity Agency. (Tuesday)

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UK MEPs in the spotlight

Draft report on the 2018 Commission Report on Montenegro (2018/2144(INI))
Committee on Foreign Affairs
Rapporteur: Charles Tannock (Conservative, London)

Draft motion for a resolution on the EU's input to a UN Binding Instrument on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with transnational characteristics with respect to
human rights (2018/2656(RSP))
Committee on Development
Rapporteur: Linda McAvan (Labour, Yorkshire and the Humber)

Draft report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the import of cultural goods (2017/0158(COD))
Committee on International Trade and Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
Rapporteur: Daniel Dalton (Conservative, West Midlands)

Draft opinion on the draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2019 (2018/2046(BUD))
Committee on International Trade and Committee on Budgets
Rapporteur: William (The Earl of) Dartmouth (UKIP, South West England)

Draft opinion on a European strategy for plastics in a circular economy (2018/2035(INI))
Committee on Fisheries and the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
Rapporteur: John Flack (Conservative, East of England)

Draft motion for a resolution on protecting the EU’s internal market and consumer rights against the negative implications of the illegal trade in companion animals (2018/2599(RSP))
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
Rapporteurs: Catherine Bearder (Liberal Democrat, South East England) and Keith Taylor (Green, South East England)

Draft opinion on the draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2019 (2018/2046(BUD))
Committee on Regional Development and Committee on Budgets
Rapporteur: Derek Vaughan (Labour, Wales)

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The Institutional Consequences of a ‘Bespoke’ Agreement with the UK based on a ‘Distant’ Cooperation Model

This study examines the impact for the European Union’s legal system and institutions of a “bespoke” agreement based on a “distant” cooperation model (with the EU/Ukraine and the EU/Canada agreements as main illustrations). The analysis of these agreements’ main characteristics reveals that even “distant” cooperation already has quite impressive consequences. These should be better taken into consideration in the present Brexit negotiation. You can find the study here.

 
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