Brexit and ICT policy, Mark Rutte/Future of Europe and EU summit - This week at the European Parliament
It's plenary week here at the EP. From another Future of Europe debate to the EU summit, check out our highlights below.
Future of Europe debate with Mark Rutte. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte will be the seventh EU leader to debate the future of Europe with MEPs and EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday morning at 9.00 UK time. EP President Antonio Tajani and Mr Rutte will give a joint press point on Wednesday at 11:30 UK time.
EU summit. MEPs will discuss their priorities for the 28-29 June meeting of EU leaders in Brussels on Tuesday morning. The summit is scheduled to focus on migration, security and defence, the EU’s long-term budget, the Brexit talks and Eurozone reform.
Safety of drones/Civil aviation rules. MEPs are set to back new rules for drones and drone operators to ensure safety, security, privacy and the protection of personal data in a vote on Tuesday. Design and manufacture of drones would have to comply with EU basic requirements and operators of drones which are able to cause harm to humans on collision would need to be registered.
UK MEPs in the spotlight
Draft motion for a resolution to wind up the debate on the statement by the Commission pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure on the adequacy of the protection afforded by the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield
(2018/2645(RSP)) Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
Rapporteur: Claude Moraes (Labour, London) (Monday)
Brexit and ICT policy workshop
The aim of the workshop is to give Members the chance to explore in detail the impacts of Brexit on the EU27 ICT policies. Four high level speakers will give a general overview of the potential impacts of Brexit; consider the implications for digital innovation; examine the implications for policymaking and regulation; and discuss the implications on innovation and deployment of 5G. You can webstream the workshop here and click here for the draft agenda.