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EU copyright reform, migrant trafficking and antimicrobial resistance - This week at the European Parliament

From EU copyright reform to antimicrobial resistance, it's a busy week here at the European Parliament. While you're here, check out what our UK MEPs are up to.

 
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Highlights

EU copyright reform.   Legislative proposals to update current EU rules on copyright will be up for a vote by the Legal Affairs Committee. They aim to ensure that artists’ copyrighted works are well protected when they are accessed online and that press publishers are remunerated when users access their texts online. (Wednesday)

Antimicrobial resistance. The Public Health and Environment Committee will contribute to an Action Plan to fight antimicrobial resistance (AMR). AMR causes an estimated 25,000 deaths and €1.5 billion in extra healthcare costs every year in the EU, due to factors such as inappropriate use of antibiotics in humans, veterinary overuse in livestock and poor hygiene conditions in healthcare facilities or in the food chain. (Wednesday)

Migration: trafficking of women and children. Speakers from IOM, OSCE and Europol, as well as the EU Anti-Trafficking coordinator and other experts, will debate with MEPs how to tackle human trafficking, particularly of children and women. The same day, the Civil Liberties Committee will discuss a report from the Europol Migrant Smuggling Centre. (Thursday)

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UK MEPs in the spotlight

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) (Monday)

Draft report on on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States as regards the accessibility requirements for products and services (2015/0278(COD)) Committee on Transport and Tourism for the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
Rapporteur: Keith Taylor (Green, South East England) (Monday)

Draft opinion on European strategy for plastics in circular economy (2018/2035(INI)) Committee on Fisheries
Rapporteur: John Flack (Conservative, East of England) (Wednesday)

Draft report on the impact of EU cohesion policy on Northern Ireland (2017/2225(INI)) Committee on Regional Development
Rapporteur: Derek Vaughan (Labour, Wales) (Wednesday)

Draft report on language equality in the digital age (2018/2028(INI)) Committee on Culture and Education
Rapporteur: Jill Evans (Plaid Cymru, Wales) (Wednesday)

Draft report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council protecting against the effects of the extra-territorial application of legislation adopted by a third country and actions based thereon or resulting therefrom (recast) (2015/0027(COD)) Committee on International Trade
Rapporteur: David Martin (Labour, Wales) (Wednesday)

Draft report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on persistent organic pollutants (recast) (2018/0070(COD)) Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
Rapporteur: Julie Girling (Independent, South West England) (Wednesday)

Draft report on implementation of the EU association agreement with Moldova (2017/2281(INI)) Committee on International Trade for the Committee on Foreign Affairs
Rapporteur: David Martin (Labour, Scotland) (Thursday)

The European Citizen’s Prize

Since 2008 the Parliament awards the European Citizen’s Prize every year to projects and initiatives that facilitate cross-border cooperation or promote mutual understanding within the EU. The prize, which has symbolic value, is also intended to acknowledge the work of those who through their day-to-day activities promote European values.

This year's winners are Refugees Welcome – Crawley, which was set up in conjunction with Citizens UK as part of their resettlement campaign. The group aims to counter some of the local negative narratives about refugees, support those refugees’ currently in hotels in Crawley and encourage local councils to take refugees as part of the government’s plan to house vulnerable Syrian refugees.

 
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