Banking Union, support for terror victims and gas supplies - This week at the European Parliament
With March anniversaries looming of terror attacks in London and Brussels, a public hearing will pay tribute to victims. Elsewhere, a vote to enforce EU market rules on suppliers from third countries will be put to a vote.
Protecting victims of terrorism. On the eve of the commemoration of the Brussels and London attacks of 22 March 2016 and 2017 respectively, the Special Committee on Terrorism will hold a public hearing to pay tribute to victims of terrorism and discuss how to ensure that their rights are properly protected in the EU. EP President Antonio Tajani will open the debate. A press point with the chair will take place at 5PM UK time. (Wednesday)
Gas supply from third countries. A law to enforce EU gas market rules (unbundling, independent supervision, etc.) on suppliers from non-EU countries will be voted by the Industry and Energy Committee. It would apply to all future gas pipelines to the EU from non-EU countries, e.g. Russia (including Nord Stream 2), Norway, Algeria, Libya, Tunisia and Morocco. Later in the day, the committee will debate latest developments on Russian gas supplies to the Ukraine with Commission Vice-President for the Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič. (Wednesday)
Banking Union/resolution of failing banks. Members of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee will put questions to Elke König, chair of the Single Resolution Board, the European Banking Union's authority tasked with ensuring an orderly resolution of failing banks. (Tuesday)
UK MEPs in the spotlight this week
Draft report of language equality in the digital age (2018/2028(INI)) Committee on Culture and Education
Rapporteur: Jill Evans (Plaid Cymru, Wales) (Tuesday)
Draft report on amendment of Rule 174(8) of Parliament's Rules of Procedure on the order of voting on amendments (2017/2264(REG)) Committee on Constitutional Affairs
Rapporteur: Richard Corbett (Labour, Yorkshire & the Humber) (Wednesday)
The European Parliament is organising a "Gender & Brexit: Why women’s voices are important" seminar. The event will be held at the European Parliament in London on Thursday 22 March 2018.
Organised in celebration of International Women's Day, topics of discussion will include the female voice in the Brexit negotiations so far and the impact of Brexit on women's rights and gender equality issues. Guest speakers will include Mary Honeyball, MEP and the President of the ETUC Women’s Committee Gloria Mills as well as industry experts.
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