Brexit and energy, cyber defence and migration - This week at the European Parliament
This week our highlights include cyber defence and migration. Check what else is on the agenda below.
Cyber defence. The Foreign Affairs Committee will vote on ways to improve the cybersecurity of Europe’s armed forces. MEPs may call for closer integration of national defence capabilities and increases in financial and staff resources, in particular experts in cyber forensics, to make it easier to identify the sources of cyber-attacks. (Wednesday)
Migration/review of EU funding. EU funding for migration-related programmes and the challenges that are faced by organisations managing it in the field will be debated at a public hearing organised by the Civil Liberties, Budgets and Budgetary Control committees. MEPs will review EU migration expenditure and propose ways to improve the efficiency of EU funding for asylum and migration policies. (Wednesday)
UK MEPs in the spotlight
Draft report on on the draft Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the Union, of the Agreement between the European Union and the Swiss Confederation on supplementary rules in relation to the instrument for financial support for external borders and visa, as part of the Internal Security Fund, for the period 2014 to 2020 (2018/0032(NLE)) Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
Rapporteur: Claude Moraes (Labour, London) (Monday)
Draft report on the impact of EU cohesion policy on Northern Ireland (2017/2225(INI)) Committee on Regional Development
Rapporteur: Derek Vaughan (Labour, Wales) (Tuesday)
Draft report 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 Internal Market and Consumer Protection
Rapporteur: Keith Taylor (Green, South East England) (Wednesday)
Brexit and energy policy workshop
The purpose of this workshop is to give Members the chance to explore in detail the legal and economic impacts of Brexit on the EU27 energy systems. The workshop will give a general overview of the potential impacts of Brexit, consider the future EU energy policy and electricity/gas partnership with the UK after Brexit, as well as describe the effects of Brexit on Ireland and outline the potential impact of the UK's withdrawal from Euratom.
The workshop will be held on 16 May 2018 from 13.30 - 15.00 BST.
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