EU-Japan trade deal, long-term budget and crowdfunding - this week at the European Parliament
From the trade deal with Japan to a regulation on European crowdfunding services, it's a busy week for the MEP's. Check what the UK MEP's are up!
EU-Japan trade deal. The International Trade Committee is expected to propose that Parliament should give its consent to finalise the trade deal between EU and Japan. This is the single biggest bilateral deal that the EU has ever entered into, covering a third of world GDP on Monday.
EU long-term budget (MFF). The Budget Committee will vote on their position on the interim report on the EU's next long-term budget, aiming for a post-2020 budget reform which matches the EU's future ambitions. This would mean support for less wealthy regions and more done in key areas like research, Erasmus+, fighting youth unemployment, SME support and infrastructure investments to generate growth & jobs on Monday.
Crowdfunding. The Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee will vote on European crowdfunding service providers for business. Alternative financing is needed in the EU, especially for small and micro companies, but crowdfunding must be authorised and supervised. Investors should be protected, with more information shared about risks. Cross borders crowdfunding in the EU and with non-EU countries also poses risks if not properly regulated on Monday.
UK MEP's in the spotlight
Draft report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Crowdfunding Service Provider (ECSP) for Business
Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
Rapporteur: Ashley FOX (Conservative, South West England)
Draft recommendation on the proposal of a Free Trade Agreement between the EU and the Republic of Singapore
Committee on Foreign Affairs and Committee on International Trade
Rapporteur: David MARTIN (Labour, Scotland)
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