Borders control, workers' rights and climate change - this week at the European Parliament
From EU external borders protection to workers' rights in the Gig economy, it's a busy week at the European Parliament. Check what the UK MEP's are up!
Borders control/Migration. The Civil Liberties Committee will vote on two legislative proposals that aim to make information exchange and data sharing between the various EU information systems more effective and efficient, to boost protection of the EU's external borders, improve migration management and enhance internal security, while fully upholding fundamental rights on Monday.
Workers' rights/Gig economy. EU rules to protect precarious workers, including on-demand, voucher-based and platform workers, will be voted on by the Employment Committee. Proposals include more information on contractual terms, making work schedules more predictable, length of probationary periods ans cost-free training. It aims at addressing recent digital developments that led to the so-called Gig economy and the rise of platforms such as Uber and Deliveroo on Thursday.
Climate change/CO2 emissions from trucks. New binding reduction targets for CO2 emissions produced by heavy-duty vehicles will be up for a vote by the Environment and Public Health Committee on Thursday. CO2 emissions from trucks represent 6% of total EU greenhouse emissions (2015). Without EU action, this share is expected to increase.
UK MEP's in the spotlight
Proposal for an amendment Directive as regards cross-borders conversions, mergers and divisions
Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
Rapporteur for the opinion: Anthea MCINTYRE (Conservative, West Midlands)
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