Brexit, financial crimes and digital copyright rules - this week at the European Parliament
From Brexit and social security to digital copyright rules deal, it is a busy week in the Parliament. Check what UK MEPs are up!
Brexit/Social security. The Employment and Social Affairs Committee will vote on a series of contingency measures to safeguard the social security entitlements for EU and UK citizens in case of a no-deal Brexit on Tuesday.
Financial crimes and tax evasion. The Special Committee on Financial Crimes, Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance, set up by MEPs following continued media revelations (Luxleaks, the Panama Papers, Football Leaks and the Paradise Papers), will approve its final findings and recommendations after a 12-month inquiry, including 18 hearing, 10 meetings with finance ministers, European Commissioners and other authorities and 4 fact finding missions. A press conference is scheduled at 10:30 on Wednesday.
Digital copyright rules. An informal deal reached between EP and Council negotiators on legislation to ensure that the rights and obligations of copyright law also apply to the internet will be up for a vote by the Legal Affairs Committee on Tuesday.
UK MEP's in the spotlight
Establishing contingency measures in the field of social security coordination following the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union
Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
Rapporteur: Jean LAMBERT (London, Greens)
Listing the third countries whose nationals must be in possession of visas when crossing the external borders and those whose nationals are exempt from that requirement, as regards the withdrawal of the UK from the Union
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
Rapporteur for the opinion: Claude MORAES (London, Labour)
first projections of seats of the next Parliament
The European Parliament has published a first set of projections on how the next chamber would look like based on national polling data taken up to the beginning of February 2019.
Check the projections