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EP News No. 16/2013

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MEPs return to their constituencies this week and meet again for a full week of committee meetings in Brussels on 6 May.


Highlights of the week:

Open doors
The European Parliament opens its doors to the public in Brussels and Luxembourg, along with the other EU institutions. The Open Day activities will focus, in particular, on citizens' rights, given that 2013 is European Year of Citizens. (Saturday)

MEPs will take part in a joint parliamentary meeting with their Croatian counterparts in Split, ahead of the nation's accession to the EU on 1 July. (Monday)

Palestinian Legislative Council
Members of the Delegation for Relations with the Palestinian Legislative Council will visit Ramallah, East Jerusalem and the West Bank. (Monday-Friday)

A delegation of 12 MEPs from the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs will visit Portugal to meet the country's key actors in the economic reform programme: government  ministers, the Governor of the Central Bank and social partners. (Monday-Tuesday)

A delegation of five MEPs from the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs will visit Madrid to discuss measures to fight youth unemployment with Spanish MPs and relevant organisations. The committee recently backed EU legislation on guarantee schemes for youth employment or training. (Monday-Tuesday)


Committee Meetings


Further Information

Press Office
European Parliament Information Office in the UK
Tel: 020 7227 4300


Diary Dates

Council Presidency
1 January-31 July 2013: Ireland
1 July-31 December 2013: Lithuania

European Parliament plenary sessions 2013
20-23 May - Strasbourg
10-13 June - Strasbourg
1-4 July - Strasbourg
9-12 September - Strasbourg
7-10 October - Strasbourg
21-24 October - Strasbourg
18-21 November - Strasbourg
9-12 December - Strasbourg

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