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Consumer Safety and boosting EU economy - this week in the European Parliament

MEPs return to Brussels on 20th April for a mixed week of Committee and Political Group meetings ahead of the Plenary next week.



Safer bicycle helmets. Two draft laws, one to improve the safety of personal protective equipment such as life jackets and bicycle helmets and the other to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning by gas appliances, will be voted in the Internal Market Committee. More info:  (Thursday)

Boosting EU economy. The Budget and Economic Affairs Committees will jointly vote on what is known as Juncker's Strategic Investment Plan. Arrangements for financing the plan are of particular interest to the committees. Find out more:  (Monday)

Read the full agenda

UK MEPs in the spotlight this week

Appliances burning gaseous fuels. Rapporteur: Catherine Stihler MEP (Scotland, Labour). Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (Thursday)

Personal protective equipment. Rapporteur: Vicky Ford (Eastern, Conservative). Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (Thursday)


Hearings and workshops

The internal energy market as a pillar for Energy Union. Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (Monday)
Situation of the Roma minority in third countries. Sub-committee on Human Rights, (Thursday)


Watch live through webstreaming at

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