Migration, arms control and globalization fund - this week in the European Parliament
MEPs return to Brussels on 7th December for a mixed week of Committee and Political Group meetings ahead of the Plenary next week.
Arms control. Draft EU rules to ban semi-automatic arms for civilian use and prevent both the reactivation of deactivated weapons and the purchase of spare parts online will be debated by the Internal Market Committee. (Monday)
Migration/hotspots in Italy and Greece. The current state of affairs at “hotspots” set up in Greece and Italy to help frontline member states to manage extraordinary migratory flows, will be debated in the Civil Liberties Committee with the EU Commission, European Asylum Support Office (EASO) and Frontex representatives, as well as the Greek and Italian authorities and NGOs. (Monday)
Globalisation fund for Ireland and Finland. A request from Ireland and Finland for over €3 million in EU aid to help more than 1,300 redundant workers find new jobs is up for a Budgets Committee vote. (Thursday)
UK MEPs in the spotlight this week
The role of intercultural dialogue, cultural diversity and education in promoting EU fundamental values. Rapporteur: Julie Ward (North West, Labour). Committee on Culture and Education (Monday)
Single Market governance within the European Semester 2016. Rapporteur: Catherine Stihler (Scotland, Labour). Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (Monday)
2015 Report on Montenegro. Rapporteur: Charles Tannock (London, Conservative). Committee on Foreign Affairs (Thursday)
Hearings and workshops
High level conference on "Protecting online privacy by enhancing IT security". Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (Tuesday)
Plenary preparations, ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly and press seminar on migration.