TTIP, e-Call and data protection - this week in the European Parliament
MEPs return to Brussels on 12th March for a mixed week of Committee meetings, work in their constituencies or delegation visits.
TTIP. MEPs and the European Commissioner for Trade will debate the proposed investment protection and investor-to-state dispute settlement (ISDS). Wednesday
e-call. A life-saving automatic emergency call system for cars, to enable emergency services to reach crash scenes faster, will be put to a vote. (Monday)
Data protection/ EU-US. Data protection, mass surveillance and counter-terrorism initiatives, including Passenger Name Records (PNR), will be among topics discussed by a delegation of MEPs travelling to Washington to meet members of the US Congress and US Government.
UK MEPs in the spotlight this week
Report back from the December 2014 UN Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights. Rapporteur: Richard Howitt (Eastern, Labour) Subcommittee on Human Rights (Tuesday)
Towards a renewed consensus on the enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights:An EU Action Plan. Rapporteur for the opinion: Catherine Stihler (Scotland, Labour) Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (Monday)
The harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society. Rapporteur for the opinion: Catherine Stihler (Scotland, Labour) Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (Monday)
Procedures and practices regarding Commissioner Hearings, lessons to be taken from the 2014 process. Rapporteur: Richard Corbett (Yorkshire and Humber, Labour) Committee on Constitutional Affairs (Tuesday)