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Syrian crisis fund, aviation package and energy union - this week in the European Parliament

MEPs return to Brussels on 9th November for a mixed week of Committee meetings and plenary on Wednesday 11th November. The plenary is when Members of the European Parliament from all political groups and from all countries meet in the parliamentary chamber to discuss and vote on legislation.




EU funds for Syria and Africa. MEPs will quiz the Council and Commission on the lack of financial contributions by member states to two new EU funds set up to deal with the Syrian crisis and to address the root causes for irregular migration in Africa (Wednesday)

Aviation package. Possible measures to improve the competitiveness of the EU aviation sector will be the subject of a debate on Wednesday afternoon and a resolution that will feed into Commission proposals expected by the end of the year. (Wednesday)


ECB/Mario Draghi. The economic and monetary committee will discuss the quantitative easing programme, interest rates and ways to address low inflation with the ECB president, Mario Draghi. (Thursday)

Energy Union. The industry, research and energy committee will vote on its priorities for the EU's future energy union set out in a resolution covering energy security and diversification of supply, including the Nordstream pipeline, energy efficiency and binding targets, and the governance of the energy union. (Tuesday)

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UK MEPs in the spotlight this week

Implementation and review of the EU-Central Asia Strategy. Rapporteur: Julie GIRLING (South West, Conservative). Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality (Thursday)

Crisis relocation mechanism and mechanisms for determining the Member State responsible for examining an application for international protection lodged in one of the Member States by a third country national or a stateless person. Rapporteur: Timothy KIRKHOPE (Yorkshire and the Humber, Conservative). Committee on Legal Affairs (Thursday)

Education for children in emergency situations and protracted crises. Rapporteur: Linda McAVAN (Yorkshire and the Humber, Labour). Committee on Development (Monday and Tuesday)

Protective measures against pests of plants. Rapporteur: Anthea McINTYRE (West Midlands, Conservative). Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (Monday)

Bringing transparency, coordination and convergence to Corporate Tax policies in the Union. Rapporteur: Anneliese DODDS (South East, Labour). Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (Tuesday)

Single Market governance within the European Semester 2016. Rapporteur: Catherine STIHLER (Scotland, Labour). Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (Tuesday)

Personal protective equipment. Rapporteur: Vicky FORD (Eastern, Conservative). Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (Tuesday)

Appliances burning gaseous fuels. Catherine STIHLER (Scotland, Labour). Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (Tuesday)


Hearings and workshops

Public Hearing on the New External Dimension of the Reformed CFP. Committee on Fisheries (Monday)

Public Hearing on Proxy wars in the EU neighbourhood. Committee on Foreign Affairs (Tuesday)

Public Hearing on The Financial Instruments under the Cohesion Policy 2007 - 2013. Committee on Budgetary Control (Tuesday)

Public Hearing on Transport & Climate. Committee on Transport and Tourism (Tuesday)

Public Hearing on Women on Boards. Committee on Legal Affairs and Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality (Thursday)

Workshop on "LIFE-How to use €3,45 Billion for Environment and Climate Protection?". Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. (Tuesday)


Other topics

Financial assistance to Greece and EU electoral law.


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