Migration, GMOs and Greece - this week in the European Parliament
MEPs return to Brussels on 31st August for a mixed week of Committee and Political Group meetings ahead of the Plenary the following week.
Migration. Two committees will discuss the on-going tragedies in the Mediterranean and the growing humanitarian crisis at the EU's borders. The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs will speak with Fabrice Leggeri, executive director of Frontex, while the Committee on Foreign Affairs will discuss the external dimension of the migration crisis. (Thursday and Monday)
GMOs. The Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development will vote its opinion on a proposal to let individual member states decide whether or not to allow the use of GMO food and feed products on their territory. The Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, which is leading, will adopt its position later in the year. (Thursday)
Greece. The Conference of Presidents will confer on a request Greek PM Alexis Tsipras made to EP President Martin Schulz for the European Parliament to join the so-called quartet of creditor institutions overseeing the implementation of Greece's €86 billion euro bailout programme. (Thursday)