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Migration, Agricultural market crisis and Migration flows in the Mediterranean - this week in the European Parliament

MEPs return to Brussels on 14th September for a mixed week of Committee meetings and plenary on Wednesday 16th September. 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.




Migration.  Both urgent and permanent measures to deal with the migration and refugees crisis will be debated with Council and Commission. (Wednesday)

Agricultural markets crisis.  Members will look at the current crisis on agricultural markets, especially in the dairy and meat sectors, with Commissioner Phil Hogan. Falling prices have hit farmers in many member states, exacerbating the effects of the prolonged Russian embargo on food imports from the EU. (Wednesday)


Migration flows in the Mediterranean.  Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Elmar Brok, Civil Liberties Committee Chair Claude Moraes and Human Rights Subcommittee Elena Valenciano will host a public hearing on "Respecting human rights in the context of migration flows in the Mediterranean". (Tuesday)

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UK MEPs in the spotlight this week

Safe use of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), commonly known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), in the field of civil aviation. Rapporteur: Jacqueline Foster (North West, Conservatives) Committee on Transport and Tourism (Monday and Tuesday)

Annual reports 2012-2013 on subsidiarity and proportionality. Rapporteur: Sajjad Karim (North West, Conservatives) Committee on Legal Affairs (Tuesday)


Hearings and workshops

Public Hearing on Respecting human rights in the context of migration flows in the Mediterranean. Committee on Foreign Affairs, Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and Subcommittee on Human Rights (Tuesday)

Public Hearing on Intercultural dialogue and education for mutual understanding. Committee on Culture and Education (Tuesday)

Public Hearing on Empowering Women in the Digital Age. Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality (Tuesday)

Workshop on European Week of Sport. Committee on Culture and Education (Monday)


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