Highlights

Consumers win the day as MEPs vote to abolish roaming charges by 2017 and to strengthen rights against data traffic discrimination on the net.
17-06-2021 - 08:45 ITRE

The Committee on Industry, Research and Energy will go over the report on roaming on public mobile communications networks within the European Union, on 17 June. As the current roaming regulation will expire on 30 June 2022, the Commission adopted a new proposal with the main aim of prolonging the current rules by 10 years and amending them where necessary. The Committee will also look into its opinion on the Digital Services Act.

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17-06-2021 - 08:45 SEDE

The Subcommittee on Security and Defence will hold a meeting with Nobuo Kishi, Minister of Defence of Japan, on 17 June. The aim is to go over the progress in the implementation of the EU-Japan Strategic Partnership Agreement in the area of security and defence. The debate will also look into translating commitments taken at the last EU-Japan Summit into joint actions to tackle global and regional challenges amidst rapidly intensifying geopolitical competition in the Indo-Pacific.

The concept of gender gap. A miniature man and a miniature woman standing at different heights on the stairs.
17-06-2021 - 08:45 ITRE

A workshop aiming to examine the gap faced by women in the digital sector and as entrepreneurs will be held for the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, on 17 June. The workshop will focus on how gender stereotypes hinder women’s participation in STEM careers and on issues related to digital female entrepreneurship. It will also go over the means of overcoming gender bias in artificial intelligence and look into solutions for increasing the presence of women in AI research and industry.

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17-06-2021 - 08:45

The Fact Sheets on the EU provide an overview of European integration and of Parliament's contribution to that process. They present a brief overview of the EU's institutions and policies, and of Parliament's role in their development. Available in 24 languages, they cover five main areas: how the EU works; economy, science and quality of life; cohesion, growth and jobs; fundamental rights, security and justice; and the EU's external relations. The online version is updated regularly.

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Studies, in-depth analyses and briefings produced by Parliament's policy departments and the Economic Governance Support Unit are available online in the dedicated section for Supporting Analyses. Apart from searching specific publications, a selection of papers and upcoming events can be found under "Highlights". A monthly overview of the work of policy departments is given in "Periodicals", with key studies on thematic issues.

Committee meeting
17-06-2021 - 08:44

Parliament's committees deal with EU legislative proposals by adopting reports, which then are referred to plenary for voting by all Members, and appoint negotiation teams to conduct talks with Council. They adopt non-legislative reports, organise hearings with experts and scrutinise other EU bodies and institutions. Parliament can set up sub-committees and special committees to deal with specific issues. Each committee elects a chair and up to four vice-chairs for a two and a half year mandate.

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