Highlights

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27-01-2022 - 18:16

The constituent meetings of the European Parliament's standing committees and subcommittees will take place in Brussels in the week of 24 January, following the appointment of their individual members during the plenary sittings of 19-20 January. During these meetings, each standing and subcommittee will elect its respective bureau, made up of a chair and vice-chairs, for a two-and-a-half year mandate. The newly set up committees will then immediately resume their on-going work.

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27-01-2022 - 18:16

Parliament's committees continue meetings with representatives of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union to discuss its priorities in relation to the committees' respective areas of responsibility. These meetings started taking place in the week of 24 January 2022. The French Presidency started in the beginning of January and will run until the end of June.

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27-01-2022 - 18:16 BUDG

The Committee on Budgets will examine and vote demands to mobilise the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund in favour of 747 displaced workers in France and Spain, on January 31. The Committee will also hold a debate on the guidelines for 2023 Budget, and on the Commission's strategy for the borrowing of the EUR 800 billion NGEU - the Union's Recovery Instrument. Finally, the Committee will review opinions on the CBAM and ETS proposals as new Own Resources for the EU budget.

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27-01-2022 - 18:16

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.

Committee meeting
27-01-2022 - 18:14

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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27-01-2022 - 18:13

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.

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Fact Sheets on the EU

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