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On 15th of February, the LIBE Committee organized the hearing ‘Democracy, the Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights in the EU: reinforcing inter-institutional dialogue and cooperation’. This hearing was meant to take stock of the existing toolkit of the EU institutions to ensure the upholding of the rule of law, as well as identify further avenues for improvement and cooperation.

Two young people from behind with the European Union flag covering their back. They are sitting inside the Strasbourg chamber.

The LIBE Committee, in association with FEMM Committee, organised a public hearing on ‘The Implementation of the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values programme’ (CERV), on 14 February 2024.

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RESEARCH STUDY OF POLICY DEPARTMENT FOR STRUCTURAL AND COHESION POLICIES

A stack of coins illustrating the increasing cost of fuel

The public hearing ‘The responsibilities of fossil fuel companies in the cost of living crisis’ focused on the impact of the war in Ukraine on energy prices and addressed the cost of living crisis and energy poverty in the EU, examining the alleged responsibilities fossil fuel companies bear in this regard.

FISC Hearing on Tackling Tax Obstacles in the Internal Market and the Role of Tax Policies in Promoting Economic Growth

On 13 February 2024, from 15:00 to 16:15, the FISC Subcommittee will host a public hearing on “Tackling Tax Obstacles in the Internal Market and the Role of Tax Policies in Promoting Economic Growth”. Experts will present their views and discuss with FISC Members on how to address remaining tax-related obstacles and distortions in the Single Market.

Public Hearing on "Capital Gains Taxation in the EU"

On 23 January 2024, from 15:00 to 16:30, the FISC Subcommittee hosted a public hearing on “Capital Gains Taxation in the EU”. The purpose of the hearing was to discuss the potential risks posed by free movement of capital for aggressive tax planning and evasion and investigate potential measures at EU level to tackle this issue.

An image of a rural area in the region of the Sahel

On Tuesday, 23 January 2024 a joint hearing on “The European Union’s Strategy in the Sahel” will be organised by the Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Committee on Development and the Sub-Committee on Security and Defence. It will be an opportunity to critically reflect on the EU's policy and approach towards this important region in light of recent coup d’états.

Plant and balance

On 7 December 2023, the FEMM committee will hold a hearing on "Gender Mainstreaming and EU climate policy".

Multigovernance

The aim of multilevel governance was to ensure that decisions are made collectively, with the participation of all levels of government and stakeholders, while strengthening both democratic representation and public trust in decision-making processes. The purpose of this hearing was to look into the role of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and to provide inputs on how to improve multilevel governance.

Internet user booking a trip

An IMCO hearing on the performance of the Package Travel Directive and Consumer Protection provided a platform for a discussion between Members, the Commission, and experts on the performance of the Package Travel Directive. It shed light on the weaknesses exposed by the Covid pandemic and provided insights into this evolving landscape.

The hearing looks at the rise of artificial intelligence on the work floor, including through automated monitoring and decision making and human-machine interaction.