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Kumitat jista' jorganizza seduta ta' smigħ ma' esperti fejn dan jitqies essenzjali għall-ħidma tiegħu fuq suġġett partikolari. Is-seduti ta' smigħ jistgħu jsiru wkoll b'mod konġunt minn żewġ kumitati jew aktar. Il-parti l-kbira tal-kumitati jorganizzaw seduti ta' smigħ regolari, billi dawn jippermettulhom li jisimgħu l-esperti u jagħmlu diskussjonijiet dwar kwistjonijiet ewlenin. F'din il-paġna ssib l-informazzjoni kollha disponibbli rigward is-seduti ta' smigħ tal-kumitati, inklużi l-programmi u l-kontributi mill-kelliema.

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On Wednesday, 16 June 2021 (16:45-18:45), ITRE and CULT Committees will hold a joint-public hearing on the New European Bauhaus (NEB), a Commission’s interdisciplinary initiative which helps to deliver the European Green Deal by combining design, sustainability and accessibility while fostering building energy efficiency.

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On 16 June 2021, the PETI and AGRI Committees will organise a joint hearing on How to treat farmers in a fair and equal manner across the EU. The hearing will begin presenting two petitions from Lithuania and Poland complaining about the fact that farmers still receive direct payments per hectare below the EU average. It will be structured in two panels; the first panel will discuss the currently on-going CAP reform; the second panel will deal with how to solve inequality in CAP payments.

Paper ships made as European Union and British flags sailing side by side in the water

The UK has now become the EU’s most important partner in fisheries, with a large number of jointly managed fish stocks and a large EEZ in which a sizeable part of the EU fleet has been fishing. The TCA preserves the possibility for the EU fleet to access UK waters, while accepting a medium-term loss of 25% of the value of historic fishing rights held there.

Europe has faced major challenges over the past six months but is looking forward and investing in long-term solutions. To tackle the fallout of Covid-19, the EU released unprecedented funds to support people, jobs and research. To face the climate emergency, Parliament continued its fight for greener politics and more ambitious goals.

Before the end of 2021, Parliament is to adopt a report on the application so far, of Regulation No. 1141/2014 on the statute and funding of European political parties and European political foundations. AFCO is the lead committee and the hearing is intended to facilitate the committee's analysis of how the regulation is being applied and which improvements could be made. The rapporteurs for the draft report are Mr. R. Wieland (PPE) and Mr. C. Goerens (Renew).

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As the committee responsible for shaping the role of the European Parliament in the EU legislative process in order to make it more democratic and transparent, AFCO regularly discusses and proposes ways of enhancing Parliament's legislative powers. During this hearing, AFCO members will reflect on the various elements making up the current legislative process in the EU and on means for improving it.

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In association with the Committee on Culture and Education (CULT), INGE will hold a hearing on the role of history, culture and education to combat disinformation.

Various aspects of women in poverty
following the COVID impact

On Tuesday 15 June 2021 between 16h45-17h45 the FEMM Committee will organise a hearing entitled “Various aspects of women in poverty following the COVID impact”.

AI, Agriculture and Food Security

On Monday 14 June 2021, AIDA in association with the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI) will organise a joint hearing on the future of agriculture and food security in the digital age. The hearing addresses the important topic of the impact of technological applications on agriculture and farming practices, and the challenges of regulating AI for a more sustainable and innovative Common Agricultural Policy.

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The JURI and LIBE committees jointly organised a hearing via remote means dedicated to SLAPPs (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation) on 3 June from 10.30 to 12.00.

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On 31 May ANIT organised a hearing on Transport of species (poultry, rabbits) inadequately covered by Regulation 1/2005, and remaining vulnerable categories of animals (gestating, end-of-production animals). Certain species do not have clear or specific provisions on their welfare within Regulation 1/2005, despite the fact that they are covered by its scope.

A doctor in a white coat, pointing at a digital screen, white cancer ribbon

On 27 May, the Special Committee on Beating Cancer put the spotlight on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in cancer research, cancer care and personalised cancer medicine and issues related to data protection during a public hearing with 8 leading experts in the field and the European Commission. The public hearing was organised in association with the Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age (AIDA).

On 27 May 2021, the CONT Committee will organise a public hearing on the use of the provisions in the Common Provisions Regulation (CPR). Intended to protect the financial interests of the Union, these provisions allow the Commission to suspend funds in case of serious deficiencies in a Member State’s management and control system of an operational programme.

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