Predstavitve

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Construction workers collaborating in the installation of cement formwork frames

IMCO in association with ENVI will be holding a public hearing on 'Making the Internal Market for Construction Products fit for the 21st century'. The hearing will focus on important objectives of the revision of the Construction Products Regulation. These are the improvement of the existing harmonised rules for such products, as well as their alignment with the goals of the Green Deal and the increased uptake of digital technologies.

Photo of Audrey Tang

The ING2 Special Committee will welcome Ms Audrey Tang, the Minister of Digital Affairs for Taiwan to its committee on Thursday 29 September from 11:30-12:30. After having met with Minister Tang in Taiwan during the INGE mission in November 2021, ING2 Members have the opportunity to further discuss Taiwan's responses to Chinese interference.

Image showing a map of Ukraine with a text Fake News

The ING2 meeting on Thursday 29 September from 9.00 to 12.30 will start with a hearing on "Russian disinformation and propaganda regarding Ukraine in the light of its war of aggression and its impact on democratic processes in the European Union".

Human rights in Brazil

On 26 September the Subcommittee on Human Rights will hold a hearing on Protecting Indigenous Peoples' Rights in Brazil. The hearing will follow up Parliament's call for indigenous peoples' rights to be fully protected, including their land, territories and resources.

Foreign interference during electoral processes, including through cyber-attacks, data leaks and malign communication

On 15 September PEGA committee organized a hearing on 'Use of spyware in Poland'. This hearing was a preparation for the PEGA delegation to Poland on 19 - 21 September. The hearing, as the delegation, has focused on fact-finding relating to the committee's mandate and on questions relating to the use of spyware in Poland.

Protection of journalists

In the light of recent revelations in the press regarding the use of spyware in Greece, on 8 September PEGA committee has organized a hearing on 'Use of spyware in Greece'.

DROI

In association with the Delegation for relations with the countries of Central America On 5 September DROI Members will hold a hearing on human rights violations by mining companies in Guatemala, with guest speakers: Luis Solano, Economist and investigative journalist; Carlos Choc, Local journalist from the Fenix mine area; Marlies Stappers, Executive director Impunity watch and Miguel Angel Galvez, Judge.

The purpose of this hearing is to take stock of the proposals adopted by the plenary of the Conference on the Future of Europe and to analyse them from a political and legal point of view, in order to assess the most appropriate means to ensure their implementation, in particular those that may require a modification of the Treaties.

trade, port

Europe and the Indo-Pacific region together represent over 70 % of global trade in goods and services and over 60 % of foreign direct investment (FDI) with their annual trade reaching EUR 1.5 trillion in 2019. The EU is the biggest investor in the area, which includes four (China, Japan, South Korea and India) out of the EU’s top 10 global trading partners. The EU currently has four bilateral trade agreements in place in the region (with Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Vietnam).

AFET-INGE Hearing

On 31 August, the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Special Committee on foreign interference in all democratic processes in the European Union, including disinformation will hold a joint public hearing on "The Chinese and Russian influence in various regions of the world".

Parliament is calling for a stricter control on exports of “dual-use goods”,  in particular civilian technologies that could be used by authoritarian regimes to spy on citizens.

On 30 August PEGA committee held a hearing on 'Spyware - Victims and Remedies'. Hearing focused on effect on victims of spyware and whether such persons that suspect that their rights have been violated by the use of spyware have access to effective remedy.