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High-Level Conference on the Global State of Human Rights

On 16 July 2021, the first Global State of Human Rights conference will take place at the Monastery of San Nicolò – Venice-Lido (Italy) and at the European Parliament (Brussels), to discuss the state of Human Rights in the world. This event, jointly organised by the Global Campus of Human Rights and the European Parliament, will gather MEPs, EU Commissioners, Nobel Peace Prize Recipients, Sakharov Prize Laureates, International organisations’ high representatives, academia and stakeholders.

Animals on a meadow with mountains in background

On 15 July ANIT organisesd a hearing on "Experiences of strengthening and changing legislation, within and outside of Europe", which looked at precedents of changing legislation within and outside the EU. A central part of the hearing was the perspective of stakeholders such as farmers and transporters, who have been impacted by and have adapted to these changes. Six experts had been invited and their presentations were followed by an exchange of views with Members.

Passenger in waiting area

This public hearing assessed how effectively air passenger rights have been safeguarded during the COVID-19 outbreak and it examined whether the EU’s current legal framework on passenger rights is adequate to deal with such crises. Many passengers had their flights cancelled by their airlines and national emergency measures were taken, such as flight bans, imposing quarantine requirements or requiring a negative COVID-19 test from passengers.

graphical elements

The European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs organised a public hearing to acquire expert insight on recent developments in the US in the field of banking and financial services and on prospects of future cooperation in this field, including in the context of international institutions and fora.

FISC Subcommittee

On 12 July, the FISC Subcommittee will host a public hearing on “Green Taxation” from 13:45 to 15:45 (CET). The discussion comes in anticipation of the imminent Commission proposal to review the Energy Taxation Directive as well as the potential contribution of green taxation in financing Europe’s recovery after the pandemic.

INGE Committee hearing on Disinformation and discrimination

On 12 July, the INGE Committee started with a hearing on the impact of disinformation on minorities, LGBTI+ people and migrants. These groups are often the victims of malicious disinformation campaigns. The second part of the meeting addressed "Strategic or critical infrastructures", which was done in association with the LIBE Committee. It was followed by a debate on the use of common terminology in foreign information manipulation together with the EEAS StratCom Task Forces.

Financial services

On Thursday 1 July, 13.45-15.45, the Members of AIDA Special Committee and of ECON Committee will hold a joint hearing on AI and Financial Services. In the two panels representatives from the European Commission, the European Central Bank, the European Supervisory Authorities and from the private sector and from civil society will share their views on the potential and limits of AI use in financial services, and on how to mitigate potential negative side-effects.

an adult is holding a child's hand. blurred background.

The Committee on Legal Affairs together with the EP Coordinator on Children's Rights organised a public hearing entitled "Child protection under EU law" on Monday 28 June at 16.45-18.45. The main purpose of this hearing was to investigate the needs of children who find themselves facing civil, family or administrative proceedings and to explore how to achieve best practice in addressing these needs through EU law and policy, and in particular effective child friendly justice.

Countering hybrid threats

On 22 June, MEPs discussed three important documents on how to make the EU more resilient: a study about how to involve the whole society, a study about investments used to destabilise democracy and the 4th working document of INGE rapporteur Sandra Kalniete, called "Building EU resilience against hybrid threats".

3 pictures assembled together. Main one with a father and son with their backs looking at sheep in the distance. The 2nd one with a female farmer holding a computer tablet sitting among hens. The 3rd one with a cow (only the head) eating grass from a n an outstretched hand.

The Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development organised a public hearing on the perspectives of animal production in the EU in the context of the Green Deal, Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategies. Members of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety also participated in the meeting.

FISC Subcommittee

On 22 June, the FISC Subcommittee will host a public hearing on “The development of new tax practices: what new schemes should the EU pay attention to?” from 13:45 to 16:15. The discussion comes in anticipation of the first information exchanges under DAC 6 as well as the evolving situation in terms of tax avoidance practices and schemes.

Lightbulb, bright idea and creative thinking

On Tuesday, 22 June 2021 (13:45-15:45) the CULT Committee will hold a public hearing on the topic "Creative Europe and the cultural and creative sectors in Horizon Europe: how can synergies and potentials be maximized?".

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