COP 25, Madrid
In association with the Delegation for Relations with China
The reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) of 2013 foresaw the gradual elimination of the practice of discarding through the introduction an obligation to land all catches. It is one of the main features of the fisheries policy reform and as such requires continued committee attention. The current hearing on is the fourth consecutive event on this crucial subject and summarises the first full year of implementation of the policy.
15:00 High-level roundtable on Western Balkans
Marco ZANNI (IT), I&D Chair, and Marco CAMPOMENOSI (I&D, IT)
Gianantonio DA RE (ID, IT), Davide MENEGHINI, Alessandro MASUTTI, and Carlo Alberto VICENTINI
Macro-financial assistance to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (2019/0192(COD)) - adoption of draft report. Rapporteur Luisa Regimenti (ID, IT)
Public hearing (15.00 – 17.00)
Appointment of a Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (NLE) - Exchange of views with the candidate, Isabel SCHNABEL (10.15-11.15)
Exchange of views with Dr Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank, on the transformation of part of the bank into a Climate Bank
Amending Decision No 1313/2013/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on a Union Civil Protection Mechanism - Presentation by the Commission (to be confirmed) - Rapporteur: Nikos ANDROULAKIS (S&D, EL)
Cross-border restitution claims of works of art and cultural goods looted in armed conflicts and wars. This hearing is organised as a follow-up to the EP resolution of 17 January 2019.
Leading international experts will discuss various aspects of restitution of cultural property with the aim to look for ways to ensure fair and just solutions for the return of looted art. Invited speakers will exchange views on future actions to ensure standard processes for making and pursuing claims, the interpretation of ‘due diligence’, and shared definitions of what constitutes loss both between and within countries.
The hearing will be followed by a press point. Draft programme
Debates on petitions
See draft agenda for the full list of petitions to be discussed in committee.
11:30 Meeting with Mr Grodzki, Speaker of the Polish Senate, Grand salon protocolaire
15:00 Opening of the Committee of the Regions Plenary Session, Hemicycle
17:00 Meeting with Mr Scannapieco, Vice President of European Investment Bank
18:00 European Book Prize (Yehudi Menuhin)
Javier NART (Renew Europe, ES), Patricia BETANCOURT, Misly LIEBEZEIT, and Nora ESTRADA
Debates (14.00 – 17.30)
Interparliamentary Committee Meeting with representatives from the EU National Parliaments
ECA Special Report 5/2019 (Discharge 2018): FEAD-Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived: Valuable support but its contribution to reducing poverty is not yet established - Rapporteur:Maria GRAPINI (S&D, RO) - Presentation of the Special Report by the Member of the European Court of Auditors responsible, Iliana IVANOVA
14.30 – 18.30
– European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
– European Border and Coast Guard Agency (FRONTEX)
– European Asylum Support Office (EASO).
(10.00-10.15) Joint meeting ITRE-TRAN
The future of the EU farm policy in the midst of its ongoing reform will be debated by members of the Agriculture Committee and experts on Wednesday afternoon. The public hearing will focus on the future of direct payments and rural development and on the new delivery model based on national CAP strategic plans, a separate panel will discuss financing, management and monitoring of the CAP and in the end the debate will shift to the common market organisation and market-related measures to protect farmers and quality products.
The hearing will focus on the long-term legacy of the ECoC initiative, on the impact of the award on the development of cultural strategies of those cities, their networking and capacity building. It will also address the issue of how to exploit the potential of the ECoC initiative more efficiently and tackle challenges more affectively, both at programming and organisation levels.
09:00 Conference of Presidents in Zagreb
9.00 – 12.30
EUROCITIES - Exchange of views with Mathias De Clercq, mayor of Ghent, executive committee member
European Committee of the Regions opinion on "Socioeconomic structural change in Europe's coal regions" - Exchange of views with Mark Speich, rapporteur
09:00 Conference "General States of Space, Security and Defence: the next challenges for European industry" in Naples