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All of the EP’s 20 standing committees and two subcommittees held their constitutive meetings on Wednesday to elect their chair and vice-chairs.

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Ministers are outlining the priorities of the German Presidency of the Council of the EU to parliamentary committees, in a series of meetings.

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MEPs sharply criticized European Commission decisions to finance the construction of airports that proved to be too large, too close to each other, hence empty and unprofitable. In a debate on Tuesday on a recent report of the European Court of Auditors (ECA) on EU support to airports, budgetary control and transport MEPs said airport development should consider trains and coaches as alternatives to air transport in order to provide viable services that meet demand.

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The European Commission managed its 2013 EU budget funds according to the rules, so Parliament should grant it a “discharge” (approval) for that year, said the Budgetary Control Committee on Tuesday. MEPs nonetheless criticised high administrative error rates in agriculture, regional and employment policy spending, which is managed mainly by EU member states. Parliament’s own management of EU funds in 2013 was also approved, in a separate vote.

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November 2020 - December 2020 
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    Parliamentary committees  
    Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 6Q2 
  2.  
    Parliamentary committees  
    Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 2Q2 
  3.  
    Parliamentary committees  
    Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 4Q1 
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    Parliamentary committees  
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    Press conferences  
    Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 0A050 
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    Parliamentary committees  
    Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 6Q2 
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    Parliamentary committees  
    Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 4Q2 
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    Parliamentary committees  
    Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 4Q1 
  9.  
    Press conferences  
    Brussels, Altiero Spinelli, A3G3 
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    Parliamentary committees  
    Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 6Q1 
  11. President's agenda  

       
 

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