The Week Ahead 22 – 28 February 2021 

The Week Ahead 22 – 28 February 2021 


Committee meetings

European Parliamentary Week/High-level event on EU recovery.
National and EU parliamentarians will discuss the economic, budgetary, social and environmental challenges that hamper the path to a full recovery following the pandemic, during the Parliamentary Week event. EP President David Sassoli, President of the Portuguese Parliament Ferro Rodrigues, UN Secretary-General António Guterres, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva, European Council President Charles Michel, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and ECB President Christine Lagarde, are among the invited speakers (Monday).

COVID-19 vaccines production.
“How to increase the capacity of COVID-19 vaccine production and improve delivery” will be debated in a public hearing organised by the Environment and Public Health, and the Industry and Research committees. MEPs have invited the CEOs of vaccine production companies and the Commission to take part in the discussion (Thursday).

Abortion rights and rule of law in Poland.
The Civil Liberties and Women’s Rights committees will debate the threats to abortion rights and rule of law in Poland, in a public hearing. Invited speakers include Equality Commissioner Helena Dalli, a representative of Polish authorities as well as the leader of the Polish Women on Strike movement, Marta Lempart, and Chair of the Family Council in Poland’s Ministry of Family and Social Policy Dorota Bojemska (Wednesday).

EU strategy for tourism.
The Transport and Tourism Committee will put forward a series of suggestions to help the EU’s tourism sector, which employs 22.6 million people (9.5% EU GDP), with 6 million jobs currently at risk. MEPs are likely to call for a pandemic response plan with common national measures, including a single vaccination certificate, criteria for intra-EU travel, tracking forms and testing on departure to avoid quarantine, as well as for the “Re-open EU" portal to be constantly updated (Thursday).

EU enlargement/Kosovo and Serbia.
The reforms undertaken by Serbia and Kosovo on their path to EU membership will be assessed, in two separate reports, by the Foreign Affairs Committee. The reports focus in particular on democracy and rule of law, freedom of expression and the independence of the media, fighting corruption and organised crime, and normalising relations between Serbia and Kosovo (Tuesday).

President’s diary.
EP President David Sassoli will deliver the opening speech at the European Parliamentary Week, on “EU economic governance from a parliamentary perspective”, on Monday. On Tuesday, he will deliver a speech at the EU Industry Days. On Thursday, President Sassoli will address the European Council, followed by a press conference (TBC).

EP Press service contacts

Information om redaktionellt innehåll 

Ref.:  20210208WKN97322 

Parlamentet denna vecka:Kommande händelser 

februari 2021 
Välj dag  
    Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 6Q-2 
    Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 4Q-1 
    Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 2Q-2 
    Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 3C-050 
    Brussels, Altiero Spinelli, 1G-3 
    Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 6Q-2 
    Brussels, Jòzsef Antall, 4Q-2 
    Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, 0A050 
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