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25-10-2021 09:00 - European Gender Equality Week - October 25-28, 2021

Hands holding female and male signs

At the initiative of the FEMM Committee, the European Parliament will hold its second European Gender Equality Week during the last week of October 2021.

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Following the success of the first European Gender Equality Week organised in October 2020, the European Parliament continues this important initiative and is holding the second European Gender Equality Week during the last week of October 2021. All parliamentary committees and delegations are invited to hold events addressing gender inequality issues in their areas of competence.

Lage: European Parliament Brussels & remotely
Letzte Aktualisierung: 14-10-2021

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    Video presentation

25-10-2021 16:45 - Ninth meeting of the Joint Parliamentary Scrutiny Group on Europol, 25-26 October

Andere Veranstaltung - LIBE

The ninth meeting of the Joint Parliamentary Scrutiny Group on Europol (JPSG) will take place on 25-26 October 2021 in Brussels, Belgium and via remote participation due to the pandemic. The JPSG will bring together Members of national parliaments and the European Parliament to fulfil the scrutiny and oversight on the activities of Europol including on fundamental rights.

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The JPSG meets at least twice a year. It is Co-Chaired by the European Parliament and the country holding the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

The agenda includes interventions by Europol Executive Director, Ms Catherine De Bolle and keynote speeches by Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ms Ylva Johansson and Mr Aleš HOJS, Minister of Interior, Slovenia. JPSG will also hear a presentation by the European Data Protection Supervisor, Mr Wojciech Wiewiórowski. Thematic debates with the Office of the EPPO and high-profile experts from national authorities will include topics such as financial crime and corruption - protection of the EU financial interest and rules of procedure and online child abuse and the cooperation with third countries, including private persons and NGOs.

Letzte Aktualisierung: 06-10-2021

    Invitation (EN)
    Invitation (FR)
    Draft agenda
    Guide on written and oral questions (EN)
    Guide on written and oral questions (FR)
    Europol Regulation

Written contributions

      Opinion of the European Cooperation Board on the proposal for an amendment of the Europol Regulation
      Management Board activities – March to September 2021

Documents received from Europol

      Europol Programming Document - Multi-annual programming 2022 – 2024
      Reporting back on the Europol Management Board meeting

26-10-2021 09:00 - Investment Policy and Investment Protection Reform

Anhörung - INTA

The hearing will take stock of EU investment policy twelve years after becoming an exclusive EU competence with the Lisbon Treaty. It will kick off with a keynote speech delivered by DG Trade’s Deputy Director General, María Martín-Prat. Subsequently, two panels will look at different aspects of the subject.

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The first panel (speakers: Mr Ben Butters, EUROCHAMBRES Chief Executive Officer and Ms Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder, IISD Europe Executive Director) will examine the main achievements and challenges of EU investment policy. The panellists will also address the question of whether the EU's investment policy has delivered on its objectives, including the promotion of sustainable development.

The second panel will cover the state of play and the way forward on investment protection policy and dispute settlement. The speakers (Ms Anna Joubin-Bret, Secretary of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law and Dr Jan Kleinheisterkamp, Associate Professor of Law, LSE Law School) will discuss whether the EU's approach to investment protection is still fit for purpose. The discussion will also focus on the prospects of the ongoing efforts to reform investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) and the EU's proposal for a Multilateral Investment Court (MIC).

Lage: József Antall 6Q2 and remote participation
Letzte Aktualisierung: 12-10-2021


27-10-2021 09:00 - Public Hearing - A European Withholding Tax Framework

Anhörung - FISC
FISC Subcommittee

On 27 October 2021, from 09:00 to 11:15 (CET), the FISC Subcommittee will hold a public hearing on “A European Withholding Tax Framework” in order to examine how current withholding tax regimes create opportunities for tax avoidance, while at the same time causing significant barriers for companies and investors operating cross-border.

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The hearing will divided in two panel. On the first panel, Prof. Dr. Nadine Riedel (University of Münster) and Prof. Dr. Arjan Lejour (CPB, Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis) will look at how current withholding tax regimes facilitate practices of profit-shifting and how to address the tax avoidance in this context. On the second panel, Prof. Dr. Lorenz Jarass (University of Wiesbaden), Mr. Paul Gibsy (Accountancy Europe) and Ms. Marlies de Ruiter (EY) will discuss how withholding tax relief procedures have created a complex system for companies and investors operating cross-border in the EU and how this leads to both double taxation and the use of fraudulent tax schemes such as the cum-ex scheme.

The FISC Subcommittee is currently working on an own-initiative report on the same topic, which will be discussed during the meeting after the public hearing.

Lage: ANTALL 4Q2 and videoconference
Letzte Aktualisierung: 14-10-2021

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27-10-2021 09:00 - Public Hearing on “Impact of the Belt and Road initiative (BRI) on modal shift

Anhörung - TRAN
Train towards EU

The TRAN Committee will hold a public debate on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the global development strategy adopted by the Chinese government, involving infrastructure development and investments. Representatives of academia and the private sector will discuss with TRAN Members the challenges and opportunities of this Chinese initiative for the European transport system.

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Invited speakers and TRAN Members will also analyze the relevant political and economic consequences of the Belt and Road and the strategic ramifications of China's investments in the transport infrastructures of the EU.

The hearing will take place on Wednesday morning, 27 October 2021 in room Paul-Henri SPAAK 1A2 from where it will be webstreamed.

Lage: SPAAK 1A2
Letzte Aktualisierung: 13-10-2021

27-10-2021 13:45 - Public Hearing on Enhancing gender equality through common European action on care

Anhörung - FEMM
Open hands with a red heart on top

On Wednesday 27 October 2021 from 13h45-15h45 the FEMM Committee organises a Public Hearing entitled “Enhancing gender equality through common European action on care".

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The hearing will examine gender aspects of provision of care, especially with regard to uneven distribution of care responsibilities in formal and informal care, but also the overrepresentation of women in the care sector, the challenges related to this at EU level including the consequences on the gender pay and gender pension gaps and on the work-life balance and the possible added value of common European action on care. Different speakers will present their experiences, analysis and suggestions.

The European Commission will be represented by Dubravka Šuica, EC Vice-President for Democracy and Demography, Nicolas Schmit, Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights, Helena Dalli, Commissioner for Equality (video statement)

Lage: European Parliament Brussels & remotly
Letzte Aktualisierung: 15-10-2021

27-10-2021 14:30 - Study presentation „Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on EU fisheries and aquaculture“

Andere Veranstaltung - PECH
Young woman wearing protective face mask buying fish in a supermarket

On 27 October 2021, the Policy Department for Structural and Cohesion Policies will present a new study "Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on EU fisheries and aquaculture" at the PECH Committee meeting.

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This study analyses the effects of COVID-19 on the EU fisheries and aquaculture sectors from March to December 2020. It gives an overview of the main effects experienced at EU level and develops eight case studies (Spain, Denmark, France, Italy, Sweden, Greece, Portugal and Bulgaria). The research also provides conclusions and policy recommendations to strengthen the sector's resilience to shocks, and to address current vulnerabilities in view of potential similar events.

Letzte Aktualisierung: 13-10-2021

09-11-2021 09:10 - AFCO ICM on the Expectations for the Conference on the Future of Europe

Andere Veranstaltung - AFCO

AFCO, in cooperation with the Legislative Dialogue Unit of the Directorate for Relations with national Parliaments, is inviting Members of national Parliaments of the EU Member States to attend a virtual Interparliamentary Committee Meeting (ICM) to exchange views on the expectations of National Parliaments for the Conference on the Future of Europe.

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The Conference on the Future of Europe, which has been launched on 9 May 2021 in Strasbourg is a unique opportunity to debate how the EU should develop in the future, identify where it is rising to the challenges of current times, and enhance those areas that need reform or strengthening. It constitutes a first of a kind pan-European forum for discussion, where citizens of all Member States can debate the EU's priorities and make recommendations, to be taken into account by the political-institutional powers that be and, ideally, translated into practical measures.

This ICM will provide a forum for a valuable exchange of views on the expectations of national parliaments for the Conference, in which national parliaments will be called to play together with the European Parliament a driving force of the Conference with the aim of providing meaningful results.
The meeting will be webstreamed.

Lage: Paul Henry Spaak (1A2)
Letzte Aktualisierung: 08-10-2021


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