January 2020 - 20/01 - 26/01
Brexit, AI and NATO. Read more to find out what's happening this week at the European Parliament.
Brexit. The Constitutional Affairs Committee (AFCO) will vote on their recommendation to Parliament on whether it should grant its consent to the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement. The final vote in plenary, scheduled for 29 January in Brussels, will take place if the UK has ratified fully the Agreement by then (Thursday).
Artificial Intelligence. The Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO) will vote on a resolution addressing several challenges arising from the rapid development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, in particular those related to consumer choice, the problematic use of bias data and the need to adapt EU liability rules to cover new AI-enabled products (Thursday).
NATO/EU. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will address the Foreign Affairs Committee (AFET), Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE) and the Parliamentary Delegation to NATO just a week after Parliament adopted resolutions on the state of play of the Common Foreign and Security Policy as well as Common Security and Defence Policy. MEPs called for close cooperation with NATO, while stressing that the EU needs to have strategic autonomy (Wednesday).
Illegal trade in pets. Members of the Environment and Public Health Committee (ENVI) are expected to demand immediate action against illegal trade in pets to protect animal welfare, consumers and public health (Tuesday).
Brexit at the European Parliament
European Parliament Committee on International Trade (INTA), European Parliament Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN), European Parliament Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL), European Parliament Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI), European Parliament Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI), European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE). Conclusion of the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community. (Monday)
European Parliament Committee on International Trade (INTA). Exchange of views on the negotiations of the future trade and economic relations with the United Kingdom after its withdrawal from the European Union. (Monday)
Vasko Lipovac Exhibition
Dates:15 January 2020 - 15 February 2020
Time: Monday-Friday, 10am – 6pm.
This exhibition has been organised by the Embassy of Croatia to mark its Presidency of the EU Council.