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Migration, Climate Change and Transatlantic Trade Partnership - this week in the European Parliament

MEPs return to Brussels on 21st September for a mixed week of Committee meetings, work in their constituencies or delegation visits.

 
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Highlights

Migration The new Commission proposals to address the migration and refugee crisis, including a permanent mechanism for relocating asylum seekers within the EU and a common EU list of safe countries of origin, will be debated for the first time by the Civil Liberties Committee. Parliament and Council will decide on an equal footing on these two draft laws. MEPs will also debate the situation at the Schengen area’s internal borders with the Commission. (Tuesday)

Climate change/COP21. Parliament's position on the December Paris climate change conference of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP21), where a new global agreement should be reached, will be outlined by the Environment Committee. The resolution, which will need to be approved by Parliament as a whole, will constitute the mandate for the 15 MEPs delegated to attend the COP21. (Wednesday)

TTIP/ISDS. The Commission’s proposed revision of the investment protection chapter of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) being negotiated with the USA, will be debated by the International Trade Committee. In July, Parliament asked for a new legal system to replace the “investor-state dispute settlement” (ISDS) provisions, so that disputes can be handled “in a transparent manner”, by “publicly appointed, independent professional judges” and "in public hearings". (Monday)

Read the full agenda
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UK MEPs in the spotlight this week

Renewal of the EU Plan of Action on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in Development. Rapporteur: Linda McAvan (Yorkshire and the Humber, Labour) Committee on Development (Monday and Tuesday)

 

Hearings and workshops

Public Hearing on Multispecies Management Plans for Fisheries. Committee on Fisheries (Tuesday)

Public Hearing on the International Day against the Death Penalty. Committee on Human Rights (Tuesday)

Public Hearing on re-shoring Europe - bringing jobs back to Europe. Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (Wednesday)

Workshop on Financial consequences of harassment cases in the European Institutions. Committee on Budgetary Control (Tuesday)

Other topcis

Eurozone, Ban on trade in torture tools and Taxation

 

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