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Migration, cybersecurity and public sector websites - this week in the European Parliament

MEPs return to Brussels on 11th January for a mixed week of Committee and Political Group meetings ahead of the Plenary next week.

 
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Highlights

Migration/External borders. Migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos will meet with Civil Liberties committee MEPs to debate the implementation of measures to tackle the migration and refugee crisis. MEPs are likely to raise the subject of reintroduction of border controls in Sweden and Denmark and the future of Schengen. (Thursday)

Cybersecurity. Internal Market MEPs will vote on a provisional deal struck last month with EU Ministers on first ever EU-wide cybersecurity rules. (Thursday)

Public sector websites. All websites managed by public sector bodies will need to be accessible to everyone, including the elderly and the disabled, under a draft law to be negotiated between Internal Market MEPs and the Council. MEPs will now vote on the opening of negotiations with Council. (Thursday)

Read the full agenda
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UK MEPs in the spotlight this week

Protective measures against pests of plants. Rapporteur: Anthea McIntyre (West Midlands, Conservative). Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (Monday)

ECA Special Report N°17/2015 (2014 Discharge) on "Commission's support of Youth Action Teams: redirection of ESF funding achieved, but insufficient focus on results". Rapporteur: Derek Vaughan (Wales, Labour). Committee on Budgetary Control (Monday)

Single Market governance within the European Semester 2016. Rapporteur: Catherine Stihler (Scotland, Labour). Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (Thursday)

Non-Tarriff Barriers in the Single Market. Rapporteur: Daniel Dalton (West Midlands, Conservative). Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (Thursday)

Objection pursuant to Rule 105: infant and follow-on formula. Rapporteur: Keith Taylor (South East, Greens). Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (Thursday)

Objection pursuant to Rule 105: food for special medical purposes. Rapporteur: Keith Taylor (South East, Greens). Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (Thursday)

Objection pursuant to Rule 105: processed cereal-based food and baby food. Rapporteur: Keith Taylor (South East, Greens). Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (Thursday)

 

Hearings and workshops

Public Hearing on Non-tariff barriers to Trade in the Internal Market. Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (Thursday)

 

Other topics

Trade secrets, Fruit and milk in schools, corporate taxation and plenary preparations.

 

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