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TTIP, biofuels and cross-border payment claims - this week in the European Parliament

MEPs return to Brussels on 13th April for a mixed week of Committee meetings and plenary on Wednesday 15th April. The plenary is when Members of the European Parliament from all political groups and from all countries meet in the parliamentary chamber to discuss and vote on legislation.

 
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Highlights

TTIP. Ahead of the vote in May, a number of committees will vote on their opinions on the amendments tabled by the committee on International Trade. (Tuesday and Thursday)

Biofuels. The committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety will vote on legislation to cap the production of traditional biofuels in favour of alternative sources. (Tuesday)

Cross-border payment claims. The committee on Legal Affairs votes on improvement on legislation helping consumers and SMEs to enforce cross-border small claims by raising the limit from approximately £1400 to £7000. (Thursday)

Read the full agenda
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UK MEPs in the spotlight this week

Placing on the market of food from animal clones.
Rapporteur for the opinion: Jude Kirton-Darling (North East, Labour) Committee on International Trade (Tuesday)

Cloning of animals of the bovine, porcine, ovine, caprine and equine species kept and reproduced for farming purposes.
Rapporteur for the opinion: Jude Kirton-Darling (North East, Labour) Committee on International Trade (Tuesday)

Recommendations to the European Commission on the negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
Co-rapporteurs: Paolo De Castro (S&D) and Jim Nicholson (Northern Ireland, UUP) Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (Tuesday)

Repealing certain acts in the Area of Freedom Security and Justice.
Rapporteur: Claude Moraes (London, Labour) Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (Tuesday)

Repealing certain acts in the field of police cooperation and judicial cooperation in criminal matters.
Rapporteur: Claude Moraes (London, Labour) Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (Tuesday)

 

Hearings and workshops

Security challenges in the MENA region and the prospects for political stability. Committee on Foreign Affairs (Monday)
Improving selectivity in banning discards. Committee on Fisheries (Monday)

 

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