Category Archives: EU

Committee and political group meetings, Brussels

European Council. EP President Antonio Tajani will address EU leaders at 15:00 on the major topics for discussion at the summit, namely migration, security and defence, economic and budgetary matters as well as Brexit, and hold a press conference at 16:00. (Thursday)

 

Hungary/respect for EU values. The Civil Liberties Committee will vote on whether to propose that EU ministers activate the so-called Article 7 mechanism against a member state for the first time, due to a risk of a serious breach of EU values. Article 7 of the EU Treaty provides for a procedure to enforce EU values and can go as far as imposing sanctions, including the suspension of voting rights. (Monday)

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Newsletter         25/06 – 29/06

Committee meetings in Brussels

Facebook / Cambridge Analytica

Following up on the 22 May meeting between Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Parliament’s political leadership, MEPs will hold a second public hearing with Facebook representatives (the first was on 4 June) to look into ensuring data protection and preventing illegal use of data. .

 

Monday

 

Hungary / Respect for EU values

The Civil Liberties Committee will vote on whether to propose that EU ministers activate the so-called Article 7 mechanism against a member state for the first time, due to a risk of a serious breach of EU values. Article 7 of the EU Treaty provides for a procedure to enforce EU values and can go as far as imposing sanctions, including the suspension of voting rights.

 

Monday

 

European Council

EP President Antonio Tajani will address EU leaders at 15:00 on the major topics for discussion at the summit, namely migration, security and defence, economic and budgetary matters as well as Brexit, and hold a press conference at 16:00.

 

Thursday
EU – US relations

Infoclip: Facebook data crisis: CEO and headquarter

After recent unilateral decisions by the USA to pull out of various international deals and organisations, Foreign Affairs Committee will assess the state of EU-US relations. This infoclip illustrates the visit of Donald Trump in Brussels, shots of the White House and the Capitol in Washington, various views of New York.
This Infoclip illustrates the sign at Facebook headquarters, Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg talking to media in Menlo Park, California, and answering questions from Congress members in Washington DC.

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European Parliament Alerts from ENVI

he next ENVI Committee meeting will be held on Thursday 31 August(09.00 – 12.30) in Brussels.

As of 1 July 2015 the ENVI Committee decided to fully implement the paperless project for meetings. Therefore, there will be no more paper documents available in the meeting room. All the documents will be available through the “Meeting documents” tab under “Useful documents” on this webpage.

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European Parliament Alerts from ENVI

20170221PHT63528_width_600On 31 August, the ENVI Committee will consider the above-mentioned Motion for a resolution. On 3 February 2017, the Commission published the EIR’s first edition aiming at providing an overview of Member States’ EU environmental law implementation. The publication includes 28 country reports, a Commission summary of the most common problems and suggestions for improvement.

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