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European Parliament committee meetings
  • Start date : 25/02/2013 00:00:00
  • End date : 26/02/2013 23:59:59
  • Where : European Parliament, Brussels

European Parliament, Institutional affairs

European Parliament's committees are primarily responsible for preparing the legislative work for Parliament's plenary, on the basis of which it adopts legislative resolutions.

 

Their core task is to draw up reports on legislative proposals that have been referred to Parliament, or on which Parliament has been consulted, and on own-initiative reports.

 

Parliament has 20 standing committees, and 2 subcommittees, each responsible for an area of community policy: foreign affairs, environment, development, international trade, budget etc, and working methods appropriate to its areas of expertise.

 

Special committees are sometimes created on an ad-hoc basis to address a specific topic.

 

Each committee elects a chairman and four vice-chairmen for consecutive periods of two and a half years in each parliamentary term. Each committee has its own secretariat.

 

Committees meet in public, once or twice a month, generally during the weeks that follow plenary sittings in Strasbourg. The meetings are broadcasted live (through EP Live).

 

KEY ITEMS OF THE COMMITTEES:

  • EU ETS temporary derogation for aviation emissions (vote) in ENVI
  • Bank reform in ECON
  • MFF 2014-2020 / Own resources in BUDG

 

Full agenda: go to List of Committees (cf. below)

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS, JOINT MEETINGS, WORKSHOPS, INTER-PARLIAMENTARY MEETINGS:

  • Public hearing on "Tobacco products" by ENVI
  • Exchange of views on the prospects of Euro adoption by Latvia with A VILKS, Minister of Finance of Latvia and I RIMSEVICS, Governor of the Central Bank of Latvia
  • Conference on "Democracy in the EU" by AFCO
  • Workshop on "Medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices" by ENVI
  • Workshop on "Wildlife crime" by ENVI
  • Exchange of views on "Horsemeat in the EU food chain" with T BORG by ENVI
  • Workshop on "Trade and economic relations with ASEAN" by INTA
  • Workshop on "Corruption and human rights in third countries" by DROI