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European Parliament Committee Meetings
  • Start date : 01/09/2014 00:00:00
  • End date : 04/09/2014 23:59:59
  • Where : European Parliament, Brussels

Political Meetings, 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:

  • Italian Presidency programme presented in committees
  • Crises in the EU neighbourhood in AFET

 

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

  • Workshop on "A new strategy for gender equality post 2015" by FEMM
  • Exchange of views with K GEORGIEVA, European Commissioner on “Humanitarian aid in a world of higher fragility” by DEVE
  • Exchange of views with T BORG, European Commissioner on the Ebola crisis in West-Africa by ENVI
  • Exchange of views with a representative of the Commission on the Russian import ban on EU food products by AGRI
  • Economic Dialogue and exchange of views with President of the Eurogroup, J DIJSSELBLOEM by ECON

 

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